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Phil

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Bull Ring Photos
« on: August 26, 2010, 08:45:35 PM »
I see Chris was kind enough to provide us with a new board when he paid us a rare flying visit yesterday.
 
So here are a few photos of the Bull ring, a drawing from the 18th century, some artwork from the 19th century (By David Cox) and a couple of photos from the 20th century prior to the latest upgrade.
 
If you have any photos of the Bull Ring, why not add them here as I will be adding quite a few.
 
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Re: Bull Ring Photos
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 11:37:52 AM »
A few more photos to add to this collection, another drawing this one showing the original market cross, then another painting by David Cox and another couple of photos.
 
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Re: Bull Ring Photos
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 11:42:52 AM »
I just noticed, the David Cox print in my last post is the same as the one in my previous post but only coloured, but I'll leave both.
 
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Re: Bull Ring Photos
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 02:18:29 PM »
Phil,

Very good pictures and photos as usual - thanks for the memories (except for the first and last ones) Cox's painting could almost have been a century later if skirts had been shorter and there'd been a bus or two! 

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Re: Bull Ring Photos
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 02:05:13 PM »
Some of the street traders and vendors that have traded in the Bull Ring through the years. Birmingham Del Boy's
 
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Re: Bull Ring Photos
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 08:36:34 PM »
Great photos Phil.

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Re: Bull Ring Photos
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 02:35:43 PM »
Glad you like them Mal here are a few more at different times through the years. But they are all part of the greatest city in the world. No matter when they were taken and which version of the Bull Ring they are.
 
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010, 05:14:08 PM »
The 1950's Bull Ring was replaced by the 1960's one. Here are both. Birmingham being the progressive city that it is, it was again replaced in the 2000's.

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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 07:32:36 PM »
A few more of the Bull Ring in the 1960's and the Herbert Manzoni Gardens just after they were laid out in 1964-65.
 
Herbert Manzoni was The City Engineer and Surveyor of Birmingham from 1935-1963. This put him in charge of all municipal works. His influence on the city, especially following WW2, completely changed the image of Birmingham.
 
Some say to the detriment of many of Birmingham's fine old buildings and streetscapes.

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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 08:46:36 PM »
I remember walking through the gardens with my mom and aunt when I was a little girl, I thought it was lovely there, thanks for posting them peter.

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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2010, 11:58:07 PM »
Thanks Mal 565, here are a few more of the old Bull Ring of the 50's and an aerial view of the 2000's one.