Author Topic: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham  (Read 87695 times)

astoness

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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #451 on: September 05, 2018, 10:58:42 PM »
i can see chapel st and masshouse lane phil and a timber yard marked but cant see button alley..mind you i do have an eye test next week ;D

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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #452 on: September 05, 2018, 11:06:36 PM »
Lyn


That's why I said I would ask Dennis the next time I have chance to ask him, It's not named on the map I posted.
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #453 on: September 05, 2018, 11:25:00 PM »
Lyn This is the reference in Showell


https://archive.org/stream/showellsdictiona00harm#page/192/search/button+alley


And below is a much later map that shows the street that I indicated as Bishop Street, but I see nothing about Button Street being a forerunner of Masshouse Lane. I must have a word with Dennis.
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mikejee

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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #454 on: September 06, 2018, 12:11:36 AM »
Here is that part of the Bradford map that marks button alley

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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #455 on: September 06, 2018, 09:39:36 AM »
Mike


Is that in the Paul Leslie Lane book Birmingham a History in Maps because I couldn't find it?
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #456 on: September 06, 2018, 05:36:42 PM »
It took a time to get here but thanks to Dennis Williams for pinpointing Button Alley. Pity he's not been active on the forum for 2 years but lets hope he makes a come back with other interesting history of Birmingham. 
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #457 on: September 07, 2018, 08:37:24 AM »
Phil
It was fromthenow defunct Mapseeker site, the owner of which published thenbook. Not all maps on the site went into the book