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New unseen photos with no locations

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Phil
If you mean the black & white one, yes it is one of mine. All the ones I ask about in this thread are mine. Not the coloured one orf rounds though, which looks a bit like a Nicklin one
 
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Phil

Retired Layabout
No Mike I was talking about the B J Rounds one, it's definitely a slide so it's probably one of Phyllis Nicklin's then.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I've had yet another look for that elusive gas holder in post#508. We have generally been successful finding houses but can't find the location of a large gas holder! Did a large factory with furnaces somewhere in Birmingham have its own gas storage facilities? Alcester had a storage gas holder but no significant gas works.

I've had a pleasant aerial tour over the Midlands looking at gas works in photos mostly taken in the years before WW2. There seemed to be a large effort taking photos of gas works which were very much part of town and rural scenes. Unfortunately I can't see the gas holder we are looking for in the list below, but click on any name if you want to see old gas works around the Midlands ... some of them looked nice ...


Bromsgrove 1924
Stafford 1927
Alcester 1928 Gas Storage
Stratford on Avon 1952
Evesham 1935
Stony Stratford 1931
Leamington Spa 1932

Hinckley 1953
Craven Arms 1939
Coventry 1932
Worcester 1934
Smethwick, 1938
Stourbridge 1938

Windsor St Aston 1938
Melton Mowbray 1938
Draycott, 1938
Kidderminster, 1938
Market Drayton, 1938
Wem, 1938
Uttoxeter, 1938
Bromyard, 1938
Tewkesbury, 1938
Pershore, 1938
Tamworth, 1938
Lichfield, 1938
Brownhills, 1938
Cannock, 1938
Hednesford, 1938
Worcester, 1946
Dawley, 1939
Rugeley, 1939
Much Wenlock, 1939
Ironbridge, 1939
Craven Arms, 1939
Ludlow, 1939
Madeley, 1939
Stourport-on-Severn, 1939
Trench, 1939
Welshpool
Wolverhampton, 1936
 
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Viewfinder

master brummie
Great work, OM. I'm partial to the visual effects of a good skeletal gasholder. Here in London we have one of the largest, on the Greenwich peninsula, and a delicately elegant example (Grade II listed) with classical capitals on the slender columns, behind King's Cross station.
 

Jemina

master brummie
With the mention of Edgbaston Street, brought back memories.
I used to work there at Thomas Plant Wholesale Hardware in 1957, and thats where I met my Late Husband.
Happy Memories
 
hi folks this new thread will show unseen photos i have and also those that mikejee took during 69/73 so we will both be sharing this thread but we need your help to put locations to them..we will give it a couple of days mulling over each photo before posting the next one unless of course the location is sorted before then in which case another one will be posted...once again please feel free to save any of interest and if you want to post them on other forums and sites that is also fine but would appreciate it that if you do you credit them (with thanks to the birmingham history forum..

lyn

here is the first one...i have a feeling thats some of mine will be easy for a lot of you..
The rag market back of the bullring towards the flower market.
 

Baglin john

Brummie babby
hi folks this new thread will show unseen photos i have and also those that mikejee took during 69/73 so we will both be sharing this thread but we need your help to put locations to them..we will give it a couple of days mulling over each photo before posting the next one unless of course the location is sorted before then in which case another one will be posted...once again please feel free to save any of interest and if you want to post them on other forums and sites that is also fine but would appreciate it that if you do you credit them (with thanks to the birmingham history forum..

lyn

here is the first one...i have a feeling thats some of mine will be easy for a lot of you..
It’s the St Martins hotel in the old wholesale market.
 

Williamstreeter

master brummie
I always liked Ludgate Hill, first discovered when I was exploring the city in the early 80s - the sudden tranquillity away from the centre, dipping perhaps to a subterranean stream, then rising gently to St Paul's church and Square. There used to be a good old pub, St Paul's Tavern, on the right of the rise in the photo - and I was disappointed to see that it had gone when I revisited old haunts in 2013: now an Italian restaurant, if I recall correctly.
I used to use The St Paul's Tavern in the mid 70's , that was when I worked in George St . A little chap named John was the manager , I can't remember the woman that helped out behind the bar . She was in her 50's I think , John always had Wednesday nights off to go and fly his kite
 
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