Our Aim
The aim of this site is to collect  information in the form of History- Personal Stories- Photographs- Maps  to tell the next generation THE WAY WE WERE

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BROOKFIELDS

BIRMINGHAM

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NAME: Frances Vince (Monk) 01/04/08
Email: froggiegirl55@hotmail.com
Comments: I thought i had so many memories of my childhood in Brookfields, then i read this wonderful site. So much detail, its fantastic.

NAME: Larry  16/10/07
Email:  laurencefoley@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: What a fantastic site!!!

NAME: Josie Coates -nee Dawes 29/11/06
Email: robert.coates3@virgin net
Comments: Love the site

NAME: Brian Keen 27/09/06
Comments: I have just discovered your excellent site it as brought back a few fading memories.
Keep up the good work.
Email: keenbrnk@aol.com

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NAME: sue yates 24/02/06
Email: murraymint_1957@yahoo.com
Comments: ih great to find this site iused to live in montor st (Moreton?) just of pope st my name then was murray we were a big family can any one remb us

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NAME: john flint  13/07/05
Email: flinties@wideband.net.au
Comments: What a find. Names come rolling back.

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NAME: keith smith
Email: ksmith23359@yahoo.co.uk
Comments: what a fantastic site. i was driving down lodge road today for the first time in years. so i had to look it up on the web when i come home. i used to live in paxton road between 62-67 and attended all saint school.i was only 8 years old when i left but can still remember the old street in my mind. the only name i can remember is a lad called johny tatum the local bully.lol. my parents who are still about are ken and cath smith. anyone rember us?

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NAME: Ken Warner 07/05/05
Email: ken.warner@wanadoo.fr
Comments: Wonderful to see my old "stamping ground" . I was born at 37 Hingeston St in 1937,went to Camden St school and then to HNR

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NAME: Kavaline  30/04/05
Email: vioron24557'@aol.com
Comments: Your site is awesome I'm so glad I found it I had a tear in my eye when I saw my old school for girls Camden Street thank you its wonderful look forward to some messages soon god bless well done.

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NAME: Graham Sutton 21/04/05
Email: graham457@btinternet.com
Comments: Found at last---------- What a super site------------You have helped me find a long lost friend thanks. If any body rembers me from Brookfields Rad please contact me Graham Sutton formely of 10/15
(10 back of 15)  Brookfields Terrace.

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NAME: Julianne Hayes  31/01/05
Email: juliannehayes@shaw.ca
Comments: I live in Penticton British Columbia Canada.
Born 15/11/1943 in Icknield Street. Attended All Saints School, and lived in Hingeston St, and Lodge Road. I was amazed and delighted that someone had taken the trouble of making this wonderful web page.
I emigrated to Canada in 1967 (and visit Brum fairly regularly) where I have a relative in the Jewellery trade Vyse Street, still working as a diamond setter in his own family business.
My family name was Grout father Bill, and I found my way into your web-site as I am trying to find out whether or not I was christened in All Saints Church as both my parents have been long deceased. I have found out about the archives and am well on my way. Also I lived opposite Warstone Lane Cemetary and used to play in there. Cheers Julianne

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NAME: Sandra Britton 17/07/04
Email: sandieb@ntlworld.com
Comments: Love the site. Very interesting to read peoples' memories.
See Dudley Road do you remember the OLD WINDMILL ???
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NAME: Michael Green 07/07/04
Email: tigerlily44@onetel.com
Comments: Great to see
See Hingestion Street
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NAME: Robert Clarke 17/06/04
Email: rlclarke@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: I'm really pleased that i've discovered this site.
See New Spring Street
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NAME: Jennie Billings
Email: jennie.billings@fsmail.net
Have 'just' stumbled across this web site and I think it is wonderful!
I am so pleased I have found this site ... keep up the good work.  Jennie
See Spring Hill for Jennies  shop and friends story
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NAME: Kathy 16/04/04
Email: fanknackers@hotmail.com
Comments: Well this is a great site keep up the good work

