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

PUBLIC HOUSES

(PUBS)

IN and near

WINSON GREEN

BIRMINGHAM

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ABBEY VAULTS, LODGE ROAD and PARK ROAD

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THE QUEENS ABERDEEN STREET

                                                          

                                                          

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SIR ROBERT PEEL PEEL STREET

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The " BELLFIELD INN"   WINSON STREET 

                                          

                                          

1920

                                                      

                                                      

THE BELLFIELD GUN CLUB  1950

                                                         

                                                         

                                                   

                                                   

THE BELLFIELD GUN CLUB EARLY 1920s

                             

                           

 

Early 1920 photo of the Bellfield Buff Lodge (RAOB)

                                 

                                 

BERT JAMES, GEO TUFFEY, HARRY DOE and ALF BAILEY drinking in the BELLFIELD

                                             

                                           

 

GRANNY DOE and GRANDDAD above with Mrs JAMES in the BELLFIELD 1950s

   

 

 

Uncle Harry, Uncle Floyd and Dad.

The man in Uniform  is Floyd Robichaux Snr, my Mum's brother in law, he was an American GI, who enjoyed a yarn at the "Bell", when ever he visited this country, with my Aunt

All of the BELLFIELD Photographs have been supplied by:              Linda Daniels (nee DOE)

see Lindas story  Winson Street 04/07/03

THE BELLIFIELD INN                                                                                                                    JUNE 2015

                 THE BELLIFIELD INN WINSON STREET in 2015 THIS IS A LISTED BUILDING

                 THE BELLIFIELD INN WINSON STREET in 2015 THIS IS A LISTED BUILDING

THE BELLFIELD  23/03/08
Congratulations on a well put together site. Writing from afar (Sydney, Australia) I was delighted to read stories of and see photos of the Bellfield Inn. To my surprise a couple of the photos published have images of my Great Great Grand Father Len Hyde and his wife May. My Great (x2) Grand Father was the publican at the Bellfield in the early 1900's till he died in 1932. His daughter May went on to live in South Africa where in her 80's she recites tales of the Bellfield and growing up in the 1920's. I would appreciate any feed back especially information that relates to the Bellfield Inn and its current state today. I would also like to know where the photo of the Gun Club back in the 1920's was taken. Best regards, Len Hyde  lhyde@sebelfurniture.com


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THE DEVONSHIRE ARMS

LODGE ROAD with MUSGRAVE ROAD left and DEVONSHIRE STREET ON ITS RIGHT

THE DEVONSHIRE ARMS IN JUNE 2015 REDEVELOPMENT REMOVED DEVONSHIE STREET FROM ITS RIGHT HAND SIDE.

THE DEVONSHIRE ARMS IN JUNE 2015 REDEVELOPMENT REMOVED DEVONSHIE STREET FROM ITS RIGHT HAND SIDE.

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THE DON

Corner of don street and Lodge Road

KELLY'S Directory 1960 names the pub on the corner of Lodge Road and Don Street as the
 "Winson Green Tavern" Ted Rudge 28/02/07

                                           THE DON on the corner of Don Street and lodge Road

                                           THE DON on the corner of Don Street and lodge Road

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THE RAILWAY 

CORNER PARK ROAD AND NORTON STREET

                                            The Railway corner of Park Road and Norton Street in 2010

 

                                          The Railway corner of Park Road and Norton Street in 2010

  "THE RAILWAY"  (Pub)  Park Road  Ladies from the Railway pub, corner of Park Road and Norton Street, on a trip to Southend taken 21 September 1963. My mom, Violet Bird, is at the back with a fag in her mouth. Sorry don't know any of the other ladies, perhaps the people in internet land can help! Keith Bird 04/07/03

 

"THE RAILWAY"  (Pub)  Park Road  Ladies from the Railway pub, corner of Park Road and Norton Street, on a trip to Southend taken 21 September 1963. My mom, Violet Bird, is at the back with a fag in her mouth. Sorry don't know any of the other ladies, perhaps the people in internet land can help! Keith Bird 04/07/03

"THE RAILWAY"  (Pub)  Park Road  Ladies from the Railway pub, corner of Park Road and Norton Street, on a trip to Southend taken 21 September 1963. My mom, Violet Bird, is at the back with a fag in her mouth. Sorry don't know any of the other ladies, perhaps the people in internet land can help! Keith Bird 04/07/03

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THE OLD WINDMILL

DUDLEY ROAD

                                                                                                              

                                                   
                                                          

