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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #517 on: October 21, 2017, 08:55:29 PM »
A good photo which shows well the Odeon cinema which opened in summer 1933 closing in 1962.  The bus on the left is JOJ 1 (2001) a Daimler with a Metro Cammel body (Saltley works).  The other bus to its right is JOJ 381 (2381) a Crossley bus with Crossley (Manchester) bodywork. It is about to turn a proceed to Pheasey Estate terminus of the 29A.  Both buses entered service in 1950.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #518 on: October 21, 2017, 09:13:55 PM »

Hi Mac you might be interested in this thread . (Birmingham bus routes and their number.)


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« Reply #519 on: October 30, 2017, 04:01:12 PM »


Its hard to believe that this photo of Broad Street became the site for The Hall of Memory 3 years after this photo was taken.


 


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« Reply #520 on: October 30, 2017, 08:14:16 PM »
The last days of a Birmingham landmark, the dismantling of the 28 year old temporary flyover at Camp Hill.
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« Reply #521 on: October 30, 2017, 08:23:14 PM »

I have seen many photos of the rotunda being built but not this one. The Beginning.






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« Reply #522 on: November 02, 2017, 01:52:08 PM »
The last days of a Birmingham landmark, the dismantling of the 28 year old temporary flyover at Camp Hill.
I still miss the flyover  :(
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #523 on: November 02, 2017, 05:59:39 PM »
I still miss the flyover  :(


Erected in one weekend in 1961. Excellent engineering.    O0
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« Reply #524 on: November 02, 2017, 07:05:13 PM »

Erected in one weekend in 1961. Excellent engineering.    O0

I watched it being built, and then on the day it opened we joined the queue of traffic to cross over it, I think we must have went round and crossed it at least half a dozen times. It's amazing how little it took to amuse us back then.
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« Reply #525 on: November 03, 2017, 01:22:28 PM »
I watched it being built, and then on the day it opened we joined the queue of traffic to cross over it, I think we must have went round and crossed it at least half a dozen times. It's amazing how little it took to amuse us back then.

I used to love going over it on a double decker bus  :D

I went up to look as they were taking it down.  Very sad  :(
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