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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#16 by Voltman , Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:48 pm

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Brought back happy memories for me lyn ,use to have a flat in soho hill number 123 ,got married in st micheals church ,worked as a part time barman in the roebuck pub on the corner of hamstead road ,saving the deposit for our first house, many years ago late 60 s

There you are Astoness, The Roebuck.


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#17 by astoness , Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:32 am

well fancy you working at the roebuck jo...i always have trouble remembering the name of that one..

oh no volty no walking along soho road now...i only go there if transport is available (car) and history dictates...my rellies used to have the barrel pub for about 11 years early 1900s and a couple of years back i gritted my teeth and got some inside shots and out back of it....just in time...6 months later it was once again closed by police for persistant drug use and is now a lloyds chemist..oh i passed the pally again the other day...getting worse..


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#18 by Slow Jo , Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:59 pm

Two summers ago ,me and my son visited my sister who lives in new spring street hockley,driving down soho road my son said ,lock your door dad ,wind up your window don't feel safe here.


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#19 by astoness , Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:14 pm

Quote: Slow Jo wrote in post #18
Two summers ago ,me and my son visited my sister who lives in new spring street hockley,driving down soho road my son said ,lock your door dad ,wind up your window don't feel safe here.


yep..its a sad fact jo..


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#20 by Slow Jo , Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:18 pm

In the late 60 early 70 s me my first wife and the kid's use to walk down there every saturday shopping ,could'nt do it now.


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#21 by Sheldonboy , Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:33 pm

I have always lived in Sheldon, that's why I have no trace of a Brummie Accent.


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#22 by Slow Jo , Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:37 pm

Nor I aint I was brung up in handsworth ,thats posh.


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#23 by Sheldonboy , Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:43 pm

I know Handsworth was a smart place, my first boss had a monster house there with servants


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#24 by Slow Jo , Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:46 pm

Use to be a decent area ,but watched it go down ,when my childrens education started to suffer ,said it was time to move.


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#25 by Voltman , Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:48 am

I am still looking for a picture of the pub that was No.7 Soho Hil.
It was called The Watt Tavern. Any assistance gratefully received.

The pub on the corner with Hamstead Rd may have been named for Dr Roebuck, an early business partner of James Watt.


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#26 by astoness , Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:05 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #25
I am still looking for a picture of the pub that was No.7 Soho Hil.
It was called The Watt Tavern. Any assistance gratefully received.

The pub on the corner with Hamstead Rd may have been named for Dr Roebuck, an early business partner of James Watt.


very good chance of that volty thanks for that info...dont worry i am still on the hunt for a pic of watt tavern...there will be one out there somewhere..


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#27 by Sheldonboy , Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:18 pm

This is a heck of a site for old Brummie pubs,
http://www.midlandspubs.co.uk/birmingham/


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#28 by Slow Jo , Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:14 pm

The pub on the corner of hamstead road ,and soho hill was the roebuck , I worked there in the late 60 s use to have a flat at 123 soho hill ,think it was knocked down and a petrol station is now there, last time I past .


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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#29 by Voltman , Mon May 11, 2015 4:50 pm

Got a picture of The Watt Tavern.

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RE: SOHO HILL HOCKLEY

#30 by astoness , Tue May 12, 2015 8:35 am

oh well done volty great find there cant be many photos of this pub knocking about... did you find it in a book...


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