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RoyMcC

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1243 on: November 06, 2019, 04:20:23 PM »
The poor old Coach and Horses (not that I was ever in it). Has it taken on another use? I see there were plans to turn it into a sort of legal drugs café.

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1244 on: November 06, 2019, 08:20:47 PM »
Still on Edward Road, but this time down by Jakeman Road looking uphill toward Moseley Road.



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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1245 on: November 07, 2019, 11:58:43 AM »
Looking up New Street through the years.
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« Reply #1246 on: November 07, 2019, 01:37:05 PM »
Looking up New Street through the years.
Currently festooned with Christmas Market doings!
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« Reply #1247 on: November 07, 2019, 03:55:56 PM »
Currently festooned with Christmas Market doings!


Judith,


Don't get me going on that subject, it's sore point I still want to know why its not an English Market and is a Romanian one masquerading as a German Market.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1248 on: November 07, 2019, 07:18:47 PM »

Judith,


Don't get me going on that subject, it's sore point I still want to know why its not an English Market and is a Romanian one masquerading as a German Market.
 


I echo your thoughts Phil , I went once in the heyday never again each stall is a repetition of the last one , they all sell the same stuff
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1249 on: November 07, 2019, 07:25:19 PM »

Judith,


Don't get me going on that subject, it's sore point I still want to know why its not an English Market and is a Romanian one masquerading as a German Market.


Then why not have an English market? Also.
I know people who go each year, and they say how much they enjoy it.
It may not be a patch on the Christmas Markets in Germany, but, hey, let`s enjoy what there is.

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1250 on: November 10, 2019, 11:17:17 AM »
An early image of The Castle cinema on the corner of Chester Road and Timberley Lane Castle Bromwich and what the site looks like today.
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« Reply #1251 on: November 10, 2019, 12:15:37 PM »
The Drovers Arms which used to be on Smithfield Street which was at the bottom of Bradford Street.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1252 on: November 10, 2019, 12:18:33 PM »
Desecration. Bradford Street and its pubs ought to be left alone now. But I suspect it won't be.

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« Reply #1253 on: November 10, 2019, 04:00:46 PM »
An early image of The Castle cinema on the corner of Chester Road and Timberley Lane Castle Bromwich and what the site looks like today.


I saw 'Rock around the Clock' there in 1955. Because of Teddy Boy riots in London, the Castle Cinema was the only one locally that would show it so all the Teds in the area came. The police stood at the back and immediately ejected a couple that started dancing in the aisle. At that moment, someone let a banger off and there was uproar. No further trouble but the atmosphere was electric - magic!


On another occasion, I was caught letting my mate in through the back door.
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