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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:04 AM   #81
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:05 AM   #82
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:08 AM   #83
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:10 AM   #84
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:14 AM   #85
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just a few pics of 70's newtown taken from here: http://www.pbase.com/beppuu/old_bham&page=5

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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:28 AM   #86
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Blimey! That was an exciting new world there wasn't it?
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:10 AM   #87
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Thanks for that EK, what fantastic photos! Great looking through all the others on the website too. On the photo with the white Beetle, that is a really narrow tower block (not the one that's sideways!) - I wonder if it's still standing today.

I'll be posting some more of my photos in the not too distant future
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Old October 30th, 2005, 01:20 AM   #88
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I do know that many towers were demolished in Newtown during the 90's
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Old October 30th, 2005, 02:29 AM   #89
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Cool photo's EK...I really need to go out tower block hunting again
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Old October 31st, 2005, 09:36 PM   #90
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Old October 31st, 2005, 11:24 PM   #91
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Quite nice flats they
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 06:39 PM   #92
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I remember those flats being featured on Midlands Today when they were refurbished because I think they were state of the art "eco friendly" - solar panels etc. If I remember rightly one block is called Bowater House.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 06:42 PM   #93
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Oh I've just noticed, if I'd have taken the time to read that website it says all that!
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 06:47 PM   #94
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I recently went to the motor museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire and they had this time line of British cars from the early 1900's up to today with the new Land Rover Discovery 3. In the 1966 section there was this poster showing what must be Castle Vale so I made sure I took a photo!


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Old November 2nd, 2005, 06:51 PM   #95
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Well refurbished they were.I'm all for saving blocks like these.I hate house after house after house.Anway,I always use them to orientate msef (takes a lot of doing).I think people will miss them in the future.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 06:54 PM   #96
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Well done Butterfield! Over the past few few years we've scoured the net looking for decent Castle Vale photos.That's a good un'.Funny hoe quite rough areas have the most pleasant sounding names.....Castle Vale.....nice,innit!
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 06:56 PM   #97
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How many blocks were there? Does anyone know? Any left?
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 08:07 PM   #98
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over thirty Nacho but there were/are dozens more in the surrounding area, I recall travelling around there a few years back and being fixated by the many high rises.

By the way Butterfield, that be a Bjork signature no doubt. Good tune.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 08:09 PM   #99
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You're not wrong EK
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THIRTY FOUR tower blocks at Castle Vale from what I've read over the years, only two left I think!
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