Some history of Albert Road
More information on Albert Road to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Albert Road from another page. When building the site it is easier to place links as they crop up rather than go back later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for information on Albert Road. There is information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place. There is also a general page for Aston.
Albert Road was seemingly laid out in the late-1850s. Land was being offered for sale in 1860. By November 1865 advertisements started to appear for "cottage residences with large gardens pleasantly situated in Albert Road."
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Related Newspaper Articles
"An inquest will held tomorrow on the body of an elderly man, Thomas Baker , who was found suffering from the effects of revolver
shots. He was lying in the yard at the back of 157, Albert Road, Aston, where he lived. He is said to have been in failing health, and had recently been suffering from
insomnia. The wounds, which proved fatal in a short time, are believed to have been self-inflicted, but whether accidentally or not will be determined at the
"Aston Man Fatally Shot"
Birmingham Daily Post : June 4th 1914 Page 5
"At a special court held on Monday afternoon, a soldier, James Ellis Petty, whose home address is 175, Albert Road, Aston, Birmingham, was
remanded to await a military escort, having been charged with stealing a motor car, value £100, the property of Mr. Monty Moreton, Attleborough Road, Nuneaton, at
Hartshill, on Saturday night. Accused pleaded guilty to the charge, and said he was stationed near Birmingham, where he had a good wife and he wanted to see her whenever
Tamworth Herald : December 16th 1939 Page 7
"John Ernest Berry, aged 36, secretary of the Birmingham Trades Council, met with fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident yesterday, and died
shortly after in the Queen's Hospital. Mr Berry was riding his motorcycle, to which was attached a sidecar containing his wife and two children. In turning into Bristol
Road, Birmingham, he was in danger of colliding with a tramcar. He succeeded in avoiding the tramcar, but knocked down a pedestrian, and came into contact with the
kerbstone. He was thrown from his bicycle, and his wife and children were thrown from the sidecar. All five persons were taken to the hospital, where Berry, who was
unconscious, died about an hour after admission. His daughter Laura, aged five, together with the pedestrian, William Constable, of West Bromwich, were treated at the
hospital, the other occupants of the car escaping with a shaking. Mr. Berry, who resided in Albert Road, Aston, had been secretary of the Birmingham Trades Council for
ten years, and was twice member of the Aston Town Council, being the joint nominee of Socialist bodies and Trade Unions."
"Labour Leader Killed"
Evening Telegraph : April 8th 1912