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« on: January 07, 2018, 06:58:16 PM »

Gerald the only Kingshurst Labour Club I can find is on Chelmsley Wood Clopton crescent. I am trying to remember a building on Kingshurst that was near the lake we used to walk along a path from Norman chamberlain to Kingshurst and it was there maybe a scouts hut It would have been between Fordbridge Road and Woodside. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 07:11:05 PM »

That's the only Labour Club I remember. It was called Kinghurst and District Labour Club. There was a youth employment office set up in large old hut near Kingshurst School. Could this previously have been a labour club?
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 07:30:58 PM »

The place I am thinking of may have been called Yorkswood Social Club.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 07:36:06 PM »

When I moved to Chelmsley in 68, my neighbours had moved from Kingshurst. They were a very social club sort of family, and every Saturday night they would head that way. But I can't remember the name of the club.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 10:23:34 AM »

A couple of pubs in Kingshurst.
The Mountford

The Punchbowl.
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2018, 11:04:10 PM »

townie, The Punchbowl was the pub my neighbours spoke about. Was there a place called Hopwas Grove. My neighbour would talk about when they lived in Hopwas Grove!

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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 08:58:27 AM »

Twm Yes there is a place called Hopwas grove, still there. If anyone remembers Kingshurst being built take a look at this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2Q5F1CHTnc
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 07:50:04 PM »

Great video townie. It looked like they built some private (bought) houses as well as council houses. My brother lived there in the early 70's must ask him whereabouts.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 08:44:25 PM »

Hello Everyone
Shard End and Kingshurst were well built, well laid out and good people lived there.
Everything went wrong with Chelmsley Wood and to some extent Castle Vale and Bromford.
Was it the high rise flats and people felt like prisoners. Looking out of the twelth floor you
did not see trees or grass.
People do need to get out and see a change of scenery.
Good pictures and good posts, keep them coming.
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2018, 04:33:52 PM »

Hi Gerald,when we moved to Kitts Green in49  my parents were offered the first house on the right after the little bridge in Colehall Lane but refused because I went to Lea Village school and it was a long way to walk in t he dark in winter and the 55 bus was not a good service then as they both worked in B,ham
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2018, 11:29:10 PM »

I worked with a bloke in the mid 70's he lived in Hillside Drive. This sort of backed into Kingshurst and was off cooks lane. There was what seemed like wasteland behind his house, and you could see Kingshurst in the near distance. I can't remember if there was a bit of a lake there?
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2018, 02:30:08 PM »

Hello TwM
I feel pretty sure there was a lake. Do you remember Bacons End.
Where did that name come from, did they slaughter pigs in that
area.
I am told that a Crematorium has been built there. A Human
beings end.
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2018, 04:37:20 PM »

Gerald,there was a lake used to bunk of school to go there especially in the winter when it froze over
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2018, 07:43:22 PM »

Gerald, yes I do remember Bacons End, I can remember the pigs there too. Was the name to do with the farmer's family name. Or just the end for the pigs. Back then they would probably slaughter on the farm.
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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2018, 05:31:58 PM »

Anyone remember the Old Library
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