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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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