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Lozells Road at James Street
1979 Keith Berry

Lozells Road at James Street

Lozells, Birmingham

Taken on a dull, drizzly, Sunday in 1979, six years before the
riots in 1985, in which many of these shops were burnt down.
The bus stop was for the No. 40, which ran from Witton Square
to Bearwood Road, a much too useful service to survive today.

Of these buildings, only the church is still standing today.



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Hugh 24-May-2012 15:59
In 1980 I worked in Lozells Rd, In a charity shop ran by community transport, they also own a house in Leonard Road which is were I lived at the time.
Teresa 19-May-2011 07:26
Hi .just found this website.My Grandmother and mum lived on James st in the War and luckily survived the land mine due to going to an air raid shelter that night.Their neighbours along with mums best friend did not survive.
robert hardy 19-Apr-2011 02:06
i would like to conntaced ted jones(roberthardy715@btinternet.com}
Ted Jones 04-Feb-2010 20:42
Prior to the Bus stop serving the No.40 bus, it was the stop for the No.5 tram which ran from top of Villa Road, to Gravelly Hill, and also the No.69 bus from Mayfield Road which turned into Wheeler Street, and went into the city.
ted jones 31-Jan-2010 19:25
we lived in james street from 1950 to 1974 when the last buildings were demolished, all the other surrounding houses in james street were demolished by a land mine during the second world war.what a smashing shopping area lozells road used to be. happy days.
Peter 27-Jun-2008 14:42
I also recall that, to the left of the photograph in the 1970s, the row of shops continued along Lozells Road. The two shops that stick in my mind were the baker's, which was on the corner, facing Robinson's Drapery; and next door was a barber's with a tiny shop frontage. As you went in, narrow the space tapered to the far end of the shop where there was only space for one chair! Such a nice old gentleman ran it, too...
Peter 21-May-2008 14:58
One of those shops was a joke shop in the 1970s; I remember buying a pack of three stink bombs there, costing 17 1/2 pence! I let one off on the top deck of the number 33 on the way home. Do you think the bus company are still looking for me?