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Old April 12th, 2006, 04:09 PM   #161
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And Hi biosonic& thanks
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Old April 12th, 2006, 05:52 PM   #162
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Belated & probably boring I know but I'll miss the Post & Mail - if it was good enough for Pevsner it was good enough for me (... saying that, I think he liked the Biology block at the Uni and the MAC too!? ... hmm). A gem lost years ago was the Grammar School on New Street (by Pugin) replaced by the Odeon cinema.

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Old April 13th, 2006, 12:24 AM   #163
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I'm suprised you're not using this moment to mention your horror at the Destruction of the Post and Mail Building.


Been there done that - ten times over....even got the T-shirt of course.... now of course it's gone, it's history..... we have to move on and find summat else to get pissed off about - like the New Street Station redevelopment of course!
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Old April 13th, 2006, 01:17 PM   #164
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What a shame an excellent site is marred by swearing, given the fact, women& kids probably read this...
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Old April 13th, 2006, 01:33 PM   #165
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What a shame an excellent site is marred by swearing, given the fact, women& kids probably read this...
Women and kids also swear mate

Have a walk round your nearest playground, they'll probably teach you a few words

It won't hurt anyone.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 01:38 PM   #166
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I've noticed some people have been 'BANNED' (crikey!) - is that cos they were swearing?
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Old April 13th, 2006, 02:20 PM   #167
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Nah swearing's permitted. People have been banned for being complete wan... erm... toss.. erm... gits
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Old April 13th, 2006, 03:05 PM   #168
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Smiley posted these on page 4

Auchinleck House 1968


Auchinleck House 2005
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Old April 13th, 2006, 04:36 PM   #169
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Nah swearing's permitted. People have been banned for being complete wan... erm... toss.. erm... gits
I was banned for a week for daring to say that the Beetham Tower in Manchester was boring and looked like it had been designed by a 3 year old!

(I did rub it in about Arena Central, Pinnacle, etc, etc, perhaps that's what scuppered me?)
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Old April 13th, 2006, 04:48 PM   #170
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I was banned for a week for daring to say that the Beetham Tower in Manchester was boring and looked like it had been designed by a 3 year old!

(I did rub it in about Arena Central, Pinnacle, etc, etc, perhaps that's what scuppered me?)
I think that'll be 'cos there's been a lot of bad blood in the past between Birmingham and Manchester forumers (especially a certain infamous mancunian who has since departed these shores...), so the mods are quite quick to strike when any of that's raising its head again
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Old April 13th, 2006, 08:46 PM   #171
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I was banned for a week for daring to say that the Beetham Tower in Manchester was boring and looked like it had been designed by a 3 year old!

(I did rub it in about Arena Central, Pinnacle, etc, etc, perhaps that's what scuppered me?)
Is that 2 weeks now??

Personally I prefer the the design of Beecham Manchester to Arena Central, well, not so much the design, as they way they're BUILDING IT.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 10:01 PM   #172
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Someone asked for a picture of The Woodman pub ?

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Old April 13th, 2006, 11:30 PM   #173
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The headbar man at the Woodmans pub was called Fletcher, hence Fletchers walk.

Tribute? Or taking the p*ss?
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Old April 14th, 2006, 11:01 AM   #174
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swearing

Hi Blunther, I hear what you say about kids swearing, and there is nobody swears more than me when I am at work with my trucker mates(TRUCKER), but I respect people who don't like, it and this reason wouldn't dream of using bad language to express my self to make me look big, the worst part is reading the threads proves that people are passionate like myself about good old Brum.sorry if I sound like a goody goody, but am far from that, just respectful.....see you in church
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Old April 14th, 2006, 02:07 PM   #175
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Has anyone got any pictures of the interior of the Woodman? I remember seeing one in a book once and looked magnificant with it's beautifully tiled walls.
Sadly, whilst Brum has preserved many fine pub exteriors the internal fitting have sadly long gone. The City Tavern being a good example. The Bartons Arms in Newtown is probably the best preserved pub in the City. A fine example of a Victorian gin palace.
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Old April 14th, 2006, 07:58 PM   #176
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I have somewhere, alas my scanner (yes, mine) is at work, and I'm busy relaxing at the mo!

I may try and take a photo of the page, or something. And yes, it was rather nice...

When they knocking down that building that they replaced it with? I look forward to passing water on the ashes.
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Old April 14th, 2006, 10:15 PM   #178
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wow what a beautiful pub. Imagine whiling the afternoon away in there? It makes you wanna weep doesn't it?!
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Old April 15th, 2006, 02:03 AM   #179
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wow what a beautiful pub. Imagine whiling the afternoon away in there? It makes you wanna weep doesn't it?!
It sure does. Thanks CH for those although it only makes me sad to see what we
lost.
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Old April 15th, 2006, 02:44 AM   #180
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indeed - to be replaced with lifeless, sterile theme pubs with absolutely no character at all, with a built-in sell-by date of five minutes
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