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Phil

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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2009, 02:52:31 PM »
our door was francis the market people.one day them and the police were trying catch  a huge spider down the passage.it was in a box of fruit.and jumped out.
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you sure you just didn't have the DT's after a rough night in the Woodman or the Albion?
 
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2009, 02:55:36 PM »
Heres one some of you should remember, an unusual little street off Bristol St near the Horsefair. Little Bow Street.
 
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2009, 03:12:22 PM »
hi.no phil it is true.the passage ran from op clair auctions.i cant remember the name of the road. ps i dont drink much,i spill most of it lol ;D
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2009, 05:02:42 PM »
Thanks Phil,
 
It was terrific for ducking and diving away, as well as being attractive in its own way.
 
Do you know if it still exists?
 
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2009, 05:15:50 PM »
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It used to stand where The Night Out nightclub was build, this became the Dome I think and the the Academy I think, I can't keep up with these night clubs now I no longer use them.
 
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2009, 05:33:55 PM »
Phil,
 
All these places were after my time as a lad.
 
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #39 on: December 28, 2009, 07:55:04 AM »
Phil you are correct about the Night out, Dome, Academy.  SB 
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2010, 11:35:33 PM »
Phil,
 
This has been a superb collection of alleyways, passages and narrow entries or lanes.  All of these places were fascinating, sometimes scary, but well worth recording here.
 
I have just come across this image of St Martin's Row, off Broad Street.  I see from the old A to Z that it connected with Cambridge Street.
 
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2010, 11:09:05 AM »
Hi Brian
 
Brilliant photo, I hadn't seen that one before. I have several taken from the other direction but none from that angle. Needless to say I have helped myself to a copy.
 
I must look out some more to add to the thread.
 
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2010, 11:39:37 AM »
and I bet today if you wanted to buy one of the houses in that passage, would cost you the earth,..J2
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2010, 12:08:28 PM »
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St Peter Place has long gone and so have the houses. I think today the land they were built on would make a fortune, I'm not so sure of the houses. As it is in the middle of Birmingham's entertainment centre now, the noise would be unbearable plus because of Birmingham's shortage of public loo's you would wake every morning to a river of "P" in the alley.
 
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