HiThere was one in Coleshill, cannot quite recall the name, it was on Birmingham Road
Yep, it was the Bell Inn
Astonian just a quick aside any chance of getting the The Birmingham Bottle Bank back now we're supposed to be trying to find an alternative to plasticHI CROM , AND EVERYBODY WHO,S CONTRIBUTED TO THIS THREAD
ON DAVENPORTS .
I WOULD JUST LIKE TO COMMENT ,THAT PIC,S ARE GOOD OFF CROMIE
AND THE THREADS ARE GOOD READINGÃ‚Â ,FROM EVERYBODY ELSE
AND THAT DOLL,S COMMENT , BROUGHT A BIG SMILE TO MY FACE
WHEN XMAS TIME IT WENT MISSING DOWN NEWTOWN ROW ,
I PRESUME SHE MEANS DOWN AND AROUND THE OLD
ALMA ST, GERRARD ST LENNOXÃ‚Â ST AND OF COURES SUMMER LANE ,
THE CROOKS PARADISE ,WE HAD SOME GOOD OLD CHARACTERS IN AND AROUND THAT QUARTER
I COULD NAME AFEW , EVEN THOU THEY HAVE PASSED ON , BUT I WILL NOT
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE OLD BIRMINGHAMÃ‚Â BOTTLE EXCHANGE ,
THAT WAS DOWN THE FACTORY RD HOCKLEY , THEY HAD A DEPOT IN WOLVERHAPTON , AS WELL AS BRUM
THEY WOULD GO TO ALL THE BREWERIES AND MILK DEPOT ,
MIDLAND COUNTIES , THE COO/OP WAGADON , DAIRES ANSELL, M,B, AKINSINSON,S
YOU NAME THEM THEY WOULD GO ALL OVER THE BRUM
COLLECT GRATES ,AND GRATES OF THEM
AND THEY WOULD WASH AND SORT THEM OUT FOR THE INDIVUAL PARTIESÃ‚Â ,
BY THE LORRY LOADS DAILY
WITH OUT THERE HELP THERE NUMBER OF BOTTLES WOULD HAVE TWINDLED
BECAUSE THEY ALL ACCUMELATED FORIGN BOTTLES ,
I THOUGHT I WOULD MENTION THEM , I DON,T WANT TO CHANGE OF THE SUBJECT OF DAVENPORTS
BECAUSE I,M INTRESTED IN THE SUBJECT
CARRY ON FRIENDS , I,M WATCHING ,
BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL FOR 2007 ,
I used to have six bottles of light ale delivered every Thursday whilst living in Selston Rd Aston in the late 70's , truth is I could never work the pricing out , I'm sure there was a reduction with return of bottles delivered the week before but each week it was a different price . When I lived in William St off Granville St , I used to stand and look through the windows on Bath Row mesmerised at all those bottles going around and around empty at first then full up and offDavenport's Beer at Home My Mom & Dad had a delivery every week with 6 bottles of POP couldn't wait
My only recollection s of this pub was dropping in there for a game of darts with a work colleague on a Saturday morning between 1969-71 . The manager and his wife had a theatrical background I think looking at them. He was always immaculately turned out along with his wife they had theatre pics scattered around the wall , when I went to the bar I always found myself staring at a sign on the wall above the spirits shelf which read Tour Du Monde . I often thought was this what the both of them were waiting for , he once corrected me for tapping my finger on the counter , he was serving me I wasn't trying to get his attention as there was nobody else in the bar he looked at me eye to eye and said "Your nerves playing you up" . I've used that expression myself quite a lot when someones tapping around me . I will ad I think it was just called The Colmore in those days I went thereI remember my grandad having a Davenports delivery every week! 6 bottles of beer and 6 bottles of pop!!!! And i remember the slogan.... beer at home means davenports!!!!
Does anyone have any photos of the Colmore Arms that used to stand on Latimer Street South? Almost on the junction of Great Colmore Street and opposite St Asaphs church? My grans cut through was between Colmore Arms and Toogoods the plumbers. Colmore Arms was an Ansells pub. Latimer Street and most of Lee Bank was pulled down in the sixties and replaced with flats and maisionettes which is in turn being pulled down now to make way for Park Central. My grandad would be spinning in his grave at the thought of all those yuppies!!!!
It was taken over by Greenall Witley Brewery in the 80’s. I worked there in the laboratory and as a packaging supervisor until 1979 when I transferred to M & B in Smethwick. Just in the nick of time. The pubs eventually came under Greene King.WHAT HAPPENED TO DAVENPORTS AND THE FEW DAVENPORTS PUBS? IT WAS A THRIVING CONCERN IN THE 1970s.
ALSO THAT 700' WELL HOLE? WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF THE WATER?