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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #1254 on: December 11, 2010, 09:07:35 PM »
BATH TIME!! in old Nechells style, Get the kettle's and saucepan's on the stove or range to heat the water up. notice the old gas boiler in the background and scrubbing board under the big crock sink no carbolic soap though (only lifeboy for us posh ones Phil)
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« Reply #1255 on: December 12, 2010, 12:01:41 PM »
Hi, Dek
 
This photo, given what you have said, shows your old home in Erskine St., by the Adelaide.
 
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« Reply #1256 on: December 12, 2010, 01:09:34 PM »
Yes Tony I have this one our House is the one in the middle our entrance is right opposite the telegraph pole we used to use the light of the lamp post to light up the front room to save lecky the little girl is one of my sisters (we are not sure which as my mom had them one after the other they look very much alike even now and there was less than 3 years between them and they also had hand me down cloths). Maybe if I could find out the year it was taken I could work out which one it is. Dek




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« Reply #1257 on: December 12, 2010, 01:24:15 PM »
Here,s the other side of the road with my car parked (the third one down).Dek

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« Reply #1258 on: December 12, 2010, 02:34:03 PM »
Now tell the truth Dek the old van is yours and not the car.
 
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« Reply #1259 on: December 12, 2010, 03:32:45 PM »
Phil that car gave me a lot of grief I worked 7 days a week for 18 months to save up and buy it i was only about 20 at the time (it lasted no more than 6 months) I ended up crashing into one of the old tram posts on Bordesley Green East just past the Ritz right by the river in the fog spent the next 4 months in traction in East B,ham Hosi.Those were the days before the blow in a bag began, in those days I did drink and drive I drank Ansells that night they ran out and I had to go on the M&Bs (it used to give me double vision }that was my excuse)in truth i had drank to much i learnt a very painful lesson and I very rarely drink at all now. Dek

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« Reply #1260 on: December 12, 2010, 04:05:42 PM »
What is it Dek, it is not a very good picture it looks like it could be a Ford Zephyr or even a Rover P5?
 
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« Reply #1261 on: December 12, 2010, 04:12:53 PM »
It,s a Consul Mk2 Two tone green.Dek

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« Reply #1262 on: December 12, 2010, 04:26:05 PM »
So I wasn't so far out with the Zephyr then?
 
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« Reply #1263 on: December 12, 2010, 04:41:03 PM »
No Phil it was almost the same body but the engine was not as big. Dek

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« Reply #1264 on: December 13, 2010, 08:24:41 PM »
Vauxonion,         
              I was interested to see the photo of the Adelaide I used it on a regular basis from 1956-1967? [I thought it closed then]. Stan Capewell was the manager. You also showed the street oppisite,I thought St.James Street was in that location where a couple of my mates lived.Perhaps someone could bring me up to date. Time plays tricks with your memories as you get older.
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