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Turks Head Bloomsbury Street

Astoness

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hi folks ive been given quite a few nice pic of pubs in brum..only trouble is there are no locations written on the back of them:cry: so i wonder if our pub experts could take a look at these 3 and perhaps tell me the st/rd where they are or more likely were....

cheers..

i love this first one with the workman getting in on the act..maybe a clue with the sign on this one..

the turks head...
 

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dek carr

gone but not forgotten
Hi Lyn Thats the best Photo of the Turks Head i,ve ever seen its on the corner of Bloomsbury St the bus is the 43 going toward Nechells Green and you can just make out Bloomsbury Library on the Saltley Rd Great stuff thanks for posting.Dek
 

GER22VAN

master brummie
Hi Lyn Thats the best Photo of the Turks Head i,ve ever seen its on the corner of Bloomsbury St the bus is the 43 going toward Nechells Green and you can just make out Bloomsbury Library on the Saltley Rd Great stuff thanks for posting.Dek

I Agree Dek, Could not have put it any better.
 

ragga

master brummie
Thanks Lyn some nice photos there which i haven`t seen before , the first one is
the best though of the Turks Head , it has a lot of details to it
the bus , gas lamps , sign post , beacon , and not forgetting the man whos just
dug that hole in the road .
ragga :)
 

Astoness

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hi ragga..yes i like the turks head pic too...tells a story does that one...
 

sospiri

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Astoness

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hi maurice unless i have read your post wrong that looks more like a pub on a corner to me not an off licence as you said...here is map showing where the off licence was at no 61

lyn

herbert road showing no 61.jpg
 

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
Agreed Viv, but I can only accept what I was given at face value. I hadn't seen the map before. Please delete the post & picture. Thanks.

Maurice :cool:
 

Vivienne14

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Maurice - a pity to delete the photo. Maybe we can identify it ? Do you or Toni have any more info about it ? Can anyone make out the road sign behind the lamp ? Or does anyone recognise it?

Shall I start a thread to identify it Maurice ? Viv.
 

Astoness

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yes viv pity the st or road name on the wall is slightly obscured by the pubs lamp...not sure what it says will need a closer look...my first thought was it said st but will take a better look...good idea to start a mystery pub thread...

lyn
 

Vivienne14

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Pity we can’t see the bus number on the fuzzy bus to the left. Although, if one of our bus enthusiasts can identify the type of bus, it might at least help narrow down the date of the image. Viv.
 

Astoness

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theres a public house at the top of map viv on a bend wonder what the name of the rd/st is to the right of the map..

lyn
 

Vivienne14

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I think there are several tram poles or trolley bus poles, so maybe the photographer was standing at a major junction. Any bus/tram experts out there can advise please ? Th poles should help date the image too.

If there’s a Herbert Street connection, could it be near Coventry Road ? Viv.
 

Vivienne14

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We need a map covering that section Lyn.

The more I look at the photo the more the bus looks like a trolley bus. But it is blurred so it could be distorted.
Viv.
 
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Vivienne14

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There was once a sign high up on the wall to the right of the lamp. And there is a sign “Bar” written in the glass door beneath the lamp. So it definitely was at one time a pub. It does seem strange there’s no pub sign. And all the small windows are open on the ground level, so it was occupied at the time of the photo, and not vacant. Be useful to find out it’s address so we can get to the history. It certainly doesn’t seem to fit the footprint of building #61 Herbert Road marked on Lyn’s map in post #32. It has to be at a road junction if a bus is coming alongside the pub to the left, and I’d guess near a main road judging by the overhead wires/cables and supporting posts.

Viv.
 

Vivienne14

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It might be my imagination, but I think the road to the right gradually slopes downwards. Viv.
 
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