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Re: Bull Ring Photos
« Reply #286 on: July 20, 2017, 10:14:53 PM »

Another photo of the Bull Ring subways that we all walked  O0






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« Reply #287 on: July 21, 2017, 05:02:35 PM »
That's where I left my bike then?
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« Reply #288 on: July 21, 2017, 05:12:48 PM »
Three images of The Bull Ring Indoor Market from the first half of the 60's when things were all still spick & span & clean looking.
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« Reply #289 on: July 21, 2017, 05:36:33 PM »
Phil, Great picture of the guy with the bike, loved it  O0

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« Reply #290 on: August 29, 2017, 03:50:23 PM »

Don't think we have had this one before.
People waiting for trams at the Bull Ring, Birmingham, in 1947.

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« Reply #291 on: August 29, 2017, 04:06:24 PM »
They were not waiting for trams Townie, they were waiting for Midland Red buses, one of which is arriving behind the tram.  The snow has been cleared from the tracks and roads excepting where the Midland Red buses stop.  By the looks of it not many B&MMO buses have used  their terminal place so far in that day.  Most probably because they travelled in from surrounding towns where the roads had not yet been cleared and did not enjoy the road cleaning facilities provided by BCT and the Corporation.
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« Reply #292 on: August 29, 2017, 06:51:26 PM »
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1947 was one of the worst years on record for Snowfall in Birmingham, it's a wonder anything was running at all. The next nearest year for a bad snowfall was 1963 I believe.
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« Reply #293 on: August 30, 2017, 11:14:36 AM »

Not the Bull Ring but as were talking about snow in 1947. Snow and slush at the top of New Street, 1947.






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« Reply #294 on: August 30, 2017, 01:40:02 PM »
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1947 was one of the worst years on record for Snowfall in Birmingham, it's a wonder anything was running at all. The next nearest year for a bad snowfall was 1963 I believe.

I remember my mom telling me about the 1947 snow, how it was all piled up on the side of the road taller than she was & it felt like she was walking to school in a tunnel (she grew up in Sparkhill)
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« Reply #295 on: August 30, 2017, 02:40:04 PM »
I skidded and fell off my bike going to work in the Kings Norton Factory Centre.
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« Reply #296 on: August 30, 2017, 04:00:02 PM »
I loved the bustle, activities and freedom of movement in the older, 1950s, Bull Ring.  I guess the same could be said for earlier periods.


The 19th. century prints caught my eye when looking at the focal point which was, of course, St. Martin (of Tours) church.  It does not appear as the focal point in the more modern pictures.  The  church looked different in the prints, artistic licence was my first thought, then I remembered the church was extensively rebuilt in 1875.


Although web sites refer to St. Martin of the Bull Ring the official address of the church is Edgbaston Street.
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