Goosemoor Lane bend, 29th August 1932
(Central Library ref WK/E2/535)

The "after" photo. Much better! No centre white-lines though (the present keep-left signs etc were placed around the late 1970's and other work has continued from then). The Pavilion Cinema on Gravelly Lane is in view (left).

Yenton Motors
The garage (where Hawthorn Close now is) that sold petrol until in the 1970's and closed a few years back moved to the junction of Birmingham Road and Chester Road where the McDonald's now is but was independent until the mid-70's and bought by Yenton of Birmingham Road when it's Goosemoor Lane owner retired. Yenton Garages also in fact lay on both sides of Birmingham Road. All 3 three are gone now. At stages during it's existence on Goosemoor Lane it was called Yew Tree Garage and Goosemoor Lane Garage and was run by a family called Speake.

emailed in;

"The garage mentioned was run by my Grandad, George Speake. He was married to Audrey my gran and they had two children, Derek - my dad, and Christine, my Auntie." has pics of old Birmingham garages, though not the Yenton.

Anstey College
This originally lay off Chester Road roughly where Lennox Grove and Hellaby Court are now (an apartment block there is called Anstey Court). They owned the Anstey field on the Goosemoor Lane bend and the field's entrance was from Gravelly Lane (now the disused old people's home). Anstey College had a soft tennis court, three cricket nets and a hockey pitch. Girls only many say but I seem to remember mixed teams using the field in the 1970's.

Goosemoor Lane bend, 2002

Goosemoor Lane bend 1931

Goosemoor Lane History

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