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Buildings at risk

ellbrown

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Walked down Trafalgar Road from Moseley to the Moseley Road in Balsall Heath again, and got this view from the back of the office range of the former Tram Depot in Balsall Heath. If the School of Art was restored, why not this building? Surely the Creation Climbing Centre could take it over.

 

Astoness

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absolutely tragic ell....by the looks of it someone needs to save it soon..thanks for the photo...thinking about it and i would have to check my notes i think i had ancestors in trafalgar road many years ago

lyn
 

superdad3

master brummie
Reminds me of earlier posts on this thread [137 etc]. Council indifference caused this. Whats the point of having "listed buildings" if BCC lacks the will to protect them. In even worse condition now - suspect "developer" is letting it rot away in the hope of demolishing & redeveloping site.
 

Rosary_Boy

master brummie
Taken another photo from the 50 of the ex tram depot on the Moseley Road in Balsall Heath. The building to the back is being used by Creation. A wall climbing place with a skate park.

Took a few photos of this a few years ago so old, Shame that the ways been left really.
 

Astoness

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Back for a walk around town today. Popped to the Jewellery Quarter near St Paul's Square.

Got three new photos of 61-64 Ludgate Hill. The building on the right is under scaffolding. Doesn't look to good.





The one of the left (and maybe the right) was Philip Harris and Co, laboratory equipment.


thanks mort i was wondering what the buildings were used for

lyn
 

Morturn

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Morturn, is Phillip Harris still in business? Almost served my apprenticeship there.

I know, I bought a bunsen burner off them not too long ago. They had a tip to the left of their building that was then waste land. I would spend hours there racking through it to retrieve the odd thrown out test tube, piece of glass rod or flask.

Mom bought me a Merit chemistry set as a kid, I was totally absorbed with it.
 

paul stacey

master brummie
I have watched the video with interest, as I am the same age as the eldest boy in the film, and I knew lads that had moved on to that estate near the Bristol Road, I of course was lucky and moved on to the new Bartley Green estate in the early 50's and grew up in the wonderful Warwickshire country side. I agree with Viv slightly one sided, documentary, as it was opposed quite angrily by some people, mainly the elderly, who were frightened about being, (up in the sky), and broken away from their family's and friends, where some had history stretching back generations in the area's being cleared. The council on the other hand were one of the better caring councils and by enlarge were interested in the welfare of the people involved. Nice to see a bit of Birmingham I remembered as a lad. Paul
 

paul stacey

master brummie
just quick remembrance, a younger lad said either to me or in my hearing, about what he missed from the (old ouse,) thinking he slowly said, "there ain't anybody to talk to in the toilet, and tell me how the Baggies got on). !!! Paul
 

Tinpot

master brummie
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