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Prof
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331 of 340  Fri 31st May 2019 12:20am  
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Lauri saved this photo.
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Derrickarthur
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332 of 340  Fri 31st May 2019 5:22pm  
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St Peter’s Church is upper right. Yardley St is directly opposite. Cannot work out how many streets are visible and therefore whether the street nearest the front (with shop) is Raglan St, Winchester St or Colchester St. My great grandparents lived in Lower Nelson St in 1891 which must be somewhere on Prof’s pic saved by Lauri of Hillfields (post 331)
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scrutiny
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333 of 340  Mon 3rd Jun 2019 4:10pm  
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I think the butterfly flats are in Yardley St. In between the flats and St Peter's, slightly lower down, is the chapel on the corner of Vine St which was used by Freddies and the shop front is the back side window of Brightwalls the decorators shop. Most of the area you see was demolished. I cannot remember the name of the side street that Brightwalls ran up but there was a pub on the other corner. Thumbs up PS, sorry but I am relating to the photo, on the map it is out of view to the upper left. Edited by member, 3rd Jun 2019 5:11 pm
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Midland Red
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334 of 340  Mon 3rd Jun 2019 4:52pm  
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This might help! I think the street was Castle Street
On 24th Jan 2016 6:38am, NeilsYard said: Primrose Hill St.1972
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scrutiny
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335 of 340  Mon 3rd Jun 2019 5:10pm  
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Cheers MR, just to the left of your pic running out of view is the side window you can see in the other pic, Thumbs up
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Derrickarthur
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336 of 340  Mon 3rd Jun 2019 10:40pm  
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I wrongly assumed that the photo was taken from the right side of the map towards the left side but I now realise that the square spire at St Peter's was at the other end of the church and that photo was taken from city centre end towards the football ground. I was hoping to find a photo of great grandparents' house in either Lower Nelson St or Vauxhall Terrace.
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Prof
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337 of 340  Tue 4th Jun 2019 12:19pm  
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Yes scrutiny, I cannot remember the name of the pub but I know it was independent of any brewery chain (Free House was the term) but my dad, whose aunt and uncles kept licensed premises, told me that one day when we passed on the bus. Edited by member, 4th Jun 2019 12:20 pm
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338 of 340  Tue 4th Jun 2019 1:13pm  
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Prof, just found it. The Leopard Inn, 33 Primrose Hill St. Edited by member, 4th Jun 2019 1:13 pm
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339 of 340  Tue 4th Jun 2019 4:59pm  
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On 24th Jan 2016 6:55am, NeilsYard said:
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340 of 340  Tue 4th Jun 2019 5:49pm  
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Many thanks MR for the photo. Brings back that memory of what my father said that day.
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