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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Last post by Scipio on Yesterday at 11:36:03 PM »
The Greyhound, was this also know as the Cider House. I wasn't much of a town pub person but I'm sure I went in there once in 1976. I seem to remember it looked a bit like a modern 60's pub? There also seemed to be a load of construction work going on around it at the time.
countrylad



Yes it was renowned for it's cider, as I've said John Pope(owner) his father was supposed to have been the last bloke in Birmingham to brew his own cider it was on Holloway head just before you got to Cheshire's of Nottingham the carpet suppliers
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Old Birmingham / Re: Southallsoc
« Last post by tkl on Yesterday at 10:55:32 PM »
Hi, I remember all the guys you mentioned especially the one who worked in the stores, he had a very gruff vioce. You mentioned Les who worked in your office, I knew Les quite well as we used to go to clubs and parties etc, he had a Ford Cortina at the time and I still had my Mods scooter. I can't recall you either however I only visited the WED office on occasions (probably because the Bose lived there) to have a word with Les.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Farm Street, Hockley
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Yesterday at 10:11:47 PM »
Farm St. Cafe - I have fond memories of the cafe corner Farm St and Bridge St West where I enjoyed many a lunchtime egg sandwich whilst attending Harry Lucas School (1960-65). Most days I enjoyed a meal at the school but on salad days I sort alternative catering arrangements, the cafe being one of them.
You could get an egg sarnie for a shilling (5p in today's money) that was the same as a 2 course meal at school, but then you had to buy a mug of tea or coffee, but you did get a free read of whatever newspaper was lying around, usually The Mirror or The Sketch.
Peg.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Farm Street, Hockley
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Yesterday at 09:33:35 PM »
Farm St School - I'm guessing the school has long gone, can someone confirm? As I recall the school was on a number of levels to cope with the fact it sloped from the top of the site on Bridge St West down to Farm St (Main entrance being on Villa St which was a bit confusing).
St Saviour's (in Villa St) was the School's local Church and I attended many a Carol Service, Harvest Festival, Easter Service, etc there.
Although I could ill-afford to lose time from lessons somehow I became a dinner monitor - each day helping the Dinner Ladies to erect the benches and tables in the lower hall where the meal servery was - if I remember correctly there was no kitchen, meals were delivered in huge tins from the city's central catering unit - but they were still very good.
The School also had an upper hall which served as the gym, it's where the Symphony Orchestra performed on their regular visits (always ending their performance with The Teddy Bear's Picnic) and where plays were performed.
Ah! Happy Days!
Peg.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by Phil on Yesterday at 09:28:17 PM »
No sorry, wrong town and wrong sort of building.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Last post by countrylad on Yesterday at 09:26:51 PM »
Scipio


I have mentioned the Greyhound many times on this forum, a place where the rich, poor, famous, down and outs in fact all walks of life mixed happily together and drank that mysterious potent brew that went by the name of scrumpy. When I last drank in there the price had risen to 10d a pint causing mutterings of rebellion among the clientele that the gaffer had got to pay for the new sandwich toasting machine somehow.
 
Around the time that I had the occasional drink in the Gough Arms one miserable rainy afternoon whilst warming ourselves by the open fire, when we were asked to leave because I actually kissed my girlfriend of that time in the pub, there was only me my mate and our two girls in the whole pub at the time. I wonder how they would get on today with the goings on in pubs now.
The Greyhound, was this also know as the Cider House. I wasn't much of a town pub person but I'm sure I went in there once in 1976. I seem to remember it looked a bit like a modern 60's pub? There also seemed to be a load of construction work going on around it at the time.
countrylad
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by countrylad on Yesterday at 09:17:09 PM »
I'll get the ball rolling with the Royal Courts of Justice London?
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by Phil on Yesterday at 09:13:19 PM »
Lyn


It's really quite easy, and I bet you have seen it a thousand times on the box or perhaps even in reality.
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Old Birmingham / Farm Street, Hockley
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Yesterday at 09:12:42 PM »
Friends Hall, Farm Street. Hi Folks, I attended Farm St School from 1954-60, does anyone know if Friends Hall on Farm St. is still there? It served as an over-spill classroom for my final year at Farm St School because there wasn't room for my class on the main school site. Mr Eggerton was our teacher and he taught the full range of subjects. From there I went to Harry Lucas Secondary School, almost opposite on the other side of the road.
Peg.


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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by astoness on Yesterday at 09:03:39 PM »
will pass on this one phil...absolutely no idea and i wouldnt know where to start guessing :D


lyn
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