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Radiorails

master brummie
The line closed to regular passenger service in 1934. The second pic must be 1934 at the latest. Chad Valley Toys apparently used the station and platform for storage but the line itself continued with coal and sand until finally closing in 1963.
 

DavidGrain

master brummie
The line closed to regular passenger service in 1934. The second pic must be 1934 at the latest. Chad Valley Toys apparently used the station and platform for storage but the line itself continued with coal and sand until finally closing in 1963.

The second picture showing the station building survived until closure. I remember in the late 1950s exploring the line and the station was still intact and with modern advertising posters. I see one of the poster boards is headed LMS but I remember at lease one which said LNWR who worked the line before 1923
 

DavidGrain

master brummie
When Harborne Baths were due to be rebuilt, I asked for the entrance, particularly the pre-1974 Birmingham coat of arms to be preserved. In the end they were not able to preserve it but have made a replica which is on the wall inside the entrance
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
#527 looks about 1950s (?). Was this photo before or after #522 ? Did England Shoe Shops precede K Shoes ? Viv.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Princes Corner long ago unfortunately no date for the pic. A little meeting on the left pavement, a shop inspection on the right.
PrincesCorner.jpg
Today ... lots of street furniture on the right.
PrincesCornerNow.jpg
 
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handlebar

master brummie
What fantastic pictures. How the memories flood back. The ladies were probably looking in Miss Butlers shop. It was all haberdashery and Miss Butler attended St. John's Church. The colour picture seems to show how uninteresting it is now but that seems to be the way of things, or is it that black and white lends enchantment to the view?
 

Radiorails

master brummie
For a start there were more people in the black and white photo which adds interest plus there were other noticeable items of interest such as the clock and shop windows with merchandise in them, attracting passer by attention rather than an empty or office appearance. The colour photo is clinical.
 

Elmdon Boy

master brummie
I like the group of young boys having a natter .As its a quarter to 2 I guess its school hols, or Sat or Sunday. The clocks usually worked in those days. I note the one has a tie on looking very smart probably like his dad. They used to then even when in off time. Did I?, I cant remember. All got short trousers, and where's Mum And Dad? Didn't need to be chaperoned then , innocent days. Oh what happened.
Yes I agree handlebar and Radiorails now uninteresting and clinical like most areas now.
 

Lloyd

master brummie
An even earlier view of Princes Corner. The bus, a German Dourkopp, is one of several types tried unsuccessfully between 1904 and 1907 by the company forerunner of the Midland Red. The emblem on the side panel is the 'Wheel & magnet' of the BET (British Electric Traction) group.Dourkopp at Princes Corner.jpg
 

handlebar

master brummie
Lloyd, what a great picture. The above shops dwellings had little altered by the (I guess) middle fifties, and are still recognisable now. My Grandmother used to tell me how, when horsebuses were running, they'd have to get off the upper deck and (in winter) help push the bus up the hill by the Bluecoat school.
 

anthea

master brummie
Great pictures of Princes Corner that I used to pass on my way to Station Road Secondary Modern School many years ago. Thanks for posting and bringing back memories. Anthea.
 

superdad3

master brummie
Very interested in photographs of Harborne Railway. Harborne library has a wonderful collection of photographs & other material on the railway. Some on display in the library entrance hall, along with the signal box nameplate. Well worth a visit. Incidentally they have a much better collection of Harborne photographs than the Library of Birmingham.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
What fantastic pictures. How the memories flood back. The ladies were probably looking in Miss Butlers shop. It was all haberdashery and Miss Butler attended St. John's Church. The colour picture seems to show how uninteresting it is now but that seems to be the way of things, or is it that black and white lends enchantment to the view?
I tried some colour on the old postcard pic but it was a cloudy day so colours are subdued .... and probably not the colours Miss Butler would have seen when she looked out of her shop window ...:)
CPrincesCorner.jpg
 

anthony pollard

proper brummie kid
The photo of Morgans shop above (later Tennants) brought back so many memories. They sold a tremendous variety of foreign sweets like Turkish Delight in a funny looking box and perfumed cashews. I loved Keilers Fruit creams and bought them whenever I could afford them. Does anyone remember Lin-go-fizz? Pink (kayli) powder that fizzed in your mouth. Wonderful stuff. A little old couple had a shop in Greenfield road, opp the New Inn and they'd sell you 2oz. The man had a humpty back and his wife was quite small.
 

anthony pollard

proper brummie kid
The photo of Morgans shop above (later Tennants) brought back so many memories. They sold a tremendous variety of foreign sweets like Turkish Delight in a funny looking box and perfumed cashews. I loved Keilers Fruit creams and bought them whenever I could afford them. Does anyone remember Lin-go-fizz? Pink (kayli) powder that fizzed in your mouth. Wonderful stuff. A little old couple had a shop in Greenfield road, opp the New Inn and they'd sell you 2oz. The man had a humpty back and his wife was quite small.
Remember them well used to go in there.My wife was standing outside the sweet shop on a metal coal grid when it collapsed and she fell into the cellar as a child in the late 1950`s. As a 13 year old I used to work in Wrenson`s on Princes Corner and also Murray`s fish and chip shop. Went to St Johns church opposite ravenhurst road before it was knocked down and used to watch the Saturday materny at the Royalty Between 1958 and 1968 I studied at Station road Junior school and Harborne hill .Many happy days in my youth we spent in. Harborne i still go there most weeks as I live only in Quinton
 
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