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JudithM

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1056 on: July 03, 2019, 01:12:54 PM »
Great photographs. In the sepia one, notice the tram lines. Hagley road was a tram route at one time, and I believe for a very short time a "first class " tram was tried out.
Ironically, they are now digging up the road under Five Ways island to put the tram lines back in.....

http://metroalliance.co.uk/construction-of-five-ways-underpass-well-underway/
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« Reply #1057 on: July 03, 2019, 01:32:14 PM »
Great photographs. In the sepia one, notice the tram lines. Hagley road was a tram route at one time, and I believe for a very short time a "first class " tram was tried out.


I read somewhere that the residents of Hagley Road did prevent the trams from running along there for a long time but eventually they had to put up with it, and I think the number 34 ran as far as Bearwood.
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« Reply #1058 on: July 03, 2019, 03:20:32 PM »
I had to remove the Deritend High Street image because of complications but here it is again with a slight alteration.




Deritend High Street during the years 1875 to 2019 from Alcester Street to Chapel House Street
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« Reply #1059 on: July 04, 2019, 11:16:57 AM »
A couple images showing that things rarely change in the suburbs, both these images are from the Marston Green area. The first one is Bickenhill Road near lyndon Croft, the second is Elmdon Lane near Land Lane. Not many changes except for the trees getting bigger.
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« Reply #1060 on: July 04, 2019, 05:03:33 PM »
The fringes around the airport development which will therefore be as traffic-quiet these days as they were pre-War.

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« Reply #1061 on: July 04, 2019, 05:10:48 PM »
The airport runway extension as become much closer to Hampton-In-Arden.
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« Reply #1062 on: July 04, 2019, 06:32:57 PM »
Digging up at Five Ways! (6 ways, actually, as Calthorpe Road was a late development.) The ghosts of all the old masters and pupils of KEGSFW will be stirring on full-moon nights!!

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« Reply #1063 on: July 05, 2019, 12:13:11 PM »
The site of The Theatre Royal on New Street from when the theatre was built up until today.
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« Reply #1064 on: July 05, 2019, 01:25:02 PM »
 
Digging up at Five Ways! (6 ways, actually, as Calthorpe Road was a late development.) The ghosts of all the old masters and pupils of KEGSFW will be stirring on full-moon nights!!
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« Reply #1065 on: July 06, 2019, 12:08:10 PM »
Brighton Road, Balsall Heath looking up past the railway bridge that one time was the location of the local station towards Moseley Road.
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« Reply #1066 on: July 06, 2019, 01:22:58 PM »
The same bridge looking in the other direction towards Ladypool Road
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