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RE: Great Thread

#106 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:44 pm

Do you mean in the new photo?

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RE: Great Thread

#107 by lynne webb , Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:52 pm

no Phil, the original pic, No.9. theres a building with a spire on, looks as if its in Dale End.

 
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#108 by astoness , Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:53 pm

got it now..carrs lane is on the right just past the bus stops...new photo..

 
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RE: Great Thread

#109 by astoness , Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:58 pm

lynne that building with the spire on in pic 9 isnt there now is it....

 
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#110 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:03 pm

Lynne

You must be talking of this building at the junction of Bull St and Corporation St. I think it housed Dunne's the Hatters on the ground floor. Lots of buildings had spires in those days and quite a few of them down Corporation St.

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RE: Great Thread

#111 by lynne webb , Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:04 pm

Lyn, Carrs Lane is before the bus stops, Albert St. was opposite Bull St. I would think the building with the spire was somewhere near where the new courts are now.I could be completely wrong though.

 
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RE: Great Thread

#112 by astoness , Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:13 pm

Posted by lynne webb
Lyn, Carrs Lane is before the bus stops, Albert St. was opposite Bull St. I would think the building with the spire was somewhere near where the new courts are now.I could be completely wrong though.




i know lynne ..i was looking at the bus stops the other way to you...lol think you could be right about that spire...

 
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RE: Great Thread

#113 by lynne webb , Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:34 pm

wonder why they had spires on other buildings.

 
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#114 by Voltman , Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:34 am

I wonder why there are spires on churches?


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#115 by astoness , Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:39 am

silly billy volty...by the way im going to post a few of my old brum pics later on...may i be so bold as to ask what st/rd you were born in...may have some of interest to you....thats if yer interested of course....

 
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#116 by Voltman , Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:47 am

I was born in hospital but spent my first 5 years in Green Lane, Handsworth.
If you have any photo's of a good looking liitle kid with either a push along steel wheelbarrow, or in pedal car or on a tricycle, then it must be me.

But why do churches have spires?


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#117 by signman ( deleted ) , Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:00 am

They aspire to reach the heavens.

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RE: Great Thread

#118 by astoness , Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:00 am

ok volty will look for any green lane pics...no idea why churches have spires...maybe like you can see them from a distance...

 
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#119 by Voltman , Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:39 am

Signman, despite plentiful opportunities "The Heavens" have never proven themselves to exist (I could stop here) above the normal height of a church building.


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#120 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:11 am

I think churches had towers to hang their bells in, and as I suppose flat roof technology was not very good back then they built spires on them to keep the rain out.

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