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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Allcock St
« Last post by astoness on Today at 08:45:14 PM »
hi deritend i will have a look for more photos...


lyn
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Allcock St
« Last post by roy one on Today at 05:55:49 PM »

one more of allcock street but with a tad of colour this is how it may have looked back in its day



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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Today at 05:09:34 PM »
Serious camping started for me in 1963 when I began to prepare for the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award - my first job was to make a weather-proof pennant for our tent, so I could fly the flag - why did I need a flag? - Many organisations sponsor youngsters to gain the award not just the BB and it was to make our tent stand out if we found ourselves camping with other movements. This pennant is now 55 years old and whilst it has a few watermarks and is now retired it still looks pretty good considerig the atrocious weather it has seen in service - more about that later.
Peg.

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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Allcock St
« Last post by Deritend on Today at 04:54:14 PM »
Thanks Phil, and Astoness.
The first photo is just how I remember it, with the house in between the school and the Pub.
We lived on the other side of the Street towards Liverpool St end at number 43, with Ransfords shop on the corner.
Probably too much to hope for a photo of "our end, but you never know.
Thanks again.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Today at 04:19:12 PM »
hi peg have you found your attendance records yet.. ??? if not and for anyone else interested the links are below...ive got our kids  O0


lyn


The attendance records and over 2,000 other photos and records are on the 1st A Flickr page. Follow the link at the bottom of the web site home page [/font][/size]www.1abb.uk[/font][/size] or directly here: [/font][/size]http://www.flickr.com/1staboysbrigade/sets[/font][/size]


I've just checked the site, Lyn, very impressive - Pictures of Lord Justice Finnemore reminded me he was an avid supporter of the BB in general and the 1stA in particular - if I've got it right he purchased a sports ground in Perry Barr opposite The Boar's Head for the 1stA - very generous.
Peg.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by astoness on Today at 03:25:43 PM »
yes its a fantastic site...you may even see photos of yourself on your camping trips with the BB
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Today at 03:09:58 PM »
yes peg ive seen those i just thought you maybe interested in seeing your actual hand written attendance records...they also give your address as well...my brother was chuffed when i found his O0


lyn
Crikey Lyn - that is memorabilia in depth!
Peg.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by astoness on Today at 02:26:09 PM »
yes peg ive seen those i just thought you maybe interested in seeing your actual hand written attendance records...they also give your address as well...my brother was chuffed when i found his O0


lyn
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Today at 02:20:02 PM »
hi peg have you found your attendance records yet.. ??? if not and for anyone else interested the links are below...ive got our kids  O0


lyn


The attendance records and over 2,000 other photos and records are on the 1st A Flickr page. Follow the link at the bottom of the web site home page [/font][/size]www.1abb.uk[/font][/size] or directly here: [/font][/size]http://www.flickr.com/1staboysbrigade/sets[/font][/size]
Hi Lyn, my membership cards are on Post #8.
Here's your challenge should you decide to accept: BB Companies are usually identified by just a number (I was in the 3rd Sutton Coldfield) why 1stA?
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Old Birmingham / Re: Park Road, Hockley
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Today at 02:02:36 PM »
were you an only child peg?? as phil said the reasons for large families was simple really....of course by the late 60s birth control and sex education was a little better but before that it was nothing to have 15 children in one family and that would not include a few infant deaths or still borns...how they coped i will never know...quite rare to only have a couple of kids in our day possible reasons being the wife could not have anymore or they just stopped doing the thing that caused them  O0


lyn


Yes, I am Lyn - probably somewhat surprising given my mother was the youngest of 11 children - all born and raised in our 3 bed terrace in Heaton St - I've been number crunching: my grandmother had the first child at 24 and the last (my mum) at 45 so for 21 years my gran was either pregnant or rearing an infant.  So there was 21 years between the oldest and the youngest and I imagine you were kicked out the nest as soon as you could stand on your own 2 feet.
But here's the thing (you might remember this from my posts on the Heaton St Thread) my grandfather had a badly deformed leg, (made worse by botched surgery), permanently set at a right angle backwards (he used a wooden peg leg) but it clearly didn't cramp his style - lord knows how many children he would have sired if he had not been disabled!
Make love no war? He could have been the author.
Peg.
P.S. And he still had time for fishing - won many contests when he was in The Bull (The Flat) Fishing Club.
P.P.S. Have I inherited his labido? Some questions will never be answered. ::)
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