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Barton's Arms High Street Aston

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ghdomestics

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I looked on there last night, but didn't spot anything relevant for the Bartons Arms. I didn't spot how to search with a surname though, will be looking again!
Hi vicky, I saw you,r comments on the barton arms, I too have been trying to find info on the barton arms around 1886, I think my grt grandfather was a landlord there around that time, he's name was albion hart, oh and we used to live in dulwich road[small world eh]
 
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pagan

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Going back a very long time my grandad used to entertain in the Bartons Arms under the name Will Bent, he was a comedian. I wonder does anyone remember this.

I also remember that when my grandparents were living in Newtown there were two other pubs, The Griffin and the Paddocks.
 
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pagan

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well it would be from 1920's onwards until around the early 1970's by which time he was blind and deaf but still funny, real name Charles Bennett - my gran and her sisters used to sing there too, the Lewis girls.
 

pollypops

master brummie
Fabulous picture Lyn :) The surroundings are so different now I don't think I would have recognised it. I definitely prefer the old view! Thanks for posting it.
 

Vivienne14

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Yes agree pollypops, great photo Lyn. Seeing the streets leading off from the pub makes me realise how much this was once very much part of the community. I only remember it in the 1970's, after much demolition of the surrounding area. Sadly by then it seemed very isolated. But I remember it was still a fantastic treat inside with much of the history still there to see. Lots of tiling and mahogany if memory serves and with the original bar with moveable boards to protect the identity of the drinker. Or did I imagine that after a few too many?? :rolleyes:
 

Astoness

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i love this pic too.and do have vague memories of being taken shopping along the high st up until i was about 5 and then we moved from paddington st to villa st and mom used the lozells road..wheeler st and the flat more for shopping.. viv we have had more than one meet up at the bartons so if you go to any of the meet up threads there are some interior pics of the bartons...shame that the sense of community spirit has now faded...

lyn
 

ChrisM

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I've had a go at it, Lyn, but there is not a lot of improvement. There doesn't appear too much additional definition in the image to be revealed.

(I assume it is from a postcard; so there will be a limit as to how much detail is available. But is there any more in the original?)

Chris
 

Phil

Retired Layabout
Lyn

I cant do anything about the definition but I have lightened it up a little.

Phil

Edit. Reposting image -made slightly lighter and more defined. May vary from that previously posted here.

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Astoness

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I've had a go at it, Lyn, but there is not a lot of improvement. There doesn't appear too much additional definition in the image to be revealed.

(I assume it is from a postcard; so there will be a limit as to how much detail is available. But is there any more in the original?)

Chris

thanks for having a go phil and chris..no there is no more in the original im afraid..i was given a few old calenders so im cutting out the pub and street pics and scanning them...the more i look the more i find it hard to believe it looked like that....
 

Astoness

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thanks ell and topsy..we still have a telphone box in the same spot although back in the day there used to to two of them...missing in the horses trough that i remember so well...

lyn
 
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Stitcher

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It was first opened in 1901 and is seen here in 1981 after being restored to it's former magnicent condition.
 
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Stitcher

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Another one of The Bartons in 1967 when the underpass was being built for access to the shopping centre.
 
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