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frederick

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2008, 09:43:54 AM »
i still think the back of the church is added on it even looks modern to the steeple
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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2008, 10:52:17 AM »
i still think the back of the church is added on it even looks modern to the steeple

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The body of the church may be new, the tower is of a stone construction so it may have been cleaned at sometime by sand blasting or pressure washing. The steeple would be of a slate and timber construction, so those types of cleaning would not be used on it for fear of damage.

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #79 on: October 31, 2008, 12:56:36 PM »
The tower I would say is built of red sandstone. Quarried in Runcorn and known as Cheshire stone. It was used extensively by Victorian architects in the 19th century. It was shipped by canal to birmingham and was used quite a lot in the construction of public buildings and churchs. It was a very popular and affordable stone and was also used in building many private and grand houses of the day.

There were as many as 40-50 popular stones from various quarries also used in construction throughout the country. Portland white and brown stone being another notable quarried in Dorset. A favourite of mine being a a white Mansfield which was quarried along with yellow and red Mansfield in Nottinghamshire. White Mansfield had a yellow hue through it which became more visible when wet or in different light. Under direct sunlight it comes into it's own and can bring a building to life on a summers day.

From the picture it looks as if the rest of the building was added at a later date and appears to be constructed of a granite. St Margarets was founded in the thirteenth century, so had a long time to evolve.....

I am only guessing by looking at the photo.....

Please do not hold me to this if I'm wrong.......

As, pardon the pun...  My view isn't carved in stone  ;)  ;)  ;)  O0 :2funny:
 
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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #80 on: October 31, 2008, 05:11:10 PM »
....and very old fellow said that the pews have had woodworm for just over 500 years

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #81 on: November 01, 2008, 09:16:32 PM »
Jasper

What is it with this St Margarets School? is it secret. Did James Bond go there?  I cant find a photo anywhere. One tiny line drawing and thats off the school website. I'll keep looking. Heres a couple of modern photo's of the Towers and the Scott Arms.

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« Reply #82 on: November 01, 2008, 09:57:11 PM »
Yes I remember the Towers and its having a clean up,looked good in '88.
Scott arms well I must say I prefer the old one,today the pubs have lost
all their character and look the same as each other......Here the pubs did
look like great barns but now they have got civilised,are smaller,nicer seating
not stools up at a table.....Course that was the 6oclock swill days.the pubs
closed at 6 and after leaving work all the men (no women allowed) went to
down as many pints as they could, these got served in big jugs and they got
taken back for refills when empty,if I remember right one jug held about 8normal tumblers.no laws then about drink drive etc it was the done thing.
 

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2008, 09:58:03 PM »
Yes I remember the Towers and its having a clean up,looked good in '88.
Scott arms well I must say I prefer the old one,today the pubs have lost
all their character and look the same as each other......Here the pubs did
look like great barns but now they have got civilised,are smaller,nicer seating
not stools up at a table.....Course that was the 6oclock swill days.the pubs
closed at 6 and after leaving work all the men (no women allowed) went to
down as many pints as they could, these got served in big jugs and they got
taken back for refills when empty,if I remember right one jug held about 8normal tumblers.no laws then about drink drive etc it was the done thing.
  

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #84 on: November 01, 2008, 10:02:59 PM »

Str Margarets School...my children went there...........
The School lay well back from the road with a long drive leading up to it.
It was rather old but the layout very good.........Mr White the Headmaster
in1970 and before, was a stickler for manners,and females always came first
if an adult went into a classroom every child had to standup till told to sit again.My daughter told him before she left she would do his job when she
grew up because he was good.......She is now a Deputy Principal******

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« Reply #85 on: November 01, 2008, 10:24:49 PM »
Hi Phil,                Knew I,d got this someplace,
dont know why but I kept it off the lads blazer.............St.Margarets School ::)

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #86 on: November 05, 2008, 01:27:56 AM »
MomJaz,

Why does the badge have a ''Staffordshire'' emblem - the reef knot?    It really is true the Gt Barr wasn't part of Brum and that you're really foreigners...come on admit, you're Black Country, not brummies... ;D

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #87 on: November 05, 2008, 04:17:36 AM »


Oh hell my secret is found out....sob sob

Told you I lived in W.Brom till I was 16..............but parts of Gt.Barr have a
boundry with Walsall/ West Brom/ B,ham so take your  pick*from 16 to 27
it was plain Gt.Barr then married and a bit of all....Our one garden was very long
and if a line had been drawn down the middle you would have been in Walsal
one side B,ham the other.Satisfied with that explanation or do you need pictures?