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#1 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:27 am

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RE: Topography

#2 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:09 pm

Just out of interest does anyone know when the House of Fraser (Rackhams) building in Corporation Street was built. I remember it being there in the 1960s. Just for good measure and for two points what was there before. I must say I have never known. SB


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RE: Topography

#3 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:00 pm

SB

I think work on the new Rackhams building started in 1959, but it may have been 1960 before it opened. It replaced a row of shops, much the same as many more along the street.

Attached is a couple of photos of the new building going up and one of the buildings it replaced.

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#4 by Sheldonboy , Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:21 pm

Fanflippintastic Thanks Phil.

Phil, just a few minutes ago, my wife was talking to her cousin and they asked me to ask you, if you had a picture of a Butchers shop in Victoria road Aston called A D Hughes.
Now forgive me if I am wrong but I'm sure I have seen something by you either here or on BF recently. Thanks SB


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RE: Topography

#5 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:04 am

SB

It must have been someone else's post you were reading. I'm afraid I have no photo of the location you require but I will keep an eye out and make enquiries.

Arthur D Hughes Butcher 285 Victoria Rd Aston. On or near to the corner of Adelaide Place.

This is the one is it not?

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#6 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:22 pm

Thanks Phil sounds about right, The wifes cousin grew up near there I think.


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RE: Topography

#7 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:06 pm

SB

I have other photos of Victoria Rd Aston if you want to see those.

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#8 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:43 pm

Phil did you put a picture of Victoria Road, cos I can't see it. SB


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RE: Topography

#9 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:13 pm

SB

Sorry I meant I have other photos of Victoria Rd other than one of the Butchers shop that you requested that I don't have. Did you want to see those?

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RE: Topography

#10 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:45 pm

Yes please if you don't mind. SB


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RE: Topography

#11 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:21 am

SB

Right here is an early postcard photo of the Baths on Victoria Rd, and then another from roughly the same point looking the other way.

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#12 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:23 am

SB

Two more photos, the one is more recent than the previous ones, and there is a photo of the White Horse Public House.

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#13 by Sheldonboy , Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:27 pm

Phil many thanks for your work on this I'll get my wife and cousin to have have a look. SB


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RE: Topography

#14 by toady , Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:29 pm

Hi Mike
Can you please tell me where Garbett Street Birmingham was in 1881
Thank you
June

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RE: Topography

#15 by mikejee , Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:37 pm

June
Garbett St ran off summer hill St to the south. it can be seen in 1890 at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/mapshee...m=1&x=166&y=355
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