EAW001244 ENGLAND (1946). A cityscape over Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook including Stratford Road, Balsall Heath, from the south-east, 1946

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Title [EAW001244] A cityscape over Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook including Stratford Road, Balsall Heath, from the south-east, 1946
Reference EAW001244
Date 24-June-1946
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Place name BALSALL HEATH
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 408924, 284243
Longitude / Latitude -1.8686579656429, 52.455694180847
National Grid Reference SP089842

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WE USED TO PLAY ON THIS 'BOMB SITE' IN THE LATE 50's

Griffin
Monday 1st of April 2019 10:32:26 PM
CHESTERTON ROAD

Griffin
Monday 1st of April 2019 10:27:54 PM
Carlton Terrace 3 x terraced houses rear of The Sportsman - toilets and brewhouse at the end of terrace

Nexusdjl
Thursday 20th of October 2016 08:31:53 PM
RAILWAY VIADUCT OF GWR...BUILT BUT NEVER USED...MOST OF IT STILL STANDING. BUILT BECAUSE OF RAILWAY RIVALRY AND ALSO BECAUSE OF DIFFERENT TRACK GUAGES, SO BY THE TIME IT WAS CONSTRUCTED THE TRACK WAS NATIONALLY DOMINATED BY STEPHENSON'S NARROWER GUAGE INSTEAD OF BRUNEL'S WIDER (AND SOME CLAIM FAR BETTER)GUAGE...SO NO TRACKS , OF ANY GUAGE, WERE LAID ON IT.

Griffin
Tuesday 10th of November 2015 05:09:48 PM
THE WALDORF' CINEMA, WALFORD ROAD.

Griffin
Sunday 8th of November 2015 07:47:13 PM
CONWAY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Griffin
Sunday 8th of November 2015 07:39:35 PM
KING EDWARD VI GRAMMAR SCHOOL, CAMP HILL

Griffin
Sunday 8th of November 2015 07:36:00 PM
HIGHGATE ROAD....THIS ROAD AS SHOWN USED TO JOIN THE STRATFORD ROAD.....A NEW ROAD WAS CUT TO JOIN DIRECTLY IN LINE WITH WALFORD ROAD. THIS ALLOWED THE No8 BUS TO CONTINUE STRAIGHT ONTO WALFORD ROAD INSTEAD OF HAVING TO TURN LEFT,THEN RIGHT AND THEN LEFT AGAIN.(That portion of STONEY LANE became a cul-de-sac.

Griffin
Sunday 8th of November 2015 07:31:47 PM
'THE BELGRAVE' PUBLIC HOUSE ...built by William Charley in 1878....GONE..!!

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 06:24:06 PM
ST PAUL'S CHURCH....(Stood on the junction of Moseley Rd and St Pauls Rd......demolished January 1980)

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 06:14:42 PM
ROWTON HOUSE....NOW 'THE PARAGON HOTEL'.

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 05:55:55 PM
OMBERSLEY ROAD

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 05:49:11 PM
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF SPARKBROOK, LADYPOOL ROAD.

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 05:35:37 PM
'ANGEL INN' PUB

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 05:27:24 PM

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 05:06:20 PM
OLD FIRE STATION, MOSELEY ROAD,....(The tower has been diminished in height and now has communication aerials attached.)

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 05:05:25 PM
SUFFOLK STREET.

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 02:16:39 PM
INDOOR WHOLESALE MARKETS.

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 02:04:36 PM
THE BIRMINGHAM EXCHANGE, STEPHENSON ST. (Demolished early 1960's)

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 02:02:32 PM
SITE THAT BECAME KNOWN AS 'THE BIG TOP' CORNER OF NEW ST AND HIGH ST. (Demolished by WWII bombs, and was used by a circus's main tent....hence name. Redeveloped during latter half of 1950's.)

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 01:56:52 PM
LINE OF BCT DOUBLE DECKER BUSES.......But why are they parked there????

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 01:10:34 PM

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 12:27:30 AM
BCT OMNIBUS...No8 INNER CIRCLE ROUTE. (Later this one would be known as No8A...denoting the direction i.e. 'anticlockwise'. Obviously the opposite direction was No8C )

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 12:25:54 AM
SPARKHILL METHODIST CHURCH.....NOW REPLACED WITH MODERN BUILDING.

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 11:58:45 PM
FIVE WAYS STATION

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 11:47:38 PM
EDGBASTON RESERVOIR

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 11:16:04 PM
BRITANNIC ASSURANCE OFFICES.

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 11:14:10 PM
'THE CROWN INN' DERITEND.

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 10:57:15 PM
LEWIS'S DEPARTMENT STORE

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 10:52:56 PM
STRATFORD PLACE

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 10:47:29 PM
MRS PARRY USED TO LIVE HERE UPTO 1958.

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 10:26:20 PM
CORNER GROCERY STORES.....RUN BY MRS SHIPMAN IN 1958..not sure how long before or after.

