16 comments for “Curl Up & Dye, Vicarage Road, Birmingham

  1. 9 May 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Melon Cauli – a greengrocers in Great Barr

  2. TS
    9 May 2008 at 4:14 pm

    OK, it’s Black Country, but Halesowen has it’s very own “Hairs-owen”. Slightly off the barber’s theme are Lye’s “Spice of Lyefe” (balti house) and (sadly now defunkt) “Lyebrary” (bookshop).

  3. 9 May 2008 at 6:38 pm

    A couple of years ago a woman made a collection of photographs of punning haircut shops. Triffic stuff. Can’t remember her name though.

  4. Jack Kirby
    9 May 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Sadly Adorable Doors of Pebble Mill on the Pershore Road itself – and of course Pebble Mill doesn’t mean what it did….

  5. 10 May 2008 at 7:32 am

    My personal favourite is a greasy spoon in the Jewellery Quarter called Gordon Blue. (geddit?)

  6. 10 May 2008 at 3:41 pm

    Not a pun as such, but I was always quite taken with the tobacconist/newsagent “Fags ‘n’ Mags” up by the Fox & Goose.

    Sadly no longer trading, I think, but at least it did what it said on the tin.

  7. 10 May 2008 at 3:47 pm

    There’s a Fags ‘n’ Mags in Kings Heath too — and a News and Booze up Springfield Rd in Hall Green.

  8. 11 May 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Not a shop as such, but this is surely Birmingham’s best-named company….if ever I need landscape gardening I’m using these guys.


  9. 12 May 2008 at 8:32 pm

    bounder: that’s excellent news. Little things like this make me strangely happy.

    Craig: funnily enough, I actually need some fencing doing. I’m seriously tempted…

  10. 14 May 2008 at 5:58 am

    This comments thread cannot pass without a mention of the “Shoepermarket” in Walsall.

  11. 14 May 2008 at 8:16 am

    The Shirley Temple – rather fancy Chinese restaurant

  12. 14 May 2008 at 8:43 am

    Just along the Stratford Rd from the Shirley Temple is ‘Fill The Shoe’ — which I always take to be a pun but is it? I’ve no idea what it’s actually a pun of.

    Nearby (by the Robin Hood Island) is the beautifully non-punning ‘Food Cafe’ too.

  13. 15 May 2008 at 11:39 am

    We have just had a guest chef appearance at our local inn by the well-known Birmingham cook who runs the restaurant-cum-adult video shop Plates and Porn.


    Memorable food.

  14. 16 May 2008 at 10:57 pm

    @bounder ‘Fill The Shoe’…flippin’ ippin’! I do hope it’s a shoe shop – think Cinderella and the glass slipper, perhaps? If it’s a restaurant it could be a particularly worrying mistranslation…

  15. 29 May 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Crafts ‘n Sew On, Stirchley

  16. John Doherty
    21 August 2008 at 6:56 pm

    My Brother started a computer cleaning company, (no longer trading),and his girlfriend came up with the clever name….. Byte The Dust

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