My family lived on the corner of Cuthbert Road and Winson Green Road, my parents moving there from Heath Street in 1922 and bringing up 8 children, the first born in 1923 and the last in 1940. My Father was the last to move out when the houses were demolished.All children attended Dudley Road School as Infants and then on to George Dixon's Grammar (3) Barford Road (3)City Road Girls (2). The family is now scattered to New Zealand, Wirral, Devon, Essex, Leicestershire, and three still in Birmingham. When we meet we remember Winson Green, a Site such as yours is a boon.
Does anyone have a photograph of St Cuthbert's Church
John Brown email@example.com
CUTHBERT ROAD 10/08/08 I was born in No. 24 Cuthbert Rd. in 1943, to Norris Samuel Francis OWEN & Irene May Jeffery. My grandparents being James Henry Owen & Frances Elizabeth (nee Alcock).
Does anyone know where "7 Rosina Place", Cuthbert Rd was, as my father (01/06/1913 - 24/12/1975); late uncle, Reginald Harold Oughton (08/02/1911 - 01/12/1926) & late aunt, Elsie Louisa Oughton Owen (04/03/1901 - 1986 in Canada), were all born there.
Aunt Elsie married an Ernest Haycox, (Parish Church Bishop Latimer, B'ham in 1922) & had a daughter Joan, (17/01/1923 - present day, in Canada, with her extended family of 30+).
There were also family (Alcock's) living in Bellfield Rd.
A number of my family also have links with ABERDEEN ST., namely :-
No. 101: - my GG'dad James Alcock died there (25/8/1898);
No. 103: - 1881 census, my G'father James Henry Owen lived there;
No. 112: - in 1900 when James married, he had moved to this address &
No. 139: - Bernard George Owen lived there then he married Minnie Howell on 22/3/1913 @ St. Cuthbert's Church. Minnie Howell (who married Bernard George Owen), was from 91 Winson Green Rd. Sometime pre 1947, mom, dad & myself had moved to 74 Lozells St. Lozells, (mom's home, pre marriage). I now live in Burntwood, Staffordshire.
One story I can recall that dad told us, was when he moved the "Greenhouse" from Cuthbert Rd. to Lozells St. "BY HAND, on a cart" without any of the glass being broken.The greenhouse still stood in 1975 when dad died.
I would welcome any info any reader may have on the OWEN, ALCOCK or HOWELL families.
CUTHBERT ROAD I have many fond memories of Winson Green. My wife Carol was born in Barford Road and attended Barford Road school. As for myself I lived in Cuthbert Road and can remember going shopping on the flat and going to the "Grove Cinema" one week and the "ABC Edgbaston" the next or if we felt like a change we would go to "The Lyric" (Ladywood).Going back to the shops do you remember the bacon shop that used to be just passed the park on the opposite side of Dudley Road. Patrick Garland