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Identifying this photo

LaytonLily

knowlegable brummie
Can anyone identify this photo please, where it might have been taken and possible time - 1900's ?
A family contact in Australia has sent me some old family photographs of our mutual family who lived in Birmingham, hoping I can identify them. The wooden railings look typical of what would have been in parks at that time, but the boats look to be on a canal. I think it is a great photo. Group gathering and canoe.jpg
 

brummy-lad

master brummie
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Can anyone identify this photo please, where it might have been taken and possible time - 1900's ?
A family contact in Australia has sent me some old family photographs of our mutual family who lived in Birmingham, hoping I can identify them. The wooden railings look typical of what would have been in parks at that time, but the boats look to be on a canal. I think it is a great photo. View attachment 144464
Great image, it looks like Perry Hall Park, I can't find any contemporary images with the boat house to confirm this though.
 

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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
just beat me to it john...i also think perry hall park is a possible...i was trying to view the old photos on the perry hall park thread to compere but the forum is having a problem at the min...seems to be on a go slow

lyn
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Do not seem to have photos of a boathouse at Perry hall. I saved them all,(I think), but no boathouse
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
link to perry hall house thread...some show the same type fencing as in the original photo but i guess that could be typical of any park in the 1900s

 

LaytonLily

knowlegable brummie
Just seen these replies to my query - had been expecting an e-mail if anyone replied ! - and I feel certain it is 'Happy Valley' Yardley Wood Road - the photograph is so similar to the one I posted! So thank you so much. Is there any chance of having a bigger copy of the photograph, as this one shows very small so difficult to see details. What do you know about 'Happy Valley' as a place for people to go and spend time. Was it a park ?
 

RobT

master brummie
LaytonLily there is a lot of information and photographs here

 

Edifi

master brummie
Was it the 48-50 bus that took you to the Canal,we always called that Happy Valley.Caught a few Stickle Backs in there,,and broke my wrist tripping up under the bridge on the raised bricks.
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmmie
Was it the 48-50 bus that took you to the Canal,we always called that Happy Valley.Caught a few Stickle Backs in there,,and broke my wrist tripping up under the bridge on the raised bricks.
My old pot and pan used to call sticklebacks Jack Bannocks.
 
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