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RE: Great Thread

#76 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:03 am

I know we are Phil.

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RE: Great Thread

#77 by Sheldonboy , Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:11 pm

Sure


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RE: Great Thread

#78 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:02 am

Now we have reached Lancaster Circus, previously known as Lancaster place.


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RE: Great Thread

#79 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:30 pm

Time now for a stroll down Dale End through the years


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RE: Great Thread

#80 by astoness , Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:32 pm

what a great thread this is phil...a lot of these pics i have not seen before....

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RE: Great Thread

#81 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:43 pm

Lyn

What you have to realise is that I have collected well in excess of 20,000 photos and I only ever posted 2600 to the BHF and a lot less to the BF so there have to be many you have never seen. I have never run this thread on the BHF either.

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RE: Great Thread

#82 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:25 am

Phil, great photos of Dale End, takes me back a bit, keep them coming, like Lyn says, great thread.

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RE: Great Thread

#83 by astoness , Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:59 am

phil..as you know ive always admired your collection of old photos and as said before its down to you sending me that first one of villa st nearly 4 years back that started me off with my collection (very small compered to yours though) im now thinking it maybe an idea for me to run a thread on aston/lozells and hockley....

 
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RE: Great Thread

#84 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:30 am

Lyn

The thing about this forum is, you can do what you want and discuss what you want. As long as we all enjoy it. We have very few restrictions here.

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RE: Great Thread

#85 by astoness , Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:36 am

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Lyn

The thing about this forum is, you can do what you want and discuss what you want. As long as we all enjoy it. We have very few restrictions here.

Phil



well ive always enjoyed myself here phil...i will sort out some old pics and post them....will keep me out of bother as well..[Little LOL]

 
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RE: Great Thread

#86 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:41 pm

As we walk down Dale End we pass by on the left

Masshouse Lane that runs down to Duddeston Row
Henns Walk that runs down to Moor St

And on the right

Newton Street
Dalton Place
Lower Priory.


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RE: Great Thread

#87 by astoness , Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:47 pm

great pics phil..if only the place looked like that now...i really do hate the new buildings..no character at all to them...just my opinion of course..

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RE: Great Thread

#88 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:06 pm

Lyn

If you look back through some of these photos, you can see just how many wonderful buildings that Birmingham has got rid of over the years. Some of them really did need demolishing as they were in such a dangerous and dilapidated condition, but lots could have been saved. trouble was they didn't fit in with the modern ideas of shopping and the roads were too narrow.

How did other towns cope with this, they did what Birmingham did too late, they pedestrianised the areas. Look at towns like Stratford upon Avon where they kept the frontages of buildings and built new interiors. Was that too hard for Birmingham, no because it was done in certain places. Where Birmingham went wrong was not making a pre-requisite of any planning application that affected the town centre.

Thats it rant over for today.

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RE: Great Thread

#89 by astoness , Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:15 pm

totally agree with your rant phil and i know you have seen my rants in the past....thing is once these buildings have gone thats it...never see the likes of many of our fine ones again....rant over....

 
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RE: Great Thread

#90 by lynne webb , Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:49 pm

totally agree with both of you. I watched a TV program about Bath, after London they get the most visitors, they've really looked after their old buildings, a lovely place to visit. All we've got are glass buildings and shops.

 
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