Author Topic: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.  (Read 936416 times)

Phil

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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #1364 on: January 16, 2011, 03:19:16 PM »
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I think I have a slight recollection of a Bundy clock just before the hump back bridge heading toward Lichfield Rd, are you talking there or the other side of the road heading to Nechells?
 
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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #1365 on: January 16, 2011, 03:28:06 PM »
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In 1950 on the one side of the road was a printers shop (to Lichfield Rd) and on the other (to Nechells) was a coffee house. a newsagent, a post office, and a butcher.
 
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« Reply #1366 on: January 16, 2011, 03:29:16 PM »
Hello Vauxonian  -  Yes there was a Bundy clock there,The drivers of the No.43 bus's clocked in there for the return journey to the city centre.First shop fronted building was a cafe (corner of Argyle St.)one was a sweet/paper shop and one was a greengrocers.Opposite side of the road,on the corner was the outdoor.

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« Reply #1367 on: January 16, 2011, 03:49:12 PM »
Yes Phil you have got it I remember the Cafe, The Newsagents and the Post Office. thank you Dek

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« Reply #1368 on: January 16, 2011, 04:29:19 PM »
Hi all
 
is this where you mean, has any one got a photo of the opposite side of the road?
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« Reply #1369 on: January 16, 2011, 04:47:55 PM »
Thanks Pudding that looks like the ones although no sign of the Bundy clock but the photo is quite early so it may not have been put there till later. Dek

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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #1370 on: January 16, 2011, 05:23:25 PM »
Pudding
 
I have this one, but not knowing that end of Nechells very well I didn't realise what it was. It's a little earlier than your photo.
 
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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #1371 on: January 16, 2011, 07:54:57 PM »
If I remember rightly the Clock was facing where those shops were, in other words, coming along Nechells Park road toward Cuckoo Bridge it was on the left just before the corner with Long Acre.
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« Reply #1372 on: January 16, 2011, 07:58:35 PM »
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That is where I thought I remembered it being.
 
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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #1373 on: January 16, 2011, 08:08:40 PM »
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This photo of a No 7 trolley bus says that it is standing at the Terminus in Nechells, it looks like the other side of Cuckoo Rd to me, but there is no Bundy clock in view and I have a few other photos of the same location and it can't be seen in any of them.
 
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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #1374 on: January 16, 2011, 08:28:17 PM »
I think the Bundy clock was a few yards past the shops I remember I used to get off the114 Midland Red and walk over Cookoo Bridge past the shops and then jump on the bus what I cant recall is how did the bus turn round was there a big circular area around the Junction of Long Acre and Cookoo Rd to allow this. Dek