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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #770 on: September 25, 2019, 09:49:37 AM »
The original Butlers Bridge, Kingsbury Road over the Birmingham Fazeley canal.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #771 on: October 14, 2019, 05:19:11 PM »
Rookery Road Handsworth from the junction of Westbourne Road in 1965 looking across to the junction of Albert Road.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #772 on: November 18, 2019, 11:50:23 AM »
A number 44 tram at the Acocks Green Village terminus in 1937
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #773 on: November 26, 2019, 08:53:18 AM »
Aston High Street in 1949 looking toward The Hippodrome Theatre.

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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #774 on: December 06, 2019, 11:48:33 AM »
This photo tagged and titled Melvina Road in 1952 has got it wrong. In 1952 there was no Melvina Road, there was a Melvina Place a little further up this road but that was only a back terrace, This road was in fact the bottom section of Great Francis Street and when the demolition and rebuilding had finished it was renamed Little Hall Road. Melvina Road when it was built and named was further over toward the railway line.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #775 on: December 07, 2019, 01:08:28 PM »
Bell Holloway Northfield in 2003, I've walked up here many a time in the 70's from the Merritts Brook to the Bell. Sadly both pubs are now gone.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #776 on: December 07, 2019, 07:19:51 PM »
There seem to be many roads named Holloway all over the uk. 'The Road in a hollow', seems the obvious origin?

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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #777 on: December 07, 2019, 08:44:52 PM »
There seem to be many roads named Holloway all over the uk. 'The Road in a hollow', seems the obvious origin?


Most rural roads and roads that were not surfaced became holloway's over the years. The constant traffic of pedestrians and handcarts and horsecarts wore the soft surface down.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #778 on: December 07, 2019, 08:45:41 PM »
Bell Holloway Northfield in 2003, I've walked up here many a time in the 70's from the Merritts Brook to the Bell. Sadly both pubs are now gone.

and so have I phil from allans cross up to the bell and to the black horse
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #779 on: December 09, 2019, 01:06:13 PM »
Bell Holloway Northfield in 2003, I've walked up here many a time in the 70's from the Merritts Brook to the Bell. Sadly both pubs are now gone.
I love that little stretch of road  :)
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #780 on: December 09, 2019, 01:26:06 PM »
I love that little stretch of road  :)


and how it looks today

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