Author Topic: Birmingham Urinals  (Read 201 times)

townie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8476
Birmingham Urinals
« on: May 12, 2018, 10:13:05 PM »

There used to be hundreds of public urinals dotted around Birmingham. Here are some photos that I doubt you would use now.


A Victorian toilet on Great Barr Street in Digbeth

[/font]
Was it a vision, or a waking dream?

ironside

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 163
Re: Birmingham Urinals
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 02:21:32 PM »
Is there one in Acocks Green, I will need one when I do the 11 bus tour?

frederick

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16749
Re: Birmingham Urinals
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 05:27:35 PM »
The last one I saw was in March not Brum though it is by the castle in Abarystwyth, in fact there are two ladies and gents.
Failure to Prepare is to Prepare to Fail

robx52

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1216
Re: Birmingham Urinals
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 08:28:18 PM »
Is there one in Acocks Green, I will need one when I do the 11 bus tour?

There used to be one in Westley rd, its a shop now

frederick

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16749
Re: Birmingham Urinals
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 07:09:04 AM »
My memories of using them they alway had a strong smelt of urine, but when you have to go you have to go. All those short ones in France have disappeared I remember seeing them when the roller skating team went to the continent around 1960.
Failure to Prepare is to Prepare to Fail

mikejee

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 822
Re: Birmingham Urinals
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 10:17:42 AM »
There is a modern one in Reading, but you would not see it in the daytime as it disappears - at around 7,00pm it rises from the ground and disappears later in the night.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-QWbuwJSfQ

Spud

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 37804
Re: Birmingham Urinals
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 11:46:40 AM »
Remember the notices above the Urinal 'Please adjust your dress before leaving' seem to remember that they still have one in the Gents at Moor St Station. Then the was the notice about VD. Today it is usually erectile disfunction.
Just going back to the old Victorian Urinals seem to remember one near to the Shakespeare Boozer just below Camp Hill and there was one on the corner of Lionel St and Livery St just under the railway bridge.
They really were awful places but I remember a Toilet in Barcelona in Las Ramblas around the 1960s it was just a hole the floor with ' Straining Bars' fixed to walls.

The Best Is Yet To Come

JudithM

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2530
Re: Birmingham Urinals
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 01:01:14 PM »
There was one by the canal in Selly Oak.

To be honest, I don't think there are that many public toilets in general these days.
"I know tomorrow's gonna taste like cake"

Coastal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7625
Re: Birmingham Urinals
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2018, 10:16:29 AM »
I think they have been replaced by multi story car parks and doorways in the city (use wise that is)  >:(
📷 My photos on Flickr 📷 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]

✳ You never really know someone until you've married and divorced them ✳

JudithM

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2530
Re: Birmingham Urinals
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2018, 01:43:45 PM »
I think they have been replaced by multi story car parks and doorways in the city (use wise that is)  >:(
And of course the subway under Horsefair by Pagoda Island.  That seems a very popular spot.  You have to hold your breath walking through there....
"I know tomorrow's gonna taste like cake"