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« Reply #1540 on: February 20, 2011, 05:39:35 PM »
Hi Pudding  -  Coming down Bloomsbury St. from the Turk's Head,it was on the far corner of the first road on the left,Salisbury St. I believe,just before the Police Station on your right.

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« Reply #1541 on: February 20, 2011, 05:42:42 PM »
Hi Pudding  -  Just seen Phil's post,he's right,I got the street name wrong,oops.

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« Reply #1542 on: February 20, 2011, 06:02:18 PM »
Phil
thanks for the cracking photo of The Brewrey tavern, your reward is a face on shot of The Albion (know as the empty) I wonder if there are any more pubs in our old district with nick names that anyone can think of?
 
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« Reply #1543 on: February 20, 2011, 06:07:42 PM »
I have been away for awhile and was interested to read the debate re. the The Turks Head and The Junction. A crowd of used to pop in the Turks Head on a Saturday night ,[circ 1960-61]  mind you ,you could only get 20-30 people in there. A chap used to sit on top of the piano playing a Banjo, the sweat used pour of him,but great night was had by all. I believe he used play on other nights at the Mitre. The Junction used to my regular haunt [played darts for them]before moving to the Adelaide because the beer was better.

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« Reply #1544 on: February 20, 2011, 07:34:10 PM »
Pudding I wonder if it was know as " The Empty " because it was right opposite the police station no late drinkers or after hours in there. Dek

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« Reply #1545 on: February 20, 2011, 07:59:10 PM »
Hi Dek
The Albion (the empty) was on the corner of Johnson street and Trevor street off Nechells park road
 
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« Reply #1546 on: February 21, 2011, 04:19:57 PM »
Hi all & Nechellite's
 
oops this one nearly got away from my mind, The Nechells Park Hotel locally known as (the new found) does anyone know how it got such a nick name?
 
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« Reply #1547 on: February 24, 2011, 02:30:37 PM »
Hi all
 I was looking through some old b/w 35mm negatives of Nechells and came across these two photos of a street or road, I can remember copying them to make a copy for a friend but the name of the road or street was never made a note of at the time this was about twenty odd years ago do any one recognise the st/rd? it is the same street or road one is looking up and one is looking down taken from the same side can any one help please

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« Reply #1548 on: February 24, 2011, 07:13:54 PM »
Hi Pudding
 
I think the houses to the left are maisonettes and the road is on a hill, if the road was a bit wider and if I could see any bus stops I would say Ash Rd Saltley just past the churchyard.
 
Or even Kingston Rd Small Heath.
 
I suppose it would depend if you had any connections with those areas.
 
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« Reply #1549 on: February 24, 2011, 08:28:38 PM »
Phil, Pudding.  My family lived in the maisonettes next to St Saviours Church, in Ash Road, Saltley, the maisonettes went around in a grove, then houses followed with small gardens at the front, plus the road was steeper than on the photo's, if it was Ash Road, in the second photo, you should be able to see the Morris Commercial Factory, on the right in the distance, which was on the corner of Arden Road, and Bordsley Green Road, and as Phil pointed out, there are no bus stops in the photo's, so I cant see it being Ash Road.

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« Reply #1550 on: February 24, 2011, 08:41:51 PM »
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As I said I had my doubts no bus stops in view and the road not wide enough. Plus I think at that time the chimney from the mill would still be in evidence. The only other places I can think of that had maisonettes in Nechells would be Vauxhall Grove / Northumberland St and Windsor St / Barrack St  and I'm pretty sure its not them. So it must be from up the posh end of Nechells.
 
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