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Phil

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1001 on: May 15, 2019, 08:57:42 AM »
Judith


Can anybody use the Universities new sports centre then?
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1002 on: May 15, 2019, 09:02:59 AM »
Bordesley High Street Deritend looking toward Alcester Street from the early 1900's up to today.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1003 on: May 15, 2019, 12:57:31 PM »
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Can anybody use the Universities new sports centre then?
Mostly, yes.  There are certain times where it is restricted for classes, but there are several public sessions for most of the activities.

I'm not sure how many of them you can just turn up for & pay as you go though, mostly you need to have a monthly pass.  The prices don't seem too dear to me.  Tthe swimming isn't that much dearer than a monthly pass for Northfield & there are better facilities & it's open for longer.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1004 on: May 15, 2019, 12:58:19 PM »
Bordesley High Street Deritend looking toward Alcester Street from the early 1900's up to today.
Hmmm, I wonder which of those views I prefer  ::)
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1005 on: May 15, 2019, 01:08:36 PM »

Judith,

1971 was the last time I swam at Northfield baths, my brother in law challenged me to a race for a tenner. I beat him by about a quarter of a length of the pool.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1006 on: May 15, 2019, 01:15:41 PM »
Judith,

1971 was the last time I swam at Northfield baths, my brother in law challenged me to a race for a tenner. I beat him by about a quarter of a length of the pool.
Not bad! A tenner was a lot back then as well  ;D
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1007 on: May 15, 2019, 02:22:08 PM »
Not bad! A tenner was a lot back then as well  ;D


It didn't matter, he had half of it back in beer in the Bell afterwards.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1008 on: May 17, 2019, 11:41:59 AM »
Small Heath looking down the Coventry Road from the junction of Arthur Street and the old bus and tram depot.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1009 on: May 17, 2019, 11:58:07 AM »
Any idea of date Phil? Or what that building on the right was? Interesting to see the cobbled road for grip.

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1010 on: May 17, 2019, 12:16:14 PM »
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The photo was taken in roughly 1914, and if you mean the commercial premises on the right then it was Mitchells Paper Mill and the building wasn't demolished until the 1970's I don't know if it was still a paper mill then, but I could find out if you wanted to know. The houses next door to the mill were demolished in the 1930's and replaced with maisonettes.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1011 on: May 20, 2019, 11:14:02 AM »
Just coming into Northfield now on the Bunbury Road at the junction of Woodlands Road.
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