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Clifton Road Balsall Heath

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Ann B

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Re the series The Gangsters, the Birmingham singer Tanya appeared and many of the scenes were filmed in The Rum Runner Nightclub, Broad Street.

Ann
 
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mstephens

Guest
Re the series The Gangsters, the Birmingham singer Tanya appeared and many of the scenes were filmed in The Rum Runner Nightclub, Broad Street.

Ann

Thanks Ann, I was already aware that the Rum Runner (also famous for early Duran Duran appearances. I believe) played the part of The Maverick nightclub. I would be interested to know exactly where it was on Broad Street as I am hoping to put together a website showing "Then and Now" pictures linked to Google Earth.
 
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Ann B

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The Rum Runner was next to the old B.B.C. studio, opposite The Tow Rope Cafe.

Ann
 
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mstephens

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Sorry Ann. I didn't know Birmingham at all at that time. Can you tell me where it was relative to present day places on Broad Street - I'm guessing somewhere near the "Walkabout" Aussie theme pub as one scene shows the "hero" escaping from a back entrance of the club onto the canal towpath.
 
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mstephens

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A couple more shots of the Imperial Cinema and the Moseley Rd/Clifton Rd junction

I was only finally able to confirm that the cinema in Gangsters was the Imperial by matching the details on the brickwork behind the two Austin 1100s to that on Google Earth. Apart from the demolition of the Imperial, it looks like what was a "fancy goods" shop in 1975 has had some extensive rebuilding as well.
 
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mstephens

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Thanks to the historical views on Google Earth, it seems that the Imperial Cinema was demolished some time between Sept 12 2005 and Nov 2 2006 with the building on the opposite side of Clifton Road being rebuilt some time between Nov 2 2006 and Aug 10 2007.
 

mario

knowlegable brummie
Hi RobertS

Here's some photo's as promised.

Phil

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My grandparents lived on Clifton rd by faceting white Street ,you would go down an entry to my nans bk garden at the top of the entry was some bk to bk houses dating bk oin the 60's&70's my nan left Clifton road in in 1973 bk then some lovely memories
 

mario

knowlegable brummie
Hi anyone know the family names Sheila Phillips used to live on Clifton road a few doors down from nan and the mannox family lived next door to my nan lived at 179clifton road .
 
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