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Suffolk St

Vivienne14

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Don't think this view of Suffolk Street has been on this thread. Looks around 1960s. I've absolutely no recollection of the street looking like this and I think that's because it's so very different to what came later. Viv.
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devonjim

master brummie
The street to the left, with the ciggie adverts is Swallow St. At the time of this picture I would have been spending a whole day and a couple of evenings each week at Matthew Boulton tech. See Mikejee map post 6 above
 
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Radiorails

master brummie
WD&HO Wills made good use of that wall to advertise their products. They almost fit into a 'ghost sign' category nowadays with the ban on tobacco adverts.
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
The Kings Arms at the junction of Hinckley Street and Suffolk Street in 1897 and in 1907. Viv.

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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
viv i would have to check my notes but i think this pub was ran by one of my rellies round about the time those photos were taken and i have the second photo...they look like two different pubs dont they

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Astonian

gone but not forgotten
Hi Viv,
Nice pictures yes i have got you correct , they are the same pubs i have got the evenidence in front of me
your first pub showing is the original one
showing the kings Arms Pub that once stood on the corner of suffolk street and Henley street 1887
Home - Brewed beer and Burton ales are advertised
THE PAGE I HAVE IS SHOWING BOTH THE PUBS
One on top of each other
and the caption is as follows
The same pub about ten years later, It is now a Holder,s establishment,
Much extented around the corner, Both Suffork street
And the King,s Arms are now long gone
great picyures viv , best wishes Alan,, Astonian..
 

tlittlebabs

New Member
Hi Viv,
Nice pictures yes i have got you correct , they are the same pubs i have got the evenidence in front of me
your first pub showing is the original one
showing the kings Arms Pub that once stood on the corner of suffolk street and Henley street 1887
Home - Brewed beer and Burton ales are advertised
THE PAGE I HAVE IS SHOWING BOTH THE PUBS
One on top of each other
and the caption is as follows
The same pub about ten years later, It is now a Holder,s establishment,
Much extented around the corner, Both Suffork street
And the King,s Arms are now long gone
great picyures viv , best wishes Alan,, Astonian..
Thank you for the photos, My grgrgrandfather's brother Charles Josiah Lester was the Brewers manager of the Kings Arms. I think he also lived there it's his wife Rose. He died at aged 40 in 1887 and Rose was left with 2 girls under the age of three, called Isobel and Marleen. So far that's all I have found out, if anyone has more information I would appreciate it greatly. Again Thankyou
 
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