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The Beehive Department Store/Shop/ also Binnie Becca'a........can you tell me about t

Discussion in 'Shops' started by New Romantic Gal, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Hi All,
    Does anyone have any info on The Beehive and/or Binnie Becca......where they were, what they sold etc. My Husband and myself both remember the Names but not where they were or much about them.......Please Help!!!!!
     
  2. lencops

    lencops gone but not forgotten

    Re: The Beehive Department Store/Shop/ also Binnie Becca'a........can you tell me abo

    Welcome New Romantic Gal, The Beehive Stors was in Albert St, type Beehive into search for interesting threads. Len.
     
  3. fatfingers

    fatfingers master brummie

    Re: The Beehive Department Store/Shop/ also Binnie Becca'a........can you tell me abo

    Bini Becca was by Oasis somewhere I think.

    Bev Bevan, and I think Jeff lynne worked at Beehive for a bit. I'm sure somebody on here will shout up if I'm wrong.
     
  4. sylviasayers

    sylviasayers master brummie

    Re: The Beehive Department Store/Shop/ also Binnie Becca'a........can you tell me abo

    The original Beehive was in Moor Street, and when I had my son in 1959 my dad bought the pram from the Beehive for him. Later they moved to near The Cabin pub, was it Priory Circus, the Beehive folded then it was a Tesco store, non food. Bini Beca was in the old Kean & Scott shop, corner of Priory Circus/Corporation Street, opposite Lewises. My sister and I had a stall in there called Budget Beauty selling cosmetics and toileteries, this was 1976, the Bini Beca venture wasn't very successful and we pulled out after a few months, managing to sell the stall on. The owner named the store Bini Beca after an island off Spain where he and his family had happy holidays.
     
  5. Phil

    Phil Retired Layabout

    Re: The Beehive Department Store/Shop/ also Binnie Becca'a........can you tell me abo

    The Beehive Department Store, I always thought of it as the last of the true old fashioned department stores. A little like Grace Brothers of "Are you being served" fame.

    Phil

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  6. sylviasayers

    sylviasayers master brummie

    Re: The Beehive Department Store/Shop/ also Binnie Becca'a........can you tell me abo

    I now realise I was wrong saying the Beehive was in Moor Street, I got it mixed up with Moor Street Warehouse, another interesting place to shop.
     
  7. TOPSYTURVEY

    TOPSYTURVEY brummie

    Re: The Beehive Department Store/Shop/ also Binnie Becca'a........can you tell me abo

    My friend is looking on this thread with me as she worked at the Store 1956 for 10 years her memories are "i started in soft furnishings then moving to nursery dept i do not recall jeff lynn.I do recall Bev Bevan and Jasper Carrott .a good friend was LINDA PARKER I would like to know what became of her my name then was TERESA MOLLOY .
     
  8. Re: The Beehive Department Store/Shop/ also Binnie Becca'a........can you tell me abo

    I thought this may be of interest. Max
     
  9. Bernard67Arnold

    Bernard67Arnold master brummie

    Re: The Beehive Department Store/Shop/ also Binnie Becca'a........can you tell me abo

    I can remember Enids brother working as a carpet fitter at BMK Warehouse which I think was next door to the
    Beehive in Albert Street, he was awarded a Gold watch for 25 years service and not long after they went bust,
    Bernard
     
  10. sistersue61

    sistersue61 master brummie

    Re: The Beehive Department Store/Shop/ also Binnie Becca'a........can you tell me abo

    I remember the Beehive when it was by the Cabin, used to get off the bus there with my mom and nan!! I also remember it being a Tesco as
    well.
    Sue
     

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