Posts Tagged ‘Pubs’
Allan wonders if anyone has any history or pictures about the Breedon Bar, particularly the early days. If so, let us know.
Kevin was born and lived at 1 Laurel Road from 1952 to 1974 and has many happy memories over that period. His Granddad and Grandma, Harry and Flow Pritchard, used to run the corner shop at 32 Cotteridge Road. He writes, “the Grant Arms was in my time always known as a pub but I am trying to find out if it was ever known as the Grant Hotel. The period I am interested in is 1899-1900″. If anybody has any memories of the Grant Arms, contact us.
On a lighter note, does anyone recall Cotteridge’s only TV personality? Roy Edwards was a wonderful singer and regularly performed on a TV programme called ‘Lunchbox; (I think). He lived with his wife, who ran a hairdressers, right opposite Cotteridge Police Station, on Pershore Road. If anyone has a recording of his I would love have a copy (usual costs repayed).
I remember the incident where I convinced Roy to sign autographs at a jumble sale, organised by Round Table at Kings Norton School, and due to his popularity with females of a certain age, it resulted in a near riot with the police being called.
Tony wonders is anyone can remember an off licence in Beaumont Rd in the 1960s. He’s lived in Bournville for over 45 years and seems to remember residents taking a carrier bag to the off licence to disguise the fact that they were fetching drinks, but he’d appreciate any confirmation that this was true.
John is looking for information on the Grant Arms pub, when was it built, who lived there, etc – he’s trying to research for family who live there now.