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patx

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can anyone tell me what sort of shop was at 25-30 new street birmingham in 1881? by some of the job descriptions im guessing at a drapery store but it might have sold other things as well. one of my relations was a clerk there. by the 1891 census he was in london as a drapers clerk. any info would be great.
 
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patx

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hi john,thanks for the quick reply:).it must have been a big establishment as theres loads of workers on the census.do you happen to know how long the establishmen was there for? the relation who worked there came from worcester so how he got to be there heaven knows.patx
 

gingerjon

master brummie
1873
25 to 30 Holliday William & Co. linen
drapers, silk mercers, haberdashers,
Hosiers, carpet factors, upholsterers,
undertakers &c. (Warwick house)
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
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The first picture on https://forum.birminghamhistory.co.uk/showthread.php?p=126390 shows Warwick house, and you can see Hollidays on the fascia. also there is the engraving below, presumably a bit earlier
mike

original_Warwick_House.jpg
 
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patx

Guest
thanks for that,what a lovely building i suppose they expanded when they started doing funerals and carpets etc.perhaps even in those days they had the need to diversify.patx
 

gingerjon

master brummie
between 1868 & 1872 changed to Holliday previous owner Hyams
Holliday William, silk mercer, draper, and
Carpet factor, Warwick house, 28, 29, and
30, New st.; h. Belle Field, Ga. Knave's end
 
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sylviasayers

master brummie
Warwick House, later Marshall & Snelgrove's from John's print, was bombed during the Second World War, what a pity. I remember a rebuilt M & S, in the 1960s but it wasn't in the same class, and didn't last very long.
 
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Wendy

Guest
Mike that's a wonderful print such a grand looking building. What a shame it was bombed.I loved Marshall and Snelgrove not that I could afford to buy much there.:(
 
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patx

Guest
hi everyone,thanks for all that info,i can remember my grandmother mentioning going to marshall and snellgrove on her shopping trips.later trips were to john lewis so either her pockets were not so deep or marshall and snellgrove had closed.
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Patx
It would have been Lewis's, not John Lewis, that she went to. A firm that un fortunately now does not exist except in a truncated form in liverpool
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
a couple of these buildings sort of look familar so could someone tell me what end of 75 new street was please....note the horse manure in the middle of the road...

lyn
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
dont know why but the last couple of days i click on pics posted but they will not enlarge...hope you are having better luck folks...

lyn
 

Big Gee

master brummie
Is the building with the portico'ed frontage the old Midland Hotel, now Waterstone's Book Shop?

Big Gee
 

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
Big Gee

I think the building you are referring to is Birmingham Royal Society of Artists, who I now think are located somewhere in St Pauls Square.

Phil
 

Rupert

master brummie
I think PMC is right and if the left hand end of the picture were extended then Christ Church would be visible at that time maybe. So it is the west end of New Street possibly. I think that the passage way up to Waterloo St. can be made out between two buiding fronts. I am not sure that 75 is the street No. It seems to me that 75 now is at the other end of New Street close to High Street.
 
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mike-g

Guest
Ive had tgo drasticaly reduce ths pic but I think it proves the point
 
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