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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Bull Ring Photos
« Last post by JudithM on Yesterday at 01:23:07 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.
I suppose it's a similar situation to the current Paradise Circus works & the Copthorne Hotel.  They'll move into the new location when built & then the existing building demolished.  It must be getting in the way whilst is still trading.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Then & Now
« Last post by JudithM on Yesterday at 01:16:31 PM »

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.
True.

I don't know why they won't let somebody pay to restore it, or take it off their hands. 
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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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