There was a time when many buses, particularly of larger operators, gave a good clue about local vehicle registrations.
Oh sorry - I wasn't sure what picture you were referring to! Found it now and yes, it's where I thought. I guess that's because of the Commonwealth Games village coming so I'm not surprised really.Don’t know about Dodds? Sparks, but it’s that row of shops in the picture all the way up to the island.
Thanks - number 371 (out of view) was the Dodds hardware shop I mentioned.
hi reg...it would not surprise me as those shops have been in a very bad state for years now..shame as they are very old and will include the building that was once the little crown and cushion pubThe shops in Birchfield road are due for demolition soon I believe. ?
Hi True Brummie
i will have a look for you and post them for you if i can help..Hi True Brummie
Have you or do you know of any photos of Holborn hill around the 1950's? Im looking for my mother-in-law who has terminal cancer? She would like to walk down memory lane from where she grew up as a child.
Lyn, thank you for sharing these............Just took a long walk down memory lane. I guess a good thing about these trying times is that we have a little more time to look!
This photo is in this thread, with some details about location.
I have put a number of pics of old Yardley village for example on facebooks east birmingham past and present. What did you mean by "the dark building"? The building that was once the Cottagers Institute is supposed to have been built on the site of the Ring O Bells after there were complaints about alcohol being sold close to the church. The pub moved further along Church Rd to the site next to the Nunnery where it remained, being replaced with a new bldg in 1939. This was burned down (surprise surprise) and housing built on the site.The original Ring O Bells was opposite Yardley Church, the dark building. It was moved away from the church, because of protests about alcohol being served so close to the church. The same thing happened with The Ring O Bells, opposite St Giles Sheldon.
The original Ring O Bells was opposite Yardley Church, the dark building. It was moved away from the church, because of protests about alcohol being served so close to the church. The same thing happened with The Ring O Bells, opposite St Giles Sheldon.