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Gaiety Music Hall & Cinema

#1 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:15 pm

I'm posting these photos for the benefit of our latest member Stirling Single who I know has an interest in the Gaiety Cinema one of the posher cinemas from my end of town in my youth. She also has an interest on Holders Brewery & Public Houses of anybody has any information.

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#2 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:26 pm

Posted by phil
I'm posting these photos for the benefit of our latest member Stirling Single who I know has an interest in the Gaiety Cinema one of the posher cinemas from my end of town in my youth. She also has an interest on Holders Brewery & Public Houses of anybody has any information.

Phil


sorry Lynn and Phil I know nowt about the Gaiety or Holders brewery.

Phil just how did you end up in the Posher part of town, did you fool the border guards or something.
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#3 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:49 pm

SB

Quality will always reveal itself in the end.

Lynn

Another Holders photo for you, this one is of the original concert rooms & the Rodney Inn next door that were both owned by Holders. This is a very old photo and was taken in 1857.

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#4 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:57 pm

Posted by phil
SB

Quality will always reveal itself in the end.

Lynn

Another Holders photo for you, this one is of the original concert rooms & the Rodney Inn next door that were both owned by Holders. This is a very old photo and was taken in 1857.

Phil



I must say I have never heard of Holders, was it a local Brewery.?


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#5 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:14 pm

Posted by Sheldonboy


I must say I have never heard of Holders, was it a local Brewery.?



SB,

Just for you,

John Charles Holder started a Brewery (The Midland Brewery) in Novia Scotia Street in 1872 (its at the back of the New Science Museum). He branched out into pubs & a music hall. The Black Horse Aston, The Craven Arms Upper Gough St, and The Rodney being a few of them. He was bought out by Mitchells & Butlers in 1919.

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#6 by Sheldonboy , Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:17 pm

Posted by phil

Posted by Sheldonboy


I must say I have never heard of Holders, was it a local Brewery.?



SB,

Just for you,

John Charles Holder started a Brewery (The Midland Brewery) in Novia Scotia Street in 1872 (its at the back of the New Science Museum). He branched out into pubs & a music hall. The Black Horse Aston, The Craven Arms Upper Gough St, and The Rodney being a few of them. He was bought out by Mitchells & Butlers in 1919.

Thanks for the info Phil.

Phil



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#7 by Stirling Single , Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:49 pm

Thank-you all for all of this. May I ask - do you have the dates for the group of four photographs.

Lynn.

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#8 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:05 pm

Lynn

I'm afraid that I have no knowledge of the dates, the Gaiety Theatre one would have to be between 1897 & 1920 after it was renamed. It looks to be very early in the 20th Century and I would think it before WWI. The three of the cinema I would think not long before it closed in 1969 because the last time I was in there was in 1968 and it looked very much as it does in the photos.

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#9 by Stirling Single , Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:29 pm

Thanks Phil, Have taken note of those dates. Lynn.

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#10 by Sheldonboy , Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:43 pm

Good evening Lynn SB


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#11 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:26 pm

Lynn

As I told you I have a large collection of books on Birmingham since you came on the forum I have looked out one called "Ring Down the Curtain" by Derek Salberg". Its about the history of the theatre & music halls in Birmingham. There are a couple of pages on the Holders Concert Rooms Coleshill St. I hope that he doesn't mind of I reproduce the section here and sue me for Copyright infringement, but hopefully as he is getting acknowledged and a free advert for a most excellent book he may forgive me.

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#12 by Voltman , Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:33 pm

I must say that I am finding all this stuff about Holders and the associated subjects most interesting, not least because all of this information is completely new to me.
It also highlights how lucky we are to have Phil's photo library at hand, even if Phil does come as part of the package.[Silly Grin]


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#13 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:54 pm

Lynn

A couple more little bits of ephemera that might interest you.

Phil


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RE: Gaiety Music Hall & Cinema

#14 by Sheldonboy , Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:08 pm

Posted by Voltman
I must say that I am finding all this stuff about Holders and the associated subjects most interesting, not least because all of this information is completely new to me.
It also highlights how lucky we are to have Phil's photo library at hand, even if Phil does come as part of the package.[Silly Grin]



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#15 by Stirling Single , Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:03 pm

Well now, What I'm thinkin is that it's rather nice having Phil as part of the Package !! and I don't even know him - What an amazing ammount of information he has taken the time and trouble to share.

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