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Where in Birmingham was this taken ??

Ray Griffiths

master brummie
Great Picture Ragga I remember it well the morning of the bombing the area was still burning.

There used to be a Cafe over the roadwhich wasn't hit, Peacocks was round the corner into the Bull Ring, Times Furniture Shop was next to the space of the Co-op.

To the left of the YMCA was a 1000 lb bomb shell which had been converted to a large money box for donations can't remember what it collected for, it end up in enterance Hall Of Nechells "B" Power Station,


Wonder what has happened to it it was painted pillar box Red.

Ray
 

Lloyd

master brummie
Is that the same red collection bomb that was in the market hall? I do remember that one.
 

Ray Griffiths

master brummie
Hi lloyd.

Yes it was in the old Market Hall before it was demolished, then I think it was moved to then Big Top Site next to the YMCA in picture.

I expect these days it would have disappeared over night for scrap.

That part of Birmingham used to be a very important area for travel with Worcester \street across the way , Midland Red booking office and entrance to th Queens Drive.

This was the old Birmingham I used love with it's history and the small alleyways leading to out of the way shops, Hitler done use no favours.

Ray
 

ragga

master brummie
Can someone else make out where this was in Birmingham ? i cant remember ever seeing a danish bacon company in
Birmingham before ........... ragga :upset:

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Lloyd

master brummie
It says "James St" and "Vauxhall St" on the picture, and in the 1935 telephone directory has the Danish Bacon Co at Vauxhall St, Birmingham 4 (CENtral 7644). Over to someone with a pre-WW2 map handy...
 

aston lad

master brummie
Did it move to Kingstanding, because I am sure there was a Danish Bacon depot on the Kings Road, just past Shady Lane.?
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Ragga
They were on the corner of Gem St & Vauxhall St until the mid 1960s. shown in red below

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Ray Griffiths

master brummie
Hi Lloyd.

It is as you say the Danish Bacon Co. Ltd both the white building & the brick built round the corner.

Vauxhall Street ran from 41 Stafford Street to Gem Street, James Street ran from 2 Brook Street to Vauxhall Street.
 

ragga

master brummie
Thanks Lloyd and Mikejee especially for the map , I imagined it was somewhere in Hockley somehow .
thanks again .......... ragga
:smug:
 

ragga

master brummie
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Can anyone of you work out where these were in Birmingham ???
thanking you in advance.......... ragga :fat:
 

ragga

master brummie
Thanks Mikejee , ive been comparing the shop photo to the now photo from streetview
and i think you are right . The position of the windows and the roof/guttering are the same.
thanks again Ragga :fat:

ps any clues to the first one btw ??
 

carolina

master brummie
The first picture is Bournville. It was houses that were built exclusively for workers and their families. Put the french title from tje picture maisons ouvrieres a birmingham into google and you will see the info under Wikepedia
 

ragga

master brummie
police bikes.jpgBit of a longshot ...... but does any of you old timers reconize the location of this piccy .
Thanks in advance ....... ragga:fat:
 

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
Ragga

The building on the corner is the old Library at Gosta Green and the bikes are on Aston Road or is it Street I'm never quite sure.
 

Phil

Gone, but not forgotten.
Ragga

A couple of better photos of the background for you.
 

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Astonian

gone but not forgotten
yes phil
coming up the aston road north from the aston cross passing gosta green ; drinking trough and making there way back to duke street
and around the back and hat big bulding you see was the nurses quarters for staff at the old general hospital;
and when the big fire across the rd years later from central ;fire started it almost engulfed that block
but with the fire station next door and the factory of samuels they openened there doors and stood facing it as the flames was coming across the rd to the block of nurse they had to be evacuated ;
best wishes to you all astonian;;
 

Alberta

Super Moderator
Staff member
Ragga, not only do I know where it is but my Dad is the rider on the right in the second row , at a guess I think February 1953
First outing for the,big bikes. BSA Gold Flash. based at Duke Street.
 

ragga

master brummie
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Found this photo the other day and i imagined this cafe was somewhere in Small Heath:pride: but i could be wrong .
Answers please ........... Thanking you all in advance.
ragga :fat:
 
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