Author Topic: Then & Now  (Read 195136 times)

Spud

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1287 on: December 12, 2019, 10:15:15 AM »
Joseph Lucas:
And to think he started as a jobless father of six selling paraffin oil for lamps from a handcart around the streets of Hockley.


And certain Mr W Canning gave him the money to start him off.
Walked past and visited  Lucas Formans Rd  more times than I cam remember. There was of course a Diecasting Foundry on the same site plus Lucas Transport. Did 31 years for Lucas.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1288 on: January 16, 2020, 06:19:19 PM »
Hi phil then & now very good to see, not been on here for a while doing  my ancestry looked at moms wedding certificate 1941 married st. catherines of siena it says they lived at 46 bristol road edgbaston i am trying to find ware abouts that was i wonder if you could help. martin

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1289 on: April 14, 2020, 02:17:14 PM »
Very interesting message thread to read through

andrewpurcellmusic

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1290 on: May 09, 2020, 08:57:38 PM »
Looking down the High Street from Erdington Village Green.


Hello
My Name is andrew Purcell aka andrewpurcellmusic founder of erdingtonsound
I am a solo musician and also a Member of The Nigel Purcell Trio
I have seen this post of "Village green and the high street" and the question is....(Drum roll) Is the older picture copyrighted? if not...my latest album cover, If it is, who owns the copyright? because I would dearly love to use it as an album cover. I am only interested in the older photo...If this exists on its own, could I download it?


Yours
Andrew Purcell pp Nigel Ratcliffe

Brum Walker

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1291 on: December 09, 2020, 01:48:24 PM »
I know which version I preferred, but to be honest I've yet to visit the latest version, even though I have been to town many times since it was built I have yet to find a reason to visit the Bull Ring itself.
Phil,
I am looking for my own photograph of that bronze bull, because your pic looks remarkably like mine. I can't believe that guy in red would still be standing in that window!

I took my shot early one morning, in the early 2000's, on the way to New Street Station, to commence a journey to Settle and Carlisle railway!
Strange.

John   O0

Edmund Fifield

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1292 on: December 09, 2020, 07:45:30 PM »
John, Sad to say Phil no longer with us.
Make every day a day to remember
Because this ain't no rehearsal
And you ain't coming back

Brum Walker

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #1293 on: December 09, 2020, 09:10:47 PM »
Ah... Well... I am sorry to hear that Edmund. I didn't have an idea of that of course. My condolences to all concerned.
It certainly looks though that our two pictures were taken from almost the same spot.
 Regards John


 

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