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Old Birmingham / Re: the old pubs of brum
« Last post by Toni1962 on September 25, 2020, 07:20:04 PM »
I was born 1 back of 6 ( not 100% ).
Great Russell St.
1962.
we were the last before it was demolished.
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Old Birmingham / Re: White Horse Birmingham Glass Bottle
« Last post by Mulled Over on September 25, 2020, 07:47:02 AM »
Thanks for the info. I will look it up
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Old Birmingham / Re: Montgomery Street Works
« Last post by Seabrook Bred on September 24, 2020, 05:48:31 PM »
Montgomery Street Co-op


That's an interesting map and, of course, dated further back than any of us could remember. I note that the weighbridge is just where I remembered it, almost opposite Grace Road which is the road above and parallel to Anderton Road on the map.
I can't remember the row of houses that run from the corner of Grace Road to the Marlborough pub which extended well along Montgomery Street from the corner of Anderton Road. There were many bombed sites around in my childhood as both BSA sites, Armoury Road and Montgomery Street were prime targets for the German bombers. For that reason I think that around that corner of Grace Road/Montgomery Street must have been a bombed site until the nursery was built on it. I can just remember that being built so I guess around 1950.On the other corner of Grace Road/Montgomery Street which is blank on the map was the infants playground of Montgomery Street Junior and Infants School. The school extended well up Grace Road and the junior's playground was at the top end. I never ventured inside the council yard, the brickwork of which, from the previous photo looks to have been preserved.


I love the black and white photo looking down Anderton Road and I'm curious to know what the third tall structure is in the distance, the other two being the Destructor and the Marlborough clock tower.


You may be aware that the BSA had various functions in Montgomery Street and took the one side of the Street from approximately opposite White Road right through to Vincent's Wood Yard where the New Bridge comes in and they had a social club around half way between the junctions of Dolobran Road and Kendal Road on the opposite side of course.


Good luck with your campaign to fend the council off!



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Old Birmingham / St Giles Church, Deritend
« Last post by Janthegran 39 on September 24, 2020, 03:04:08 PM »
Has anyone got a photo of St Giles Church?
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Old Birmingham / Re: White Horse Birmingham Glass Bottle
« Last post by mikejee on September 24, 2020, 12:34:36 PM »
In the 1890 Kellys there are 8 White Horses listed in Birmingham
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Old Birmingham / Re: White Horse Birmingham Glass Bottle
« Last post by The Goalzone on September 24, 2020, 12:23:20 PM »
I have in my possession a clear glass bottle with “White Horse Birmingham” simply written around the base. The bottle looks quite old and I would love to know a bit of history of where it originated from.
  There was a White Horse pub at the bottom of New John St West on the corner of New Town Row
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: New John St West
« Last post by The Goalzone on September 24, 2020, 12:20:57 PM »
Goal Zone.....  I left in 1964 at 17 years of age and like you walked up Summer Lane to Brearley St


I also attended St Chads both junior and senior locations around 1957-64 time. We lived on Geach street and traveled up and down Summer lane many times.


Patrick Fay.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: New John St West
« Last post by Patrick Fay on September 23, 2020, 10:03:10 PM »
Goal Zone.....


I also attended St Chads both junior and senior locations around 1957-64 time. We lived on Geach street and traveled up and down Summer lane many times.


Patrick Fay.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Last post by Horton10 on September 23, 2020, 12:21:48 PM »
Hi there ... New to this Forum as of today. My grandparents lived in Heaton Street. I think we may be related. I had an Aunty Maud and Aunty Cissy ... Ring any bells? I really hope so. Many thanks.
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Old Birmingham / Re: White Horse Birmingham Glass Bottle
« Last post by Mulled Over on September 23, 2020, 07:59:13 AM »
It’s 20 and cm tall and 18cm around the base. The best way I can describe it is that it is clear glass and similar to the old small Schweppes tonic water bottles. The glass is quite thick which suggests there is some age to it. “White Horse”  and “Birmingham” are in small lettering around the base, the rest of the bottle is plain clear glass.
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