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The Grand Picture Palace Soho Rd

Claribel

master brummie
Between Boulton Road and Nineveh Road in towards town. Its now a shop that sells furniture / carpets.
 

Astoness

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thanks for that pic topsy...it really saddens me to see how the soho road has changed from when our mom used to take me shopping there..

lyn
 
Me also Lyn, Mom and i used to go to the market, woolworths etc . You name it ,you could get it. I haven,t been up that way for years.
 

Astoness

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topsy i remember a shop called blundells up the soho road..our mom used to put a bit aside each week to buy our christmas presents....

happy days
 
Same here Lyn , Mom used to get us an new outfit every Holiday and other things for the house.I am not sure but i think the clubman came for the weekly payments.
 

Astoness

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yes i think we had a collector come to the door...well actually we had a few...the coalman..milkman.rent man...and the provvy lol...
 

Claribel

master brummie
Mom had a man from S & U stores that used to come weekly for payments for various goods that she purchased. I think that the man who owned it had something to do with Birmingham City football club.
 

Alberta

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You are correct Clive S & U was owned by the Coombs family, I worked for their family solicitor and once visited their house in Four Oaks,
a beautiful Art Deco place.
 

Astoness

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clive the name s and u rings a bell with me...bet our mom had a collector for them as well lol...love art deco alberta i wonder if the house is still there...

lyn
 
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