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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#106 by Sheldonboy , Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:11 pm

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Classical record shop in Needless Alley.
What a treat is was to spend my pocket money in there.


Volty it would be a treat for anyone to see you spend money anywhere. [Little LOL]


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#107 by Voltman , Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:24 pm

That is so uncalled for. You know I have an open, not to mention bulging, wallet.


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#108 by Sheldonboy , Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:06 pm

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That is so uncalled for. You know I have an open, not to mention bulging, wallet.



Yes it usually resides in your pocket.[Little LOL]


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#109 by Voltman , Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:36 am

[Off Topic]
Back to the plot.

This was a new one on me Phil, as was the location of the Blue Coat School, so I went Google walking.
Here is a link to what is called St Philips Place. Is this the correct place?
If so, do you know when the school was demolished? And which position did it occupy in todays view?
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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#110 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:03 pm

Volty

St Philip's Place runs from Temple Row to Colmore Row at roughly the eastern end of St Philip's Churchyard and roughly opposite Livery St.

Bluecoat school ran the near length of and ended when it hit the Rectory House of St Philip's. I'm not sure if they did demolish the old school when they moved to Somerset Rd in the 30's. The new building looks remarkably like the old one with a new frontage, but perhaps they did and just made it look like the old one.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#111 by Voltman , Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:10 pm

It certainly is an imposing building. I forgot to add the link didn't I, what a dick.
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=5...=12,129.59,,0,0


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#112 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:41 pm

Whilst looking for something else today I came across this photo of Meadow Rd Quinton. Meadow Rd now runs from Ridgeacre Rd through to Chichester Drive but at the time of the photo it curtailed at a stile and a pathway through some allotments to Woodgate Valley. There are two photos here one of Meadow Rd as it was and one what it looks like today. There is also another modern photo of another cut through to Ridgeacre Rd from Meadow Rd called The Green.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#113 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:08 pm

Concerning my previous post, perhaps this photo is more apt than the one I posted. It is taken from more or less the same spot as the modern photo of Meadow Rd and shows the entrance to The Green.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#114 by Voltman , Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:03 am

There were / are some very rural scenes in Birmingham, hidden amongst the more recent urban crowding.
I wonder if we could get enough for a thread. Modern day monochrome shots with the new stuff cut off, just showing scenes as they may have looked 70 years ago or more.
I'll have to travel about looking through a toilet roll tube.


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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#115 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:04 am

Volty

I have many shots of rural Birmingham, some not all that old. Much of the outskirts of Birmingham only became urbanised toward the middle of the last century. I'll have a look and see if I have enough for a thread.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#116 by signman ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:21 pm

This lane is still used as a major shortcut,albeit one way, Phil knows it.
I have antiqued it for more authenticity.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#117 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:40 pm

John

If It's Bell Holloway as I think here are three more photos, the first one in 1958 the second almost 50 years later in 2003 and the last one more or less now. I wish I had drunk a pint for every time I walked up that hill. Wait a moment I did because it was our shortcut from the Merritts Brook to the Bell.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#118 by signman ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:04 pm

You and me both Phil, and don't forget the other end up to the Highlander, and round the corner to the Woodcock, and then on the 18 to the Beeches, happy days.
Here's another couple.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#119 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:26 pm

John

I think the climb to the Highlander was even worse than the climb to the Bell, at least you enjoyed your pint when you got there especially if it was a warm evening.

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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham

#120 by Voltman , Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:22 am

That ancient building which is shown as a florist wan't a pub at any time was it?
I've been driving past it for donkey's years and always wondered how the door got to be so far above ground level. There have been many changes in the immediate area and although the last time I came through the building was still there I think it's days are numbered.


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