Misc Pictures of Birmingham

#1 by Templer , Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:41 pm

A couple of pictures of the Bull Ring I havn't seen before.
I don't know when they were taken.



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#2 by Frothy , Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:54 pm

It's amazing how the Nelson's statue is nearly back where it was in the photo.


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#3 by Templer , Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:30 pm

A couple of aircraft related pictures.
The text continues down both pictures.



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#4 by Frothy , Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:37 pm

Fascinating stuff


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#5 by chocks , Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:19 am

Interesting article Brian. It seems like Birmingham was at the fore-front of the aviation age.

I have a write up in a FAA History book about early fliers taking of from Pitts Farm on Chester Rd and flying into Castle Bromich Aero Club. This was done because Pitts Farm was a high point and as the Aircraft could only get about 15 to 20 foot off the ground they had an unhindered flight path down to Castle Brom'.

Graham White went on to build his own aircraft. It was only a short lived venture for him but many of his aircraft were used as trainers for both the RFC and the RNAS. He also built a couple of Sea Planes which remained in service with the Royal Navy throughout WW1.


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#6 by Templer , Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:14 pm

Interesting stuff Chocks. I suppose in those days flying from Pitts Farm To Castle Bromwich was quite an achievment.


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#7 by chocks , Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:09 pm

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#8 by Templer , Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:06 pm

Quote: chocks wrote in post #8


Nice when new?

It was nice, looking a bit tatty now though.


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#9 by Templer , Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:57 pm

This picture brings back lots of good memories, Wheelright road Erdington.
Only the types of shops have changed, the buildings are just the same today.

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#10 by Frothy , Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:17 pm

4 photos I haven't seen before

Erdington Green
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#11 by Frothy , Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:57 pm

Best photo I've ever seen of Snow Hill Station

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#12 by chocks , Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:20 pm

Pretty Impressive building wasn't it? Not like yer modern rubbish

Here's another of the same building. I think it may have been on before. Hope Not

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#13 by chocks , Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:38 pm

Got this one too.

Snow Hill Station 1966

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#14 by Frothy , Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:57 pm

It's no secret that I am a big lover of modern buildings but I still love these older buildings. Snow hill should never have been demolished. Even if the façade had been kept and a modern interior built would have been good.


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#15 by chocks , Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:01 pm

That would have been a good Idea Frothy. Modernise the inside. I loved the outside.


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