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 10:24:37 PM

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 09:45:20 PM

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 09:41:23 PM
THE BRISTOL CINEMA

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 09:38:47 PM
SINGER'S HILL SYNAGOGUE

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 09:33:36 PM
THE BIRMINGHAM TECHNICAL SCHOOL, SUFFOLK STREET

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 09:25:52 PM
THE CARLTON CINEMA

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 09:09:38 PM

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 09:07:52 PM
WESTWOODS 'nuf-sed' GREENGROCERS.... THE SLOGAN WAS PAINTED ON THE FIRST FLOOR SHOP CORNER. AGAIN IT WAS AN OPEN-FRONTED SHOP, WITH THE PRODUCE STACKED ON COUNTERS WITH HIGH PARTITIONS SEPARATING THE GOODS. ALL CUSTOMERS WERE SERVED BY HELPFUL STAFF. (See also the pin for WESTWOODS FISHMONGERS.)

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 09:02:54 PM
LOCATION OF 'WESTWOODS 'nuf-sed' FISHMONGERS.' THIS SHOP HAD NO WINDOWS OR NORMAL SHOP FRONTS, THE MERCHANDISE WAS LAID ON SLAB COUNTERS SIMILAR TO A MARKET STALL. The two interior walls were covered with shiny white ceramic tiles , each had a feature of ceramic picture tiles illustrating the produce) (see the pin on the other corner, WESTWOODS greengrocers.)

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 08:50:32 PM
GOODS ENTRANCE FOR WOOLWOTHS.

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 08:31:09 PM
WOOLWORTHS STORE

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 08:29:51 PM
SPARKHILL SECONDARY SCHOOL....BECAME AN ADULY EDUCATION CENTRE....(note the flat roof...used for football, tennis etc....THE 'PLAYGROUND'

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 08:28:43 PM

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 08:24:55 PM
REMAINS OF ST THOMAS'S CHURCH, BATH ROW...APPARENTLY THE ONLY REMAINING WWII BOMB DAMAGED BUILDING SURVIVING IN THE CITY...... THIS IS ALSO NOW THE LOCATION OF THE 'PEACE GARDEN', AND THE COLONADE FROM BROAD STREET,(REMOVED WHEN THE ICC WAS BUILT)

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 08:24:13 PM
BIRMINGHAM ACCIDENT HOSPITAL......NOW LOCATED IN THE GENERAL HOSPITAL SITE IN STEELHOUSE LANE.

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 08:16:16 PM
QUEENS HOSPITAL...BATH ROW.

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 08:01:58 PM
DAVENPORTS BREWERY

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 08:00:31 PM
GAS STREET CANAL BASIN

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:53:45 PM
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL HOUSE AND VICTORIA SQUARE.

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:51:45 PM
BORDESLEY STATION

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:49:46 PM
BIRMINGHAM TOWN HALL

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:42:46 PM
NEW STREET STATION

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:41:31 PM
OLD MARKET HALL.....NOTE THE LACK OF ROOF.....LOST TO BOMB DAMAGE WWII.

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:40:45 PM
BASKERVILLE HOUSE

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:38:47 PM
CENTRAL FIRE STATION

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:37:19 PM

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:33:26 PM
DIGBETH POLICE STATION

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:32:30 PM
MOOR STREET STATION

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:30:59 PM

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:27:27 PM
CHRIST CHURCH VICARAGE

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:26:22 PM
CHRIST CHURCH.....NOW LOCATION OF 'SPARKBROOK COMMUNITY & HEALTH CENTRE'

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:25:31 PM
LOCATION OF WHERE 'CAMP HILL FLYOVER' WAS CONSTRUCTED OVER 1 WEEKEND. (SUPPOSEDLY A TEMPORARY SOLUTION WHICH LASTED LONGER THAN PLANNED. IT WAS A METAL FLYOVER CARRYING ONE FILE OF TRAFFIC OUT OF THE CITY TO CAMP HILL.) (Fantastic view from the front seats upstairs on the double-decker bus)

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:06:10 PM
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 07:00:04 PM
LOCATION OF PSF FACTORY...(PRESSED STEEL FISHER....CLOSED WHEN THE ROAD WAS WIDENED..I think?...THE ROAD OPPOSITE IS THE START OF THE COVENTRY ROAD.)

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 06:04:26 PM
GOODS YARD, CAMP HILL....NOW A RETAIL PARK.

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 05:57:49 PM
ALFRED BIRD & SONS,...CUSTARD FACTORY

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 05:55:54 PM
BIRMINGHAM CITY TRANSPORT BUS DEPOT.

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 05:49:07 PM
ST JOHN'S CHURCH

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 05:44:40 PM
LOCATION OF 'OFF-LICENCE' WITH YARD BEHIND. ( YOU COULD GO WITH YOUR OWN BOTTLE OR JUG AND THEY WOULD PUT THE MEASURE IN IT FOR YOU FROM THE HAND DRAWN BEER PUMPS AND USING A LARGE COPPER FUNNEL..... used to be sent as 8/9 year old and be served..!!!)

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 05:40:45 PM

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 04:58:55 PM
CHURCH OF ST MARTIN IN THE BULL RING.....(ORIGINALLY ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS)

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 04:53:14 PM

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 04:41:08 PM
ST AGATHA'S CHURCH & SCHOOL

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 04:38:54 PM
'THE MERMAID' PUB

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 04:37:06 PM
STRATFORD ROAD

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 04:36:16 PM
'THE PICCADILLY' CINEMA

Griffin
Saturday 31st of October 2015 04:35:33 PM
33 Main Street, Sparkbrook, Birmingham

Noodlesathome
Saturday 29th of November 2014 10:57:49 AM