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Re: Shops in Birmingham City Centre
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2008, 10:24:04 PM »
Jasper, I remember the Odeon restaurant. I don't think I'm hallucinating but were there fish tanks set into the walls that were backlit? I only went once, in 1964 when Mum took my brother and me to see The Beatles in Help!We youngsters moved seats because Mum seemed to think she was at The Perils of Pauline or some other silent film and kept shouting out "Look out Ringo!" or "Watch your backs lads!"
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Re: Shops in Birmingham City Centre
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2008, 11:57:25 PM »
Hi old goose, here's a few old pics of shops in the city
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Re: Shops in Birmingham City Centre
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2008, 12:00:19 AM »
I'll just keep putting them up one at a time as their file size is too big, even after I reduced them... Hope you like them....
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Re: Shops in Birmingham City Centre
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2008, 12:26:14 AM »
Hi Empty, welcome to the Forum, take what comes and enjoy it all..
Now I let out a loud Whoopy when I read you post, brilliant,great etc..
Yes there were fish tanks set into the walls......Its absolutely lovely that
someone at last has confirmed what I was sure of  a Restaurant at the Odeon.....        Can just imagine you Mum yelling out, old stupid lives alone but still does the odd chatback at the TV, just one of the joys of aging ,folk dont
think it at all strange.,(  I hope  ) thanks again..

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Re: Shops in Birmingham City Centre
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2008, 12:39:24 AM »
Bull Street
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Re: Shops in Birmingham City Centre
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2008, 01:24:39 AM »
Easy Row...
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Re: Shops in Birmingham City Centre
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2008, 06:09:52 PM »
Hi old goose yes I remember the beehive greys and Henrys and my favourite was C/A they were all together at the top of the Bullring I remember buying my first coat it cost me all of 19/11 Its great to bring back those lovely memories I still miss C/A why did they have to close and my other favorite store was Littlewoods they have now gone under  How long can British Home stores survive  rosinae

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Re: Shops in Birmingham City Centre
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2008, 07:15:44 PM »
And Henry's in Union St. I remember buying my mom Christmas decorations in January, as they were selling them off cheap. She thought I was mad spending my bit of money as I was only 10. I think she still has some of the balbs to this day, and that was over 40 years ago..... I used to love going up town as a kid. It was an adventure. The toy department top of Lewis's watching the train and racing car sets and looking at everything. Then upstairs to the restaurant if you had any money. I think it was either a half a crown or five bob for a Knickerbocker Glory. It was in a big long fluted glass and was dear, but it was worth it... Oh Happy Days!
I would love a day in the past as a 10 year old again.....
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Re: Shops in Birmingham City Centre
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2008, 07:50:43 PM »
Telstar,

I'm pretty sure we'd all like a day as a 10 year old - the 'wonder' of discovery.

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Re: Shops in Birmingham City Centre
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2008, 09:42:06 PM »


Not a special day just a day(s)
A day  in my life as a 10 year old, well I was being fitted for a gasmask,
given an identity card, queuing up for groceries un rationed as then.
watching the planes from either side up in the sky, being yelled at to get
undercover, collecting metal for the heap in the playground,being told that
in future it was half day only at school (whoopee), not all these things on one
day of course but...............lunch ,, blackbread with marge and grated carrots
1d per slice.........Helping Mum stock the shelves (we had a corner shop)
minding my sister who was into everything and I got blamed..No I wont put
more once I get started its like an express train I dont stop..........Memories

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Re: Shops in Birmingham City Centre
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2008, 09:47:17 PM »
Jasper, Please don't stop - it's fascinating...