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TPT.50

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #495 on: June 16, 2017, 07:17:23 AM »

Hi Phil,   When did the Crystal Palace disappear ?  it was obviously before my time (I'm 61) as we,  my wife and family were regular visitors to the park,- and can't recall it,


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« Reply #496 on: June 16, 2017, 07:13:52 PM »
Hi Tony,

Suttons Crystal Palace was built in the 1870's and used for entertainment & sport. The official date given for it's demolition is 1962, so you would have only been 6 or 7 then. Mind you I don't think there was much left to demolish by 1962.
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« Reply #497 on: June 16, 2017, 07:17:25 PM »
Out of Banners Gate and uphill along the Chester Road we come to the junction of Kings Rd & Jockey Rd with the Beggars Bush public house.
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« Reply #498 on: June 17, 2017, 05:51:46 AM »

Hi Phil,   Thank-You,   No wonder I couldn't remember it,  as you pointed out I was only a nipper then,  shame as I think it would of been well worth a look,


    Thanks again,      Tony.

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« Reply #499 on: June 17, 2017, 08:59:49 AM »

a photo of the crystal palace in Sutton


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« Reply #500 on: June 17, 2017, 02:30:25 PM »
making our way up Chester Road we come to the junction of Boldmere Road and looking back the way we have come we see the Baptist Church on our right. If we then turn back around we can see Chester Road railway station bridge in the distance.
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« Reply #501 on: June 18, 2017, 07:17:57 AM »

Hi Phil,    These shots just get better and better but of course you're right on the edge of "my manor"  so obviously I'm really enjoying them,    just one more thing, where was the actual location of the Crystal Palace as its really got me thinking?


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« Reply #502 on: June 18, 2017, 09:25:10 AM »
Tony

If you click on this link you will be taken to a site that tells you all about the Crystal Palace & Fairground complete with photos and maps.

http://www.sutton-coldfield.net/crystalpalace.html
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« Reply #503 on: June 18, 2017, 05:00:15 PM »
We are now back at the junction of Sutton Road where we will turn right and head into Erdington.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #504 on: June 19, 2017, 07:20:28 AM »

Hi Phil,    checked out the link and in a word FANTASTIC,  Thank-You so much,  I've never wished to be older than my present age but it looked like I really missed out there,


     Again Thank-You & Regards,       Tony.

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« Reply #505 on: June 19, 2017, 12:51:45 PM »
Tony

If you click on this link you will be taken to a site that tells you all about the Crystal Palace & Fairground complete with photos and maps.

http://www.sutton-coldfield.net/crystalpalace.html

Fascinating.  Thanks for the link.  :)
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