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#1 by berniew , Tue May 27, 2014 5:51 pm

Does anyone remember this poor bloke who used to stand at the bus stop and dance non stop for hours on end right by the junction of Victoria Street , Grange Road and Muntz StreetBild entfernt (keine Rechte)

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#2 by Voltman , Tue May 27, 2014 6:26 pm

Yes but he looked a lot younger than that picture.
This is the second time today I have seen his photo.


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#3 by berniew , Tue May 27, 2014 7:42 pm

A couple you may not have seen today Volty both of Victoria Street first John Blundell , the old Green Lane Picture House where he danced at the bus stop and a view of Victoria Street from North Warwick Street looking towards Green LaneBild entfernt (keine Rechte)Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)

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#4 by Voltman , Tue May 27, 2014 8:25 pm

I didn't know Blundells had been a picture house.


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#5 by berniew , Tue May 27, 2014 8:55 pm

Yes Volty it was the nearest bug hole when I was very young it closed in 1957 when Blundells bought the building


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#6 by Sheldonboy , Tue May 27, 2014 8:57 pm

Quote: berniew wrote in post #5
Yes Volty it was the nearest bug hole when I was very young it closed in 1957 when Blundells bought the building[[File:00000GREENLANE.jpg|none|auto]]

I remember Blundells well, the lady from there called at our house. Never knew it was a Cinema.


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#7 by berniew , Tue May 27, 2014 8:59 pm

Forgot the picBild entfernt (keine Rechte)

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#8 by berniew , Tue May 27, 2014 9:03 pm

Blundells were a firm that sold all sorts on the drip I think there was another warehouse by or in Blake Lane and one on Bristol Street , it was pay weekly or Provident cheques , I think most people had to live that way in those days SB

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#9 by berniew , Tue May 27, 2014 10:20 pm

Another of MalikBild entfernt (keine Rechte)

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#10 by Sheldonboy , Wed May 28, 2014 7:09 am

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Quote: berniew wrote in post #5
Yes Volty it was the nearest bug hole when I was very young it closed in 1957 when Blundells bought the building[[File:00000GREENLANE.jpg|none|auto]]

I remember Blundells well, the lady from there called at our house. Never knew it was a Cinema.


Berniew what was the cinema called.


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#11 by astoness , Wed May 28, 2014 7:20 am

Quote: berniew wrote in post #8
Blundells were a firm that sold all sorts on the drip I think there was another warehouse by or in Blake Lane and one on Bristol Street , it was pay weekly or Provident cheques , I think most people had to live that way in those days SB


crikey how well i remember our mom using blundells when we were kids..case of having to with 6 of us especially at christmas time...pretty sure i recall going with our mom to a blundells place on the soho road.


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#12 by berniew , Wed May 28, 2014 11:14 am

It was just called the Green Lane SB though I read somewhere it was called the New Green Lane after a refurb in the 30s but reverted back later . Blundells must have been city wide then Lyn I can remember three of their warehouses but there were probably a lot more , I think most folk used them or something similar back then , not much cash about

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