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Stitcher

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Golden Hillock Road, Small Heath. I remember being sent to The Sydenham on the left one Saturday evening because trouble was expected.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Thanks Mike, I thought I could see '6' chalked on the boards in the entrance but today I can't see it. With a really close look at a metal plate above the entrance I now think I can see 'Court 25' which shows on the other side of the street on your map. Further looking at your map shows the 'bays' of the corner building and possibly the shop next to it and if so the corner is on Keeley Street. I've put an enlargement of the corner building below and it looks like a pub, and three men on the corner look as if they could be waiting for opening time. However, pubs are usually marked 'PH' on maps and this building is not.
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mikejee

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Viv
Full pubs were usually named on the maps, but not beerhouses (or off licences). The 1890 Kellys listed no 215 Watery Lane ( from c1951 map), as a beer retailer (that is either a beerhouse or an off licence) run by Henry Henningham. The 1891 census shows him there noting that he was a publican at the White Hart. so it must have been a beerhouse
 
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Elmdon Boy

master brummie
Ford Consul behind the bus, Ford Anglia, negative rake rear window emerging turning right into Colmore row.
Sorry to bore you all, but I do like my classic cars as well as my aeroplanes.
I wonder what the advert is for, it appears to use a mirrored backwards on its middle word.
 
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Stitcher

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Whiskey came back on sale in Birmingham after WW1.on Dec. 21st 1918.Two enormous lines of thirsty punters formed outside this Dale End store, one stretching back towards the High Street and the other going around Hen's Walk, a side street that is no longer there.
 

Radiorails

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nickcc101

master brummie
https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/cable-tramway-inn-hockley.26584/

This small thread has something about the Cable Inn and the same photo, which confirms Hockley.
The tramcar shown was one of those operated by a cable, the channel for which clearly shows in the centre of the two running rails. I am sure Peter Walker wrote about this system so anyone interested might look at the Forum archives written by him.
Presume the cable system was similar to San Francisco's cable cars where the driver is called the brake man.
 

Morturn

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One I have not seen this photo before. I have a feeling it may be Bolton Road Small Heath. However I recall there would have been a Victorian loo just under this bridge.

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