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Re: Old streets in Birmingham
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2012, 03:42:48 PM »
Interesting to know that the idea was proposed before.  Such a shame as a "Birmingham Promenade" would possibly make Birmingham unique, it could have been used as a viewing platform.  Oh well, just a thought.

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Re: Old streets in Birmingham
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2012, 07:38:08 PM »
I still strongly suggest that the idea of "The Birmingham Promenade" be given some thought.  I've just come across a picture of similar idea called I think "The High Line" in New York.  Anyone else seen it?

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Re: Old streets in Birmingham
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2012, 08:29:01 PM »
"The Duddeston Viaduct" this is a new one on me there has never been a viaduct at Duddeston  the viaduct before Duddeston is known as Vauxhall Viaduct and is on a different line to the one you are referring to.Dek

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Re: Old streets in Birmingham
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2012, 09:05:56 PM »
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The Vauxhall Viaduct was completed in 1839 to service Curzon St Station the Duddeston Viaduct was supposed to link with the lines to New Street but because internal politics and bickering it never came to fruition and was abandoned when New Street became Birminghams main station. The Viaduct terminated in what is now the Council Depot in Montague St
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Re: Old streets in Birmingham
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2012, 09:46:19 PM »
Thanks Phil new information to me.

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Re: Old streets in Birmingham
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2012, 04:19:48 PM »
"The Duddeston Viaduct" this is a new one on me there has never been a viaduct at Duddeston  the viaduct before Duddeston is known as Vauxhall Viaduct and is on a different line to the one you are referring to.Dek
 
Dek, I used the term 'Duddeston Viaduct' 'cos that's what railway enthusiasts call 'the railway that never was' between Bordesley Station and Curzon Street Station.
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Re: Old streets in Birmingham
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2012, 09:51:36 AM »
Dek
 
The Vauxhall Viaduct was completed in 1839 to service Curzon St Station the Duddeston Viaduct was supposed to link with the lines to New Street but because internal politics and bickering it never came to fruition and was abandoned when New Street became Birminghams main station. The Viaduct terminated in what is now the Council Depot in Montague St
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Re: Old streets in Birmingham
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2013, 07:23:09 PM »
here is a picture of Curzon street when it was in its prime you can see the building in the background.
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Re: Old streets in Birmingham
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2017, 11:37:24 AM »

Came across this photo, one I hadn't seen before in fact I never knew the street existed. Lovely photo though.







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Re: Old streets in Birmingham
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2017, 12:15:00 PM »

 I've got a question does anyone know why a lot of streets, roads as we know them were called row's. Examples Colmore Row, Duddeston Row, Bath Row and so on? Just wondering.


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Re: Old streets in Birmingham
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2017, 01:04:07 PM »
Could row mean a place to walk from one place to another as in sortcut       :-\
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