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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 the lockdown. When I was last there, there were still road works going on outside the front door. I did notice that there are two lions outside the front door...
Just to complete the history in 1854 Albright terminated his partnership with Sturge and took John Edward Wilson into partnership in 1856 continuing the business as Albright & Wilson. Since 2000 the company has been owned by the French company Rhodia.
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 if there is a road going off to the right which I assumed was Sun Street but is too close to the junction where the bus is turning. The existence of Midland Red...
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.
The problem with that as I see it is that the route of the Inner Circle was Sun Street (the continuation of Lee Bank Road from Five Ways) right onto Bristol...
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 scenes from the Gas Street Church in the Retort House.. This will be shown after the 1 o'clock news.
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. I remember Lloyds Bank and the Post Office. Is that Priory Queensway going off to the right? I don't actually recognise the buildings. I know that the Kennedy...
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 area, looks like it might have been a pub and is near the canal bridge. Don't know if any of this helps.
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 amazed when I said he was my form master in 2C he recited the entire class register for that year about 50 years before!
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 remember reading that the GWR panniers were over gauge for the line and damaged the platform at Bromsgrove. The revised regional boundary was at Blackwell Summit
I think it was just a publicity stunt. (I have edited out a sentence here as I was making a mistake over the dates).
Route learning would not be required yet as Worcester drivers and guards already sign for that route. I am not sure about Tyesley drivers.
The biggest problem that I see is that...