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Carless Avenue was named after a small wood thatore the name of an old landowning family. This picture is taken from the top of the spinney circle near the steps which lead up to the footpath to Wentworth Road. The trees are considerably bigger now!
The picture below is taken looking down Carless Avenue from just above the circle spinney. The entrance can be seen just after the 4th tree in the verge. Note the posts and chain link fence whilst the hedging is just establishing itself. The kerbs are continuous not with the upright stones and the cobbled gutter at the edge of the road which mostly remains now can be seen.

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Saturday May 18th 1912

Perry Como. American singer born.
The Spectator May 18th 1912
MR. GEORGE CADBURY, the great Birmingham millionaire and philanthropist, unless we are mistaken, exercises, directly or indirectly, a potent in- fluence on the now amalgamated paper, the Daily News and Morning Leader, and also on the Star. After he had bought the Daily News he used the following language in an interview published in the Sunday at Home for February 1909 an interview the authenticity of which has never been denied, and is indeed unquestionable. "I did not enter upon this work' [the ownership of the Daily isreuni], he said solemnly, 'either from my own inclination or in order to make money. I entered upon it as a public duty, and, though members of my family are working strenuously with all their might to make it a groat success, I will never touch a farthing of my share of the profit the paper may make. It shall be used for philanthropic purposes.'
"Mr. Cadbury is a total abstainer, as his father was before him ; yet he keeps an open mind upon tho drink question. No licensed house exists to-day in Bournville; yet he has inserted a clause in the trust deeds which makes it possible by the unanimous consent of the trustees in whom ho has vested the village, a gift repre- senting a quarter of a million sterling, to make the sale of intoxicating liquors at Bournville at least permissible. If drink is to he sold at all,' he said, would have its sale municipalized, so that no profit accruing from it should go to individuals, and so that there should bo no incentive for its sale except to satisfy a reasonable demand.
"' But I put betting on quite another basis,' he continued, 'for I am faced with the undoubted fact that millions of good Christian People, of whose Christianity there can be no doubt, think it right to take strong drinks in moderation, but I never heard of an earnest Christian Worker who indulged in betting. Therefore under careful restrictions it may be well to supply drink. I would rather they could procure it in Bournville for consumption at home than they should go to some vice-ridden drink shop outside; but I would make no compromise on betting. As you know, I make the seclusion of betting forecasts from its columns a condition of my connexion with the Daily News."
The attitude thus assumed was conspicuous in the advertisements put forth by the Daily News after its purchase by Mr. George Cadbury.

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