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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#31 by Sheldonboy , Fri May 30, 2014 4:32 pm

Poolway shops were open very early sixties


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#32 by Voltman , Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:54 am

Now we are reasonably sure of where the original shops were I have something in my own memory that I can't place.

Travelmasters. I remember going in there a few times in the late seventies and early eighties. I think they were in a separate little building between the shops and the Meadway.
Does anyone have anything about them?


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#33 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:59 pm

I have used Travel Masters. They were on the opposite corner facing Axfords. The last shop before the Meadway.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#34 by Voltman , Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:03 am

But is the shop still there?
I think it was a single story place not attached to the rest of the shops, since demolished.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#35 by berniew , Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:54 pm

Pool Lane Yardley ran from the junction of Queens Road and the Meadway to what became Outmore RoadBild entfernt (keine Rechte)

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#36 by berniew , Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:02 pm

1939 map I've got a pic of cottages at the Queens Road junction I'll post it if I find it againBild entfernt (keine Rechte)


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#37 by Voltman , Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:59 am

Some of Pool Lane still exists.
It looks like it is the short bit of road that goes into the shopping centre, that now appears to be the end of Broadstone Road and also the footpath through the park that now comes out by the Cope's garage island.

It may even be the feeder road that joins Sheldon Heath Road to The Meadway.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#38 by berniew , Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:09 pm

I didn't know that Volty learn something new every day

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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#39 by rewerb , Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:27 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #11
The shopping centre was built pretty well as it is now, with the odd modification. Before this build there was I believe a single row of shops in Pool Road. (now gone). Axfords or another newsagent was in there I think.


I believe Axford was in the original few shops. There were more shops across the junction with Sheldon Heath Road (Broadstone Road?). I remember a wool shop there, as I used to collect balls of wool there for my mom.
I was a paper boy at Axfords (in the shop next to the Coop ), but at that time it was run by a manager, Axford was rarely there then (1960-ish).


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#40 by Voltman , Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:02 pm

Do you have any old photo's Rewerb, I know it's unlikely but any old shot is of interest, even if you don't think it worth publishing.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#41 by Sheldonboy , Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:14 pm

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Quote: rewerb wrote in post #39
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #11
The shopping centre was built pretty well as it is now, with the odd modification. Before this build there was I believe a single row of shops in Pool Road. (now gone). Axfords or another newsagent was in there I think.


I believe Axford was in the original few shops. There were more shops across the junction with Sheldon Heath Road (Broadstone Road?). I remember a wool shop there, as I used to collect balls of wool there for my mom.
I was a paper boy at Axfords (in the shop next to the Coop ), but at that time it was run by a manager, Axford was rarely there then (1960-ish).


The Manager at Axfords Pool Way was Mr Clark I understand he was a patner in F W Axford who had three shops another was on Hobmoor Road.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#42 by Voltman , Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:47 pm

F&H Axford Ltd, the boss was Graham Axford. They had shops at Poolway, Hobmoor Road, Chinn Brook Road, Yardley Wood Road and Catshill. They closed down in 2001.


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RE: The Poolway, Kent's Moat.

#43 by Sheldonboy , Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:11 am

Can anyone remember who opened a couple of the shops.
I am pretty sure one was opened by Michael Holiday and one may have been opened by Dennis Lotis. Top names in their day but it's very sketchy in my memory. I think the Co Op was one of them but not sure?


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