Norfolk Road, Erdington, 1948 photo

Norfolk Road, 1948

(Birmingham Central Library)

Looking up towards Court Lane. No idea why this photo was taken. Perhaps Council work was completed in the area (that was often why it happened. Very few people of even those who had cameras took these type of shots).

Norfolk Road, 2002

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 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;

Court Lane end

Even Side Odd Side Origin may be
The Laurels   Simply from the tree
The Limes   Simply from the tree
The Dales   ?
The Warrens   Just from a rabbit's home
  The Hollies Simply from the tree
  The Briars A prickly bush
The Torrs   Part of a hill range in Devon
Penryn Villas   A place in Cornwall,_Cornwall

Gravelly Lane end

Goosemoor Lane History

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