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Anne from Stirchley

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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #1782 on: June 15, 2011, 11:25:51 PM »
I was frightened of Alsatians for years

Pam, I grew up with Alsatians and I would never have one in the house. We call them German Shepherds here and, to my mind, they are unpredictable. Great for police work and such like, but not necessarily ideal as a child's pet.

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« Reply #1783 on: June 15, 2011, 11:35:23 PM »
Anne,   they have been German Shepherds here for a long time but in the old days they were Alsatians, my mother wouldn't have a dog or cat when I was a child, we only had  a Budgerigar

Anne from Stirchley

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« Reply #1784 on: June 15, 2011, 11:40:11 PM »
they have been German Shepherds here for a long time

I never knew that!

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« Reply #1785 on: June 16, 2011, 01:01:34 AM »
They were originally German Shepherds, but ,after the first world war anti german feeling in the UK mad them change the name, firdt to Alsatian wolf dog, and then just alsation (  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Shepherd_Dog). More recently the name has reverted to the original

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« Reply #1786 on: June 16, 2011, 11:03:59 AM »
A photo of the Great Lister St - Bloomsbury St junction in the early 1950's. It looks like they are just preparing to start work on what I suppose would be High Tower.
 
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« Reply #1787 on: June 16, 2011, 11:57:04 AM »
Nice one Phil you can just make out the gas storage tanks at Windsor St and dosen,t St Mathews stand out it appears to be on a hill but of course it,s not. Dek

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« Reply #1788 on: June 16, 2011, 12:04:48 PM »
Dek but it was on a slight hill because the whole of Great Lister St and Saltley Road ran downhill toward the Rea Valley at Saltley.
 
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« Reply #1789 on: June 16, 2011, 12:31:08 PM »
Yes Phil thinking more about it, it leveled off from the church to Dartmouth St and the went up hill to Gosta Green at the time it was built it would have been the highest point and stood out on the skyline. Dek

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« Reply #1790 on: June 16, 2011, 02:51:01 PM »
I'm not familiar with this church, but if it had its own graveyard then that would make sense.      Graveyards are always built on high ground for public health reasons.
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« Reply #1791 on: June 16, 2011, 02:52:05 PM »
Boot Hill  -  it says it all, doesn't it?
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« Reply #1792 on: June 16, 2011, 03:06:51 PM »
I'm not familiar with this church, but if it had its own graveyard then that would make sense.      Graveyards are always built on high ground for public health reasons.

planetmalc,
 
I don't think they worried about such things as public health matters in Nechells when St Matthews was built. Anyway it's only on High ground from a distance.
 
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