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Bull Ring until 1920s

mikejee

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Matthew Jones only appears there in the 1883 directory ( which would refer to 1882) and not in 1882 or 1884. This is somewhat surprising considering the elaborate coat of arms above the shop., though I suppose these may have referred to the auction rooms above
 

Vivienne14

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I like this view as it shows the extent of the stall holder pitches in the outdoor market. Looks pretty busy too. The public conveniences are still there and you can almost read the stall holder names on the canvass awnings.

What are the men in white jackets bottom right ? Ice cream vendors ?

You get a good impression of Birmingham perched on the hill too. Sorry but don’t have a date for this (1910ish ?). Viv.

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Lady Penelope

master brummie
I love this painting of the Bull Ring. Old Market Hall to the right, St. Martin's straight head. I can almost smell the chestnuts roasting somewhere down there! To me this picture has great atmosphere. Don't know the date or artist, looks about 1920s maybe? Or possibly even later. Viv.

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Hi Viv, your post is from 2013 but I've just been looking through this great thread and found it. I feel sure that this picture comes from a set of postcards entitled 'Birmingham by Night' which I posted on the forum not long after I joined (unfortunately I can't remember where I posted them). All I need to do is find the PC's and see if there is an artist named. They weren't posted so there'll be no postmark. They were bought as a set many years ago
 
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Vivienne14

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It's noticeable that the onions are small onions. Where would we be without onions ? I believe they're one of the essentials in any kitchen. Looks like Brummies of the late 1800s thought so too. Viv.
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
I don't think post 162 is a painting, its to perfect, particularly the figures, I would say its a photograph. Could be wrong of course. Eric
 
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