DUGDALE STREET 04/10/2018 My name is Susan Cope and me and the Cope Family lived at No30 Dugdale Street, I believe I was around 12/13, I was born in 1954.  My dad’s name was George Cope and my mum’s name was Emily Cope, I know that we are mentioned on your page together with all my brothers and sisters, George, Robert, Christine, Geoffrey, Linda and of course me. I remember the Corsers and the Billingham’s.  I have a great amount to say, as slowly my mind wonders back in time, but for now if you could just let me know that this site is still going that would be good. Many thanks for a trip down memory lane. Regard. Susan Cope. sue@clearlinebc.co.uk

Number 30 Dugdale Street 1950's. and Looking down Dugdale Street from Dudley Road 2012

DUGDALE STREET 16/01/2018 MEMORIES We lived at 20 Dugdale Street from around 1962 to the summer of 1967 when the street was being prepared for demolition during the slum clearance time. My mom was Vi Dalley and my dad Ron. I'm Kim and I had 2 sisters - Gillian and Alison. My brother Ronnie, was born not too long before we moved out. I know Valerie who I used to play with from number 24. She died due to a heart condition. I remember her as a kind girl. There was Frank's on the corner of the street - not the Dudley Road end, the other end. I remember Billy Seely who lived in a house in the yard and Mrs Duffy (don't know how to spell her name), but she lived in the yard and had control over the wash house! There was a lady called Sadie lived in the yard. She seemed very glamerous to me. Our GP was Dr Hickman and I went to Summerfield Primary School. I hated it. One day I ran away from there all the way home and told my mom that I was allowed. I was taken back after lunch. One of the teachers sellotaped my mouth shut 'cos I was talking. Horrid woman, I can't remember her name. I used to play with Carol Mountford from Peel Street, I don't know what happened to her when we moved to Druids Heath.  
I remember the big bonfire that used to built in Summerfield Park during October and walking to Edgbaston Reservoir sometimes in the summer. We used to play in the street, dressed in an oddment of clothing as dressing up clothes! We got banned from the yard at one time (I don't know why, we weren't naughty) and a big gate was put up. My mom put a stop to that as all we had left was the street and there were factories directly opposite the house with lorries backwards and forwards in the street.
We had a bonfire in the yard on Guy Fawkes night and we used to make a Guy to put on the top. I remember feeling sorry for him as he burnt.
We shared a toilet with another family in the yard and my dad asleep on it one time when it was needed to be used by the other family! When we moved to Druids Heath it was like a paradise with fields, a toilet and bathroom and kitchen.  
I've never forgotten where we come from 'tho and the memories for me, are mainly good ones. People spoke to each other and everyone seems to have got on with each other on the whole. If someone had something to say, it was said.
I'll try to get some more memories from my mom, and I could probably write lots more. The website is great.
My sister and I and our husbands will be staying at the back to back cottages in town near the museums, in a few months. Can't wait. Kim Magill.  richkim90@hotmail.co.uk

DUGDALE STREET 30/12/2017 HELP 95 year old Frank Shuttleworth.                                   My name is John Foster and I am emailing as I am trying to piece together any history/pictures relating to Dugdale Street for my 95 year old father-in-law, Frank Shuttleworth.                     Frank's family lived at 3, Dugdale Street from around the 1890's through to the early 1960's, the family consisted of Frank's mum, Nellie, and his siblings, Dorothy, Hilda, David, Howard and Joyce. Frank moved out of the house on joining the navy in 1939.                                      Whenever I see Frank (usually on a weekly basis as my wife and I are his carers), we frequently reminisce about the past and our childhoods. Franks has great affection for his time spent at Dugdale Street and would be excited to hear any news/information about events and people relating to Dugdale Street. He recalls that there was an Ind Coope public house located on the corner of Dugdale and Dudley Road but cannot recall the name of it.

(In Kelly's trade directory for 1960 the pub on the corner of Dudley Road and Dugdale Street was called "PARK TAVERN" . (TED R).

I am hoping to take Frank on a car journey back to the Springhill/Cape Hill area including Dugdale Street once the weather improves. I know that is a long shot given Frank's age but any information would be most welcome. Regards John Foster  johncfoster@blueyonder.co.uk 

DUGDALE STREET 15/02/2017   Looking for the SEELEY families                                         Does anyone have any memories of one or possibly two SEELEY families who lived in Dugdale Street in the 50s? I have a vague recollection of being taken, as a very small child, to deliver a Christmas card to a family I didn't know, but I think were relatives on my father's side. Some years ago a neighbour told me of a SEELEY family living in Dugdale Street in the 30s and 40s - Ginnie, Virginia, David, Winifred, Fred and Ruth - but I don't know if this is the same family I visited.
Thank you
Ann Seeley  humbug.2525@gmail.com

DUGDALE STREET 15/02/2017   Memories                                                                                   I lived at 5/30 Dugdale Street with my mother Barbara Sant (Chambers) my Father Thomas and my Sister Sandra. My Grand parents lived at no 9/30 Their name was Annie Chambers and Thomas Chambers I remember Derek Lester Christine Lester (Brother and Sister) Alan and John Lester Their Mother I think was called Millie and they lived at no 1/34 or 36 Dugdale street, 
Linda Clifton Lived at no 28 Christine Nester lived at 2/28 Ann,John & Hazel Courser lived at no 1/28. I remember Michael Pinkney At the Queens Coronation all the kids were invited into his house to watch the Coronation on their television They were the first people to have a 9 inch tele.
We left Dugdale street in 1960 and moved to 93 Westbury Road by the Shireland Pub
Kind Regards     Rodger Sant  rodgersant@btinternet.com


I lived at number24 dugdale street.with my mom Lilian.  dad Ted. brother Tony sister's Janet & Valerie...who sadly past away in the sixties. I to remember the people you have mentioned...do you remember john & peter Clifford....john & Paul dean. The cope family George & Emily. Kids George.robert. Jeffrey.susan Linda Christine.and many more I could go on all night. I also remember Alan rudge...was he a relative.
Well Christopher Price .this is an old friend yes Trevor Billingham. .It was a complete surprise to see your name in print .....and for you to remember me. Not many people do. But it's great to know your still with us.thank you....Trevor....

