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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#16 by astoness , Wed May 28, 2014 6:49 am

be interesting to find out the origin of the name the poolway kents moat...was there a pool and or moat around there??


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#17 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 28, 2014 7:02 am

The Moat is still there Lyn. If you look up The Hays Kents Moat. The road is built around it and it is visible. It's on Sheldon Heath Road.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#18 by astoness , Wed May 28, 2014 7:15 am

Thanks SB..may take a look at that..


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#19 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 28, 2014 7:37 am

Just a warning Lyn it's only an overgrown ditch. With houses on the outside and flats in the middle.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#20 by astoness , Wed May 28, 2014 7:40 am

Don't worry i can handle overgrown ditches..[Little LOL]


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#21 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 28, 2014 7:42 am

No doubt Lyn, No doubt.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#22 by Voltman , Wed May 28, 2014 8:02 am


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#23 by astoness , Wed May 28, 2014 8:25 am

thanks volty..the bell inn bell lane mentioned in that info and much to my disgust has now been gutted inside and is some foreign eating place...dated 1668...i well remember being taking into the gardens there as a youngster as my aunt and uncle lived in bell lane...took some pics of it a couple of months back but i cant find them..will post if i do...must tell myself off now for going off topic..[Hammer Head Yellow]


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#24 by Voltman , Wed May 28, 2014 8:34 am

[Funny]That's a first.

I am wondering if the shops in "my" photo were on the road that runs along the flats side of the shopping centre.
There are garages there now but the road starts as a proper junction and could easily have gone around to Sheldon Heath Road.
Also, the shops in the photo would have had to continue trading while the centre was built so it seems unlikely that they were on the current site.
They would have been knocked down after moving into the new centre.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#25 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 28, 2014 1:14 pm

The road in the picture is the service road for some of the shops notably the Co op.

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[Funny]That's a first.

I am wondering if the shops in "my" photo were on the road that runs along the flats side of the shopping centre.
There are garages there now but the road starts as a proper junction and could easily have gone around to Sheldon Heath Road.
Also, the shops in the photo would have had to continue trading while the centre was built so it seems unlikely that they were on the current site.
They would have been knocked down after moving into the new centre.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#26 by Voltman , Wed May 28, 2014 11:54 pm

I know it is now, but was it there before the centre?
Those shops in 1950 had to be somewhere.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#27 by Sheldonboy , Thu May 29, 2014 5:33 am

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #26
I know it is now, but was it there before the centre?
Those shops in 1950 had to be somewhere.

Unfortunately I can't place where the old shops were. I just about remember them but I was only about seven at the time pal.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#28 by berniew , Fri May 30, 2014 1:20 pm

It says here that the tower blocks were not built until 1959 don't know about the Poolway shops though
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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#29 by Sheldonboy , Fri May 30, 2014 1:30 pm

Volty Mrs SB says that the old shops were in the part that runs down to Sheldon Heath Rd on the left hand side. That makes sense to me.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#30 by berniew , Fri May 30, 2014 1:56 pm

Poolway shopping centre not built until the 60 s according to this
http://consult.birmingham.gov.uk/portal/...=d2670232e30209

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