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They Were Caught In Our Old Street Pics...

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oldMohawk

master brummie
You had to be alert getting off trams in the old days, watching out for the cars passing on the inside. That lady stands in the way of that car is she saying something ?
That man crossing the road looks like he is in his own little world !
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oldMohawk

master brummie
This tranquil 1950 scene shows the only tandem I've seen in a forum old street pic. Never rode one myself they were probably tricky !
Coventry Road and Arden Oak Road Sheldon 1950
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Richie

Mr.Respectable
You had to be alert getting off trams in the old days, watching out for the cars passing on the inside. That lady stands in the way of that car is she saying something ?
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This is a linked pic to this post https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=38737&p=497270#post497270

On the far left Mohawk, look you! The very first turban in Birmingham!

The woman too.....having conveniently left her car there earlier. The very first 'park and ride' traffic project in the city. Either that, or the tram wouldn't have got up Hill Street carrying her!
 

Richie

Mr.Respectable
Well spotted Richie, I'm trying to think what that rather plain building behind him is ?
I will have to look it up.

Its the Navigation Street end of John Bright Street. The wooden fenced area became (in my time) the Scala Banqueting Suite, later to be a casino.
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Maybe long ago some folks wanted to be in an old street pic but had a long wait for action from a photographer with his old camera so they leaned on something.
Seven leaning men, but only one lady and she just wanted to be in the pic !
I recently noticed the forum's earliest 'leaner' below - click on him if you want to ....
 
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Stephen0002002

master brummie
Thanks MoHawk for that.
Interesting that it's mostly blokes leaning in our pics .... Infact they were expert-leaners :)
Whereas most women wouldnt be caught leaning ~ might be seen as inappropriate - I guess.

Dunno really ... just thinking outloud.
 

Nico

master brummie
Mum said ladies don't sweat, they perspire they didn't go in to pubs either, my mum wouldn't go up to the bar even when ladies did venture in to pubs and clubs.
So I guess as you say they didn't lean either. Apart from Eileen. Eilleen O'Ver.:devilish:
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Maybe it was not 'lady-like' to lean, whereas men had 'street-cred' to maintain although they didn't know that back then. I recently tried leaning like the Maypole bus conductor - most awkward it was !
 

Nico

master brummie
I was in Dublin with my mate's auntie and we walked to catch the 'DART' and they were some diggers leaning on spades and she said to them, "them shovels stand up on their own you know", and they laughed and when we came back again, she said, "and yer still leaning on them shovels" and they were!
 

Stephen0002002

master brummie
The Full lean is with the foot across and arms folded too then ? Pondering the next move :)

Men seem to slouch but ladies never seem too - whys that ?
Perspire and Glisten Jayell - lol - good one :)
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
I think the big puzzle in this thread is the man below. How in 1964 could he run across Corporation Street dressed like that wearing sunglasses while no one else in the pic appears to look at him ? Well maybe the Midland Red bus driver saw him !
 
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Oisin

gone but not forgotten
I don't think his appearance is that unusual for the era. I guess I used to go around with a similar look around that time. I'd probably run like that as well if the E Type I'd nicked had just run out of petrol. :friendly_wink:
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Two similarly dressed girls pushing their similar prams in this nice old pic of Slade Road, are they racing ? A boy on the right seems in a hurry !

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