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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#76 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:29 am

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#77 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:33 am

A bit of jiggery pokey with Phils photo of Hurst Street.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#78 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:44 am

You know I sometimes look at these old photo's and I think modernisation and advancement is not all its cracked up to be. Did they really have to demolish the Hippodrome Tower after all it managed to evade Hitlers bombs surely that in itself was enough to leave it standing.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#79 by Voltman , Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:08 am

Posted by signman
Yes Phil, about the centre of that block of shops.
SB I think the electronic s shop was Fields, there was a similar one across the road Norman something, I;m talking 1956-60 ish.
I used to buy diodes and resistors from them when I used to build radios and such,before Volty was invented.


Well I used to go to exactly the same shops for components shortly after I was invented but before most other things were invented.
There was also at least one other shop there that sold surplus gear, the one I remember sold gear of the TV broadcasting variety, I remember seeing tape machines with 2" tape on them, I was in there to buy the ordinary sort, Philips in a nice box. Could have been Bushell's.
There was Norman H Field and I think Norman's was called just that, the other name that might come to mind is Norman Rose but I don't think they were ever in Hurst Street.


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#80 by winkle , Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:16 am

Anyone care for a meander round the alleys round the old Market Hall areas? Here is Smithfield Passage that ran between Upper Dean Street and Pershore Street. Whilst looking to see who may have lived there (the pong, not to mention the early morning racket of the traders), I stumbled upon the enclosed blank Electoral Roll entry for The POULTRY. McKenna lists this thus "Only 21 yards in length, The Poultry was situated on the south side of Bell Street near its junction with Worcester Street. The name is London in origin and was cut in 1715 but unnamed then.. " Any one ever heard of it, remember it, got a map of it? Cheers detectives...


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#81 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:48 am

Dennis

Great photos, I especially like the one with what looks like an old Austin K2 lorry parked up. My uncle has got one exactly the same as that, he used to keep it garaged at out yard in a shipping container. I believe it is parked at a mates yard in Moseley St now.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#82 by Voltman , Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:21 pm

Winkle,
This is a photographed part of William Westley's 1731 plan showing Bell Street.
I don't think it helps much with The Poultry.
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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#83 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:41 pm

Dennis

If you look closely on your map you will see "The Poultry" is marked where you describe it.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#84 by winkle , Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:03 pm

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Dennis

If you look closely on your map you will see "The Poultry" is marked where you describe it.

Phil




Ah the wonders of eyesight! And a brain...sigh. Thanks Phil. You found a photo of Lease Lane yet?

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#85 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:07 pm

No I haven't but I know Mike has some photos from around that area when it was being demolished, he may have one.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#86 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:56 pm

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Dennis

Great photos, I especially like the one with what looks like an old Austin K2 lorry parked up. My uncle has got one exactly the same as that, he used to keep it garaged at out yard in a shipping container. I believe it is parked at a mates yard in Moseley St now.

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One of my favourite cars is parked behind that lorry Phil. A Standard Vanguard I think


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#87 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:17 pm

SB

It sure looks like one to me, what do you think the car in front is?

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#88 by mikejee , Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:40 pm

I'm FRid i never took any pictures of Lease lane.


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#89 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:48 pm

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SB

It sure looks like one to me, what do you think the car in front is?

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An Austin of some sort Phil maybe a Somerset, in the Days when the badge said Austin of England.


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#90 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:22 am

It could be a Devon,Hereford or Somerset, not much between them, but I'm not a car buff.

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