(Christopher Price's entry is at the start of this page dated 19/01/05) Ted.


My best mate growing up in Dugdale Street was Godfrey Rudge, and we are still in contact to this day. These four photographs were all taken in the Dugdale Street.
I would love to talk to anyone who is interested in this area.
Regards Alan Miles    avm1935@gmail.com

DUGDALE STREET number 14. 27/02/2012 and 16/03/2012

My family lived at No 14 Dugdale Street from the early 1930`s till 1958 I have enclose four photographs.

Left hand photo is of Maureen (my twin sister), Robert (elder brother), Tibby our cat and me Michael taken about 1950.

The second photo is Christine Nester, John Hobbs, Shirley Hobbs, Pauline Perk, Maureen, Me and John Lester (my Mate).

The Cromwell Hall Anniversary Parade marching along Dugdale Street in the early 1950`s, (Cromwell Hall was in Heath Green Road).

Me and my twin sister taken around the same time as the issue of the last Ration Book

Do you remember the Ration book this one dated 1953-1954 was the last one to be issued.

Do you remember the Ration book this one dated 1953-1954 was the last one to be issued.

Michael Pinkney   

This photograph was taken early 2012 where number 14 Dugdale Street once stood.

This photograph was taken early 2012 where number 14 Dugdale Street once stood.


Down the Dudley Road was Jesson`s the confectionery shop where we used to take our ration books every Saturday morning for our ration of sweets. Up the Dudley Road (turn left from Dugdale Street) we used to get the family grocery from Harrod`s Grocery Store. I used to go into Harrod`s regularly to ask Mr Harrod if he had any broken biscuits, empty wooden boxes and any OXO tins to keep my little bits of junk, Ha Ha. The wooden boxes, I took down our cellar to chop up for fire wood, that was one of my chores
Kind Regards  Michael Pinkney   


Garden 11 Dugdale Street showing the ends of the Dudley Road shop gardens

Garden 11 Dugdale Street showing the ends of the Dudley Road shop gardens

I wonder you or any of the visitors to your 'Winson Green web-site have any information about 'Feathers Electical Shop' which was once at no.453 Dudley Road (between the junction with Dugdale Street and the junction with Halburton Street).                                                            Until about 1954, I lived with my parents and my grandmother Violet 'Queenie' Bartlett at number 11 Dugdale Street. Our garden ran along the back of the shops on Dudley Road, the last one being Feather's shop. I used to play with the little girl who lived there (Hazel). We lost touch after we moved and I now wonder what became of the Family and the business. I believe the shop is still there, but no.11 Dugdale Street is not. I think it was the only terraced house still inhabited on that side at the time, tho' I do remember the 'court' style houses on the other side of the street.  I have attached a photograph of our garden showing the ends of the Dudley Road shop gardens on the left, and the side-wall of the Grove Cinema and the houses in Halburton Street at the end. It was taken in the very late 1940's or very early 1950's. Many Thanks, ROGER SUTTON rogersut@btinternet.com

DUGDALE STREET 18/04/08                                                                                                         I was brought up in 1/16 Dugdale St. Left in 1968 aged 16 great to see this site brings back mostly happy memories took my kids to the back to backs in Brum they could not believe where I came from.     Anthony Delaney   duddelaney@hotmail.co.uk

DUGDALE STREET 02/04/08                                                                                                      My grandparents TOM and ROSE HABBERLEY lived in DUGDALE STREET in 1930, as did my greatgrandparents TOM AND LILY HABBERLEY. Tom and Lily lived in Dugdale Street until their deaths in 1952 and 1962 respectively. Any information, stories or, hopefully, photographs, would be greatly appreciated.    Many thanks Barbara Nicholls      Barbandni@yahoo.co.uk

DUGDALE STREET 19/01/05.                                                                                                    My name is Chris Price and from the age of about 10 to 19 I lived in Winson green, I first lived at No 14 Dugdale St with my mom Edie and my dad Ken and my four sisters Marilyn, Denise, Yvonne (Bonny ) and Karen. I was born at the maternity hospital on Lordswood Rd in Harbourne on the 16th of Feb 1949 at the time my Mom and Dad lived with my Moms folks in Guest St Hockley, then we moved to 99 Victoria Rd Aston with my Dads folks. My Mom and Dads first house of their own was 3 back of 9 Frank St Balsall Heath, we moved from there to Dugdale St in 1959, I was Fifteen at the time and  went to Summerfield Junior School  ( does anyone remember Mr Dowling or Mr Moss from the annex ?) names I can remember from Dugdale St are Marion and Brenda Mason from next door who's mom was a German lady, Trevor Billingham, John and Derek Causer, Lilly Gardener,Janet Taylor and Willy Carson who sadly got killed on his bike while out with another mate of ours Anthony. We moved to Aberdeen St in 1964 when I was about fourteen and lived at No26 a couple of doors away from Johnny Dunkley, I had a mate called Billy Wylman from round the corner in Peel St, we all used to knock about in the Route 66 Cafe across the road from the Smiths Arms, great days sadly missed.   Chris price  Email:   ampegboy@live.co.uk.