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Annewiggy
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1 of 15  Mon 4th Nov 2013 4:02pm  
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Can anyone tell me what this building was?
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Midland Red
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2 of 15  Mon 4th Nov 2013 4:46pm  
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I think that is the Liberal Club - if that is Warwick Row on the far right of the picture, then I think I am correct Blush
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dutchman
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3 of 15  Mon 4th Nov 2013 5:06pm  
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Ditto It's hard to find views from the front Smile Edited by member, 4th Nov 2013 5:18 pm
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Midland Red
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4 of 15  Mon 4th Nov 2013 5:39pm  
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I delivered newspapers there, for Walter Adams - knew I should have taken a camera with me! Oh my
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DeanSpencer
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5 of 15  Fri 28th Feb 2014 8:52pm  
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I realise that this is something of a long shot but does anyone have a photograph of Union Street from the 50s or possibly early 60s. I am specifically looking for the premises at No 4 Union Street. I know I am asking a lot, but if you don't ask . . many thanks!
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Prof
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6 of 15  Tue 29th Jul 2014 4:48pm  
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Midland Red, sorry to point this out but surely if this is the Liberal Club in Union Street then the buildings on the right would be the start of The Quadrant. Warwick Row is the other side of Greyfriars Green but in front of the Quadrant is Warwick Road. However I think the Liberal club is that building in the centre of the picture as the Tote had an office there and the manager of the shop I worked in used to send his bets there.
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Midland Red
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7 of 15  Tue 29th Jul 2014 7:21pm  
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Although not totally clear in the photo, I assumed the buildings on the far right of the photo to be those on Warwick Row (from the Three Tuns towards the Reform Club), not the adjacent buildings on the Quadrant
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dutchman
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8 of 15  Tue 29th Jul 2014 10:08pm  
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I'm afraid that's not possible as the Quadrant was totally hidden by the Liberal Club. Edited by member, 18th Aug 2017 9:25 pm
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NeilsYard
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9 of 15  Thu 17th Aug 2017 6:10pm  
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I think this is the view we might have needed as different from Anne's photo. That's the edge of the Quadrant to the right? Edited by member, 17th Aug 2017 6:21 pm
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Midland Red
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10 of 15  Thu 17th Aug 2017 6:22pm  
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Yes, this is the Warwick Row frontage, Anne's is the Union Street side, at 90 degrees from yours Thumbs up That's The Quadrant on the rhs of your image
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NeilsYard
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11 of 15  Thu 17th Aug 2017 6:25pm  
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You can also just see it here, Cliff behind the car 'driver' as he goes up Hertford Street. That's the old Commercial Hotel building. What a great building and one I'd not noted before until I saw it marked on a 1914 map which sent me to this thread Big grin What's the story behind it - presume it was cleared to make way for 'New' Union Street. Edited by member, 17th Aug 2017 6:43 pm
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Midland Red
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12 of 15  Thu 17th Aug 2017 8:33pm  
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Great find, Neil Thumbs up It was no longer the Commercial Hotel by then, this photo gives a fuller view of it as Green's furnishers, though if you then click to the previous image, you can see that the look of the building hadn't changed.
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NeilsYard
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13 of 15  Fri 18th Aug 2017 8:27am  
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Brilliant Cliff! They really ruined that area didn't they. And I don't mean the Lufftwaffe! One more re the hotel building from Paul Michael Kennelly
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NeilsYard
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14 of 15  Mon 2nd Oct 2017 5:06am  
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Here's a slightly unusual photo in the spot that it's been taken from. I think the image is looking towards Union Street but taken from what I think is somewhere around a cleared area that was the Barracks, apparently on a chilly winter's day! It looks like the Peeping Tom has been cleared but I'm a bit intrigued by the line of supported buildings to the left? Old Maps indicate possibly what was on Bull Yard? Or have I got the wrong angle altogether?! Edited by member, 2nd Oct 2017 5:07 am
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15 of 15  Mon 2nd Oct 2017 7:53am  
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Yes, you're correct, Neil. The building just showing on the extreme right of the photo is the Three Tuns. Where the cars are parked in the foreground, in Bull Yard, in the 50s you would find a wet fish stall and also Victor's ice cream Thumbs up Directly across Warwick Row is Union Street with the Liberal Club on the right hand corner and the former Temperance Hotel building on the left.
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