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ok thanks paul..i bit before my time then but i have happy memories of those days
THE VILLA CROSS PICTURE HOUSEahh my old villa cross picture house banjo...we wernt posh round there happy days
THE VILLA CROSS PICTURE HOUSESeeing this post reminded me of the time, around 1963 that me & my friends were stopped from entering on the steps of the Odeon by the manager because we were wearing drainpipe jeans. At that time the Villa Cross always showed the same film as the Odeon so, we went there and got in without any problem. The thing that makes me smile now is the film was Walt Disney's "Sword & the Stone".
Lyn, I lived on Radnor Rd, it kind of behind the Villa Cross. If you went down Heathfield Rd toward Perry Barr, a short left on to Heathfield Ave and there is Radnor Rd.hi richard if you used the villa cross where did you live....new housing on the site of the old villa cross pic house now...the white building to the right in street view below was the little shop we used to use every saturday...would this be your mrs brants shop
It might be the Sweet Shop, the owner was Mrs Brant.hi richard i think i remember you telling me that some time ago...memory not as it was lol...yes i know radnor road as one of my teachers lived there....went to her house for tea once....was that the sweet shop you were on about...i posted a link to it ..think its grade listed but as we all know that does not really count for much these days
Don't know about the flats Eric, I haven't lived there since 1962! About pennies, my grandfather used to say, pennies make pounds then we have real money!Radnor Road was on my bread round route when I was part timing for Bradfords back in around 1948, we also had the flats in Hampstead Road where a blind lady would give me 1d for a tip when I delivered, she said it's not much but if every customer gave you a penny and you saved them you would soon be rich.
Are those flats still there?