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JudithM

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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #572 on: January 02, 2018, 12:46:57 PM »
Lovely picture, very atmospheric.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #573 on: January 02, 2018, 12:51:36 PM »
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A before map of the location of Corporation Street in 1875 and an after map of when of was opened in 1905. By the way the statue in the image was Sir Thomas Attwood a leading Birmingham politican and reformer. The statue was moved to Calthorpe Park in 1925 and moved again in 1974 to Larches Green Sparkbrook where it stood until 2008 when it was moved to storage because it was totally wrecked and covered in graffiti.

Thanks for the maps.  I had no idea the current configuration of Corporation Street was so recent.

Shame about the statue though.  I wonder if it'll ever see the light of day again?
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #574 on: January 02, 2018, 01:47:13 PM »


Shame about the statue though.  I wonder if it'll ever see the light of day again?


Judith


I doubt it, as we now have the one of him seated on the steps in Victoria Square. but the photo below is of the original statue from Stephenson Place. If they are going to put works of art in out of the way unobserved places then it looks as if this is the way they will end up.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #575 on: January 03, 2018, 01:51:02 PM »
Didn't know the seated one had been relocated to Victoria Square.  I know they took it into storage prior to the library demolition.  I don't go into the City Centre that much these days!

I get really angry when public works or art get vandalised.  I did report when Thomas Attwood's book disappeared (I was reassured that the book was being kept in storage to be replaced with a resin duplicate), and someone once chopped off the leg of my favourite horse statue in Malvern Park, Solihull  >:(
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #576 on: January 03, 2018, 02:09:28 PM »
Sorry Judith a slip of the mind, I did mean Chamberlain Square I have no doubt that this latest statue will be replaced in the square when the removations are finished as he was scultpted specifically with those steps in mind I believe.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #577 on: January 03, 2018, 02:46:46 PM »

how about this not sure of the year might be late 40 or mid 50s  but this is how we lived   can you put a name to the place




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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #578 on: January 03, 2018, 03:10:38 PM »
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It's Chapel Terrace on Saltley Road just up from Cato Street North taken in 1905. It's gone now and so are Saltley Gas works at the rear.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #579 on: January 03, 2018, 03:17:28 PM »
thanks phil O0
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #580 on: January 03, 2018, 04:44:59 PM »
I've got that photo as well.
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #581 on: January 04, 2018, 12:54:12 PM »
Salty gas works were a big landmark.  Instantly recognisable from a long way away!
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Re: Streets of the City
« Reply #582 on: January 05, 2018, 07:43:11 PM »
This is an excellent photo that I picked up on another site that I use. Because I have the two original photos I know it has been expertly made up from two different photos. The left of the image is the Globe picture house and was taken in 1956 and the right of the image the Barton Arms and the Aston Hippodrome was taken in 1952.


Whoever it was that made up this image certainly knew what they were doing because the join is invisible.
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