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Phil

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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #187 on: March 09, 2018, 11:09:39 AM »
Opposite Wellington Road we see Winson Green Prison, built as a prison in 1849 but we can be forgiven for thinking it was once a castle from the look of this image although the old gatehouse has now been replaced by a new one. A little further on we come to Foundry Road opposite and then we look back from Handswoth New Road the way we have just traveled.



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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #188 on: March 09, 2018, 11:30:27 AM »
Thanks for that, Phil and the pics of the old classic cars... great!
Onwards and upwards!

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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #189 on: March 09, 2018, 08:35:36 PM »

Opposite Wellington Road we see Winson Green Prison, built as a prison in 1849 but we can be forgiven for thinking it was once a castle from the look of this image although the old gatehouse has now been replaced by a new one. A little further on we come to Foundry Road opposite and then we look back from Handswoth New Road the way we have just traveled.


Phil yes this was the place in 1964 where Charles Wilson Great Train Robber fled to freedom, courtesy of an advert in the Evening Mail
I didn't buy the paper that day, but a neighbour lent me his copy . The ad read something like this Wilson in Winson vehicle ready about
4.00pm as I said its only rough recital but it definitely started Wilson in Winson  the vehicle by all accounts was on the other side of the wall he got over

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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #190 on: March 10, 2018, 02:49:45 PM »
Making our way down Handsworth New Road now and passing the school at Latimer Street followed by Bishop Latimer Church, Then we head under the two railway bridges on to Boulton Road.
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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #191 on: March 11, 2018, 03:44:06 PM »
We are now approaching the Soho Road junction at the end of Boulton Road, when reaching the junction we turn left onto Soho Road and we see the Red Lion public house on our left.
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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #192 on: March 12, 2018, 12:05:48 PM »
Still heading up Soho Road passing Murdock Road on our right when reaching Queens Head Road on our keft we turn right into Rookery Road.
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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #193 on: March 13, 2018, 01:37:26 PM »
Still heading up Soho Road passing Murdock Road on our right when reaching Queens Head Road on our keft we turn right into Rookery Road.

I had a friend who lived in Rookery Road.
"I know tomorrow's gonna taste like cake"

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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #194 on: March 13, 2018, 01:42:10 PM »
Heading downhill on Rookery Road past Park Terrace, then approaching Albert Road and then looking back to Albert Road.
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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #195 on: March 13, 2018, 01:51:46 PM »
Just before the Farcroft on the other side of the Road, Then the Farcroft itself, and then a little further up Rookery Road on the corner of Aylesford Road the Rookery Cinema that later became the Plaza and now has been replaced entirely by a large temple.
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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #196 on: March 13, 2018, 09:22:43 PM »

Heading downhill on Rookery Road past Park Terrace, then approaching Albert Road and then looking back to Albert Road.


Phil we dealt with an electrical contractor in the 70's who's offices were in Rookery Rd they owed us money , we were told you'll get pound for pound . He owed us 20,000 , the day of the creditors meeting it ended up as 0.10p in the pound . That said a couple of weeks later he was up and running again under a different name

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Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Reply #197 on: March 14, 2018, 04:18:26 PM »
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Limited Companies should never be allowed to take on more credit than the overall worth of the company, but if that were the case commerce would grind to a halt.


We are now reaching the end of Rookery Road as we pass Mervyn Road, and then the Methodist church and the the junction with Oxhill Road.
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