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  1. ellbrown

    HS2 progress 2020

    Sorry. If you had an account set up at FreeTimePays https://www.birminghamweare.com then you could also become a Birmingham We Are Person with Passion, and create whatever posts that you would want on their site. Just fill in this...
  2. ellbrown

    HS2 progress 2020

    If Guilbert gets a train on the Cross City or Chase or West Coast Mainlines, he could get views like this. 20th August 2020 on a Class 350 train I got from Stechford to Birmingham New Street (one train an hour, and it was delayed). Turntable. Curzon Street Station. New Canal Street...
  3. ellbrown

    Metro progress 2020

    I'm not sure. Probably also buses. Currently traffic is diverted onto Grosvenor Street West. Might be tram and bus only.
  4. ellbrown

    Metro progress 2020

    There is tracks visible from the Hagley Road, but I couldn't see anywhere safe to get a photo. So instead took this on Broad Street near Symphony Hall and Regency Wharf.
  5. ellbrown

    Centenary Square development 2020

    That was a rainy day. People either sheltering from the rain. Or sticking to the City Core shopping. You should see how busy the High Street area was, way too many people. Westside was much quieter, including Brindleyplace. Was even people sitting on graves in Cathedral Square (St Philip's...
  6. ellbrown

    Centenary Square development 2020

    No, midday or in the afternoon. There wouldn't be people hovering in mid air in front of that new facade. Unless you had builders on a cherry picker or something. No one on site today that I could see.
  7. ellbrown

    Centenary Square development 2020

    After Cineworld, got these reflections of the Library in Symphony Hall.
  8. ellbrown

    Paradise development 2020

    Maybe convert them into hotels? (or a museum of some kind). Some 103 Colmore Row views from Centenary Way.
  9. ellbrown

    Centenary Square development 2020

    From the 26th August 2020. May pass through here again later, after my first cinema visit in 5 months.
  10. ellbrown

    Paradise development 2020

    One Centenary Way has started and due to be completed by 2022. There is also the restaurant spaces. Dishroom opened recently at One Chamberlain Square.
  11. ellbrown

    The Austin's aero industry in the 1940's

    Not sure if this is the right thread, but saw this sign on Lowhill Lane in Longbridge near the new houses. About the Flight Shed, 1936 until 2011.
  12. ellbrown

    Ghost signs

    Found a Twinings ghost sign on Groveley Lane in Longbridge near Coombes Lane.
  13. ellbrown

    chamberlain clock removed for restoration

    The whole clock, the tower, the mechanisms, all off to Smith of Derby. It will be restored off site. So the roundabout will not have anything on it until early 2021.
  14. ellbrown

    chamberlain clock removed for restoration

    I'd taken a few earlier this month, and was aware it was going today and tomorrow.
  15. ellbrown

    Paradise development 2020

    Having just walked up Congreve Passage again and crossed over Great Charles Street Queensway / Paradise Circus Queensway, took this photo looking back as I headed to the Jewellery Quarter via Summer Row, Parade and Newhall Hill.
  16. ellbrown

    chamberlain clock removed for restoration

    Got some photos of that today. Up Frederick Street to the Chamberlain Clock in the Jewellery Quarter. Warstone Lane Vyse Street Further down Warstone Lane near Golden Square.
  17. ellbrown

    Upper Dean Street, Birmingham

    Got this update in the morning of 42-45 Upper Dean Street, while it was raining. Travelodge has been open for almost a decade. But the True Birmingham student accommodation might open in September 2020. In late July 2020, got this photo down Dudley Street past the Indoor Market.
  18. ellbrown

    Repurposed artefacts or items of historical interest

    Here's one of the Birmingham gates at the National Tramway Museum in Crich, when I visited back in September 2014. Also a Birmingham Forward coat of arms on a lamppost.
  19. ellbrown

    Curzon Street Railway Station

    First time back on a train on the West Coast Mainline. From Stechford to Birmingham New Street. Got another photo of the turntable. As well as Curzon Street Station. It looks like New Canal Street below is closed.
  20. ellbrown

    Canals of Birmingham

    Wednesday rain on the City Centre canals. Gas Street Basin. Towards The Mailbox and The Cube. Birmingham Canal Navigations near the Arena.
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