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RE: Alleys & Passageways of Birmingham - 9
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, Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:27 am
Morning Volty, people have been saying that for decades,it was a butchers shop originally, then a junk bric-a-brac shop, I've often wondered who owns them,and why they are still there. I did a couple of sketches of the back of them years ago, I'll dig them out and post them. The original entrance was stepped up both sides with a handrail.
G'day Signman, I'm pretty sure I remember the so called bric-a-brac period. I'll have to ask my mate if he remembers anything about the shop, his parents lived in some flats over on the other side of the building. I think he was born there. VM
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, Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:23 am
I can't see Bell Lane listed at all in the 1903 Kelly's it was probably still Worcester then, but the 1912 edition lists a P Hewitt on Bell Lane but simply lists him as a shopkeeper. I would surmise from that it was a grocers shop.
this is crussel court that was off steelhouse lane...not sure of the extact spot..maybe not an alley as such but it look very daunting to me..just wondering if mike may be able to pinpoint the exact location....
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