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Morturn

Super Moderator
Well Lyn

I enjoyed a misspent youth at the Pavilion Bowl. The photos are form the top floor bar and lanes that were used to completion and league matches.

I almost left school at 15 to take a job there as a trainee engineer. Fortunately, I came to my senses realising that a seven-day week often working till 11:00pm at night was not very sociable,
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Lyn, those are smashing pictures! There's an ongoing project about Little Boldmere and the Pavillion Bowl comes into that area. I shall let them know about these shots. Thank you.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
Lyn, those are smashing pictures! There's an ongoing project about Little Boldmere and the Pavillion Bowl comes into that area. I shall let them know about these shots. Thank you.
thanks pen although they are bluenose 52s photos not mine..look forward to anything else you can add to this thread

lyn
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Thank you to Bluenose 52 as well!

I'm sure I have some photos of the Pavillion somewhere but when it was a cinema - but I've never seen these pictures as I said. Bring back memories and yesterday I was showing them to the other members of the history group and one member used to go there from school instead of games. Much more fun than blue legs and hockey sticks not to mention breaking my nails playing netball.....
 

jmadone

master brummie
The civic opening in March 1961 - by invitation only. Viv.

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This ad contained the words my Dad loved.........Admission Free !
I can remember the family, Mom, Dad and 4 kids piling in to the old Morris Minor and visiting the Pavilion for a Sunday afternoon excursion just a few days after it opened.
If I remember correctly it was one of the first Ten Pin bowling alleys to open in the midlands and we had only ever seen them in films or on T.V.
A few years later I was bowling in a Saturday morning league at Fairlanes (?) bowl in Aston.
 
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