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28th January 2020

Memories of Peter Turner

Attached images of Barford Road 1930s -1960s.


The couple standing outside 55 Barford Road are my Grandparents (Grandpa and Nana Kay) and the lady in uniform is my Mum (she drove ambulances during bombing raids in WW2).


I have very limited memory of Barford Road, but my sister wrote the following: - "There was a row of houses at the back of 55 called Bertha Buildings. The school was facing the house. The front door faced the railway hoarding and the passageway continues over the road ... it was called Brandon Passage and opened out onto Icknield Port Road. There was a fish and chip shop around the corner on IPR where I used to go to get the Saturday fish and chips for us all.


If you went down Barford Road to Dudley Road there was a row of shops which included Peggs sweet shop where we all used to go to spend our pocket money."


I have included images of my Mum at school(s) which I assume would have been close to Barford Rd.  Perhaps someone will recognise their Mother or Grandmother.







12th March 2018


This photograph, I assume the shop is in Barford Road with an advertisement for "Barford Road Classes Re-Opened for Men and Youths"



11th June 2014

Photographs courtesy of Michael Murphy


Barford Road Club or Rotton Park Gardeners Club


My granddad on the left sitting and my uncle Ray sitting left


Had many a day out with the club; Christmas parties and pantomimes

 Does anyone have any more information or photographs?


23rd April 2012


VE Day, 1945 end of war party in Barford Road


Posted from Field Post Office, 24th March 1916



Barford Road