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yes sparks the whole lot..no idea what will become of it..i did hear some time back that maybe a school of some sorts but that is only chinese whispers..its all boarded off now but next time i am down that way next week i will make a point of trying to get a better look at whats going on and report back..i also want to get some shots of the wellhead in case they flatten that as well
I was at Birchfield Road school on that site - it will be interesting to hear what happens to it.
I imagine it's because they want to keep the university departments all together on the central site now, which is understandable and practical.
Was walking along Wellhead Lane in Perry Barr when I saw the Hare of the Dog pub stuck within the Birmingham City University City North Campus demolition site on Franchise Street (making way for a Commonwealth Games athletes village).
The pub does go a way back. I’ve found references in September 1865 (see article below). It had a pleasure garden and seems to heave been successful. But in 1908 (see article below) an application was made by Joseph Ansell to rebuild the pub. Presumably the application was successful as the current pub doesn’t look to me to date to the 1860s. Viv.
thanks viv...dont know why but i always thought it was the original pub..certainly looks older than 1908 plus.... especially when you see it from close up..mind you if that application went ahead thats me wrong lol