Margaret Glover writes:

What wonderful memories this website brought back!

I lived at a cottage, number 8 Camp Lane, Kings Norton, from 1939 to late 1960, with my brothers Bobby, David, Kenney and sister Rita, plus my parents Bob and Cecilea.

I belive the site is now a nursery. I rember the Camp Inn right opposite the cottage, the little shop called Maggie Rileys. Triplex Glass, Burmetals and Kings Norton station.

I went to kings norton school then on to Cotteridge Girls School until 1952. Looking at the photos of Cotteridge brought all my youth flooding back.

I am now doing ancestry and I have been trying to find old photos of Camp Lane. I belive my old cottage was demolished in the 1970s. Does anyone have any old photos or memories?

4 Responses to “Camp Lane”

  • Ian:

    My grandfather, Elijah Meek, worked at Burmetals

  • Derek:

    Remember the cottages on the other side of Camp Lane (they laid back from the road), Dad took us there just before one Christmas as they were slaughtering some pigs. Had a piece of pork for dinner.

  • Wendy:

    I remember visiting my uncle Bill (William Thomas Smith and aunt Agnes (nee Cogbill) in the 1950s. They lived at 24 Camp Lane.
    Aunt Agnes’ relatives Cogbill and Jelfs lived at 16 and 18.
    They had a brick toilet building outside with an oblong wooden seat with a hole underneath. Toilet paper was squares of newspaper hung on a string.
    The garden was long and narrow at the back. I think the front backed onto the road.
    During the war years Aunt Agnes took in lodgers and my mother stayed there with my brother David while her first husband David John Lewis “Jack” was away in the RAF. He died in a boming raid on the marshalling yards at Sofia on the 15th March 1944.
    We always enjoyed our visit as my uncle and family were very sociable and full of fun.

  • Ken:

    Hi Margaret,

    I too would like to find photos of Camp Lane as I was born in Harbourne Maternity Hospital in 1950 and lived for a short while (less than 12 months) at number 10 Camp Lane.
    My parents were Charles and Dorothy Milne and we moved to Station Road, Cotteridge, where we lived with the Williams family until I was 3 years old.

    Regards,
    Ken Milne (Shropshire)

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