Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Ragga correct just waiting for its Destination Blind ete
Hi John, you may not remember me - worked on the semi's and unit sections in the good old days of Jim Banks, Sheldon and Vic Perry? How's life treating you these days?Hi Alf....I knew you worked there from a posting I read somewhere last night....I did try to send you a P.M but your box is full, so I though I would find the photo's out and post them.....I am glad that you and Di like them....
I started Tyburn in 1985, 22 years later I am still with Travel, but for my sins I am based at Wolverhampton....working from 6 in the evening until 02.00 am.....
The only old names I can think of would be.......Jimmy Banks, Denis Gilman, Brian Hanies.....I cannot think of too many, I moved out about 1991ish to Walsall, Tyburn closed about 1993, transfered to Walsall, then closed completely in 95, with some section being transfered to other garages, including Adderley Street, and all the trim to Miller Street......Adderley Street is now gone also....Miller street next....the word is that Miller street is going to be pulled down, then a new workshop will be built, and Perry Barr fleet being relocated there and Perry Barr being sold off......its only a rumour at the moment....but we do know that we have brought Miller Street itself not just the garage but all the land....we are trying to relocate the firm at the top of Miller Street and Newton Row some where else....Of all the Birmingham Bus Garages you must have visited only Perry Barr, Liverpool Street (Birmingham Central), Lea Hall, Accoks Green and Yardley Wood are still in use, the rest have gone.......outside of Brum...Covenrty, Westbrom. Merry Hill (new garage 1999) Walsall and Wolverhampton, the midlands must have losted 30 plus garages over the last 25 years........and the chances of either Yardley Wood or Acocks Green going in the near future is quite high....the plan in the early 1990s was to have 5 super garages, it looks like that is still the plan....my garage has 232 buses was or still could be the largest public transport garage in the country if not Europe...I was told the world....but ....all I know its hard work trying to get 204 of them out everyday apart from Sunday to meet service requirements........John
Frothy - I suppose it's all to do with investment and return? Looks quite good though I thought. Never will forget the memories of such a fantastic place to work.....VincePhotos taken today.
I don't understand why Palletline moved out. They must have payed a lot of money for that extension to be done. Look how well they tried to match it with the rest of the building.
I really don't think the building will be demolished
The former bus garage on Tyburn road as been sold to Colliers motor group of Sutton new road. Their old site is going to be sold to Sainsburys.
I have emailed 3 City councilors to try and find out what is happening to the building.