  BELOW Rowland Andrews, Dennis Greaves and George- ABOVE Rowland Andrews, Dennis Greaves and Jim:     Photos from Dennis Greaves                                                                 

 

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PRINCESS ALEXANDRA public house                                                                                  The Alex                                                                                                                                          Corner of Kent Street North and Devonshire Street

 

 Photograph taken sometime during 1958-60 in the Alex public house corner of Kent Street North and Devonshire Street it was a Darts night .
L-R Standing Brian Bancroft, Trevor Field
seated at rear is Alan Bancroft followed by Scotty standing.
Front  Charlie Taylor, (behind Charlie) Pat Deeley  
         
Photograph supplied by Dougie Bancroft
 

L-R    Bobby Dandy, Bert Roath, Bill Dyer, Elsie Dyer, Peggy Dandy, Ivy Roach.              1950s     

L-R   Ruby ?, Ivy Roach, Rene Timms, Elsie Dyer

L-R  Rene Timms (Lees St) Elsie Dyer (Kent St N) Ivy Roach (Devonshire Street) Peggy Dandy.

L-R.  ? , Bobby Dandy, Grahme Kemp (Son of Landlord) ? , Bill Dyer

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THE OLD SMITHY                                                                                                           FORMALLY THE SMITHS ARMS "SMITHFIELD ARMS"                                                          photo from Alan Butler (2004) 

 

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SOHO FOUNDRY TAVERN

FOUNDRY LANE

SMETHWICK

27/01/08
I have just been on your web site to check if an old photo I had was the Soho Foundry Tavern as you cannot see the name of the pub on the photo, I think it is. The photo has an ancester of mine on called William Hope (my grandmothers brother) about 1920, my dad thought it was the smart man in the black bowler hat but we are not sure.                                                                                     Sonia Jenkinson E:mail sonia.jenkinson@btinternet.com

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RAILWAY INN

WELLINGTON STREET cnr VITTORIA STREET

Pub dated from 1900

by architects Wood & Kendrick,

closed 15th September 1993
Demolished 2005

Andrew Maxam provides us with this exterior view of the "Railway Inn"  taken in 1971.

What a fine piece of architecture as well as a wonderful institute of social learning.                         (Paul Holmes 21/09/02)

Photographs , taken inside the Railway Inn, Wellington Street c1950s.
The tall man behind the bar is Harry Moore, the gaffer. The man in the trilby is my father, Harry Holmes. The bloke sitting (head and shoulders, bottom RH corner, playing dominoes)
  is my brother Don.

 

Anti clock from  1st Man on right with tie Billy Markum from  Eva Road way.
Lady ?, Man ?, Man ?, Mr Harry Holmes , Mrs Holmes , Ernie Gillett ?, Ivy Gillett Vittoria St
Lady with Hat ?, Lady ?

Thanks to Paul Holmes for these two photographs. 04/06/02

 

OUTSIDE THE RAILWAY INN

                                                                                                     

TRIP TO BLACKPOOL FROM the "RAILWAY INN" 1950/5 (11/08/08)

I have been looking through some old photographs again; as one does from time to time, to recall those happy days of many, many years ago. And I came across some pictures taken in, I think, Blackpool probably between 1950/5. They are of friends and fellow drinkers from the Railway Tavern/Inn at the bottom of Wellington Street on one of the seaside trips organised by the publican
or one of the drinkers.I send them on to you Ted, as someone may recall who they are, and might be
pleased to see a photo of relatives enjoying themselves in typical 50's style... If anyone wishes
 to communicate with me then please contact my daughter via email: Best wishes Lillian Blackwell   

Here's a photo my Mom - Lilian Blackwell, has passed for me to send on to you, its from 1963, at least that's what's written of the back of the photo, and its from the Railway Tavern at the bottom of Wellington Street. We know its the Railway because you can just see the brick arch of one of the bridges through the window. On the photo is my Dad Tom Blackwell far left, the only other names my Mom can recall from the photo are George Evans and Sammy Davies? It's a good colour print
There are two other photos- black & white, these are from April 1957! Mom thinks this was some sort of trip from Wellington St and Foundry Road? It seems that several of the people are from the area so I guess its quite likely to be correct.
Best wishes seasons greetings  sheila.shell2@btinternet.com. 04/12/08


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"The Acorn" 

Winson Green Road

Photograph from Alan Butler (2004)

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THE TALBOT

TALBOT STREET

                                                          The Talbot public house was demolished 2014

                                                          The Talbot public house was demolished 2014

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THE QUEENS HEATH STREET

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