One of the exhibitors at the International Sports and Leisure Exhibition is reckoning on rolling to success with skates retailing at up to pounds 70. That price includes an all-leather fashion boot built on to the chassis ideal for skate disco dancing, which is all the go in the United States and beginning to get a toe-hold in Britain. Mr Steve Constable, a partner in Gecko Leisure Products, said yesterday: 'That is at the top end of the range. Skates with canvas shoes retail at about pounds 40, and if you want to make your own, you can buy a kit for about pounds 19.'
The Birmingham Post, September 1979
50 years ago
The 'extravagant plan' to extend Birmingham Civic Centre along Broad Street was not likely to be carried out in the next 66 years, an auctioneer said in Birmingham yesterday before asking for bids for a large property in the area. The property, 236-239 Broad Street, with warehouse and office premises adjoining and opening into Granville Street, and with a lease expiring in 66 years, was sold for pounds 55,000 to a client of Folkard and Hayward, a London firm of auctioneers and surveyors.
The Birmingham Post, September 1954
100 years ago
Rev Denwood Harrison, vicar of the Church of the Holy Apostles, Charlton Kings, had met his death on the railway near Cheltenham, under tragic circumstances. Four labourers, on the way home to Hatherley, came across his dead body close to the level crossing in that village.
The Birmingham Daily Post, September 1904