ELLEN STREET 22/06/2014
Sitting with a group of friends recently, exchanging memories. The eldest one- Grace- told us about this site. we've all become ADDICTS. Grace mentioned Pats dress shop in Brookfields [ we all knew Pat from her shop in Smethwick but had no knowledge of her starting up in Ellen Street, just one of the many surprises thrown up to discuss] Grace however, is in a quandary. Her late eldest sister was a friend of Pats back in the 50's but she cannot for the life of her remember Pat's surname [ maiden]. Can anyone help before she drives us all nuts!
Can't wait for our next get together. Thanks for the memories Ted and Maureen and all posters. Mary email@example.com
ELLEN STREET 14/07/09 "HELP REQUIRED"
Below are six pictures taken in 1958/59 by John Doidge when he visited Brookfields from Australia. John would appreciate any information regarding Brookfields in general, and Ellen Street in particular, both before and after the time when their family departed for Australia.
"My father, Albert ('Bert') Doidge, his mother Elizabeth (nee Steadman), and siblings James ('Jim'), May, and John ('Jack') lived at 48 Ellen Street, Brookfields until late 1920 when they emigrated to Melbourne, Australia. Their father, and Elizabeth's husband, James Doidge, was killed in action in France 25/03/1918. John Doidge (Brisbane, Australia) firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMDEN STREET-- ELLEN STREET CORNER WALL ABOVE 48 ELLEN STREET
CORNER OF ELLEN STREET AND NEW SPRING STREET AND THE OTHER CORNER OF ELLEN STREET AND NEW SPRING STREET.
RIGHT OF THE ENTRY 48 ELLEN STREET CAMDEN STREET SCHOOL
ABOVE ELLEN STREET INFORMATION 25/04/10
Just on the internet viewing the Brookfields site and noticed a number of photographs you have supplied, one of which indicated that it was taken on the corner of Ellen Street and the other street has a query against it. This is also the corner of Ellen Street and New Spring Street as is one of your other photos, and if you look on the right of the second photo above it, you will see part of the windows of the building in the photo you are querying. They were taken on opposite corners of the junction of Ellen Street with New Spring Street. If I remember rightly the shop was an off-licence, although it always looked quite dim from outside. On the other two corners there was a greengrocers and grocers shop.
I lived quite close to this corner and seeing these photos brought back many happy memories.
Rita Robinson Birmingham, UK
ELLEN STREET 25/10/08
Photographs of my father Arthur Fletcher who was born at 1/119 Ellen Street in 1910 where his family had lived since about 1902. I am his son born at 123 Ellen Street in 1937. All of our families my mothers side and fathers side survived the landmine that destroyed Ellen Street school hope these photographs may be of some use to you. gordon Fletcher Gordonafletcher@aol.com
ELLEN STREET 28/03/03
My wife had a Ladies clothes shop on the corner of Ellen Street / Camden Street called "Pats Fashions" for a few years before moving to Waterloo Road, Cape hill smethwick.
Our first house was also in Ellen Street on the opposite side of the road where the church stands.
My father was Boy Edge, "Arthur Edge" Birmingham box of tricks midlands area champion 1930's. Arthur and Pat Edge
Would Pat or Arthur Edge who once owned PATS FASHIONS in ELLEN STREET please contact Jacqui Fielding email email@example.com
about the family tree. Ted 19/06/08
ELLEN STREET 21/02/03
I was born at I/25 Ellen Street. My Dad Syd Houston played darts at the Weston Pub. I now live in Sydney Australia.
Lawence Houston Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My local infant school was in Ellen St. Untill in 1940/1 a land mine dropped and blew it up. We lived in little Park Road where an old lady teacher took over our education using her front room as a classroom because all the other schools were full up.
Anyone remember the night the goodsyard in Park Rd.was hit by incendiary bombs whilst a train load of farm produce was being unloaded the crackling was beautiful. (Tony Warrington)