Author Topic: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.  (Read 935295 times)

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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #1573 on: March 02, 2011, 09:11:31 PM »
Hello Pudding you are exactly right in your positioning.Regards the Post Office I can,t help you there in 1952 I was only 9 I barely remember that area only the road. Dek

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« Reply #1574 on: March 03, 2011, 10:30:17 AM »
Hi Dek, never mind I was not even born then, but thanks for putting me on the spot so to speak.
 
Phil, I was having a mooch around the few photos I have and I know you where desperate for toilets in Nechells Place (a photo I mean) and of course Steve's great wall of love waiting for a bus
 
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« Reply #1575 on: March 03, 2011, 10:47:33 AM »
Hi pudding
 
Thanks for the photo of Nechells Place, I know I have a more recent one somewhere I have several of the NUM pickets during the miners strike but all they show are a mass of people and I think they were probably taken from the roof of the toilets.
 
I've had a look through Kelly's back to 1937 and I can't see any sign of a post office down that end of Great Francis St. I'll have a look earlier a bit later.
 
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« Reply #1576 on: March 03, 2011, 11:36:00 AM »
The strike photo's may have been taken from the top of the toilet walls, but if I remember right, the roof was long gone by then. May have been vandalised, or the lead flashings tatted. (It warn't me) I don't recall I ever saw one in my time there and I often used it having been out on the p round Saltley Gate.
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« Reply #1577 on: March 03, 2011, 02:08:26 PM »
Steve
 
Yes it definitely looks like they were taken from the roof. They mist have reinforced it, I bet they even had TV cameras up there.
 
I don't think it was ever lead on the roofs, even the churches round there weren't that silly back then. Putting lead on a public convenience out in the open would have been asking for it to be nicked.
 
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« Reply #1578 on: March 03, 2011, 03:35:04 PM »
On the roof of them urinals don,t bear thinking about if you needed to use one it was a case of take a deep breath before you went in hold it and be as quick as you can. Dek

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« Reply #1579 on: March 03, 2011, 05:12:22 PM »
I went back a little further in the Kelly's Directories and came up with 120 Great Francis St Town Sub Post & M.O.O. Which I think stands for Post & Mail Order Office.
 
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« Reply #1580 on: March 03, 2011, 05:31:14 PM »
Hi All  -  There was no roof on the urinals in Nechells Place,only the 4 walls,which were about 12'00'' high.I was there during the strike action,my wife worked at Palmer & Shelley's,next to the garage.I remember the press climbing onto the walls to take photo's.The girls with who she worked with used to give the genuine miners their sandwiches and cups of tea through the ground floor windows facing the gas works.

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« Reply #1581 on: March 03, 2011, 06:13:28 PM »
Blane
 
perhaps there were no longer roof on the public toilets by the time of the miners picket of Saltley Gasworks but there was when first built as can be seen in puddings photo of The Carlton Theatre and Nechells Place.
 
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« Reply #1582 on: March 03, 2011, 08:56:49 PM »
Steve
 
Yes it definitely looks like they were taken from the roof. They mist have reinforced it, I bet they even had TV cameras up there.
 
I don't think it was ever lead on the roofs, even the churches round there weren't that silly back then. Putting lead on a public convenience out in the open would have been asking for it to be nicked.
 
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« Reply #1583 on: March 03, 2011, 09:17:34 PM »
Steve
 
I've stripped off enough wire cast glazed roofs in my time to know that much. All very legally in my capacity as a demolition contractor. I was even light enough to run across them. Not something I would attempt now with the weight that I am carrying.
 
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