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Midland Red
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46 of 52  Sun 14th Jan 2018 2:30pm  
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On 14th Jan 2018 11:17am, Annewiggy said: Our son bought a 1977 book "The Rover Story" in a National Trust Book Shop last week. Lots of pictures, but I thought this view of the Rover Garage interesting. I don't think I have seen it before and most pictures are looking up the hill towards Broadgate. It is a 1920's picture and the car parked outside is a "Clegg-ype" Rover 14hp model.
Here's my 2004 photo for comparison Oh my
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Kaga simpson
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47 of 52  Sat 23rd Jun 2018 7:48am  
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Osmiroid, The Geisha in the fifties was well known to be a little upper-class, you didn't get lorry drivers or brickies in there, some people knew it as 'the little finger cafe'. For some reason during the war a lot of ministries, council, used the lower half of Hertford Street, I think you went to a shop there if you lost your ration book, think there was a register there for blood donations or injury questions, ARP questions and information, that sort of thing. Post copied from topic Restaurants, Cafes, Coffee Bars on 23rd Jun 2018 9:33 pm
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Prof
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48 of 52  Sat 23rd Jun 2018 6:04pm  
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Kaga. Re the lost ration book or to register if you were a visitor and needed a temporary one, it was at the former Liberal Club I think, and was next to Lee Beesley's electrical shop in Warwick Row, Greyfriars Green area.
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jonboy
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49 of 52  Sat 23rd Jun 2018 9:03pm  
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Hi Prof, wasn't the Liberal Club in Union St.? I seem to remember that the top floor become the venue for a nightclub called The Elite. This would have been in the late fifties early sixties.
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Midland Red
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50 of 52  Sat 23rd Jun 2018 9:38pm  
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Yes it was, jonboy. Could Prof mean what is now The Litten Tree?
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Prof
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51 of 52  Sun 24th Jun 2018 9:11am  
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Sorry jonboy and Midland Red, I should have known the Liberal Club was Union Street, and I did wonder. I think now it may have been the Reform Club on Warwick Row. Not the Litten Tree but the building next to it with the pillars. Edited by member, 24th Jun 2018 9:15 am
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Kaga simpson
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52 of 52  Sun 24th Jun 2018 9:51am  
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Prof, thanks for all you replies. It was all one street to us right down to the station, war time, it seemed very important that when you left Broadgate you were on your way to the station and you did not know if you would ever walk it again. If I seem to keep harping on about wartime, my excuse is that, from a child in 1935, everyone was talking of the Spanish Civil War - if there would be a war with Germany then it happened and went on to 1948 for me. So, for a big chunk of my young life I knew nothing else, my school life and youth was drastically affected.
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