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ANN STREET CITY CENTRE

Astoness

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two great pics of ann st....i find it amazing to think it once looked like this....think thats the town hall in the distance on the first pic

lyn

Replacement image for pic 1 image dated 1867

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Replacement image for pic 2 image dated 1873
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Astoness

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hi dek..the council house was built on the site of pic 2...pic 1 is a long shot looking towards the town hall...

lyn...
 

dek carr

gone but not forgotten
Thanks Lyn iv,e got it now. Is that the town Hall on the left hand side of the second picture ? ( i work on the town hall refurbishment a couple of years ago pity i wasn,t on the forum then could have got loads of photos).D4ek
 

Astoness

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yes dek..its the town hall...now you have yer bearings....i still find it hard to imagine town being like that...dont know why but ive always thought it was like it is now.......yes i know...im a strange one..lol...

lyn
 

GER22VAN

master brummie
Lyn. Its lovely to see those old pics well before our time. Views our distant relatives may well have seen.
 

maggs

master brummie
Brilliant pics. Like Lyn, I always assumed it was always the way it is now, with the Council House as we know it. I am amazed.
 

Astoness

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glad you like them maggs...moss i was going to ask that very same question but i forgot to post it.. but yes i would say that ann st as was became colmore row...if we are wrong someone will put us right....

lyn
 

mikejee

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Lyn
Almost right i think . Ann St was added to colmore row to extend it, but was only part, as you can see from the 1839 map
mike

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Astoness

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i was just wondering if the building on the left on my pic 1 is still there...

lyn
 

gingerjon

master brummie
Ann Street 1531 it was just a lane with out a name, 1731 New Hall Lane, 1751 Bewdley street/ Colemore Row, 1758 Ann Street or Mount Pleasant, Colemore Row, 1778 Ann Street / Colemore Row ,
1781 Ann Street, or Mount Pleasant, Colemore Row, Bull Lane, 1839 Ann Street , Colemore Row.
 
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the silver fox

master brummie
This thread has some pictures that go well with those recently posted of Paradise Street. They give the most complete image of the area that I have seen.
Thanks.
Ted
 
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