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The Brewer And Baker..ravenhurst St

ellbrown

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That's the pub at Camp Hill Circus that is closed / boarded up, and keeps getting vandalised.

Isn't it between Camp Hill and Old Camp Hill?
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
ive no idea ell..i can only put what the caption say but if you know this pub then you must be right...

cheers..
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
I see it from the bus when I go to or leave town.

Near the Seventh Day Aventist Church place.
 

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
Lyn

It is the Brewer & Baker on Ravenhurst St at Camp Hill before it got isolated on a little island. It used to be a good pub and the gaffer (I think his name was Don) used to come down to out local for a drink occasionally and sometimes we would pop up there.

I think the problem with the pub is unless you are driving you take your life in your hands getting to it and coupled with the fact there is very little housing in the vicinity of the pub all this combines to make a recipe for failure.



Phil

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Astoness

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great phil..its nice to have a bit of info where we can...once again its a shame thats it is yet another disused pub...
 

robert

master brummie
I remember a few years back listening to a debate as to weather or not this pub was dissmantaled and then rebuilt brick by brick on a site some 100 yds from its origanal site. I had to leave before a conclusion was reached. Does anyone know what the outcome may have been.
 

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
Robert

It was never moved it was just refurbished and everything removed from around it. Where it is now is where it has always been. If you look at this photo of Camp Hill in the 60's the B & B was just down Ravenhurst St from the Cafe on the corner. I used the B & B in the 60's before all the demolition and I used it in the 70's when Don was the Landlord.

Phil

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robert

master brummie
Shame you was'nt there Phil with that photo. I seem to remember that one of them said that the bricks were numbered and if you looked closley the numbers were still visable. Its amazing what you hear just having a pint while the wifes shopping.
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
Both ways on the bus today, couldn't but help notice that the roof on the left had been burnt out. Maybe an arson attack?

Was a lot of broken tiles on the pavement outside the derelict pub building of the Brewer and Baker at Camp Hill.

Wonder when it got targeted?

Hopefully it can be repaired. But it needs a future, not just left abandoned near a busy road junction.
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
What's left of The Brewer and Baker derelict pub. No repairs since last years fire. Still tiles on the ground. Overgrown grass. Seen from the top deck of the no 31 bus on Camp Hill.

 

Nick clarke

proper brummie kid
Robert

It was never moved it was just refurbished and everything removed from around it. Where it is now is where it has always been. If you look at this photo of Camp Hill in the 60's the B & B was just down Ravenhurst St from the Cafe on the corner. I used the B & B in the 60's before all the demolition and I used it in the 70's when Don was the Landlord.

Phil

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Hi
I know post is old but I don’t suppose you have any other Ravenhurst Street pictures do you. My dad lived there in the40’s to the 60’s and he’s desperate to find some
Thank you
Nick
 

Astoness

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will have look tomorrow nick and post if i have any..i take it ravenhurst st has been demolished

lyn
 

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
Hi Nick

Sorry these are the only two I could come up with, one of the Moseley Arms on the corner of Moseley Road that backed on to Grooms Transport yard.The other is of the Alms houses that were just inside Ravenhurst Street at the Camp Hill end.




Camp Hill Mosley Arms Ravenhurst St .jpgCamp Hill Ravenhurst St Almshouses.JPG
 

Nick clarke

proper brummie kid
will have look tomorrow nick and post if i have any..i take it ravenhurst st has been demolished

lyn
Yes all gone now. Dad was born there and desperate for any pictures please. I guess even the area around?? I have just shown him the one of the corner and he was made up.
Cjeers

Nick
 

Jean Stanton

New Member
Hi
I know post is old but I don’t suppose you have any other Ravenhurst Street pictures do you. My dad lived there in the40’s to the 60’s and he’s desperate to find some
Thank you
Nick
Hi Nick, I've only recently started using the forum to add some background to my ancestry search. I don't have any pictures, unfortunately, and, like you, delighted to find the photos posted by other members on this thread. My great-grandparents, John and Ellen Neal, were living at 21, Ravenhurst Street from 1911 and Neal's were living there right up until my grandad Tom Neal's death in 1971, so I'm sure your Dad would have known them. I believe my grandad was living there with his sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Victor Fox, in the 50s/60s, along with their sister Fanny and brother George. Apparently they had a wire-making factory in the back yard! My grandad Tom was a drover and then foreman at the Meat Market.
 

ellbrown

ell brown on Flickr
Got another photo of The Brewer & Baker coming home on the bus today. Fly tipping in the car park to the left.

 
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