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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #627 on: February 26, 2019, 04:17:56 PM »
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From the look of the cars and buses I would say the early to mid sixties. The church of the Messiah was a magnificent building it's a real pity it had to be demolished.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #628 on: February 27, 2019, 01:29:20 PM »
A busy day in Selly Oak in the 1970's  going down toward Bournbrook.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #629 on: February 27, 2019, 01:33:45 PM »
A busy day in Selly Oak in the 1970's  going down toward Bournbrook.
To be fair, that doesn't really look that much different - apart from the clothes & cars  ;D
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #630 on: February 27, 2019, 01:52:50 PM »
To be fair, that doesn't really look that much different - apart from the clothes & cars  ;D


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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #631 on: February 28, 2019, 01:43:04 PM »

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Is that the same stretch?  The older picture posted looks like it's further down - towards the Varsity.

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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #632 on: February 28, 2019, 01:58:43 PM »
Is that the same stretch?  The older picture posted looks like it's further down - towards the Varsity.


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The Plough and Harrow was on the corner of Chapel Lane, and the photo taken from Google Street View was taken from just before Chapel Lane on the left.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #633 on: March 01, 2019, 01:10:37 PM »

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The Plough and Harrow was on the corner of Chapel Lane, and the photo taken from Google Street View was taken from just before Chapel Lane on the left.

OK, I stand corrected then.  It looks very similar to what is still there further towards town.  I guess all the buildings on the left were knocked down when the road was widened (I think some of the ones on the right are still there but with modern windows).
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #634 on: March 04, 2019, 12:27:44 PM »
Looking down Park Road Handsworth or is it Hockley?  From the junction of Factory Road and Benson Road with the Soho Tavern on one side and Wrensons Shop on the other.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #635 on: March 04, 2019, 09:07:59 PM »
Looking down Park Road Handsworth or is it Hockley?  From the junction of Factory Road and Benson Road with the Soho Tavern on one side and Wrensons Shop on the other.


Phil approximately where the second awning is on the right hand side , there used to be a chip shop there in the late 50's . I can't remember the owners surname but I remember the boss' forename Vernon . Although the chip shop in Bacchus Rd was nearer to my Sisters house in Harding St at the time . I used to fetch the chips from the shop in Factory Rd the novelty was he must have been the first or one of the first chippies to sell crinkle cut chips all those years ago
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #636 on: March 05, 2019, 08:02:55 PM »
Just asking a question. Would anyone like to join me on a walk through some of Birmingham streets at midnight starting with Alum Rock or wherever you want to? 
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #637 on: March 06, 2019, 03:01:09 PM »
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You must mean V V Bennett Fried Fish Dealer 408 Park Road Hockley.
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