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Cannon Hill Park

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master brummie
#77 - Cannon Hill Park - 1927
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#78 - Cannon Hill Park - The Lake
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#79 - Cannon Hill Park - The Lake
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#80 - Cannon Hill park - The Lake from the Bridge
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master brummie
#81 - Cannon Hill Park (Better quality image from previous post #91)
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#82 - Cannon Hill Park
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#83 - Cannon Hill Park
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#84 - Cannon Hill Park - Boat Pier
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Radiorails

master brummie
Looking at the clothing in the older photos reminded me of when many people wore different style clothing during summer. Ladies wore nice frocks, often showing their neat figure, man often wore flannel trousers, blazers and many wore a hat. Generally we have lost the art of 'dressing for the occasion'.
 

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master brummie
#85 - Cannon Hill Park - Lake
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#86 - Cannon Hill Park
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#87 - Cannon Hill Park - Moonlight
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#88 - Cannon Hill Park - The Duck Pond
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charliewag

knowlegable brummie
Any body remember (for the want of a better name) the menagerie, now i'm going back to the 40s and early 50s, it was situated by the bridge over the boating lake,same side of the big bolder, there was peacocks,peahens, golden Pheasants and porcupines witch was my favorites also rabbits and other small animals .
 

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master brummie
#89 - Cannon Hill Park - Soldiers Memorial
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#90 - Cannon Hill Park - Soldiers Memorial
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#91 - Cannon Hill Park - Lake and Bridge
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#92 - Cannon Hill Park - Duck Pond
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Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Reading the newspaper account which accompanied this photo will almost transport you there. A happy account. And so these young people deserved evenings like this before the onset of WW1. Viv.

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Attachments

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master brummie
#93 - Cannon Hill Park - Main Walk
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#94 Cannon Hill Park - Student Gardens
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#95 Cannon Hill Park - Main Drive - c1913
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master brummie
#96 - Cannon Hill Park - The Bridge.
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#97 - Cannon Hill Park - The Path Through The Rock Garden.
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Phil

Retired Layabout
Any body remember (for the want of a better name) the menagerie, now i'm going back to the 40s and early 50s, it was situated by the bridge over the boating lake,same side of the big bolder, there was peacocks,peahens, golden Pheasants and porcupines witch was my favorites also rabbits and other small animals .
Charliewag

Is this what you refer to, I have many memories of these aviaries as well, and they were always on our visiting list when we visited the park even if we were only visiting the paddling pool.

Edgbaston Cannon Hill Park Aviary 1900 s.jpg
 

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master brummie
#98 - Cannon Hill Park - c1929.
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#99 - Cannon Hill Park - c1900
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#100 - Cannon Hill Park - Flower Beds - c1929
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#101 - Cannon Hill Park - c1909
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master brummie
#102 - Cannon Hill Park - Rowing Boats on Lake.
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#103 - Cannon Hill Park - Boating Pool - c1913.
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#104 - Cannon Hill Park - Lake from Bridge
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#105 - Cannon Hill Park - Boating on the Lake
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#106 - Cannon Hill Park - Rowing Boats on Lake.
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charliewag

knowlegable brummie
Charliewag

Is this what you refer to, I have many memories of these aviaries as well, and they were always on our visiting list when we visited the park even if we were only visiting the paddling pool.

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Phil, yes that's it, it had me worried, I thought it was me loosing my mind. It was a great place, but nobody remembers the place.
 

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
Super pictures, all postcards, the last three from National publishers. 104 Valentine's, 105 Rotary and 106 Peacock, who only lasted until about 1908 - 1910, this picture is very early circa 1905. What is interesting is how they majored on the park for their cards and if there is a postcard collector out there in the forum are any of them local photographers/publishers. Keep the coming
Bob
 

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master brummie
#107 - Cannon Hill Park - Main Drive and Refreshment Rooms - c1915.
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#108 - Cannon Hill Park - Lake.
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#109 - Cannon Hill Park - Boating.
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#110 - Cannon Hill Park - Floral Crown (in Colour)
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master brummie
#111 - Cannon Hill Park.
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#65a - Cannon Hill Park - Tinted version of picture #65.
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#70a - Cannon Hill Park - Entrance - Slightly different version of picture #70.
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#92a - Cannon Hill Park - Frame used around picture #92.
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Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
An appreciation of olde world style in the 1920s. I wonder if ‘old world’ was a style that was more more natural, rather than the corporation style of formal planting in flower beds ? Viv.

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