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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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #526 on: December 03, 2017, 12:54:56 PM »

Can anyone put a name to this Street or Road? Thank you.


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« Reply #527 on: December 03, 2017, 11:51:12 PM »
Its hard to believe that nobody has come up with an answer, even the people who have thousands of street photos of Birmingham incredible. Perhaps this is one they don't have  ;D   
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