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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:27 AM   #81
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We need to divide Birmingham up into territories so that we can distribute our photographers most efficiently. Bournville, you have to stay south of New Street; Ell, you're handling the north side of town. You can meet in the Welly once a week to exchange notes.

I joke, of course. Great pics both.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:31 AM   #82
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It's near work. When I'm not in that area, I'd rather not go around there at the weekends.

On my off days I'm mostly around Westside.


Thanks HB. Will see what it's like again tomorrow, although don't want to be temped to take any more of it this week!

Also don't want to take pics of it from in front of the gates - so the canal bridge was better.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:57 AM   #83
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We need to divide Birmingham up into territories so that we can distribute our photographers most efficiently. Bournville, you have to stay south of New Street; Ell, you're handling the north side of town. You can meet in the Welly once a week to exchange notes.

I joke, of course. Great pics both.
I once had an idea for an 'interactive' photo thread. But then I didn't fancy the idea of being dragged zigzag across the city by insane p***takers; "how about Eastside" followed by "can you do Five Ways".
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Would love for the winter links house building to get an external makeover
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 10:44 AM   #85
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I once had an idea for an 'interactive' photo thread. But then I didn't fancy the idea of being dragged zigzag across the city by insane p***takers; "how about Eastside" followed by "can you do Five Ways".
Sometimes I question your loyalty to this forum JayPeeDee
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Old February 4th, 2016, 11:04 AM   #86
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Old February 5th, 2016, 12:50 AM   #87
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I once had an idea for an 'interactive' photo thread. But then I didn't fancy the idea of being dragged zigzag across the city by insane p***takers; "how about Eastside" followed by "can you do Five Ways".
Haha, yeah! I thought about just going up to Brum one time and letting SSCers tell me what to do/take snaps of desired sites for the day.

'Can you go to Villa Park?'

'Now Longbridge Roundabout.'

'How about Quinton M5 junction?'

'OK, now we need a picture of planes landing at BHX.'

'Can you pick up 2 pints of semi-skimmed on your way home?'
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Old February 5th, 2016, 10:34 AM   #88
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In fact I seem to recall over the years that ,minus the milk ,the occasional snapper has offered to cover requests.
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http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/busi...llege-10839938

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City planning chiefs have welcomed the new £22 million National College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham as they gave the project the go ahead.

The three-storey college, to be built on land next to the Digbeth Branch Canal at Birmingham Science Park Aston, will provide specialist vocational training and contain workshops, classrooms, a café and office space.

There will also be a car park and external teaching area containing railway tracks, masts and social space next to the canal and support those working on the HS2 high-speed line between Birmingham and London.

Speaking at today's meeting of Birmingham City Council's planning committee, Peter Douglas Osborn (Con Weoley) welcomed the investment in engineering training and said it was something the city should have invested in years ago.

Related: New images of National College for High Speed Rail

He also dismissed critics of the planned HS2 railway line and compared them to those who objected to infrastructure developments in the past.

"But rather than large land owners, we have small housing developers, who feel somehow having high speed rail is detrimental to their standard of life," he said.

"It will be a minimal affect of their lives and the environment, especially given the alternative is an eight lane motorway.

"2,000 apprentices coming to Birmingham will show the rest of the country that if they want to learn anything they should come to this city."

Coun Peter Griffiths (Lab Kings Norton) welcomed the news and suggested it would further cement Birmingham's links with the rail industry which include the one-time vicar of Kings Norton, Rev W Awdry, being the author of the Thomas the Tank engine stories.

The college, which will have a sister site in Doncaster, is due to welcome students from September 2017. It was designed by Sheffield-based Bond Bryan Architects and Willmott Dixon is the main contractor.

John Evans, chief executive of the college, added: "The National College for High Speed Rail will have a major impact on the ability of the UK rail supply industry to develop a suitable and sustainable workforce to deliver HS2 and other infrastructure projects in the future."
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Old February 7th, 2016, 08:38 PM   #90
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Progress on the demolition:-

HS2 college site by Ade, on Flickr
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Old February 14th, 2016, 07:30 PM   #93
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Here's some more photos of the demolition from today:-

HS2 College site by Ade, on Flickr

HS2 College site by Ade, on Flickr

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Old February 15th, 2016, 09:20 PM   #95
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Was still that section there this morning. Expect it to be gone within this week maybe?
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All gone this morning.

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These guys need to head straight over to Holloway Head to help out
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Walked past this morning and they easily ripped chunks out!
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Wow! Coming along with this.
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So much vibrations from the demolition at my works building! A bit too much of it.

Assume they were crushing the rubble!

Felt like an earthquake all afternoon!
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