Corner of Pershore and Ash Tree Road in the fifties

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Stirchley Village
Friend Meeting House and Stirchley Park.
        In 1882 the Bournville Factory Meeting met in a small dining room near to the station They moved into Stirchley Institute where their various groups held their meetings until 1913. when the meeting house was built in Hazehwell Street. This building is now on the 'local list', not quite a listed building but recognised as being important. The recent addition of window boxes and other plants have enhanced the frontage.
       Behind this building is an open parkland area. part of which is laid out as a bowling green The Stirchley Social and Working Mens Cub formed a bowling team and this became their home for the next eighty years. A splendid pavilion was built and the club progressed, winning several awards. In the 1960's, younger men were encouraged to join A change of title enabled the team to play County matches and individual and team honours were won.

Hazelwell Hall

Recently rebuilt and widened
Pinapple Bridge approx 1930

Taft cars
Taft Cars Pershore Road / Hazelwell Lane, 1969

Friends Meeting House

The Village Blacksmith outside the Smithy next to the Three Horseshoes
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