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Kings Heath Serious fire

#1 by Sheldonboy , Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:24 am

Destructive fire in Kings Heath yesterday
Did you go to the Atlas
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-21950599


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RE: Kings Heath Serious fire

#2 by Voltman , Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:08 am

What's the Atlas got to do with it SB?


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RE: Kings Heath Serious fire

#3 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:23 am

Never went to the Ritz myself even if the Beatles played there. I always thought it was overrated even back then. I used the doubles bar in the back room of the Hare & Hounds next door many times. I thought that a much better place, mind you the Ritz was a bingo hall then. I bet SB remembers it when it was a cinema.

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#4 by Sheldonboy , Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:20 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #3
Never went to the Ritz myself even if the Beatles played there. I always thought it was overrated even back then. I used the doubles bar in the back room of the Hare & Hounds next door many times. I thought that a much better place, mind you the Ritz was a bingo hall then. I bet SB remembers it when it was a cinema.


Sorry Volty I meant the Ritz not Atlas
Phil when you were using that pub I was still at School, I had never heard of Kings Heath then.


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RE: Kings Heath Serious fire

#5 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:29 pm

SB

Was you still at school in 1974? because thats when I used the Hare and Hounds. I used to pop in there to fill up on cheap whisky before going to the Country & Western club at the Red Lion in Vicarage Rd.

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RE: Kings Heath Serious fire

#6 by Voltman , Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:26 pm

I drove through Kings Heath about two months ago and saw an old cinema on the Alcester Road that I never knew was there.
The name was quite clear because it is carved in stone. I wondered if that was the Atlas. I have just checked and it is called the Kingsway.

An aerial view shows that is in only the frontage that survives, the rest has collapsed. The Kingsway


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RE: Kings Heath Serious fire

#7 by Sheldonboy , Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:43 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #5
SB

Was you still at school in 1974? because thats when I used the Hare and Hounds. I used to pop in there to fill up on cheap whisky before going to the Country & Western club at the Red Lion in Vicarage Rd.

Yes I was very young then.


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RE: Kings Heath Serious fire

#8 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:39 pm

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Quote: phil wrote in post #5
SB

Was you still at school in 1974? because thats when I used the Hare and Hounds. I used to pop in there to fill up on cheap whisky before going to the Country & Western club at the Red Lion in Vicarage Rd.

Yes I was very young then.


I think someone is telling porkies, Mothers had closed by then hadn't it? did you used to go there in your school uniform?

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#9 by Sheldonboy , Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:45 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #8
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #7
Quote: phil wrote in post #5
SB

Was you still at school in 1974? because thats when I used the Hare and Hounds. I used to pop in there to fill up on cheap whisky before going to the Country & Western club at the Red Lion in Vicarage Rd.

Yes I was very young then.


I think someone is telling porkies, Mothers had closed by then hadn't it? did you used to go there in your school uniform?

I was a very advanced child for my age.


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RE: Kings Heath Serious fire

#10 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:51 pm

So how far in front of yourself was you?

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#11 by Sheldonboy , Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:49 am

Quote: phil wrote in post #10
So how far in front of yourself was you?

Well it started. When I discovered cider when I was 9 years old


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RE: Kings Heath Serious fire

#12 by astoness , Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:35 am

Quote: phil wrote in post #10
So how far in front of yourself was you?



hey up phil that a very leading question

 
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RE: Kings Heath Serious fire

#13 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:45 am

Lyn

I think our SB needs to be led, well he needs something.

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RE: Kings Heath Serious fire

#14 by Voltman , Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:57 am

Perhaps you are all on this film, shot in 1960. Kings Heath 1960

Note all the other Birmingham films linked on the Youtube page.


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RE: Kings Heath Serious fire

#15 by astoness , Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:09 am

thanks volty will look at that later on have to go out now..

 
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