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The name Maypole conjures up a springtime dance but its true historical origin is thought to refer to a pole erected to guide travellers. The Birmingham district was the route linking Kings Norton to Solihull. The area became an important place for trading farmers transporting their goods from nearby Worcestershire. A row of small retail shops date back to the 1920s and 30s and still trade today. What was once the site of Maypole Farm has been replaced by Baverstock School. The Maypole area certainly has much to intrigue and interest fans of local history.