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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by mikejee on June 19, 2018, 05:05:29 PM »
No, But I will say that when I said I thought a lot of people on here would have gone past it, That was because there is something else immediately opposite where they would have gone
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by Phil on June 19, 2018, 05:02:16 PM »
Yes Phil, you are correct


and you are not going to say which one are you?
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by roy one on June 19, 2018, 04:51:59 PM »

nice easy one its in brum but where?


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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by mikejee on June 19, 2018, 04:21:19 PM »
Yes Phil, you are correct
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by Phil on June 19, 2018, 02:23:53 PM »
Mike I would say the main building was either a college, hospital or workhouse.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by mikejee on June 19, 2018, 01:35:41 PM »
Phil
It is on a main road, but not one directly out of Birmingham,  but a road which I think a lot of people will have gone down.It was built as the lodge to another building , as shown in red on the 1887  map below, There is still a building on the site of the main building, which may contain part of the old building but looks different, as there ar eno long wings out on either side. Will give another clue tomorrow
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Rackhams
« Last post by JudithM on June 19, 2018, 01:28:14 PM »
I've mentioned about this in another thread, but according to someone in management that I saw on the news one of the main reasons the store in Town is to close is the rental costs for the building.  I guess there isn't much foot traffic for it now either with most shoppers heading to the Bull Ring so profit margins are slim, if not non-existant. 

The Solihull store was not on the list of pending closures.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44394948
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Rackhams
« Last post by Phil on June 19, 2018, 01:09:20 PM »
Why anyone shops at Primark is beyond me, I only ever had one shirt from there once. I admit that in the box it looked the business. I wore it once and after it was washed it would have just about fitted my seven year old grandson at the time.


Yes I used to shop at the cheaper end of the market when I was younger, M & J's on Ladypool Road and Nelson House in town and even Henry's department store, but at least their clothes would wash half a dozen times before they became like a piece of rag.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by Phil on June 19, 2018, 01:01:40 PM »
Spud


There is no doubt that part of Lincoln Road and perhaps part of the bridge comes under Olton, but as I say I think the border runs down the middle of Lincoln Road and the bridge. Cartwrights have gone now and I think E H Smith now have most of that wharf it runs right down to Hemmings & Morris the boat builders just short of the bridge in question. I think they are shopfitters now but they were good friends of my father from when they were in Bordesley Green, the thing is although in Olton they have a Acocks Green post code (B27).
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by Phil on June 19, 2018, 12:41:29 PM »
Sorry Phil. I sort of assumued, that when I said many would have passed it, that you wouldn realise it was still there. The photo was taken within the last month. To be fair, although the front of the building can be seen by passing people, it is the side on the right that is along the road on which they pass . the photo was taken from th ecorner of that road


Mike I didn't think that it had gone now, I was just enquiring if it the house and surroundings would look older now. So are we to assume that this building is on a main route in or out of Birmingham because if it were a side street there would not be much chance of spotting it in passing?
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