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phil48

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« Reply #1738 on: May 27, 2011, 10:45:11 PM »
hi all
i have read through all these posts and looked at the photos all our family lived in the long acre area and i never realised there was life the other side of rocky lane but i have been to the areas that are mentioned in the posts as i worked at the birmingham coop garage in windsor street and british gas in duddeston mill road but only saw the roads and areas as the developed parts and the memories and photos are very interesting and didnt realise that the area existed as it is shown in the photos ,i suppose the elderly members of our family new what it was like but we moved to kingshurst when i was nine but the years i lived there are remembered as happy ones our doctor was doctor stafford in bloomsbury st
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« Reply #1739 on: May 28, 2011, 10:06:41 AM »
Hi Phil
 
I'm glad to hear that these pages have brought some old happy memories to the surface, that is what they are all about.
 
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« Reply #1740 on: June 01, 2011, 06:31:53 PM »
Hi everyone im newbie I lived Cato ST, North in the 50s then Collage rd,70s Alum Rock, then Vauxhall rd 70s.
have you any pics of these rd please ...  :)  Roberta








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« Reply #1741 on: June 01, 2011, 07:49:03 PM »
Hi Pinky
 
Welcome to our forum,
 
Underneath each reply you will see a reply number. If you search on this thread for reply numbers, 1270, 13, 311, 319, 324, 332 & 801 you will find photos related to either Vauxhall Rd or Cato St North. I would think you would find one photo at least of College Rd on the Alum Rock thread.
 
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« Reply #1742 on: June 01, 2011, 08:17:02 PM »
Hello Blane


I lived Cato st, North and my mom married Bert Hammond who had son Dennis daughters pat and pearl, and i also rember Denva  Kerr and Dave Lay  too few others .. my family used the Albion Vaults Pub and my grandad lived corner Clements rd, facing the pub his name was Alfie Griffin and he use to run errands for the factory lads he looked like Arthur Askey  big black rim glasses .. we moved from Cato st late 1969 because they were going to demolish ,does anyone rember the cafe  bottom of Cato st North think called Mardi gras and parish paper shop ?


Regards.


Roberta.


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« Reply #1743 on: June 01, 2011, 08:18:48 PM »
Hi Phil,


Thank you  :)

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« Reply #1744 on: June 05, 2011, 06:55:35 AM »
hi all..just caught up with this thread and ive found it most interesting and some great pics have been posted...i especially like the 1920s one of nechells park road /stanley road as phil may recall the nursing home that dad is in is built on that corner...

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« Reply #1745 on: June 05, 2011, 06:01:31 PM »
Hello Lyn what a pleasant surprise to see your name I no your valuable input we be most welcome on this forum.


Here,s a shot of Nechells Green from a different angle the top of Rocky Lane with Bloomsbury St nick just down the hill the coppers used to march up the road in pairs to the Beehive on a Friday night trunceons in hand to throw the drunks out at bang on 20 to 11.Dek

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« Reply #1746 on: June 14, 2011, 03:25:25 PM »
Hello Pinky - I'm sorry for not replying sooner,as I've only just got back from holiday.Denis and I were good friends as teenagers,and I remember his sister Pat very well,gave me the biggest rollicking I've ever had.I worked at E.N. Williams (opposite The Albion) for 5 years and remember your grandad,also Kevin,Clive and Denver Kerr.We must have met as youngsters as I hung around Cato St. North during the 50's and 60's.My friends used call me Smiffy,any bells. :)

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« Reply #1747 on: June 15, 2011, 03:40:12 PM »
Some time back I posted this excellent aerial photo of Nechells when it was being remodelled on another site. Jaykay who is also a member of this site as well did an overlay for the photo naming the various points of interest.
 
I don't think I ever got around to posting it on here, so here it is now. If it is a little small, I'm sorry but as you know we are limited to size on this forum.
 
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« Reply #1748 on: June 15, 2011, 03:53:36 PM »
Hi Phil. - Great photo,it's got our old house that was in Francis St. in it,first time I've ever seen it in a photo,thanks. :)