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Phil

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1067 on: July 10, 2019, 02:08:22 PM »
Looking up Conybere Street from Gooch Street towards the corner of William Edward Street with Doctor MacGregors surgery on the corner.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1068 on: July 10, 2019, 02:40:26 PM »
Aah, the old Morris Traveller. My dad had a second hand one of those. The wood started to rot something `orrible.

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1069 on: July 11, 2019, 08:10:38 AM »
If the houses had to go then at least we have trees and green space in their place.

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1070 on: July 11, 2019, 08:32:52 AM »
If the houses had to go then at least we have trees and green space in their place.


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There are a lot of green spaces around Balsall Heath now, but the houses were replaced by little boxes that all look the same, and they will become the slums of the future.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1071 on: July 12, 2019, 09:23:31 AM »
The River Cole at Foremans Road Sparkhill when it was just a ford, and again with the bridge that replaced it.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1072 on: July 13, 2019, 05:19:36 PM »
thanks phil...i think we tend to forget just how many fords we had all over birmingham...nice photo


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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1073 on: July 13, 2019, 08:51:46 PM »
Do I remember a ford down Buckland Ends Lane, where it met the river Cole?

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1074 on: July 14, 2019, 09:00:03 AM »
Regarding the Bridge on Formans Road. My Great Grand Father was killed at this crossing he fell from a ladder.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1075 on: July 20, 2019, 06:11:35 PM »
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Was he working on building the bridge?
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1076 on: July 21, 2019, 12:13:14 PM »
The Glebe public house at the junction of Kitts Green Road and Glebe Farm Road.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1077 on: July 22, 2019, 12:32:25 PM »
We are now standing on New Street at the junction of Stephenson Place looking up Corporation Street. The first image of New Street must have been taken prior to 1878 before Corporation Street was cut trough. Then the next image is from the early 1900's, and then one from the 1950's and the final one is what it looks like today.
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