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JudithM

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Re: Gas Street Basin - old photographs
« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2019, 01:27:35 PM »
Hi Judy, your hardwork has paid off - as far as I'm concerned you've nailed it. It appears what I thought was some kind of sign is the framed open rooftop of The Royal Angus. Well done!
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It just looked so familiar, I worked right by it for a number of years.  When I first mentioned that it might be that on 14th Jan & no-one agreed I started to doubt myself so went looking for pictures  ;D
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Re: Gas Street Basin - old photographs
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2019, 01:32:27 PM »
In this photo taken in the same year as the Gas Street Basin photo 1975 in the lower right hand quadrant there are three buildings the Post & Mail building, Lloyd House, and the one that has been settled on last on the right Kennedy Tower, which is now the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Snow Hill Plaza.

That's a really interesting photo & confirms a memory I have.  Snow Hill Station roof is still in place, which is how I remember it when we used to park there when I had my visits to the child clinic for the Eye Hospital.  I was wondering whether it was a false memory based on photos, but this shows it still there in 1975, years after I first attended the clinic.
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« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2019, 01:53:46 PM »
Good work, Phil, you share the honours with Judy, now, here's the thing - having established that the elusive tower block was Kennedy Tower in 1975, it rules out "7" as the Dental School - it must be Lloyd House. What do you think?
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Yes obviously I was wrong with my first guess when I said 5 was Lloyd House, it's now pretty plain that 5 is Kennedy Tower and 7 is Lloyd house.
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« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2019, 04:10:42 PM »
One thing is for sure, my knowledge of the city is all the richer for the excercise. I have to confess to having no knowledge of Kennedy Tower at all, was it a commecial or residential block?
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« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2019, 02:35:24 PM »
Hi Folks, as promised here is the final version of the 1975 Cityscape, thanks to everyone who contributed. My knowledge of Gas St at that time is confined to The Factory NIghclub (near The Opposite Lock Club, a venue I didn't frequent) so I really can't hazard a guess where this shot was taken from, probably from the 15+ story of a tower block, not on Gas St, one suggestion was from Cumberland House on Granville St, but checking my aging copy (2013) of The Birmingham A-Z this seem unlikely.
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« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2019, 10:27:32 PM »
Hi Folks, as promised here is the final version of the 1975 Cityscape, thanks to everyone who contributed. My knowledge of Gas St at that time is confined to The Factory NIghclub (near The Opposite Lock Club, a venue I didn't frequent) so I really can't hazard a guess where this shot was taken from, probably from the 15+ story of a tower block, not on Gas St, one suggestion was from Cumberland House on Granville St, but checking my aging copy (2013) of The Birmingham A-Z this seem unlikely.
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Peg my guess would be St Nicholas House otherwise known to me as Rail House top of Berkely St and broad street about 15 floors there
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« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2019, 12:58:52 PM »

Peg my guess would be St Nicholas House otherwise known to me as Rail House top of Berkely St and broad street about 15 floors there

The side of Rail House is in the photo (number 17), but the image on this link shows another building behind it, partly obscured by trees, which juts out enough to get that angle (they'd probably have had a telephoto lens).

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=CC80E190510C50D18840F64358DA4EA74B898C9B&thid=OIP.a7P9V0G_m__j37y5yyLenwHaFE&mediaurl=http%3A%2F%2Fepapers.bham.ac.uk%2F314%2F1%2Fbb0143.jpg&exph=1868&expw=2728&q=rail+house+birmingham&selectedindex=0&ajaxhist=0&vt=0

Does anyone know what that building was/is.  I think it is where the Travellodge is now (could even be the same building as it looks like it could date from the era) -

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=422861F927DF2BC51EE5E680A4B2B41745E9F367&thid=OIP.pY_tlIMT6coSWLLKZAgx7wHaLI&mediaurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hotelbeds.com%2Fgiata%2F14%2F143506%2F143506a_hb_a_002.jpg&exph=600&expw=399&q=travellodge+hotel+broad+st+birmingham&selectedindex=6&cbir=sbi&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&eim=1,6
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Re: Gas Street Basin - old photographs
« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2019, 03:27:51 PM »
Judith


I have to be honest the only high rise building I can think of along that end of Broad Street I can think of in 1968 would have been Auchinleck House on the corner of Islington Row at Five Ways. Yes there were other high rise buildings but nothing that tall that I can remember.
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« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2019, 08:52:39 PM »
The side of Rail House is in the photo (number 17), but the image on this link shows another building behind it, partly obscured by trees, which juts out enough to get that angle (they'd probably have had a telephoto lens).

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=CC80E190510C50D18840F64358DA4EA74B898C9B&thid=OIP.a7P9V0G_m__j37y5yyLenwHaFE&mediaurl=http%3A%2F%2Fepapers.bham.ac.uk%2F314%2F1%2Fbb0143.jpg&exph=1868&expw=2728&q=rail+house+birmingham&selectedindex=0&ajaxhist=0&vt=0

Does anyone know what that building was/is.  I think it is where the Travellodge is now (could even be the same building as it looks like it could date from the era) -

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=422861F927DF2BC51EE5E680A4B2B41745E9F367&thid=OIP.pY_tlIMT6coSWLLKZAgx7wHaLI&mediaurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hotelbeds.com%2Fgiata%2F14%2F143506%2F143506a_hb_a_002.jpg&exph=600&expw=399&q=travellodge+hotel+broad+st+birmingham&selectedindex=6&cbir=sbi&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&eim=1,6


Judith that building that used to be above Lee Longlands on the corner of Granville St/Broad St which I think may have belonged to BT, is that still there or was it there possibly to take this photo at the time ?
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Re: Gas Street Basin - old photographs
« Reply #53 on: February 01, 2019, 01:00:32 PM »

Judith that building that used to be above Lee Longlands on the corner of Granville St/Broad St which I think may have belonged to BT, is that still there or was it there possibly to take this photo at the time ?

The building I posted the link to (the 2nd link) is still there.  It's a Travelodge Hotel now & yes, it's adjacent to Lee Longlands (also still there). You can see it at the left hand edge of this picture -

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=FE81719A8C2ED87CBCC9682F3F13041F0A54C546&thid=OIP.096nlCck59kRULRI-pe6zAHaE7&mediaurl=http%3A%2F%2Fi4.birminghammail.co.uk%2Fincoming%2Farticle268569.ece%2FALTERNATES%2Fs615%2Flonglands-5.jpg&exph=409&expw=615&q=lee+longlands+birmingham&selectedindex=6&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&eim=6
 
Auchinleck House I think is too far away to get a shot like that - even with a good telephoto lens. 
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Re: Gas Street Basin - old photographs
« Reply #54 on: February 01, 2019, 02:30:57 PM »
With the Gas St Basin 1975 Landmark ID Project successfully completed only one thing remains........ O0
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