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Coastal

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Re: landmarks of brum city center
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2016, 04:31:38 PM »
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Re: landmarks of brum city center
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2016, 06:44:24 PM »
Coastal Do you have a photo of the building that was next to the Crown public house Hill St?
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Re: landmarks of brum city center
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2016, 06:05:34 PM »
Coastal Do you have a photo of the building that was next to the Crown public house Hill St?

Hasn't that been a car park for at least 50 years? But perhaps I haven't got the right location.

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Re: landmarks of brum city center
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2016, 06:13:50 PM »
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For many years before the war it was Henry Garner Motor Car Agents, after being bombed out during the war it remained as a car park for a while. Then in the 60's Alex's pie stand moved over from the other side of Hinkley Street I don't know when he moved on but he was still there when I stopped using the Crown in 1968.
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Re: landmarks of brum city center
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2016, 10:00:00 AM »
Thanks Joe without you I would never have known.
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Joewoen

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Re: landmarks of brum city center
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2016, 07:08:04 PM »
Thanks Joe without you I would never have known.

So, what's the story townie, were you thinking of a particular building?

townie

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Re: landmarks of brum city center
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2016, 06:25:03 PM »
Anyone remember the building on the opposite corner to Snow Hill station. It was called I believe General Fire and Life assurance company.   
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Re: landmarks of brum city center
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2016, 07:57:03 PM »
So, what's the story townie, were you thinking of a particular building?

The story Joewoen is that I love old buildings of Birmingham, and always wondered what was next to the Crown as there must have been something there.
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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2016, 10:27:54 PM »
The story Joewoen is that I love old buildings of Birmingham, and always wondered what was next to the Crown as there must have been something there.

You are right townie, Birmingham has a lot of great old buildings. I wonder if someone has a photo of Henry Garner Motor Cars that Phil mentioned. Well done Phil, by the way for coming up with that obscure piece of information. Looking at Henry Garner through a search engine, he was an interesting chap. But seems he went broke around 1938.

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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2016, 11:21:13 AM »
Anyone remember the building on the opposite corner to Snow Hill station. It was called I believe General Fire and Life assurance company.

Yeah, if I remember correctly, it had a large clock on the front of the building.

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Re: landmarks of brum city center
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2016, 11:34:36 AM »
There was a Henry Garner Motor Dealers on Alcester Road in 'Moseley Village' I think that I am right in saying that it was one the first Datsun Dealerships. I had a couple of Datsun Bluebirds from them this would be in 70s and 80s
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