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Phil

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« Reply #1760 on: June 15, 2011, 07:28:49 PM »
The Ashted Cinema was where I went to the Saturday afternoon 3 penny crush. It's no wonder I'm slightly deaf (well only when the wife is talking).
 
The first photo shows the Ashted when it first opened and the second as it was when I knew it. In the second you can just see the entrance we used on a Saturday afternoon behind the lamp post, as we were not allowed to use the front entrance. There used to be an ice cream seller on a bike outside the cinema selling ice cream to the queue of kids.
 
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Anne from Stirchley

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« Reply #1761 on: June 15, 2011, 07:33:11 PM »
A couple of photos of a young lady who has hung around on a street corner in Nechells for about 50 years now.

Phil, quite a nice sculpture. Any clue as to the name of the artist or the name of the sculpture?

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« Reply #1762 on: June 15, 2011, 07:50:22 PM »
Anne
 
The name of the statue is "Youth" I did know the name of the artist, but I have forgotten it. but if I remember it I will let you know.
 
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« Reply #1763 on: June 15, 2011, 07:52:03 PM »
Phil, Youth, well, that makes sense as I think you said it was near a community center.

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« Reply #1764 on: June 15, 2011, 07:57:05 PM »
Hiya Vauxonion,
I remember the horse drawn milk floats as though it was yesterday.I used to work for a milk lady called Amy.She used to live in Clifton road.What a marvellous lady,she was as strong and hardy as any man.She would lead the horse around South road,Montegomery street,Dolobran Road,Dearman Road,Tereasa road,Sampson road,etc,etc In all weathers,hail ,rain, sleet or snow. Amy was there,she enjoyed her tipple,smoked like a trooper.But what a lady. O0

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« Reply #1765 on: June 15, 2011, 08:06:43 PM »
Phil, Youth, well, that makes sense as I think you said it was near a community centre.

I think it had little to do with the community centre and more to do with the rebirth of Nechells as the whole area was swept away and everything was supposed to be new youthful and vibrant.
 
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« Reply #1766 on: June 15, 2011, 08:07:00 PM »
Phil,
Thank you for the photo of the Ashted Cinema.The house was on the opposite side of the road 50-100 yards down,going towards Nechells. O0

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« Reply #1767 on: June 15, 2011, 08:10:04 PM »
Hi Dek. - My first job was as a milkman for the Co-op and I worked on the horses.My horse was named Redskin,a piebald,and I remember decorating him up for Mayday,and doing the round with him covered in rossettes and trimmings.I think the roundswomen was named Ivy,only one who worked there in 1959 when I started.

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« Reply #1768 on: June 15, 2011, 08:12:12 PM »
Gee Gee
 
So they lived in one of those huge Georgian houses then, did they have a big family?
 
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« Reply #1769 on: June 15, 2011, 08:19:06 PM »
Phil,
I can,t recall a large Georgian house,if my memory serves me right the front of the house came as far forward as the pavement to the road way.

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« Reply #1770 on: June 15, 2011, 08:25:36 PM »
Blane/Vauxonion,
The period i,am talking about his approx,1953-55.I seem to remember that during that period Amy must have had three diffirent horses.If I told you that one was called Trigger ,it may sound a little corny.