Author Topic: Then & Now  (Read 107801 times)

astoness

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #869 on: January 29, 2019, 07:27:42 PM »
well at least one building is still there phil... O0

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #870 on: February 01, 2019, 07:10:43 PM »
Acocks Green Village in 1967 and again some 52 years later today.



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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #871 on: February 02, 2019, 03:39:40 PM »
Merritts Brook Lane from the bottom of what is now Vinyard Road looking toward Bell Holloway.
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« Reply #872 on: February 04, 2019, 03:22:43 PM »
Brooklyn Farm Technical College Kingstanding, not long after it opened and as it is today now renamed James Watt College.


We visited this college from my school at the beginning of what would have been my third year at Dennis Road School, this was the coach excursion that got me banned from all school trips. Messing about with the escape door at the rear of the coach I caused the alarm to go off. The coach driver had to stop the coach and walk to the back of the coach and secure the door. This obviously meritted 4 strokes of the cane across the rump my name being placed in the punishment book (again) and a ban on all other school trips for as long as I remained at the school.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #873 on: February 04, 2019, 04:18:18 PM »
You naughty boy.     ;)   
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« Reply #874 on: February 04, 2019, 06:00:17 PM »
You naughty boy.     ;)


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If that had been my  biggest pickle that I got in to at Dennis Road I would have been a happy bunny.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #875 on: February 13, 2019, 12:57:18 PM »
 Not a road or area that I have any great personal knowledge of, it's Highbridge Road Wylde Green Sutton Coldfield. No great changes here as far as I can see, the photographer of the original photo must have been standing with the bridge that the road is obviously named for to his rear.
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« Reply #876 on: February 14, 2019, 09:37:02 AM »
We are standing at the end of Dale End looking at the junction of Stafford Street and Coleshill Street. No date with the original photo, but I would guess shortly before WWII. Though  whenever it was there is nothing of this view left today as can be seen in the later image.
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« Reply #877 on: February 14, 2019, 10:11:11 AM »
The Milk Bar on the corner turned into an Indian Resturant,in the 50s.Think it was called the SHAH JAHN.Eat there many times with my future wife O0

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« Reply #878 on: February 14, 2019, 10:14:29 AM »
Ment to say was before the war.There are no traffic lights there.Used to get held up at the lights on my bike making me late to clock in for work at Marsh & Baxters

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #879 on: February 14, 2019, 12:43:26 PM »
Looking up Moat Lane from 1812 to the present times.
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