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Old Birmingham / Re: the old pubs of brum
« Last post by Scipio on Today at 09:06:25 PM »

Scipio

I have to be honest, I never used most of the pubs and clubs that opened in the City in the 70's, none of them were my sort of place. I tended to like old fashioned spit and sawdust sort of places. Was the hole in the wall open in the 60's? If it was then it must have been toward the end of 69. As the first time I was even aware of it was around the end of 1970.


Phil  my mate got married in August 1970 , whereas I go hitched in November the same year. You are right though it was in 69 when we visited there, after which we went our separate ways after a couple of months . Like you though Phil , I preferred the spit and sawdust pubs
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Old Birmingham / Re: the old pubs of brum
« Last post by Phil on Today at 09:00:02 PM »

Phil I remember going in there in the late 60's with a mate , got to chat to a couple of gals. Worst days work ever . Could'nt get rid, came up to where I lived two weeks on the trot . Luckily they never gained entry the second time , so end of relationship

Scipio

I have to be honest, I never used most of the pubs and clubs that opened in the City in the 70's, none of them were my sort of place. I tended to like old fashioned spit and sawdust sort of places. Was the hole in the wall open in the 60's? If it was then it must have been toward the end of 69. As the first time I was even aware of it was around the end of 1970.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Streets of the City
« Last post by Phil on Today at 08:52:22 PM »
James I think they probably went the same way as many other stores of those times. Out-priced and outsold by newcomers on the scene they were probably bought out. I think they were part of the Unilever group weren't they, are they still around?
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Old Birmingham / Re: the old pubs of brum
« Last post by Scipio on Today at 08:47:04 PM »

Judith

Not a pub I ever used, but the pub had three previous names before it's present one, or so I read. The Hole in the Wall, The Confession Box, The Sara Moon, and now The Peaky Blinder. As far as I know Sara Moon was at first a French model who has now turned to fashion photography and films. As the name is not a common one I assume the pub was called after her.


Phil I remember going in there in the late 60's with a mate , got to chat to a couple of gals. Worst days work ever . Could'nt get rid, came up to where I lived two weeks on the trot . Luckily they never gained entry the second time , so end of relationship
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Streets of the City
« Last post by jamesm on Today at 08:40:19 PM »
Good picture, I wondered what ever happened to Macfisheries?
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Birmingham Chat / Re: BIRMINGHAM TO HOST THE 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
« Last post by Scipio on Today at 08:37:39 PM »

>:( But the football grounds were already there the only needed upgrading,


Probably between Alexandra arena and places like or sports grounds  or somesuch clubs
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Streets of the City
« Last post by Phil on Today at 08:21:39 PM »
Back into the town centre for this image of a very busy Bull Street at Christmas in 1961. There is A big difference between Bull Street then and Bull Street now.
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Old Birmingham / Re: dare to build
« Last post by jamesm on Today at 07:59:02 PM »
DJ

Honestly DJ you could write a book or a TV series about the goings on from right at the top to the bottom at Alum Rock Road.
What's stopping you Spud, go on, earn yourself a fortune and it would probably make a lot better than some of the things on offer today O0
P.S. a 1% commission for suggesting it would see me alright if it ever came to fruition ;D ;D ;D [size=78%] [/size]
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by astoness on Today at 07:55:05 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by jamesm on Today at 07:29:33 PM »
Thanks but I'm not opening a third bottle ;D ;D ;D
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