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Old October 17th, 2008, 12:59 AM   #1
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Curzon St Station

I'm not sure whether there is a thread on this else where, couldn't find it if there is. Thought I would put some photos of a great truly historic building in Brum.



Curzon St Station behind the Woodman.




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Old October 24th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #2
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I like it, it looks like its got so much history behind the building

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Old October 25th, 2008, 05:10 PM   #3
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I really really really hope they do something good with this building, and that they incorporate it properly into the Eastside developments. It boils my blood somewhat that it's just sitting there doing nothing at the moment.
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Old November 1st, 2008, 07:49 PM   #4
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its a lovely building, at the moment though looks sad surrounded by well nothing really.Anyone know whats to be done with it?
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 12:49 AM   #5
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IIRC, Birmingham City Council want to convert it into offices and then let it out to tenants. It would be much better suited as a cultural venue for Eastside, especially as BCC want to make it the centrepiece for Eastside. It proved it can work as one when it served as an art gallery last year. Not too sure how the offices plan is working out at the moment. There was a news article recently that mentioned that BCC planned to board it up temporarily.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 02:32 AM   #6
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I reckon if they hold on til the BCU campus gets built a cultural facility will become a lot more viable.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 04:54 PM   #7
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agreed. Offices NO, cultural venue of some description YES
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 08:53 PM   #8
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I was told the Woodman was going, I bloody hope not.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 11:28 PM   #9
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It is at risk at the moment, despite having a recent makeover. However, it is Grade II listed so it will take quite a bit to get it demolished. The nearby Eagle & Tun has been closed down, which whilst may reduce the competition for the Woodman, it may also be a sign of the state of the pub trade in the area. I just hope that the Woodman stays open to see the area develop and generate new and improved trade.
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 11:39 PM   #10
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Maybe if they get their fingers out and build that Birmingham Poly City University campus built, that'll help the pub out.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 12:01 PM   #11
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The Woodman is staying I believe?
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 01:20 PM   #12
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Yes, it is staying. BCU SU are interested.

Both Woodman and E&T needs a total refit. I'm sure once City Centre campus opens, major breweries will be interested in both of them. Eastside will have over 20,000 students, thousands of university staff, thousands of apartments. Think of all the other developments and extra footfall.

There will be four pubs in Eastside. Even if they are boarded up for two years, the buildings are still worth keeping.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 03:21 PM   #13
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There's also a few projects at Thinktank too such as the new galleries at Thinktank and the Science Garden

there's an post on my blog about them
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 06:26 PM   #14
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Maybe if they get their fingers out and build that Birmingham Poly City University campus built, that'll help the pub out.
My god, students in the Woodman????

Are you mad, lets just say if your a Villa fan. DON'T GO IN THERE!! In fact, even i avoid the place.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 08:02 PM   #15
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I did not know this road existed, found it today, I like it and the view.

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That is Grosvenor St the one I walked down when I took my photos, connects to Nova Scotia St at the top, really weird walking around there.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #17
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Does anyone know if Curzon St appeared in UB40's Red Red Wine video? am a big fan lol & I know the Eagle & Tun pub was their local but thats closed Anyway the vid is here http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg1iEBWxVeQ should see it at about 2:34

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Old December 19th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #18
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Some of my photos of Curzon Street Station.

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Curzon Street Station by ell brown, on Flickr

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Curzon Street Station by ell brown, on Flickr

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Curzon Street Station by ell brown, on Flickr

Snow from Winter 2009/10

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The Woodman - pub on Albert Street and Curzon Street Station by ell brown, on Flickr

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The Woodman - pub on Albert Street and Curzon Street Station by ell brown, on Flickr
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Interesting details

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Curzon Street Station - plaque by ell brown, on Flickr

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Curzon Street Station - zoom in on door window - London and Birmingham Railway Coat of Arms by ell brown, on Flickr

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Curzon Street Station - columns by ell brown, on Flickr

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Curzon Street Station - large red door by ell brown, on Flickr

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Curzon Street Station - London and Birmingham Railway Coat of Arms by ell brown, on Flickr

It was the terminus of the London and Birmingham Railway. Hence the above coat of arms.
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From the Curzon Gate site.

The back of the former station building

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Eastside - Curzon Park - back of Curzon Street Station by ell brown, on Flickr

With the skyline

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Eastside - Curzon Park - old disused platforms and Birmingham Skyline by ell brown, on Flickr

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