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Cordia Blackswan now have the former Lloyds Bank as their HQ and have rediscovered the mosaic flooring under the current banking hall flooring. This is going to be restored.
For those with Instagram here's a link to their post.
Still creating a couple of post lockdown walks and one is based on animals in the Jewellery Quarter. Likely to end at Jewellers Arms (if and when!). Anyway sat outside the pub having a minutes break on this morning's exercise walk and was looking over the road at the aforementioned building and...
So that’s it the doors are shut, cash machines boarded up and all signage removed. Please God this beautiful building will be retained as is.
Removal of things has revealed Lloyds Bank engraved windows. Hopefully I will be granted access to take photos of what’s worth saving (but might not get...
Walk past the Jewellery business centre most days on my exercise breakout and still wonder who the faces are on the castings on the top of the rainwater downpipes. Have struggled to find any information on them and was wondering if anyone knew anything on here?
Apologies for quality of pix, just...
With all NatWest branding now removed the old lettering has been revealed. I’ll pop up and get a photo to post later as I guess it won’t be around for long. Cant remember now for sure but I think it’s National Provincial Bank of England! Old age grrrrrrrrr.
Chatting to a few Jewellers in the pub tonight and I was bemoaning the lack of a good Chinese in the JQ. A couple then began to talk about the Crystal from many years ago which, apparently was where the Tesco Express now sits near the clock.
Any info, dates, pictures or memories more than...
With the news that BMW are leaving the JQ (blaming the upcoming clean air charges, makes a change from Brexit!) and chatting to friends they were trying to recall old pubs on the site. Any offers anyone? Cheers
Contractors due to commence the improvements went offsite straight away due to the number of discarded syringes! Not sure the proposed cast iron railings will look ok but now told work will extend until December with specialists coming in to decontaminate the site!
Can anyone help with the name/details/pics of a former pub which was in the premises that are now the Hylton Cafe in the Jewellery Quarter? I belive the pub closed in the late 50s/early 60s but could be wrong. Many thanks