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Salford bridge

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
Great photos Lyn, what grabs my attention is the lack of plant except for a couple of cranes and the odd cement mixer it's all hand tools.
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
I think the road on the left of the first one would be Copeley Hill.
I had a car just the same as the one in the picture when I first learned to drive - I called him William .....
I like this third picture as the chimneys and cooling towers already look like ghosts - a shadow of things to come? The Erdington Arms is hanging on - but for how long?
 

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cookie273uk

master brummie
Lady P, The road opposite on Pic 1 is PowickRoad (1st right down Slade Road) I believe the pub is the Erdington Arm's, but commonly known as the 'Muckman'. Copely Hill would have been on this side of Slade Road were all those pipe sections are, I lived by there for 25 years (1962 to 87) Hillside Road 1st left under railway bridge, paid a few visits to that pub with my Wife. Obviously the construction of Spagetti junction. Eric
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
The Salford Bridge as it is now with the Aston Expressway / Spaghetti Junction above it.





Down to the Tame Valley Canal



Towards Salford Circus



Salford Bridge from the Tame Valley Canal



Tame Valley Canal from the Salford Bridge

 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Thanks Eric, yes it was the road on this side of Slade Road I meant. I keep trying to remember what the name of the road parallel to Bridge Road was. They both ran from Leamington Road to Copeley Hill. I believe it was Woodlands Road? An entry ran between the two to the back gardens. Any idea when The Erdington Arms was built? It couldn't have been very old.
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
It's due to the building of Spaghetti Junction in 1972 some 45 years ago (before my time)! Including the M6, Aston Expressway A38(M) and all the other connecting roads in the sky. The railways, canals and the River Tame are still there all under that though.
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Salford Bridge was a big part of my childhood ellbrown. My parents met there in the early 1930's (on the monkey run) and my grandparents lived in Bridge Road. I used to go on the tram at first and then the 65 bus.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
priceless photos pen..i agree with you about the cooling towers..they have that haunting look..

wonder if the erdington arms is still there..would imagine not but hope i am wrong...

lyn
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Not the building Lyn. the Armada seems to be at about the same place, but not sure if it is still open (it is on google maps, but that is 2014
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
oh silly me mike now i have my bearings..of course you are right should have remembered as i did a bit of research on the erdington arms some years back i think thats slade road to the left of it..the armada building is still there cant be certain if its still open now though...

thanks mike
 
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