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Charlie

knows nowt
Thanks for that. I had ancestors living in Bishopsgate Street/William Street/Communication Row in 1800s.
 

Astoness

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glad you like that one then charlie...i take it the william st is not the one that was in lozells..or was it....lol


lyn
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
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charlie..ive got a few more of bishopsgate do you want them...also one of court 7 william st...im not sure if you have that one already...

lyn
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
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charlie i will put these on now for you as i will be out for a while tomorrow...

lyn

all pics courtesy of carl chinn
 

Charlie

knows nowt
They're lovely Lyn., thanks a lot. I have a rellie in Canada that will be thrilled to bits to see these photos. William Street is the one off Bishopsgate Street. Thanks again
Charlie x
 

edgbaston

master brummie
Hello Astoness,fantastic photo's once again.Memories flood back,the pub on the left looking towards Broad st was the first my aunt and uncle managed.Mary
 

Astoness

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glad you both like them...charlie i am posting this one..apologies if ive posted it before it seems familar and me memory is not what it used to be....court 7 william st..
 

sandracoley

master brummie
I went out with a bloke called billy evans and his brother colin who lived in bishopsgate street in 1960's.colin had a motorbike and we used to bomb down to stratford upon avon .to meet with other bikers and the weir....colin looked like a young john lennon ....billy was a brilliant dancer .we met at the west end ballroom.in birmingham..the holiday inn is built on the site now ....anyone remember barbara knight my dance partner at west end ,,,wonder where she is now .she lived opposite the brook pub behind the bank ,bournbrook nr selly oak,...
Good times !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Laurabelle

proper brummie kid
My Dad (Alf Bennett DOB 1925) was born opposite the leather handbag factory where the lady is standing in the archway. His mum (Elizabeth nee Summerfield) lived with her mum (Maria Livingstone) in the Court to the rear of the house. I know its a long time ago but does anyone remember them? There was a wash house and copper in the corner of the Court yard, a row of toilets and a gas lamp-post in the middle (great for swinging on). No-one had much (mid 1950's when WWII rationing had only just finished), but what you had you shared because you never knew when it would be your turn to go without. I know this for a fact because one Sunday I was obliged to eat two sunday lunches, one without warning at my friend's house up another entry, and another when I got back to my grandma's, oblivious to the fact that I had already fed my face!!! Innocent and Carefree Days...
 

dek carr

gone but not forgotten
What was the name of the pub on the corner of Bishopgate St and William St i,ts got a new name i have forgotten i,ts old one. Dek
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
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It seems to have been the Kings Arms on the corner of Bishopsgate st and William St
 

kelsres

New Member
It was Coronation Day when my father, Bert Kelsall, sat me on the bar in the Kings Arms and gave me a banana. Then back into Bishops Avenue to watch the ceremony on a 9inch telly !
I was born in Bishops Avenue, No7, just after the war. My Great Grandma Round who previously lived there would tell me her chidhood memories of when she went to see Buffalo Bills Wild West Show.
Does anyone remember Bisops Avenue, the air raid shelters. The hardware shop in Astoness' photo's was on one corner and a grocers on the other. Opposite the Kings Arms.
Regards Paul
 
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