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Old August 5th, 2005, 05:25 PM   #21
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The biggest loss wasn't in the sixties though, it was in the thirties IMO. Pugin and Barry only collaborated on two major buildings - one was the Houses of Parliament, the other was Kings Edwards School in New Street, Birmingham.



Unfortunately, when the school outgrew the site and moved to Bournebrook, the building was declared obsolete and demolished to make way for the run of the mill office block that stands there now. Some things never change, eh?
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Old August 5th, 2005, 05:34 PM   #22
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What a beautiful building. Just imagine that on New Street now
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Old August 5th, 2005, 05:43 PM   #23
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What a beautiful building. Just imagine that on New Street now
Yeah, New Street's still pretty smart, but with this at one end and the Town Hall at the other it must have been amazing. The replacement survived the war too, so if they hadn't knocked it down it would still be there.

There's tiny bit of it left though - they rebuilt a fragment of one of the corridors in the car park at the back of the new school opposite the Barber Institute...

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There was a similar school: King Edwards Five Ways (at Fiveways) that was relocated to Bartley Green and I think they demolished either for an office block or the island.

And I think Blue Coat school was relocated to Harborne from Colmore Row
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Old August 5th, 2005, 11:08 PM   #25
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Woody, would you be able to re host the pic that you posted, grim as it was everyone should get the chance to marvel at the birth of the present day New Street Station
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Old August 6th, 2005, 05:22 AM   #26
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A 50's traffic jam:


A much higher Smallbrook q-way!?


M6?


Godskithen wasnt quite the same in the 50's


St.Andrews


Stephonson tower looking tall!!!

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Old August 6th, 2005, 06:15 AM   #27
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Those are truly amazing pics RB, thanks for those.
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Old August 6th, 2005, 11:06 AM   #28
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In the last photo which one is the building behind the church??

Seeing the photos of the library, I just realize that Birmingham doesn't have a major Business Bouvevard. What they were thinking, the iner road ring must goes around the centre not separated in different parts. The way that the Library designed created a physican barrier to Queensway. I hope the new design to change that, allowing free movement to the back.
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Old August 6th, 2005, 05:09 PM   #29
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theres more pics on that link marcusvalhalla posted on the previous page
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theres more pics on that link marcusvalhalla posted on the previous page
Oh yeah, I never even noticed taht earlier...durr!! Sorry Marcus I don't intentionally ignore your posts
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Old August 6th, 2005, 09:43 PM   #31
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I've gone through all 38 pages of the site that Marcus linked on the previous page and I must say that it was an hour definitely well spent. Some of the images were amazing. I never knewv that there used to be a power station in Nechells!! This was taken in 1968 and I'm assuming it's roughly where Stab City is now.


Aston Church near Villa Park 1968. Nechells power station can be seen in the background
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Old August 6th, 2005, 09:48 PM   #32
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Stunning aint they, thanks Marcus. Yeah i think the power station is now star city. that river (the river tame) is now under the m6
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Old August 6th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #33
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Stunning isn't the word....check this out for a pic, these are the flats going up in Newtown 1967


Dale End 1960


Bradford street 1954. I love the look of the skyline back then
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Old August 6th, 2005, 10:36 PM   #34
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Aston 1957


That photo above is full of character but rather grim at the same time. The next pics show that not all the buildings torn down during the 50's and 60's weren't without good reason

Anderton Street, Ladywood 1968


Clifford Street Newtown 1968


Shakespeare Road, Ladywood 1968
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I just hope that somewhere someone is saving a similar collection of pictures from the current time - I wonder how the construction pictures of HCT will look in 40 years???
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I just hope that somewhere someone is saving a similar collection of pictures from the current time - I wonder how the construction pictures of HCT will look in 40 years???
The amount of documentation we have now is probably 1000 fold, probably way more.....I look forward to boring my grandkids with my HCT construction pics
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A collection of BT Tower (or GPO Tower as it was back then) images....the first one is fantastic...the images are from 1967 and 1968 respectively




as seen from hockley flyover 1968
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Old August 6th, 2005, 11:40 PM   #38
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******* amazing pictures everybody! I have a few interesting books about Brum whose covers I will post up here soon - I wonder if any of you have got/come across these books.

On a related note - can you dig up any pics of what the old Bull Ring Market Hall looked like before it was encircled by St Martins Circus Ringway roundabout?
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Remember the subways near CCT....bloody horrible, here's how they looked in 1960


View from Rotunda 1968, look the P&M buidings got its digital clock working....oh the memories
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I showed these pics to my folks, even they were stunned.
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