Gravelly Lane, circa 1948 (Birmingham Central Library)

Of course looking up towards Chester Road from near the Station Road junction. BT obviously just change the boxes over time! We've have another monarch since 1948 so the postbox may be different. I can't see the dome on the corner of Gravelly Lane and Somerset Road. I was told that was there in 1946. Perhaps though this photo is a little earlier than the Library's 1948 guess or maybe so far off it is there but isn't clear. I'm no good with vintage cars, any idea what model that is in shot and is that a date clue to someone? This photo was used as a picture for postcards.

Villa Names
There seems no obvious pattern to the house names carved into house stonework along this road. They would seem to date from 1906 due to dates carved on some Norfolk Road homes. Perhaps just random by the builder as they sounded nice. Here they are in case someone can spot a pattern, along with a guess at origins;

Chester Road end

Even Side Odd Side Origin may be
  Walton Villas* There is still a builder called Walton Homes.
  Grove Dale South Grove is opposite.
  South View South Grove is opposite, faces west!
  Silver Dale ?
  Mayfield ?
Railway Villas   The line lies very near obviously.

South Road end

*Also the name of a block on Somerset Road

Goosemoor Lane History

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