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NAME: Fay 24/02/04
Email: fbjingx@yahoo.co.uk
Comments: Dear Ted thanks for this brilliant site.
Has anyone got any photos of George St West in the 60s I remember a guy who had albums full of photos he was either the landlord or barman at the 'Lamb' public house on Stewart Street off Spring Hill but that was around 1990
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NAME: Alan Wiggins   13/02/04     
Email  -   valandal@worldonline.co.za
Very impressed with your website
from South Africa Alan writes his memories of Brookfield Road on the Streets page

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NAME: Margaret Yeates 12/02/04
Email: myeates@blueyonder.co.uk
Thank you for a wonderful web site
See  Brookfield Road for Margarets other comments

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NAME: TONY (SMUDGE) SMITH 31/12/03
Email: antsmudge@aol.com
Comments: I MUST THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE. THE MEMORIES CAME FLOODING BACK WITH NAMES I THOUGHT I FORGOT.
I  WAS BORN 1947 IN PRESCOTT ST. MOVED TO CRABTREE ROAD THEN ROUND THE CORNER TO NEW SPRING ST AND LEFT IN 1970.
ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU FOR THE SITE.  TONY SMITH

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NAME: lesley lakin(neeDavies) 27/12/03
Email: lezlee_lakin@hotmail.com
Comments: What a brill site, great photos,my dad was from Brookfields(George Davies) & was very interested when I told him there was a site about the area. Well done.

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NAME: Ken Grinnill 06/12/03
Email: kgbg03800@blueyonder.co.uk
A brilliant site well done.
Ken Grinnell
See also Hingestion Street
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NAME: poppy _jim 26/11/03
Email: poppy_jim@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: THANK YOU FOR THOSE WONDER FULL PHOTOS OF BROOKFIELDS I REMEMBER ALL THOSE PLACES.
See New Spring Street for Poppies other comments
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NAME:Tony Tombes 21/11/03
Email: tombes2@hotmail.com
Comments: Nice site.
See Hingestion St for Tony's other comments
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NAME: Fay 02/11/03
Email: fbjingx@yahoo.co.uk
Comments: Does anyone remember the little chippy on Icknield St ran by a lovely welsh lady whos daughter was a film star in the 60s??  the faggots and peas were loveley from there, we had a treat every friday night

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NAME: ROSAMUNDE (EVERS) 29/08/03
Email: dumbledorg@hotmail.com
Comments: I was astonished to find, not only the Suburb, but also the Street,I have been looking for. Everyone I have approached said they hadn't even heard of Brookfield!!
Thanks SO MUCH from ROSAMUNDE
IF YOU CAME OUT OF CORALIE STREET  EMAIL ROSAMUNDE, SHE IS LOOKING FOR
EVERETT BENSON HARRIS. Born Aug 1948.(55 now) CAN YOU HELP???
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NAME: Howard Huckfield   28/07/03
Email: heych@hotmail.com
Comments:Great website.Brings back happy memories. (Although I was only young at the time)  I will  see if I have any photos of Spring Hill. Also I will ask my Mother (Peggy) for more details. She remembers almost every shop that was on Spring Hill.

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NAME: MR N A EDGE 23/05/03
Email: Edgenicholas@aol.com
Comments: I wonder if anyone has pictures or information about my grandfather,( Birminghams boxing champion 1930,s ) ARTHUR BENJAMIN EDGE KNOWN AS BOY EDGE,who came from BROOKFIELDS.
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NAME: Wendy Pettitt  17/05/03
Email: bedders38@aol.com
Comments: The site is excellent and has certainly made me dig into my memory for more thoughts of yesteryear.
See Clissold Street and Spring Hill
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NAME: sheila savery nee thomason 04/04/03
Email: sheilasavery@hotmail.com
Comments:
I really think this is a fantastic site & will try & add more names memories to it in the future.
See New Spring Street
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NAME: kath richardson
Email: fannackers@hotmail.com
Comments: Im not from Winson Green area but had family there by the name of DEVLIN in Crabtree Rd. Does it ring any bells, keep up the good work and well done to all concerned. Kath 12/03/03

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NAME: Barry Ridgway
Email: roosterspeckle@ntlworld.com
Comments:  So many memories remembered because of this site. Thank you. Please keep it going. will pop back often. Barry Ridgway.  27/02/03
See Hingestion Street

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NAME: Lawence Houston 21/02/03
Email: lozza005b@hotmail.com
Comments: I live in Sydney Australia.Your site has stirred memories.

