Topic categories:

Albany Road / Butts

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

First pagePrevious page

Displaying 136 to 145 of 145 posts

Page 10 of 10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
No actionNo action
145 posts:
Order:    

Midland Red
Cherwell
All posts by this member
136 of 145  Sat 3rd Feb 2018 10:10pm  
Moderator: Joined Jan 2010  Total posts:5082

I think you may have been standing on the site of the tuck shop - the road in your photo is the new Butts Road, whereas the old road (Butts) which the tuck shop faced, joining up with Queens Road would be behind you - I think Thumbs up
Albany Road / Butts
Malvern
Somerset
All posts by this member
137 of 145  Sun 4th Feb 2018 10:04am  
Member: Joined Jun 2016  Total posts:44

I think you're about right there! But I didn't want to be stood in the middle of the road dodging the cars. Here's another photo looking straight down Hope Street. The tuck shop would have been to the right where the central reservation is now, where I took the first photo from. As you point out the road is much wider now!
Malvern

Albany Road / Butts
Malvern
Somerset
All posts by this member
138 of 145  Sun 4th Feb 2018 10:16am  
Member: Joined Jun 2016  Total posts:44

And here's the view from Hertford Place/Dalton Square across to the Alfred Herbert factory. This photo is taken from roughly where my aunt is standing with her bicycle!
Malvern

Albany Road / Butts
Midland Red
Cherwell
All posts by this member
139 of 145  Sun 4th Feb 2018 10:47am  
Moderator: Joined Jan 2010  Total posts:5082

On 4th Feb 2018 10:04am, Malvern said: I think you're about right there! But I didn't want to be stood in the middle of the road dodging the cars. Here's another photo looking straight down Hope Street. The tuck shop would have been to the right where the central reservation is now, where I took the first photo from. As you point out the road is much wider now!
That's still the wrong road - Butts Road Oh my This is the best I can come up from Google Street View, taken from the end of Gordon Street looking back along the original Butts - this is where I reckon the tuck shop may have been Somewhere along that line, anyway, which would run past the Summerland Tavern towards Spon End - the new Butts Road is over to the right, behind the building in the image at this point, although it does join up with the original road in front of the college Thumbs up
Albany Road / Butts
Malvern
Somerset
All posts by this member
140 of 145  Sun 4th Feb 2018 7:11pm  
Member: Joined Jun 2016  Total posts:44

Here are a map and a couple more photos I took. I think the tuck shop was opposite the College in the terrace to the right of Hope Street by the U of Butts on the map. Your google view is further along (the trees on the left were part of the churchyard of St Thomas's). The first photo is looking back to the Technical College across the road and the second is looking back down the Butts with St Thomas's on the right. You can see from the map that the line of the Butts has changed slightly particularly at the current junction with Albany Road and the dual carriageway (new Butts). The old road ran straight across this corner. The line of trees gives a good idea of how the southern side of the road continued in front of the college. As you said the first picture I posted was probably from inside the buildings. This one from what is now the pavement on the Technical College side is more likely to be from the roughly the same position as the original. Edited by member, 4th Feb 2018 7:19 pm
Malvern

Albany Road / Butts
Malvern
Somerset
All posts by this member
141 of 145  Sun 4th Feb 2018 8:25pm  
Member: Joined Jun 2016  Total posts:44

Here's a couple more photos from Britain from above. The first from 1927 shows Butts running down from Queens Road past St Thomas's and then the sports ground with Hope Street and Butts Terrace facing directly onto the sports ground. The second from 1939 shows the Tech Also here's a zoom into Hope Street and I think you can make out the Terrace on the right? Edited by member, 4th Feb 2018 8:30 pm
Malvern

Albany Road / Butts
Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
All posts by this member
142 of 145  Sun 4th Feb 2018 8:51pm  
Member: Joined Jun 2013  Total posts:383

Hope Street was where my grandmother's side of the family originated (surname Eaves). I certainly remember visiting my great uncle who still lived in the family home prior to demolition early 1960's. He had lived there all his life after suffering from 'Shell Shock' in the Great War. He never married. Funnily enough the Beatles' film 'Yellow Submarine' shows a row of terraced houses named Hope Street when the song 'All the Lonely People' is played quite early on in the film as I recall. Smile I think the Tuck Shop & College Book Shop were in between Windsor Street and Thomas Street, possibly where the YWCA now stands virtually opposite the Tech College entrance, albeit closer to the gates where the townward side of the dual carriageway is. Edited by member, 4th Feb 2018 9:00 pm
Albany Road / Butts
NeilsYard
Coventry
All posts by this member
143 of 145  Tue 28th Aug 2018 10:53am  
Member: Joined Aug 2010  Total posts:1928

I may have found the answer here to my earlier question about the location of the Tuck Shop opposite the college thanks to Mirrorpix and Debbie Dean Nelson. 1962 Spon End and probably taken from Givens House with Sherbourne House to the left - Vincent Street in front just below. Those rows did not last much longer.
Albany Road / Butts
NeilsYard
Coventry
All posts by this member
144 of 145  Fri 28th Sep 2018 12:08am  
Member: Joined Aug 2010  Total posts:1928

We've seen images like this one before of Butts as Spon Gate House goes up however the snippet of the old row to the right is interesting to see -
Albany Road / Butts
Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
All posts by this member
145 of 145  Fri 28th Sep 2018 4:34am  
Member: Joined Jan 2010  Total posts:3190

A good one Neil, well for me remembering the little wool/baby linen shop situated on the corner. I used to cut through from the Broomfield Tav. For a little shop it held just about everything. I don't suppose for one minute it's there now.
Albany Road / Butts

You need to be signed in to respond to this topic

First pagePrevious page

Displaying 136 to 145 of 145 posts

Page 10 of 10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
No actionNo action

Previous (older) topic

Brian Patchett
|

Next (newer) topic

Local dialects and language
View similar topics in the Memories and Nostalgia category
 
Home | Forum index | Forum stats | Forum help | Log out | About me | My music
Top of the page
HTML5
1,581,704

Website & counter by Rob Orland © 2018

Load time: 123ms