Welcome to this forum . We are a worldwide group with a common interest in Birmingham and its history.
While here, please follow a few simple rules. We ask that you respect other members, thank those who have helped you and please keep your contributions on-topic with the thread.
We do hope you enjoy your visit.
BHF Admin Team
Interesting. I recall the STAR Cinema, as when I was fifteen I went to a dancing school on Gravelly Hill, and used to go to the Star after dance lessons. I remember The Palace in High Street too. Ah such happy days.
I remember the Star Cinema iused to go in 3d seats and when in the seat when it goy dark we would go under the seats and go in the 4d seats and sit with the girls.That would be 1950-55 they were great times
According to the book Iam using for referance the Star opened in 1914 and was owned by Aston Villa player William Devey, it doesnt say when. Its frontagw was heavily modified in the mid 50s with what looks like a new canopy and large square shaped pillars surrounding a lrager centre secion with vertical columns that are in a darker colour.
In 1957 it was turned into a film studio for making TV adverts then prior to demolition in 1982 it had also been used as a factory and offices, hope this is of interest.
I used to go to school between 1953 and 1957 in Slade Road, next to the Star. What a luxury, out at 4.30 and start a queue at the 'STAR' Happy memories, Any school friends remember me, Roy Gregory. Before demolition the film studio belonged to Birmingham Commercial Films. They held a few open evenings there too. Very interesting
Thank you for sharing that with us, so interesting, my Mum worked there in the fifties and as we only lived just up the road, in St Thomas, I often went to meet her on summer evenings to walk home with her. I was born in 1947 , safe on the streets in those days.
I vividly remember The Swan Pub, going past to home for lunch, with the old ladies sat on the wall with their turbans on drinking half a pint of ale, (in a ladies glass of course) I recall hearing them call each others :ducks or duckie or dear)
If you have a scanner that would be best, but also if you have a digital camera you can take a photo of the photo and upload that to your computer. Lastly you could get a mate to scan your photos for you and put them on disc or memory stick and upload that.