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Old Birmingham / Re: the old pubs of brum
« Last post by JudithM on Yesterday at 01:08:26 PM »
Judith


The Orthopaedic Hospital on Bristol Road came into being in being in 1907 when George Cadbury gave the Woodlands to The Crippled Children's Union which was an amalgamation of several cripple hospitals one hospital was on Hurst Street and another on Newhall Street.


In 1925 The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, The Spinal  Hospital and the Birmingham Cripples Union came together and King George V approved the title of The Royal Cripples Hospital.


By the 1930's they were able to invest in outpatient facilities at Broad Street, inpatient facilities at the Woodlands as well as convalescent facilities.

Interesting, thanks for the information.
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Old Birmingham / Re: the old pubs of brum
« Last post by mikejee on Yesterday at 12:24:51 PM »
Phil
According to http://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=1090.1023 there are flats on the site now
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Old Birmingham / Re: the old pubs of brum
« Last post by Phil on Yesterday at 12:11:33 PM »
This is a pub I have no knowledge of, so any information offered would be gratefully received. According to the information with the photo it is the Corn Cob on Callowbrook Lane Rubery. On checking streetview there is no sign of it now or any indication where it might have been located. The only pub I remember on Callowbrook Lane was the plough, but thats gone as well now.
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Old Birmingham / Re: the old pubs of brum
« Last post by Phil on Yesterday at 10:23:50 AM »
Phil,


Pubs and hospitals serve much the same purpose. What do you say? :)


I wouldn't say that, but I have known plenty of pubs that looked like the casualty department of a hospital on some nights.
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Old Birmingham / Re: the old pubs of brum
« Last post by davidc on Yesterday at 09:37:41 AM »
Phil,


Pubs and hospitals serve much the same purpose. What do you say? :)
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Bull Ring Photos
« Last post by Phil on February 18, 2019, 04:40:14 PM »
1962 and two Woolworth buildings next to each other. The Old and the new, the old one half gone and the rest of it nearing the end of it's days. The new one nearly built and waiting to make a start. I wonder how they managed to talk the developers into letting remain open throughout the whole Bull Ring renovation process.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Gas Street Basin - old photographs
« Last post by Phil on February 18, 2019, 03:01:41 PM »
I must have posted this before on here, it's my favourite photo of Gas Street basin. If I have then I know I would have said that I hope that the photographer gave this old gentleman of the road or perhaps canal a few bob for his time and for posing for him.
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Old Birmingham / Re: the old pubs of brum
« Last post by Phil on February 18, 2019, 02:51:56 PM »
Judith


The Orthopaedic Hospital on Bristol Road came into being in being in 1907 when George Cadbury gave the Woodlands to The Crippled Children's Union which was an amalgamation of several cripple hospitals one hospital was on Hurst Street and another on Newhall Street.


In 1925 The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, The Spinal  Hospital and the Birmingham Cripples Union came together and King George V approved the title of The Royal Cripples Hospital.


By the 1930's they were able to invest in outpatient facilities at Broad Street, inpatient facilities at the Woodlands as well as convalescent facilities.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Then & Now
« Last post by Phil on February 18, 2019, 02:23:42 PM »
That does make me so cross  >:(  They don't seem to want to allow anyone to take over a restoration either.


Judith


I think the whole point is, that they want it fall down, looking at the scaffold which has cost a fortune since it was first erected it's not there to help stop the building from falling down, but to protect the public when it does.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Then & Now
« Last post by JudithM on February 18, 2019, 01:23:46 PM »
The Golden Lion public house that was in Digbeth from roughly 1520 and now has been transplanted to Cannon Hill Park.


The first photo shows the pub in situ on the High Street in Deritend, then the next photo must be after 1911 when it was moved to Cannon Hill Park. The third photo shows it in the dilapidated state it has been allowed to fall into under Birmingham City Councils care.

That does make me so cross  >:(  They don't seem to want to allow anyone to take over a restoration either.
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