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Recent content by Barr_Beacon

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    Birmingham Cinemas

    My father would take me to The Cartoon Picture House (The Jacey) in Station Street in the mid sixties. The funny thing was as well as showing Looney Tunes cartoons, it used to show Flash Gordan (with Buster Crabbe) and Batman which were 'shorts' and shown as a series and The Three Stooges. All...
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    Birmingham Cinemas

    The News Theatre, Birmingham... http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/49047
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    Birmingham Cinemas

    ...and there's more... https://www.jncohen.net/JaceyGroup/JosephCohen.htm https://www.jncohen.net/JaceyGroup/JaceyCinemasLtd.htm
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    Birmingham Cinemas

    Look at what I found... https://www.britishpathe.com/video/new-cinephone-opened-aka-the-cinephone-cinema-birm
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    Pollyanna's, Newhall Street

    I always liked the music in Pollyanna's. This is from the 70's, sorry I cant be more specific when:
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    St Chads Schools

    Crikey, those photographs have taken my breath away! I can still remember my father leading me up Brearley Street from Newtown Row with a scarf wrapped around my face because of the thick smog. I can still smell the metal in the 'air' and hear the regular beat of the machines from the...
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    College Arms College Road Kingstanding

    Thanks for getting back to me, Alan. The bloke I knew was a couple of years older than me and other than football, I didn't really know him. I was a regular in The College up until 1981 and I don't recall seeing him around then.
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    College Arms College Road Kingstanding

    I used to play football with a Steve Roydes (Rhodes?) in the park off College Road, close to Twickenham Road. I think he worked as a taxi driver for a while.
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    The Grapevine https://www.closedpubs.co.uk/warwickshire/birmingham_b3_grapevine.html
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    Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022

    The city is already paying a hefty price for these games. It's not only the resulting traffic jams and the loss of the train station but the potential damage to our history and natural environment . https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/archaeologists-dig-sutton-park-ahead-20523858...
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    Great Charles Street Queensway car stunt

    Any ideas if this was for a film or television show...
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    Parisian Club Cannon Street

    Fanny's later became UB's (I think some of the band members bought it), I went in there a few times but The Bodega was under The Filibuster. I only went in there once and seem to remember it was decorated like a traditional Spanish bar with the ends of large barrels stuck on the walls. I only...
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    Parisian Club Cannon Street

    That was it! Memories coming back to me now trying to suppress adolescent sniggers as I walked by it with my girlfriend. I'm sure I went to a bar once under The Filibuster called 'The Bodega', can you shed any light on that?