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« Reply #1562 on: March 01, 2011, 02:11:52 PM »
Hi Pudding,
 
This is probably as close as you could get in reproducing the photo today, without actually going to Windsor St. Did you find out why you would have a photo of Windsor St. Do you have a family connection?
 
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« Reply #1563 on: March 01, 2011, 03:32:52 PM »
Phil, I was once a founder member of the old true meaning of the Nechells historical society,when the Nechells library was reopenden in 1992/3 after a refurbishment by Carl Chinn and others from the Birmingham council and being known to all that time  I was once a semi professional photographer. one member ask me to copy a photo of (Windsor st thanks to you) for their Friend who both lived in the same street as scanners was not as easy acessable as they are today, but I could never remember the name of the street. anyway here is Saltley road in all it's old glory with the Carlton theater on the corner of Saltley road and Nechells place.(I can only remember a petrol sation) you can just make out the library in the distance and the railway bridge also the roof of the church. do you or anyone know if they are public toilets to the right of the photo?
 
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« Reply #1564 on: March 01, 2011, 03:59:06 PM »
Pudding
 
Yes next to what was once the Carlton theatre and cinema on the island at Nechells Place the used to be a brick built block of toilets and a couple of bus stops. Though I have several photos of Nechells Place I am surprised to find I don't have one showing the toilets, though I thought I had. I'll have to add it to my "to get" list.
 
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« Reply #1565 on: March 01, 2011, 08:12:37 PM »
When I lived in Devon St, I used to snog my girl friend(s) against that toilet wall when waiting for their bus. Ah......happy memories
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« Reply #1566 on: March 01, 2011, 08:26:56 PM »
Ah how romantic, you knew how to show a girl a good time Steve.
 
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« Reply #1567 on: March 01, 2011, 08:45:19 PM »
Here,s a photo i,ve not seen before i,ve removed the st name because in my opinion it,s wrong any body any idea. Dek

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« Reply #1568 on: March 01, 2011, 08:54:16 PM »
Dek,
 
I believe the name on the photo is Melvina Rd but that is wrong because it didn't exist then. It is in fact Great Francis St near Saltley Rd.
 
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« Reply #1569 on: March 01, 2011, 09:43:40 PM »
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looking at that modern photo of windsor street south i used to work at the large building on the right which is the birmingham coops garage i worked there as a mechanic for four years  they had an entrance in forster street to the garage were they used to park the trucks  and on the corner of great brook street was were they serviced and parked the funeral cars
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« Reply #1570 on: March 01, 2011, 10:04:51 PM »
Yes Phil  exactly what I thought Lyn posted earlier on another forum I told her exactly what you have said.Dek

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« Reply #1571 on: March 01, 2011, 10:34:09 PM »
Dek
 
Here is Great Francis Street again at a later date and Melvina Road still hasn't been cut yet, I think by this time Great Francis St had been renamed as Little Hall Rd.
 
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« Reply #1572 on: March 02, 2011, 02:50:55 PM »
Hi Dek,&Phil,&all
 
I have notice that there is a post box in the photo post #1567 was it outside a post office? and is it the junction of goodrick st?to the back of the photographer
 
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