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Piccadilly Arcade (once Cinema)

Phil

Retired Layabout
Was it Fredericks Sartorial Outfitters? Though that was before the 60's. I also used the Piccadilly Snooker Club on occasion with a mate of mine called Steve only he was a bit of a hustler so we didn't go in there all that often.
 

Williamstreeter

master brummie
Phil I cannot for the life of me remember it's name. I know that about six months later somebody broke the front window. Looking at the window before it was replaced , I think an automatic centre punch was used . Did you ever see that poser of a bloke called Perry , he was Asian always wore light coloured suits
 

Phil

Retired Layabout
No I can't say I recall the chap you mention but there again it's a long time since then and a lot of water has passed under the bridge in that time. I only mention Fredericks because I think that for most of the 60's the first shop on that side of the arcade was a travel agents.
 

Williamstreeter

master brummie
Phil this shop was about three quarters of the way down on the left hand side from New St, possibly two more shops then the steps down to the ball hall
 

badpenny

Deleted Upon Request
If that shop was known as 'Piccadilly Boutique', then i bought my satin shirts from there around 1966.

The assistant/manager/owner?, told me that his was the only shop in Birmingham where you could buy them
and that he had sourced them in London.

Not even Nelson House had got them at that time.
 

Williamstreeter

master brummie
Badpenny I'm sure you're right there , do you remember the bloke fairish hair but very thin on top. The woman all legs miniskirt . I'm sure he thought she was a bit of a dope . Thanks for that
 

Phil

Retired Layabout
Williamstreeter,

This is why I'm a little mixed up I thought you were talking about the first shop on the left of the arcade that fronted New Street. I had a look in the trade directory and in 1964 number 11 in the arcade was the Piccadilly Mens Boutique. By the way Badpenny in 1964 I bought a black satin effect shirt from M & J's on Ladypool Road and later in the same year I bought a purple one from Nelson House Dale End I think the purple one also had a frilled fron't.
 

Williamstreeter

master brummie
Williamstreeter,

This is why I'm a little mixed up I thought you were talking about the first shop on the left of the arcade that fronted New Street. I had a look in the trade directory and in 1964 number 11 in the arcade was the Piccadilly Mens Boutique. By the way Badpenny in 1964 I bought a black satin effect shirt from M & J's on Ladypool Road and later in the same year I bought a purple one from Nelson House Dale End I think the purple one also had a frilled fron't.
Sorry for the confusion Phil
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
Saw these coat of arms in the Piccadilly Arcade on Sunday afternoon. Warwickshire and Birmingham - Forward, near the Stephenson Street exit / entrance.



Birmingham close up



Warwickshire close up



Must pre-date Birmingham leaving Warwickshire when the West Midlands county was set up.
 
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