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Old Birmingham / Re: Photo 'Stella' Brum 1947
« Last post by pubcollector on April 08, 2019, 07:03:51 PM »
I have only just caught up with this 'conversation': my mother was born at 13 Gooch Street in 1915 and moved to 186 Gooch Street about ten years later. Looking up Gooch Street (North) from Wrentham Street, the only works of any size was Hawkes Looking Glass & Cabinet Factory at the top, where Gooch Street met Bromsgrove Street. Looking up Kent Street from Hurst Street the Baths should be identifiable on the right - after Gooch Street crossroad. They were given a make-over in 1930 and had an art deco front. If the Stella picture is of that area, it has to be Lower Essex Street - but I am not convinced. Of course, the major snowfall of post-War times was in the 1946/7 winter. Benacre Street was off Gooch Street (South), more-or-less opposite Barford Street. I will post a plan of the top of Gooch Street in 1895 (a page from my book about my mother's early life).
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Old Birmingham / Re: Harry Lucas School
« Last post by Peg Monkey on April 08, 2019, 01:44:31 PM »
Christmas 1964 - my last Christmas at HLS. The Class Christmas Party was a bit on the sombre side. The girls of the form did a great catering job, the celebration was held in the library (our home classroom) and our teacher Mr Thomas try to lighten the mood with the odd party game, once the new year was out the way it would be down to serious revision for the forthcoming May 1965 CSE Exams.
Peg.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Last post by Peg Monkey on April 08, 2019, 01:35:48 PM »
Birfield Apprentice School 1965-66. In addition to the Craft Practice Exam apprentices followed a course that was biased towards theoretical engineering - Certificate attached.
Pity about the maths grade.
Peg.

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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Then & Now
« Last post by Phil on April 08, 2019, 01:34:51 PM »
Here we have Christchurch Passage itself, the first set of images from the New Street end and the second from Waterloo Street.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Then & Now
« Last post by JudithM on April 08, 2019, 12:51:41 PM »
Still in Victoria Square, looking at the Christchurch site over the years first the church, then the demolition of the church after that we have Galloways Corner and now we just Have Christchurch Passage leading up to Waterloo Street.
Such a shame they got rid of Galloways Corner.
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Old Birmingham / Re: DARWIN STREET
« Last post by roy one on April 06, 2019, 04:54:29 PM »

the sweet shop would have where the red x marks the spot 



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Old Birmingham / Re: DARWIN STREET
« Last post by Phil on April 06, 2019, 04:33:11 PM »
Hi Spen


Welcome to the forum, there were two coal yards in Darwin Street one at 93 owned by H Bayliss and the other at 206 owned by R Slater. Mind you that was in the mid 60's are we talking about earlier or later than that. I suppose the sweet shop on Moseley Road could have been the one I used if going to the Alhambra  Cinema called the Candy Box?
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Old Birmingham / Re: DARWIN STREET
« Last post by Spen on April 06, 2019, 04:17:00 PM »
i have found out that my grandad owned the coal business in Darwin street and my nan had sweet shop in moseley road near Leopold street.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Then & Now
« Last post by Phil on April 06, 2019, 02:54:28 PM »
Still in Victoria Square, looking at the Christchurch site over the years first the church, then the demolition of the church after that we have Galloways Corner and now we just Have Christchurch Passage leading up to Waterloo Street.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Then & Now
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on April 06, 2019, 02:39:45 PM »
Passed out as a Postman in that grand old building in 1982
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