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On Sunday I will be upgrading the software to the latest version this will mean downtime of approx half a day. (assuming all goes well)
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Three pics of Kingstanding Road ... Kingstanding Road in 1946. As a young child I often walked along there looking at the horses in the Co op dairy behind the fence on the right of the view. A Co-op milk float (horse drawn) is in the pic behind the cyclist. The large telegraph poles seen in the...
Martineau Street was a favourite place to photograph trams and tram 20 No 6 Perry Barr waits at the terminus. There are often interesting things to see around the trams and I see Jeromes Photographic Studio on the left. Many parents in the 1940s would smarten up their kids and take them there to be photographed. I was smartened up and taken there and have the photos on the forum here ... https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/my-family-snaps.16090/page-7#post-416542
Also in the tram pic, flower sellers can be seen on the pavement in front of Dolcis. View attachment 122377
To while away the long winter evenings I've started using my laptop to paint colour on to old street pics. I chose the one below because it reminds me of my teenage years. I had a bit of fun with that man on the right, he hides his face in the first pic, but not in the colour pic. I suppose if I...
Martineau Street no longer exists and surprisingly didn't have a particularly long life.It was cut in 1886 to replace Crooked Lane. But by 1960 it had disappeared as part of the development of Martineau Place. Martineau Street looks to have once been a significant street, with many substantial...