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NAME: Patrick Garland 24/01/03
Email: www.baggyboy68@btinternet.com
I would like to say thanks for a great site. Pat Garland.

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NAME: Bob Johnson 02/11/02
Email: bob.johnson@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: Thanks for a really interesting site.
Bob is looking for any photographs or memories of the small garage and/or any type of petrol dispenser.

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NAME: Angela Drew [ Moulsdale] 04/10/02
Email: home@brywell.co.uk
Comments: I was born in Cope Street would love to hear off anyone who lived down the old end. Does anyone know the whereabouts of the BONAS family.Our Mom and Dad are Albert and Prue still live and kicking. Excellent site got it off old ladywood

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NAME: Andy Jarvis 24/09/02
Email: Andrew.jarvis1@btInternet.com
Comments: I too remember All Saints School in the fifties.
Read Andy's story  on the stories page ( All Saints Road) and The Flat on the Winson Green Page.
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NAME: Bryan William Drew 16/09/02
Email: home@brywell.co.uk
Comments: I lived in All Saints Rd from 1950 to 1968 my friends mom Glady's Flynn kept the Outdoor in Crabtree Rd until about 1966.
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NAME: Jim, Mary, Margaret, Kath Evans and family 09/09/02
Email: gail_mills@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: The Evans family lived in Rosalie Street from approx 1930 to 1960's.if there is anyone out there that remembers us please e-mail on the above address, it would be great to hear from any old friends.
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NAME: Jackie Howell 03/08/02
Email:
Comments:  I found your web site very interesting.
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NAME: David John Roberts 24/7/02
Email: robbo822001@yahoo.com.au
Comments: Well done  for this site. I like looking back on the past. This site is just great for reliving the past.
(Also read Coralie Street on the stories page David is another Stonehouse Gang member)
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NAME: IAN WILLIAM THORPE  17/07/02
Email: JEANIAN@SENET.COM.AU
Comments: I used to live in Brookfields Road, and went to Ellen St Primary School around 1958.
Seeing the old pictures etc,gave me goose bumps.Any old Stonehouse Gang members out there?
(Also read Abbey Street on the Stories page).
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NAME: Keith (Ken) Aston  
Email: kenaston@ntlworld.com
Comments: Stumbled across your site while browsing for photo's of Birmingham from the 1950's. Never dreamed there would be a site specifically about the area where I was born and bought up - 2 Highfield Terrace Brookfield Road 1950, left from 13 Brookfield Road 1963. I am part of an extended family of 3 generations that lived and worked in Brookfields from Victorian times, until the '60's. Will look in on you soon.
Regards Ken (Keith) Aston 08/06/02
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Comments: Have looked at your web site and think it is a great idea. We will be contacting other people we know from the area and try to get them involved.
Maurice King 23/03/02
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Comments: I AM VERY PLEASED TO SEE YOUR INITIATIVE IN SETTING UP THIS WEB SITE - I WILL KEEP IN TOUCH & SEE IF I CAN FIND ANY MATERIAL THAT MIGHT BE WORTH PUBLISHING ON THIS SITE.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
June King 22/03/02
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NAME: dennis williams
Email: dennis.williams@virgin.net
Comments: Regarding the shops on Spring hill, way back in the late 40s I was a good friend of Joan Wakeling, her folks had a greengrocer's on Springhill.
If anyone has any news of her, please contact me, thanks so much.
I like the website by the way may it flourish
regards Dennis

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