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Glorious Bromsgrove 3

As in the coronation of George VI father of the present Queen. This isn't a bad building. I imagine when it was being planned they were thinking it would  commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII; happily he never got his hands on the crown


Yes I know it is the wrong King


Glorious Bromsgrove 3

As in the coronation of George VI father of the present Queen. This isn't a bad building. I imagine when it was being planned they were thinking it would  commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII; happily he never got his hands on the crown


Yes I know it is the wrong King


comments (26)

At least they backed up the right king Bill... his older brother was a puts....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It was a good thing he abdicated
Regardless - It looks like a pleasant street front!
Bill Phillips: Not a bad looking building at all E
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Nov 2013, 06:31
This is a lovely structure, a real piece of classic 1930s art deco
Bill Phillips: I suppose it is late in the Art Deco style and not a bad looking example
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Nov 2013, 06:55
I wonder if they ever expected a hair shack next door??? smile
Bill Phillips: Unlikely Ginnie grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Nov 2013, 07:02
Oh, now I know why the building was called 'George House' -I remember the great, moving film "The King's Speech" (I own the DVD), and we studied the film en detail in our English lesson!
Bill Phillips: I enjoyed that film very much. It was broadly true as well!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Nov 2013, 07:28
What have you got against Ed8, maaaaate!
Bill Phillips: Like many at the time he was a great supporter of a certain German leader. He was not a nice person
a very expensive cut, Bill
Bill Phillips: It is if it is per hair JC
  • Joan Middleton (Mrs)
  • Bromsgrove
  • 27 Nov 2013, 07:53
Dear Mr Phillips,

A friend of mine mentioned to me that a famous photographer was showing pictures of Bromsgrove. I'm very pleased that you are because its a lovely place. I am the third generation of my family to live hear and as am now retired and a widow. The local community is very kind. I especially like the bingo sessions that are held in the church hall. Mind you I don't like all the cold calling on my telephone. The market is still good though some of our shops have closed. We don't get much graffiti or rubbish and people generally remove the dog poo that is left by tyheir dogs.
I am pleased that you are making an effort to show Bromsgrove in a good light ... it deserves that.
Bill Phillips: Hi Joan
Great to hear from you! someone told me you had moved from Bromsgrove so it is good to know you are still there. We must meet up for a cup of tea at Wetherspoon's sometime.

  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Nov 2013, 07:59
Is Mrs. Middleton a relative of Katy? She seems to be a nice lady, and I like that she loves her little, proper, sweet town- and there is mostly sun like in Droitwich as I read.
Bill Phillips: I think she is the figment of a child like imagination that can't spell here correctly grin
  • RichardT
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 27 Nov 2013, 08:03
Such a nice town and still holding on to some buildings of quality Billiam. I'm surprised that you haven't moved to live there.
Bill Phillips: Can't stand the place
A fine building and image Bill.
Bill Phillips: One of Bromsgrove's better. It does actually have a couple of very fine buildings
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Nov 2013, 08:25
Love the dimpled glass in the door.
Bill Phillips: You don't see that much these days. Wasn't there a problem with it causing fires?
  • D Cameron
  • London and Oxfordshire
  • 27 Nov 2013, 08:31
Good morning Mr Phillips.

Just a quick word of thanks before I have to get on with some paperwork and think up some silly things about Ed in gardeners question time er umm I meam question time in the debating lobby...silly me.

Anyway, Mrs Middleton spoke to me on the phone just a few minutes ago singing your praises in the way that you are promoting Bromsgrove. I think you are doing a wonderful job and are a worthy member of good old Osbournes Big Society idea and that's inspite the way we have been cutting benefits and anything else we can think of and get away with ... hee hee.

Keep up the good work young man ... (sorry there is no chance of a Knighthood for you)

Nice chatting with you

Got to dash

All the best from David ( you know, the prime minister in case you hadn't realised)
Bill Phillips: Hi Dave
You clearly haven't got enough to do.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 Nov 2013, 08:38
You are really surprising me Sir Bill, this is a building with a lot of charm. Fine proportions and good features. Ok the windows are metal, I think, but that is still worth preserving in some cases such as this. Well photographed too. When are you going to start posting rubbish again?
Bill Phillips: I would think the windows might be original. Certainly a number of buildings of that time used metal casements. I suppose this would be classed as Art Deco in style and, as you say, isn't a bad looking building.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Nov 2013, 10:07
This looks like the sort of town I must visit, Bill. Without your pictures, I would never have thought of going there
Bill Phillips: I would advise against it
Not to be mistaken with Bromyard on my favourite A44 route smile
Bill Phillips: Ah a totally different prospect John
ha ha.. nice one Bill
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly grin
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Nov 2013, 12:54
I'm seeing Bromsgrove in a new light. Your photos really show the beauty of the place.
Bill Phillips: Damn
Bill Phillips: Thank you Preyi
Haha, your photographic skills seem to be attracting some high-level attention, Bill. Can we expect to see a word or two posted from Her Majesty?
Bill Phillips: I doubt it grin David Cameron will need to do more than this to get my vote
It is indeed quite a fine building for its time, even a certain interloper from "down south" is getting in to your act today, hoping he'll get your vote in 2015 I guess.
Bill Phillips: I think he might be a fraud. Well the real one certainly is
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Nov 2013, 15:00
Well if it was for Liza's dad, the building must be 200 years old. I mean she is already closing in on 100. If Charles gets crowned, he will be the oldest monarch to be crowned, anywhere. They must have discovered the longevity gene.
Bill Phillips: There are many here who hope she will outlive Charlie
A beautiful structure in this light Bill!
Bill Phillips: It is not a bad building Richard
The ground floor premises don't do it justice, do they? I'm with you on Edw. - he'd have been a disaster!
Bill Phillips: They seldom do Tom. If Ed had been King I suspect he might have been the last one
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 27 Nov 2013, 19:10
I agree with your opinion, you can only imagine what the world might have been like today those two ego maniacs had got together.
Bill Phillips: If Ed had become King I think he might well have been the last one.
those street markings are a bit OTT.
Bill Phillips: They are a bit in your face grin

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