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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#16 by Voltman , Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:59 am

That subway looks a lot bigger than I remember it.
Is this the one at the top of Hurst Street?
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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#17 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:43 am

Volty

Thats the one, you are on Hurst St one side and Hill St the other, Its where La Dolce Vita and the Albany Hotel were on diagonal corners.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#18 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:33 pm

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Volty

Thats the one, you are on Hurst St one side and Hill St the other, Its where La Dolce Vita and the Albany Hotel were on diagonal corners.

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I knew that awful subway very well Phil. I was a regular visitor at La Dolci Vita and I worked at The Albany in 1971.


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#19 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:57 pm

Lets see if you remember this one, it was one of the most used short cuts through town. I think more people used it for that purpose than did ones catching a train. Its the entrance to New Street Station Walkway in Stephenson St and the Walkway itself that led to Station St.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#20 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:40 pm

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Lets see if you remember this one, it was one of the most used short cuts through town. I think more people used it for that purpose than did ones catching a train. Its the entrance to New Street Station Walkway in Stephenson St and the Walkway itself that led to Station St.

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Phil I well remember the walkway over the old New street station, I used to use it when I was train spotting as a kid.
I could never understand why the station was called New Street, as far as I know it's never had an entrance in New Street.?


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#21 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:57 pm

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It wasn't always called New St Station, it was originally called The Grand Central Railway Station. I have no idea why they changed the name. Perhaps the original was a bit of a mouthful and New St was more snappy.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#22 by Voltman , Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:58 pm

The ramp went down to New Street but that was a much later addition I expect.


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#23 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:59 pm

I didn't know that thanks for the info Phil.


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#24 by Voltman , Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:59 pm

Snappy doesn't come into it, the signs would all be much shorter.


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#25 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:19 pm

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Snappy doesn't come into it, the signs would all be much shorter.



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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#26 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:20 pm

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I keep forgetting you are only a youngster, prior to the Pallasades the front of New St Station looked like this.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#27 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:26 pm

I only knew it as an old mucky building, But New Street Station was an impressive place. With of course The Queens Hotel taking up much of Stephensons place. I Suppose Stephensons Street Station would have been a bit of a mouthful for the Announcers.


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#28 by Voltman , Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:30 pm

I do remember some fine buildings in New Street, adjacent to the ramp Phil, I assumed they were once the school.
What is the Pallisades and where is it?


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#29 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:37 pm

Volty The Pallisades is the rubbish shopping mall over New Street Station, soon to disappear in the new station rebuild. Approached from the ramp at the junction of New street Corporation Street.


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#30 by Voltman , Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:38 pm

Perhaps I had better go and see it before they knock it down.
Or perhaps not.


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