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Scipio

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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #539 on: December 06, 2017, 08:54:44 PM »

I was trying to work it out based on the two tower blocks on the right, the BT tower (centre) and the church steeple on the left, but it's giving me a head ache. :-\
Possibly somewhere around the Jewellery Quarter area or the NIA?


Cambridge tower extreme left I used to live on the 14th floor , Crescent tower to the right of it , there are another two out of shot , the road leading down from there to St Vincents Street is  King Edwards Rd those blocks are actually behind the Hall of Memory. Behind those buildings in the background Summer Row leading down to the Sandpits

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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #540 on: December 07, 2017, 06:31:24 PM »


Cambridge tower extreme left I used to live on the 14th floor , Crescent tower to the right of it , there are another two out of shot , the road leading down from there to St Vincents Street is  King Edwards Rd those blocks are actually behind the Hall of Memory. Behind those buildings in the background Summer Row leading down to the Sandpits


Thanks Scipio But what's the name of the street in the photo?

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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #541 on: December 16, 2017, 11:34:43 AM »
A rather special photo of the number 50 bus terminus in Albert Street in the City in the early 60's. You might ask "what is special about it?" and I would reply "Because it has managed to capture an image of my grandmother on a shopping trip to town".  She is the lady in the large check coat crossing the road on the right of the photo.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #542 on: December 16, 2017, 04:58:28 PM »
I bet you couldn't believe it see your gran on that photo.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #543 on: December 16, 2017, 05:47:42 PM »
I bet you couldn't believe it see your gran on that photo.


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Not half as much as I did when I saw this one of a man crossing over Digbeth by Allison Street in the early 50's. It's my dad!
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #544 on: December 16, 2017, 06:50:37 PM »
each day is a blessing and I bless each day when it comes

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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #545 on: December 16, 2017, 07:22:53 PM »
Roy that scenario just would'nt have been possible, at the time my mother had left my father and taken me and my sister to scotland to live with her grandmother. The mother of my gran in the photo, if they had met in the street I fear she would have been bloodshed not by my father but by my nan.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #546 on: December 16, 2017, 07:30:07 PM »
just playing with photos phil perhaps I should have put an axe in her hand O0
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #547 on: December 16, 2017, 08:18:53 PM »


Thanks Scipio But what's the name of the street in the photo?


Townie as I said in my earlier post it is St Vincent St

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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #548 on: December 16, 2017, 08:35:12 PM »
Sorry Scipio must have missed that. O0   That one had me I thought it was over by the Sack of Potatoes.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #549 on: December 17, 2017, 09:30:34 PM »
gosh phil how lucky are you..finding our rellies captured in photographs is something a lot of us dream about...how long have you had these photos and by the way i see the likeness in you and your dad


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