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cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
14 Mar 2018 9:43PM
It hasn't changed much in the last 50 years then!!! 😁😁
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2396 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2018 9:53PM
I like the way the lane dog-legs off out of sight. It adds a sense of danger.
14 Mar 2018 10:46PM
I wonder if Noddy Holder ever wandered here!
Interesting urban photojournalism, Keith.

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
14 Mar 2018 10:47PM
It doesn't look the safest place in the world.
Zydeco_Joe 14 84 1 England
14 Mar 2018 10:54PM
The Walsall we love Ha LOL
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
15 Mar 2018 10:51AM
great street photography
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1834 England
15 Mar 2018 12:48PM
But it's the way from the (modern) bus station to the High Street!

Keith - can you let me know, please, which parts of my home town you consider more salubrious, please?

Just asking...
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
15 Mar 2018 3:20PM

Quote:great street photography

dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 762 England
15 Mar 2018 7:38PM
I wasn't knocking Walsall as such John, in fact you're welcome to photograph some equally not so inviting corners of Wolverhampton (you'll be spoiled for choice Wink).

But to answer your question, the Arboretum area and the Broadway are two that spring to mind Smile
15 Mar 2018 8:27PM
Not a place to go alone Keith. Cathy
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1834 England
15 Mar 2018 8:38PM

There's actually a nice instattion at the bus station end - I posted a shot of it a year or two back...

I'm well aware that most of the world considers that Walsall and the Black Country are the arse end of England: I chose to live here (I was born in Lichfield, a dozen miles away, and a universe apart in many ways). I'm at ease with my surroundings: But I am a bit chippy about the fact that metropolitan Britain rather despises the areas that made it great: Birmingham was the Workshop of the World 150 years ago, and the Industrial Revolution began 35 miles away in Ironbridge.

But I am still not sure that there are any areas that anyone who's not from round here (and 'round here' includes your patch, Keith) would be proud of.

GK Chesterton, The Secret People:

They have given us into the hand of new unhappy lords,
Lords without anger or honour, who dare not carry their swords.
They fight by shuffling papers; they have bright dead alien eyes;
They look at our labour and laughter as a tired man looks at flies.
And the load of their loveless pity is worse than the ancient wrongs,
Their doors are shut in the evening; and they know no songs.

There are still a few songs to be sung in the Black Country...
16 Mar 2018 7:50PM
Not a place I would want to frequent after dark.. Keith.
cheers walt
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1834 England
17 Mar 2018 5:29AM
My mind's working very slowly on this, but it is, somehow, appropriate that one of the two links between the bus station and the High Street is called Butler's Passage.

They're repeating 'On the Buses' on TV at present - while it is horribly dated in so many ways, there's a certain resonance to Blakey's cry of 'I hate you, Butler' addressed to Stan Butler. And Butler's Passage, as a street name, is perfect for that sort of old-fashioned comedy...

YouTube may beckon the unwary and nostalgiac.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 762 England
17 Mar 2018 10:23PM
Of course, it sound obvious now, nice one John and I hadn't made that connection myself either Grin
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1834 England
18 Mar 2018 9:15AM
And, of course, the 'High Street' is, in fact, Park Street...

A distressingly-large number of episodes of On the Buses seem to be on YouTube... Clearly, the copyright holder feels strongly about the series.

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