Author Topic: Then & Now  (Read 112231 times)

Edmund Fifield

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1111 on: August 04, 2019, 09:48:05 AM »
Wonder if the shop almost opposite ever sold all the watches .They always had a Sale on remember

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« Reply #1112 on: August 05, 2019, 01:07:54 PM »
Judith


Now this is what I would describe as bland.

I remember that new building going up & being upset at what they demolished to put it there. 
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« Reply #1113 on: August 05, 2019, 01:08:50 PM »
Judith


A bit more blandness for you, looking down Park Road toward Aston Parish church.
Green blandness though  ;)
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« Reply #1114 on: August 05, 2019, 01:09:55 PM »

Phil I used to love looking at that crow or whatever it is with spectacles on
I wonder if it still exists somewhere, in some collection or other.  Would make a great museum piece now.
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« Reply #1115 on: August 12, 2019, 11:51:34 AM »
I wonder if it still exists somewhere, in some collection or other.  Would make a great museum piece now.


Judith


I have no idea, but I would hope it was. I'll see if I can find out anything.
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« Reply #1116 on: August 12, 2019, 11:53:38 AM »
Looking down Vicarage Road and All Saints Road from Kings Heath High Street.
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« Reply #1117 on: August 15, 2019, 02:36:01 PM »
We are now in Balsall Heath a stones throw away from Calthorpe Park at the Cox Street West end of Clevedon Road. The bomb site behind the two ladies would have been the site of the Parker Osborn factory that was bombed out during the war.
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« Reply #1118 on: August 16, 2019, 03:38:40 PM »
New Street and High Street corner through the years.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1119 on: August 16, 2019, 08:28:23 PM »
Wow, look at that completely vacant site there - early 60s? Three completely different buildings on that corner.

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« Reply #1120 on: August 20, 2019, 11:45:34 AM »
Roy


That completely vacant site you mention was know (and still is by some) as The Big Top, that is because after it was bombed during WW2 it was cleared and used for circus performances and when it wasn't being used by the circus it was used as a car park. It served these purposes right up until that section of New Street, High Street and Union Street became the first site to be redeveloped in the mid 1950's.


This set of images show the progression of the big top site.
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« Reply #1121 on: August 20, 2019, 01:11:25 PM »
Roy


That completely vacant site you mention was know (and still is by some) as The Big Top, that is because after it was bombed during WW2 it was cleared and used for circus performances and when it wasn't being used by the circus it was used as a car park. It served these purposes right up until that section of New Street, High Street and Union Street became the first site to be redeveloped in the mid 1950's.


This set of images show the progression of the big top site.
I did wonder why it was called that!  Now I know.

I remember the post office at the back of Smiths being called the Big Top post office & still think of there as that name.
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