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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1012 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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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1013 on: May 22, 2019, 10:41:26 AM »
Looking along Charlotte Street from Holland Street toward Newhall Street.





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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1014 on: May 24, 2019, 10:11:02 AM »
In 1950 we are on Bromford Lane by Drews Lane of the cycle speedway track with the Bromford public house in the background. In 2019  we are in the same spot more or less and there is no speedway track and no Bromford pub.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1015 on: May 25, 2019, 01:32:58 PM »
Six ways Erdington from two directions, the first one from Gravelly Hill North and the second from Summer Road.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1016 on: May 28, 2019, 10:39:53 AM »
Marston Green Bickenhill Road.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1017 on: May 29, 2019, 02:53:11 PM »
Ashted Circus, once just known as the Ashted Row and Dartmouth Street junction and the particular corner we are concentrating was the home to Holbrooks Sauces. Then along came some of our EU partners one night and bombed the premises beyond economical repair.


The buildings lay in a derelict state for many years until along came the son of an Italian immigrant who promised to turn Birmingham into an example of how a modern city should be. On the whole he didn't do too bad a job of it except he had a predilection for putting pedestrians underground via a system of stairs ramps and tunnels which in turn made the motor car king. Though in recent year sanity has reared it head and the pedestrian has begun to be brought back to road level.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1018 on: May 30, 2019, 01:31:29 PM »
Ashted Circus, once just known as the Ashted Row and Dartmouth Street junction and the particular corner we are concentrating was the home to Holbrooks Sauces. Then along came some of our EU partners one night and bombed the premises beyond economical repair.


The buildings lay in a derelict state for many years until along came the son of an Italian immigrant who promised to turn Birmingham into an example of how a modern city should be. On the whole he didn't do too bad a job of it except he had a predilection for putting pedestrians underground via a system of stairs ramps and tunnels which in turn made the motor car king. Though in recent year sanity has reared it head and the pedestrian has begun to be brought back to road level.
My one granddad used to moan about all the subways.  He said the city had been turned into a rabbit warren  ;D
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1019 on: June 03, 2019, 04:32:46 PM »
The top of Edmund Street just before Chamberlain Square.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1020 on: June 04, 2019, 11:08:58 AM »
Upper Priory from early in the last century up to now, out of the three of them I have to say I prefer the architecture of the first image.
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« Reply #1021 on: June 04, 2019, 01:48:01 PM »
Upper Priory from early in the last century up to now, out of the three of them I have to say I prefer the architecture of the first image.
Me too.  Although the 2nd is not too bad!
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1022 on: June 05, 2019, 09:44:16 AM »
Snow Hill Railway Station entrance in the early 50's and then again as it is today.
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