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Phil

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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #462 on: January 01, 2019, 06:37:12 PM »
Hi Steve


Welcome to the forum, it's true that most of the "old Birmingham" has gone, but there are still a few treasures about and thankfully some are being restored, but regretfully and to Birmingham's shame some are just being left to fall down in their own time.
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #463 on: January 28, 2019, 02:47:36 PM »
I've already posted one image of this passage from the Worcester Street end back in 2010, but this one is from the High Street end, it's Swan Passage off the top end of the Bull Ring and would have been where the Rotunda is now.
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #464 on: February 07, 2019, 04:02:07 PM »
While not an alleyway as such but seeing some of the pics I have a query.
Perhaps Phil or some one else with a huge route into ancient Brum
My ancestors came out of Shropshire into Tipton and eventually lived in Swallow Street. This would have been in the 2nd half of the 19th century.
The only Swallow Street that seems to fit ran alongside what was in my youth, the old market hall 1940s/ 50s. Can anyone confirm that there were dwellings along thar street at any time?

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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #465 on: February 07, 2019, 07:24:30 PM »
Empson


The only Swallow Street I can find from the 1800's up to current times was the one that ran from Hill Street to Suffolk Street and had the Golden Eagle public house on the Hill Street corner.


The two photos I post here are one from the Hill Street end in the 1950'a and the other (colour) from the Suffolk Street end shows a couple of houses at that end.
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #466 on: February 07, 2019, 08:26:30 PM »
Empson. I'm sure I posted a photo of the houses in Swallow Street somewhere. Somewhere I have a copy of all the streets, and the number of occupants in each house I will have to find it out.
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #467 on: February 07, 2019, 10:46:10 PM »
This map shows that in c1889 there were two courts in swallow St


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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #468 on: February 07, 2019, 10:48:25 PM »
And here are the inhabitants on th electoral roll in 1912 (the earliest date where this is online)


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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #469 on: February 07, 2019, 11:04:00 PM »
I don't know how you done it, amazing but reply 466 was just about to do the same.
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Re: Passages and Alleyways of Birmingham
« Reply #470 on: March 08, 2019, 09:31:08 AM »
Crick Lane Handsworth runs from Rose Hill Road bt King Edwards Grammar School across Broughton Road, Holly Lane (see b & w photo) and ends at Hamstead Road (see modern map). It has been around since the early 1700's when it used to be the access lane to Crick farm, but now it mostly serves as garage & rear access to all the properties that have been built over the last 300 years (see modern image).
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