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Aston hippodrome

G G Jean

Brummy Wench.
:strawberry:Another photo I sorted out last night. It has Aston Hippodrome on the back but looking at it I am not too sure.:strawberry:
 

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Peg Monkey

master brummie
Hi Folks - yet another shot of the facade, but wait! A poster as well - Larry Grayson well down the bill.
Of 1958 vintage, when no self-respecting lady would be seen at large without her headscarf.
All you lady readers out there (of a certain age) - at what point did wearing a headscarf become obligatory? Was it perhaps a question of status (marital?)?
Regards,
Peg.
Aston Hip.jpg
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
shame the old hip is not longer with us..i know for sure our mom wore a headscarf during the 50s and 60s..think it must have been to keep the perms in lol...still see a few dotted about even now

lyn
 

Eric Gibson

master brummie
Hi Folks - yet another shot of the facade, but wait! A poster as well - Larry Grayson well down the bill.
Of 1958 vintage, when no self-respecting lady would be seen at large without her headscarf.
All you lady readers out there (of a certain age) - at what point did wearing a headscarf become obligatory? Was it perhaps a question of status (marital?)?
Regards,
Peg.
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I like the prices, threepence ha'penny for the royal stalls. :)
 

Peg Monkey

master brummie
Thanks, Dave, I hadn't studied the pic that closely, these were often in the middle of traffic islands, as I recall, together with ladies and gents underground loos.
Peg.
 

adap2it

master brummie
Thanks, Dave, I hadn't studied the pic that closely, these were often in the middle of traffic islands, as I recall, together with ladies and gents underground loos.
Peg.
I guess that if you didn't know it was there Peg, you would have no idea what it was. This was the first time that I had seen it or part of it in any other pictures of the "HIP". This area was central to our world back then. The Bartons, the Globe, the Bingo and the baked spud cart were all here.
Dave A
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
post 3 also shows the horses trough and i think there should be at least another 1 photo on this thread that also shows it...i remember it well..
 

Frothblower

Lubrication In Moderation
Looks like the Hippo was on it's downward slope:(
" Tit Bits of Variety" " Girls Dancing" " Posing" "Glamour Girls"
 
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Peg Monkey

master brummie
Looks like the Hippo was on it's downward slop:(
" Tit Bits of Variety" " Girls Dancing" " Posing" "Glamour Girls"
Hi Frothblower, not sure these were negatives, the stage at The Hip could well have been the starting point for me becoming interested in girls.
Regards,
Peg.
 

Peg Monkey

master brummie
I heard it was basically a strip joint at the end. Sad end for a brilliant theatre.
Hi Frothblower, I'm afraid evolution operates in all areas, live theatre was trying to survive as best it could against that new fangled invention, then, the cinema, which in turn fell victim to Bingo and television. Some of the cinemas were converted to 10 pin bowling, I remember the one on the corner of Chester Road and Gravelly Lane, Sutton Coldfield, the site ultimately became housing.
Regards,
Peg.
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
I'm surprised too Lyn. The damage looks dreadful, yet they invested £30, 000 in rebuilding. As you know, we've seen buildings in better nick get demolished in the blink of an eye. Viv.
 
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