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Hawthorn Road
1980s Keith Berry

Hawthorn Road

Kingstanding

An ever-changing shopping street, it runs from the traffic lights outside Perry Common Library
at College Road, Erdington to those at the junction of Kingstanding Road and Warren Farm Road.



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claire coughlan 27-Feb-2012 12:57
i used to go to warren farm primary school, then perry beeches secondary school, i used to walk around this area a lot as i didn't live to far away, it's lovely to see how it used to look before i was even born.
jenny Nicol 20-Nov-2011 20:05
I used to go swimming at the Kingstanding Baths and walk all the way across Witton Lakes from my house with my friend. I had an Aunty who lived in Finchley Road and used to call in. I remember all the shops. I think Peacocks was where Woolworths used to be. It was always fun walking along and looking in the shops.
Phil Croft 05-Nov-2010 11:05
I was born in 1941 not far from here, and a few years later we lived round the corner off Kingstanding road. My mom often shopped on Hawthorn road and I can just about remember some of the businesses that were there in the late '40s, and the smells. One in particular is the fish n chip shop, and ( can anybody throw any light on this) a strong smell of Vanilla---as in icecream ?? Mixed with the smell of the buses diesl engines, I am transferred back there all those years ago. My brother was sent to buy a loaf of bread but came back with a potted Pansey instead----out of bread (apparently) he decided to buy his mom something with the money anyway. We had our first and only 'Swallow' raincoats from a double -fronted clothing shop ---Co-op maybe ? Mom had saved up all the coupons specially--we did look smart, for a while. Phil Croft. Somerset.
zak14 05-Jan-2010 13:09
We lived in Watney Grove off College Road and in the 1960's my Dad used to take me up to Woolworths on Hawthorn Road every Saturday morning to buy me a toy.
Guest 29-Jun-2008 20:01
i remember these shops as they were in this picture. Timpsons is now called shoefayre debbie
cliff 13-Apr-2008 19:30
Commonly known as "THE MONKEY RUN" I was brought up in Kingstanding and Im proud of it!