Author Topic: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.  (Read 932386 times)

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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #1529 on: February 16, 2011, 01:53:29 PM »
By the way I've found out why there is a shortage of tram photos on Great Lister St and nobody remembers seeing trams running down it. They stopped in 1922 and the trolley bus service took over.
 
Also to answer another question from 1922 to 1925 the trolleybuses turned by reversing into Argyle St but from 1925 they turned on a loop in Long Acre.
 
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« Reply #1530 on: February 16, 2011, 02:14:13 PM »
Pudding
 
Recognise this view, and this photo is tagged as Bloomsbury St / Great Lister St - Turks Head. After all that all I had to do was open a book.
 
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« Reply #1531 on: February 16, 2011, 03:12:49 PM »
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Thanks for the pictures. killed two birds with one stone as thy say, one the debate on buses in cuckoo rd, and also the two pubs. the Turks head to the left of your photo with the Bulls head on the right hand side. great work Phil
 
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« Reply #1532 on: February 16, 2011, 05:15:30 PM »
Pudding I,m not supprised you don,t remember St James I don,t remember it and I only lived round the corner it got bombed out. The houses to the right of the church are in St James St as Phil said the house nearest to the church could be on the corner of Chicerly St.The houses to the left of the church would be in Willis St


Phil thanks for the info on the Trams up Gt Lister St I asked the question because the photo of the Turks Head that Pudding posted showed Tram lines turning at a funny angle for me and appeared to turn towards Gt Lister St also your photo of the Library also showed overhead Tram cables.I know at one time the Trams travelled up Bloomsbury St to the Junction so at some point the routes must have changed to take them up Gt Francis St. Dek

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« Reply #1533 on: February 20, 2011, 02:31:56 PM »
Hi all
 
can anyone help locate this part of Bloomsbury street the photo was taken from? as I see there is a pub named possably plough and arrow? but on which Conner of the street/road to Bloomsbury st
 
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« Reply #1534 on: February 20, 2011, 03:56:49 PM »
Hi Pudding,
 
I believe that the building to the left of your photo is the Bloomsbury Mission Hall near the junction of Fowler St and the photo is taken looking down toward Saltley Rd. The pub the "Plough & Harrow" is not named in any of the Kelly's directories but it does place a beer retailer at the corner of Taylor St where I believe the pub in the photo is.
 
This photo from the excellent site Birmingham Lives shows a photo of the Bloomsbury Mission from the other direction.
 
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« Reply #1535 on: February 20, 2011, 04:47:28 PM »
Hi Phil / Pudding  -  That building was known locally as Henry's Sunday School by the locals,circa 1950's

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« Reply #1536 on: February 20, 2011, 04:54:49 PM »
Hi Phil,
 thank you for putting me on the spot so to speak, as I was hopping it was further down towards Saltley rd as to try and spot the brewers arms pub? (was known locally as the pretty ladies) I believe
 
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« Reply #1537 on: February 20, 2011, 04:59:14 PM »
Hi Pudding  -  My father-in-law used to use the Pretty Ladies as his local.It was so called after one of the managers had two daughters who were very challenged in the looks department.

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« Reply #1538 on: February 20, 2011, 05:13:56 PM »
Hi Blane
Thank you for your info, do you know if I have the real name of the pub right the brewers arms? and do you know what corner of Bloomsbury st it was on?
 
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« Reply #1539 on: February 20, 2011, 05:35:51 PM »
Hi pudding,
 
The Brewer Tavern was on the corner of Cranbury St and Bloomsbury St.
 
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