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Phil

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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #506 on: October 17, 2017, 08:21:39 PM »
Back into the town centre for this image of a very busy Bull Street at Christmas in 1961. There is A big difference between Bull Street then and Bull Street now.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #507 on: October 17, 2017, 08:40:19 PM »
Good picture, I wondered what ever happened to Macfisheries?

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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #508 on: October 17, 2017, 08:52:22 PM »
James I think they probably went the same way as many other stores of those times. Out-priced and outsold by newcomers on the scene they were probably bought out. I think they were part of the Unilever group weren't they, are they still around?
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #509 on: October 20, 2017, 08:05:54 PM »
Chantry Road Moseley in the early part of the last century when mere mortals were not allowed to walk down it.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #510 on: October 20, 2017, 10:14:06 PM »
I guess those two apparitions I see are disguised angels.   The horse, I guess, is exempt.

PS:  I think I see a third one.
best wishes,  Alan

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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #511 on: October 20, 2017, 10:23:49 PM »
Quite posh then?

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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #512 on: October 21, 2017, 12:07:52 AM »
I guess those two apparitions I see are disguised angels.   The horse, I guess, is exempt.

PS:  I think I see a third one.

I suspect the people you see were tradespeople, allowed onto the street on sufferance. I remember once walking down Chantry Road as late as 1957 collecting jumble for my scout / cub troop and being told go somewhere else and collect as my type wasn't wanted around there. At 10 years of age I wasn't quite sure what my type was.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #513 on: October 21, 2017, 09:23:34 AM »
Oh! so that attitude was not restricted to parts of Solihull then?
It could have been where Hyacinth Bucket's mother lived.   ;D
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #514 on: October 21, 2017, 12:36:26 PM »
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I can't say,  as I never actually visited anywhere on Solihull until I was about 16 and by then I would always give as good as I got. It certainly isn't anything liker that now, and neither is Moseley, but I think Chantry Road is still pretty exclusive even though some if the houses are now apartments.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #515 on: October 21, 2017, 02:03:07 PM »

A nice old photo of Kingstanding that people might remember.





Kingstanding Circle 1950 courtesy of Google. Thought I would just add that.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #516 on: October 21, 2017, 08:26:28 PM »

and with just a tad of colour  it may have looked like this in its day




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