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    DavidGrain replied to the thread HSBC Bank.
    The Head Office of HSBC UK is now in Broad Street. I was going to photograph it but have not been in the City Centre since the start of...
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    DavidGrain replied to the thread Jim Crow.
    Just to complete the history in 1854 Albright terminated his partnership with Sturge and took John Edward Wilson into partnership in...
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    Thank you for tracing it. Yes that is the one that I meant. Perhaps I jumped to quickly to a conclusion. Looking closer it does look as...
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    I think we have established that if this is the Wycliffe Chapel then the bus would have been travelling South East on St Luke's Road...
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    August bank holiday in those day was first Monday in August so that would have been the Saturday of the bank holiday weekend
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    Slavery has been illegal in Britain since medieval times. The Slave Trade was made illegal in 1807.
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    DavidGrain replied to the thread Gas Retort Gas Street.
    I have just seen a trailer on BBC TV for Songs of Praise today (Easter Sunday) coming from the centre of Birmingham so I expect some...
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    DavidGrain replied to the thread Snow Hill (the Road).
    I am having a little difficulty orientating myself with this photo. This is mainly because I don't remember a Midland Bank in that area...
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    DavidGrain replied to the thread Granville Street.
    Looking at Street View, this appears to be the oldest building in Granville Street. I cannot tell if it is 128 but it is in the correct...
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    DavidGrain replied to the thread George Dixons Grammar School.
    I have mentioned Toffee Sharp before. At the Centenary of the City Road building I went for the open day and met him again and was...
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    DavidGrain replied to the thread Childhood Memories Of Trains.
    The pannier tanks came after Western Region took over the line from London Midland Region. I don't remember what date that was but I do...
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    DavidGrain replied to the thread Elmdon Airport.
    The only place that I know where airships still fly regularly is the Zeppelin Museum. I saw this coming in to land whilst waiting for my...
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    DavidGrain replied to the thread Congreve Street.
    This has been pedestrian only probably since the building of the concrete library so I don't expect road traffic to use this again.
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    Hello and welcome. Hope you are better soon.
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    DavidGrain reacted to Heartland's post in the thread Curzon Street Railway Station with Appreciate Appreciate.
    I am waiting to see if those looking at the locomotive shed, find the underground coke storage and may be the 18 inch gauge railway that...
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