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Birmingham Town Hall

Radiorails

master brummie
He would not have been a Sir at that time, of course, and he did not marry Cleo until 1958. You could have dated her! :laughing:
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
can we please stay on topic please...we do have a thread for you tube music

thank you

 

Richarddye

master brummie
can we please stay on topic please...we do have a thread for you tube music

thank you

My apologies............
 

tim eborn

master brummie
And hopefully the Sir Johnny Dankworth band!
Yes Johnny Dankworth was I think a regular favourite. Very likely wrong but to me he was so in love with Cleo that he surrenderd his everything to her. She had a great voice but I didn't like her style.
I'm not a musician, just like what I like.
Great days and happy memories.
 

Richarddye

master brummie
Yes Johnny Dankworth was I think a regular favourite. Very likely wrong but to me he was so in love with Cleo that he surrenderd his everything to her. She had a great voice but I didn't like her style.
I'm not a musician, just like what I like.
Great days and happy memories.
Tim, I am not sure either but I think you might be correct!
 

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
Some memories in this thread and we all seem to remember Humph at the Town Hall...Onions and When the Saints... and the big bands, especially the polished performances of the Heath band. One of the things I remember that is noticeable on this thread and on another thread is how smartly we all dressed. Suited and booted.

Bob
 

Richarddye

master brummie
Some memories in this thread and we all seem to remember Humph at the Town Hall...Onions and When the Saints... and the big bands, especially the polished performances of the Heath band. One of the things I remember that is noticeable on this thread and on another thread is how smartly we all dressed. Suited and booted.

Bob
Unfortunately Bob, those days of being “cleaned up” are sadly long gone!
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
This must have been drawn just as the Town Hall opened in 1834 and of the first music festival to take place there. The roadway outside is referred to as ‘rutted’. The awning at the shop of curiosities must have been put in place for the occasion. (Source: British Newspaper Archive). Viv.

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mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Wonderful new early photo (as stereoscopic slide) of town hall from top of pinfold st. Definitely pre 1880. Have tried to make it a little clearer, but here is original and tweaked
The slide is from a Facebook group looking to identify unknown images

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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
great mike thanks...can anyone confirm what the building is to the left of the town hall please

lyn
 
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