Some history on Albert Road at Aston in Birmingham in the County of Warwickshire
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."
"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 inquest."
"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 possible."
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