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Erdington

Morturn

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The men always looked like they were having so much fun

Well you know what they say about boys and their toys.

I loved the rowing boats, when we could afford them, they had those twin hulled canoes or those clinker built rowing boats on both Witton lakes and Brookvale park.
 

Frothblower

Lubrication In Moderation
Terrys Lane these days is in Pype Hayes, Erdington.
It leads off Westmead Crescent, which runs around Paget rd school.

The first picture is Westmead Crescent at the juncion of Paget road, with paget school to the right.

The second picture is Terrys lane just a short way up the road.

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Nice one Templer. Not the original Terry's lane though.
I have the same photo as stitcher ( post 105)
Quote.. "Terrys lane, 1893. Terrys lane is known as Eachelhurst Road. The snow scene shows Mr Thomas Terry and is taken looking towards Walmley. The trees on the left are part of Pype Hayes Park."
 

Rupert

master brummie
Great picture Stitch. It's funny how the busses changed so much over the years but the trams did not change at all. They were just right do you think.
 
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Stitcher

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My memories of the trams are rather vague Rupert, other than the Bristol Road ones to the Licky's, my strongest memory is of the one in the Museum in Newhall Street when we had to put a coin in to hear the sound of a tram from standstill to running and back to standstill again,
To answer your question, yes buses did change a vastly over the years.
 
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Stitcher

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This picture was taken in Erdington High street in 1958. It was in todays newspaper.
 

mikejee

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Frothblower put on this photo from another source in post 53 of this thread, but there it was described as in 1953
 

jennyann

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
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Hi Mike: I remember this place in the High Street in 1953. It looks as though it was redeveloped in 1959. I am not exactly sure what was opposite this place but I think it was opposite New Street. We used to walk the whole length of High Street every Sunday morning. There was a newsagents
that opened on Sunday morning for a couple of hours very close to the old coaching house t. he only shop to open on Sunday mornings. Meeson's Sweet Shop down at the Six Ways end of the High Street used to open on Sunday afternoons to catch people going window shopping along the High Street. Happy days.
 

Rupert

master brummie
The last picture is so good. Almost into our era for most and yet 5 years before WW2. There must have been storm clouds of war as there seems to be in the shot symbolising such but no matter it all seems so serene. The schools would have still been teaching kids about the Empire and maybe even it might still have hung on but many things were to change for ever. Not everything though.
 
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Stitcher

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I understand what you are saying Rupert and I have to agree with your every word.
 

maypolebaz

master brummie
My memories of the trams are rather vague Rupert, other than the Bristol Road ones to the Licky's, my strongest memory is of the one in the Museum in Newhall Street when we had to put a coin in to hear the sound of a tram from standstill to running and back to standstill again,
To answer your question, yes buses did change a vastly over the years.

I used to love that museum. I've allways had a fascination with firearms and there were some beauties in there.

I took my eldest son, when he was little, to look at that steam loco that used to run on a short piece of track. That, also used to give off a loud noise. The sight of that monster terrified my little 'un. (Would the engine have been named "City of Birmingham" ?).
 

Frothblower

Lubrication In Moderation
The new YMCA building in Erdington is an abomination, it must be the most ugliest building in Brum!
 

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pollypops

master brummie
It looks very similar to the new Bournville College at Longbridge - which I think looks awful. Some people may consider these buildings to be on-trend, I however find the shape and colours very 1960's - an era of building styles I could quite happily live without.
 

Rupert

master brummie
Looks like the draftsperson had the cad setting wrong and accidentally dragged a corner. If he/she had only dragged the corner a bit further it might have actually have been very good.....a flat line. Make it so.
 
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Stitcher

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I have posted this on the Erdington thread because one of the shops was here.
 

pmcdermott

master brummie
About the wooden buildings in Spring Lane, yes I can see that they were probably ex army buildings. Its just that seeing the women & children in the photo I wondered if they were used for temporary accommodation after the war like the prefabs were.

Phil
do you still have a copy of that picture? my parents where living in those huts in 1948 when i was born,and i am trying to find out about them. i would be most grateful for any lnfo. thanks. pete.
 
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