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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #660 on: March 21, 2019, 02:00:21 PM »
Kitts Green Road approaching the junction of Church Lane c1954.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #661 on: March 21, 2019, 05:22:32 PM »
Next to the chemist coming left was the off licence.And on a Sat queued outside Tabberners in the 50s for the ARGUS & Blue Mail for the football reports.Oppisite was the Glebe pub across the Road.A booky always stood on the steps taking bets.The cakes were good at Wimbushes but never bought any shoes from Jones
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #662 on: March 21, 2019, 08:23:49 PM »
Ed Are you sure the Glebe was on the opposite side?
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« Reply #663 on: March 22, 2019, 10:03:22 AM »
Townie,took my Mom& Dads bets to him every Saturday so certainly new which side of the hill it was..
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #664 on: March 24, 2019, 11:30:10 AM »
This photo if the information given with the photo is correct must be the oldest photo of Birmingham I have ever seen. The occasion is of the first official visit to Birmingham by any reigning monarch. It's the 1858 Visit of Queen Victoria to open the grounds of Aston Hall as a public park. Just arriving at New Street Station she is being received at Town Hall before making the journey to Aston.
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« Reply #665 on: March 25, 2019, 08:07:47 AM »

Ed Ive looked at the photo again, are we standing on Audley Road?


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« Reply #666 on: March 25, 2019, 12:59:54 PM »
This photo if the information given with the photo is correct must be the oldest photo of Birmingham I have ever seen. The occasion is of the first official visit to Birmingham by any reigning monarch. It's the 1858 Visit of Queen Victoria to open the grounds of Aston Hall as a public park. Just arriving at New Street Station she is being received at Town Hall before making the journey to Aston.
It's also very clear for a photo of that age.  Normally the exposures were that long people are just a blur.  There are a coupe of blurry people who must be walking quite quickly, but even these are recognisable as people.  I've seem pictures where roads almost look deserted as any movement is blurred out of existence.

It's a great picture  :)
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #667 on: March 25, 2019, 02:01:53 PM »
I wonder what the dark flag represents.    :-\
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #668 on: March 25, 2019, 02:20:34 PM »
I wonder what the dark flag represents.    :-\


Fred I don't think it's a dark flag, the problem is it's such an old photo, but if you look closely there is some design on it.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #669 on: March 25, 2019, 03:53:20 PM »
Looks like the Star & Moon of the Turkish flag or the Hammer & Syckle of Russia
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #670 on: March 26, 2019, 09:50:42 AM »
No townie,itsKitts Green Rd coming up the hill fromCrossfield Rd and Lea Village.
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