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    Birmingham Corporation pages from 1945 telephone directory

    The * symbol meant at the time that the subscriber rents a number of auxiliary numbers that are tried first before the engaged tone is given. Yes, the BCS entries certainly show the extent of the Co-op's reach and somewhere I have posted TASCO's entries as BCS didn't have the city to itself...
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    Tram routes 1912

    I don't know of any route maps that early but the best book is likely to be the Birmingham Corporation Tramways published in 1982 by the TPC and by Terry Barker, John Stanford and Terry Mayou, as I recall it as being very detailed. Peter Gould gives quite a succinct account of the complexities...
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    Birmingham Corporation pages from 1945 telephone directory

    Hi all, I've scanned and posted on Flickr the four pages covering Birmingham Corporation and will likely post some more in time. Link here PO Telephones Birmingham 1945
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    Some old street maps of Birmingham

    Hi there . That would be Sandy Lane, now completely subsumed into Bordesley Middleway. The NLS map site is very useful for this: try this link https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=52.4698&lon=-1.8772&layers=168&b=3
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    Hello all The page from the 1937 Birmingham telephone directory that has the entries for Wrenson's shops. The photo above would have been 168 Gravelley Lane, ERDington 1528. The list of shops shows that they were quite extensive. Mike
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    Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Cooperative Society 1937 telephone directory entries

    Hello all - I've posted three pages from the 1937 Birmingham & District Telephone Directory on my Flickr a/c I'll be adding some other pages in the album in time; https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157697524948970 I'd forgotten quite how many BCS coop branches there were...
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    1934 Birmingham Classified telephone Directory

    Hi - just a few pages to start with but I will be adding others - scans from the Oct 1934 Classified telephone Directory for Birmingham & the Black Country. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157650795558678
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    City Centre Photographs

    Yes, the view is from Corporation St, just up from Martineau Street, as Barrow's Stores (seen here on the right in Lancaster Buildings) was just along from the corner of Bull St - the gap in the buildings about where the 'bus is. Further up would be Old Square, with Priory Street running across...
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    City Centre Photographs

    This may be of interest - Corporation St (and Barrow's Store) in 1915 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/12754384365/
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    Barrows Stores

    The Dutch Girl is interesting - this sort of design is often connected with Holland and cocoa and I wonder if it is a link back to Barrow's origins and connections with Cadbury's and John Cadbury's shop that opened in Bull St in 1824 and which was passed over to Richard Cadbury Barrow in 1849...
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    Barrows Stores

    Its been a while since I posted on here but I've just acquired some items from Barrow's Store - a shop I recall in their 'new' 1960s premises on Corporation St that sadly didn't last long. Founded as Barrow's in 1849, when John Cadbury of chocolate fame handed over the shop he'd started in Bull...
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    Some old street maps of Birmingham

    Glad they're of use. I've posted a couple more pages. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6174650333/in/photostream https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6175171642/in/photostream https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6174641477/in/photostream/ and I'll add a few more. M
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    Some old street maps of Birmingham

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157627601956107/ Hi all - a few pages from old street maps I've posed on Flickr and that people may find of interest. Mikey
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    Co-op high st bham

    The old Birmingham Co-operative Society in the High Street, c1930 A fine advert for that old pre-WW2 institution, the Birmingham Co-operative Society's main store. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5326485404/
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    Re: beer sale,s man Something I've posted on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5325876823/