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RE: Nechells - 11
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I have special memories of Nechells from '73. Me and my friends used to visit the uncle of one of those friends who, with his girlfriend, let some of us go to his house and get ready, (while listening to his L.P.'s - notably Simon & Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Waters'), and go to the pub. We used to get bottles of cider from the outdoor, till some lads playing darts called us in.
Stuart St. (where he, Matt, and g/f Cathy lived) The New Inns (further down that road? first pub I went into) The Villa Tavern The Sportsman The White Horse (which my friend, Christine, called 'The White Nages') Can still picture the Juke Box and songs on it in most of them pubs.
really? In '73 Stuart st. and other roads and pubs just had terraced houses, and the pubs mentioned were just back street ones, albeit with some friendly people in (as it goes) P.S. what roads were the slum end then? (Don't forget, I grew up in the Aston slums, as they got called).
Quote: Marion wrote in post #155really? In '73 Stuart st. and other roads and pubs just had terraced houses, and the pubs mentioned (including The White Horse..Nechells Park Road??) were just back street ones, albeit with some friendly people in (as it goes)
I'm sure there were nice people in Nechells as everywhere else, " The posh end of Nechells" I must have gone down the wrong street.
anyone visit them pubs around then? Many of my posts are not for historical information, I suppose, but just simply to relate, as fellow humans, incase there is someone (person, not building or road) with shared history.
Quote: Marion wrote in post #157anyone visit them pubs around then? Many of my posts are not for historical information, I suppose, but just simply to relate, as fellow humans, incase there is someone (person, not building or road) with shared history.
I hope no offence was taken to my post marion, but the parts of nechells that I knew had for years I believe been sadly neglected by this city, other parts of the city have also suffered in the same manner.
, Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:12 pm
If you had called around where I lived you would have seen what slums were all about, the furthest I got up that end of Nechells drinking was probably the Stork in Goodrick St and maybe the Albion in Cato St North, but that would have been a very few times only. My locals were the Adelaide or the Ashted Hamlet and of course the Railway Club.
, Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:57 pm
The trouble with Nechells was you could live in the worse back to back courtyard and at the top of the road you would have Georgian Mansions that were built before the slums when it was a desirable area.
Cato Street had back to backs and back courtyards as did Windsor Street and they were both at the end that suffered most from the demolition hammer. So what does that tell you?