HALBERTON STREET / DUGDALE STREET 30/09/09
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 wit Halberton 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
HALBERTON STREET 05/02/08
I remember Winson Green fondly, we lived in Halberton Street, a few doors from the dressmaker Mrs Bishop, and our back garden went onto the back of the Grove Cinema. I went to Summerfield Rd School opp the Park and we left when I was 8, as the house was condemed when we moved in, to go to Bromford Bridge. I hated it, but ended up living happily there, even when I got married, for 37 years. I now live in Castle Brom my Mom (Hilda Astle Nee Faulkner) and Dad are still in Bromford. Happy days.