Author Topic: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.  (Read 936113 times)

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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #1804 on: June 26, 2011, 08:06:39 PM »
Hi Dek I would have thought the photographer was on south tower? looking north east as it is high up
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« Reply #1805 on: June 26, 2011, 08:11:30 PM »
Hi pudding perfectly correct well done. Looking through the book I noticed a few more with the wrong location but in different areas when the subjects arise I will post them. Dek

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« Reply #1806 on: June 26, 2011, 08:13:53 PM »
Yes
 
I agree with pud, Cato St is the other side of the railway track, Melvina Rd had still yet to be cut. its a little too far back to be from the tower of the school. The only place possible would be South Tower on what was then Great Francis St before they renamed it Little Hall Rd.
 
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« Reply #1807 on: June 26, 2011, 08:19:47 PM »
Dek
 
The more books you collect and the more photos you see will make you realise just how many times these authors responsible for these collections of photos get things wrong. I have come across hundreds by people who should know far better than some of the rubbish stated.
 
I have even seen roads and streets misnamed when the street names are in plain view. It very poor when often just looking them up in a directory will often reveal the correct location.
 
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« Reply #1808 on: June 26, 2011, 11:08:25 PM »
Hi All - The photo looks to be taken from the first floor laboratory of Loxton St Senior Boys School,you can see Mrs Fosters [censored] & Pea shop on Saltley Rd.Which would give the right perspective for the school,and to far away for the flats.

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« Reply #1809 on: June 26, 2011, 11:20:26 PM »
Blaine that,s an interesting theory dated 1952 (which I think is correct) Loxton St School would still be there but cannot see the road I,ll have to give this one some more thought. Dek

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« Reply #1810 on: June 26, 2011, 11:26:08 PM »
Vauxonian  - The school was definitely there in 1952 as I left in December 1958.

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« Reply #1811 on: June 27, 2011, 08:46:59 AM »
If you look at this similar photo, the school is in the photo and it states it is taken from South Tower. This photo I think comes from Carl Chinn's site "Birmingham lives", not that this makes the description right because he can be as wrong as anybody else.
 
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« Reply #1812 on: June 27, 2011, 08:54:53 AM »
Vauxonian  -  Phil is correct in his assumption,the photo looks to be a cut down of the shot from the flats.The third block of flats is level with the school and the photographer is well behind the school. :)

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« Reply #1813 on: June 27, 2011, 09:04:11 AM »
blane
 
I don't think the second photo is a cut down version of the first, but I think it may have been taken a few moments later. As you can see a car in the first photo at the bottom of the hill and in the second it is halfway up the hill.
 
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« Reply #1814 on: June 27, 2011, 02:53:16 PM »
Blaine look at the lamp post opposite the second block of flats in both photos it has to be south tower the angle is all wrong for the school. I don,t know if you can remember but originally Little Hall Rd went straight down to the Saltley Rd they blocked it off and turned into Melvina Rd when they built the Community Centre Dek