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Steve

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Old Library Demolition
« on: July 24, 2016, 03:48:24 PM »
A bit light, but best I can do. By Oona MacDonald of Stourbridge.

From Shropshire Star, 23.7.16

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Re: Old Library Demolition
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 04:18:26 PM »
Steve this is a little better.
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Re: Old Library Demolition
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 04:27:42 PM »
Cheers Phil O0
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Re: Old Library Demolition
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 04:49:41 PM »
If they were to show a shot of digging down deeper, you would see the manholes I built as an apprentice bricklayer.
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Re: Old Library Demolition
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016, 08:45:32 AM »



just a little bit of a make over
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Re: Old Library Demolition
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2016, 09:32:32 AM »
Nice one Roy, but I can't find any gorilla's.
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Re: Old Library Demolition
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2016, 06:12:18 PM »
Good photo Steve. The BMAG is a lovely building.

I am incredulous that back in the 1970s they thought it quite acceptable to knock the stonework off the BMAG to put in the RSJ girders for the link bridge. It was absolute desecration. I suppose it reflects the attitude way back then. They had no regard for the past.

I hope they will bother to put the missing stone work back.

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Re: Old Library Demolition
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2016, 06:14:31 PM »
Good photo Steve. The BMAG is a lovely building.

I am incredulous that back in the 1970s they thought it quite acceptable to knock the stonework off the BMAG to put in the RSJ girders for the link bridge. It was absolute desecration. I suppose it reflects the attitude way back then. They had no regard for the past.

I hope they will bother to put the missing stone work back.
Thanks to Oona MacDonald.    Still waiting for some of the old clocks to be returned since WW2, Some hopes.
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2016, 06:16:35 PM »
Thanks to Oona MacDonald.    Still waiting for some of the old clocks to be returned since WW2, Some hopes.

Old clocks, what old clocks Steve?

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Re: Old Library Demolition
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2016, 06:19:59 PM »
Old clocks, what old clocks Steve?
Apparently they were removed from buildings during the war, either because the buildings they were on were damaged or for protection.
In the '70's local radio had a campaign going to get the Council to locate & restore them, but I don't recall much happening.
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2016, 05:46:01 PM »
Apparently they were removed from buildings during the war, either because the buildings they were on were damaged or for protection.
In the '70's local radio had a campaign going to get the Council to locate & restore them, but I don't recall much happening.

Interesting, never heard of that. Was it just clocks?  The Big Brum clocks are original though aren't they?