If you look at the buildings to the left of the Wheatsheaf in the original photo, and then compare them with the buildings in the photo I have posted you will see that they are the same and therefore the only possible location the photo could have been taken is from the top of Severn Street just before the dog leg turn into Blucher Street.
Well done Astonian, very close mossg! :encouragement:
3176 (MOF 176) - The Brook Cafe was at 70, Hockley Hill - almost at the bottom of the Hill, I'd guess the bus was heading back to depot.
2118 (JOJ 118) - As Astonian says, Union St with the old Henrys store in the background.
1657 (HOV 657) - Newton St, between Steelhouse Lane (to the left of the photo) and Corporation St (behind the photographer). The buildings are still much the same, but the street is now a cil-de-sac, closed at the Corporation St end.
I didn't really know the area in those days, but here is a copy of Astoness' map with the Bartons Arms marked (Red) and the original 33 route (Green).
I'm assuming Alma Street had closed and the diversion took it further along Birchfield Rd to be able to access Summer Lane.
The building seen side on looks like a cinema, there is some sort of sign high up on the front (which we can only see the side of) but I do not recognise it.
The early Indian Restaurant mentioned was the Shah Jahan, on the corner of Stafford St and Coleshill St, seen behind the bus in the other photo below.
Just a couple of Queries Photo 2 wasn,t the Old Henrys on the corner of Martineau St (the new one was in Union St )so the bus would have been in Bull St.
Photo3 I agree with your location but what was the Hall Green bus be doing down this end,it looks like it,s carrying passengers.Dek
Hiya,I think you are right,But It's Garrison Street & Midland Street where the bridge crossed.Ragga
i'm not 100% certain, but thibk no 2 may be the junction of Garrison Lane & Midland St, which would make the pub the Queens Head. If so the pub was there in a derelict state a few years ago, as i remember seeing it often from the train, but was demolished a few years ago. The approximate view now would be at https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Mi...=UTARNI0ZSalAsEuQOgpCNg&cbp=12,294.92,,0,0.07