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mw0njm

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1210 on: October 06, 2019, 12:51:41 PM »

No it was on the opposite corner to where the Swan was, if you look behind the clock on the "then" photo you will see the Old Swan, as you can see the building that replaced the new Swan on the "now" photo.
           thanks phil. any idear the date the petrol station was there.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1211 on: October 06, 2019, 03:33:53 PM »
           thanks phil. any idear the date the petrol station was there.


Although Colliers remained until the 1970's I think the garage went in the 1960's when the road was widened and made into an underpass. Though later in the 70's the whole site was taken over by B & Q and since then it has had several different owners, the latest being Farm Foods I believe.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1212 on: October 07, 2019, 09:04:54 AM »
The junction of Alum Rock Road and Brook Hill Road and the then new Co-op Shop number 30.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1213 on: October 07, 2019, 09:06:51 AM »
The junction of Aston Hall Road and Sutherland Street.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1214 on: October 07, 2019, 12:58:40 PM »
Standing in the Bull Ring outside Woolworths looking down Spiceal Street in 1959, and the same view today.
Oh dear...

It's stretching things to call it a 'view' these days  ::)
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1215 on: October 07, 2019, 04:24:03 PM »
Oh dear...

It's stretching things to call it a 'view' these days  ::)


Judith I couldn't agree more, it looks like a collection of sheds to me, I think they build this way today because buildings have a life span of far less now than they used to.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1216 on: October 07, 2019, 06:28:25 PM »
The junction of Alum Rock Road and Brook Hill Road and the then new Co-op Shop number 30.
............... then i used that shop. a lot. very handy too it was
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1217 on: October 08, 2019, 07:19:55 AM »
Phil,
Your first photo Aston Hall rd what was the box on a stand used for, was it something to do with the Police.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1218 on: October 08, 2019, 08:08:30 AM »
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It was a police call box for use in the days before mobile phones and personal radios, when public call boxes were not on every street corner as they later became.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1219 on: October 08, 2019, 01:52:10 PM »
Gas Street canal basin back in the day, in reality this frontage view looks no different than today. It's the background that has changed,
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1220 on: October 08, 2019, 02:23:53 PM »
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I've just seen that when I said the box on the photo of Aston Hall Road was a police call box I was more than likely in error, it's actually a street pillar fire alarm.
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