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Blakesley Hall

#1 by Voltman , Mon May 03, 2010 11:38 am

This is the place to deposit all things related to Blakesley Hall, Yardley.
Eventually we will have a very comprehensive media resource.

Photographs old and new, write ups, questions and answers, internet links and news are all welcome.

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RE: Blakesley Hall

#2 by Voltman , Mon May 03, 2010 11:39 am

To get us started here is a link to an old film clip.

http://www.macearchive.org/Archive/Title/midlands-news-07071957-blakesley-hall/MediaEntry/2054.html

This clip demonstrates why I always call the long barn "The Coach House" which is how I remember it from when I was a kid.

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RE: Blakesley Hall

#3 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon May 03, 2010 11:48 am

Nice little film, I wonder who the men mowing the lawn, and the one polishing the brass were, 1957- probably no longer with us, I'm sure their families are still about, pity they couldn't come on this site.

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RE: Blakesley Hall

#4 by Deleted User , Mon May 03, 2010 12:29 pm

You know when I was a kid at holiday time ,during the summer the hall was always on our list of things to do.That little film was a real blast from the past.


RE: Blakesley Hall

#5 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon May 03, 2010 12:47 pm

My contribution a few photos taken over the years.

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RE: Blakesley Hall

#6 by Sheldonboy , Mon May 03, 2010 3:36 pm

I seem to remember the long barn had a big window in the side in the Sixties and I think that there was either a horse drawn Fire Engine or a coach housed there, I'm not sure which or where it went. SB


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RE: Blakesley Hall

#7 by Voltman , Mon May 03, 2010 3:56 pm

Thank you Phil.

SB, take a look at the film clip I linked to in the second post, you'll be amazed.
It was a coach when I first went there in about 1963 but clearly it had been a fire engine not long before then.

Yes, Denise, I spent a lot of time in there when I was a kid.
Do you remember a model layout of yardley with a panel of push switches and a description of a local feature?
When you pushed the switch a small lamp came on in the model to show where the feature was.
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RE: Blakesley Hall

#8 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon May 03, 2010 4:31 pm

I remember the model, and I seem to recall a passage behind a chair.

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RE: Blakesley Hall

#9 by Sheldonboy , Mon May 03, 2010 4:46 pm

Whats this about a Model and a back passage does this need moderating?


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RE: Blakesley Hall

#10 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon May 03, 2010 4:51 pm

wait until you see the photos.

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RE: Blakesley Hall

#11 by Voltman , Mon May 03, 2010 5:03 pm

Wasn't that the bit you couldn't walk on because the floorboards were dodgy?


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RE: Blakesley Hall

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RE: Blakesley Hall

#13 by Voltman , Wed May 05, 2010 6:53 pm

That's a good link Signman, shows the progress of the recent refurb.

Here's the Council web page for the Hall. http://www.bmag.org.uk/blakesley-hall
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#14 by astoness , Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:10 am

hi all..went to visit blakesley hall last weekend...another great place to go and its free...few pics here from my visit..the first pic is the hall before restoration started in the 50s...

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#15 by astoness , Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:15 am

the gardens were marvelous...full of lavender..you could smell it for miles....

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