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Old Birmingham / Woodcock lane north Sheldon
« Last post by haggie1964 on Today at 05:26:41 PM »
Looking for butchers my dad owned before he sold it to Alan Clarke 1960ish  it was opposite the rover engine works near clay lane[/size]
Looking for Clarkes butchers has my dad owned before he sold it to Alan Clarke
Old Birmingham / Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Last post by DonKibbles on Today at 01:20:42 PM »
Hello there, was it Peppermint Place. Early 80's club by Five Ways. A bit later in the 80's by the World of Leather there was a club called Burberry's. Hope that helps.
Old Birmingham / Re: Hope Street School
« Last post by Gary Richard Lloyd on Today at 12:43:09 PM »
Hello my name is Gary Lloyd i wonder if any one remembers me my claim 2 fame was being blamed 4 setting fire 2 the school with bobby jameson not guilty :D
my grandparents surname hooper lived in cuckoo road  . nechells .my grandfather william hooper ran a barbers shop opposite the bundy clock from about i think 1896 to 1958 . has anyone any memories of this shop or of the family ,thanks dennis hooper
Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Sir Wilfrid Martineau School
« Last post by gary_m_walton on May 21, 2020, 08:55:20 PM »
Hi Rango,

You are most welcome. Sadly, those were all the photos I took. I didn't omit any. The place was like a hostel so I couldn't get into all the rooms. If this is true that the school is no longer then that is truly sad. Whilst I didn't have (always) a happy time there, it was an important part of my life and now it seems as if a chunk of me is missing. I'm so glad I went when I did and it's a shame I can no longer go back. Enjoy the photos and perhaps clarify where taken. I did mean to do that but just never got around to it.
All the best,


Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Sir Wilfrid Martineau School
« Last post by PeakyBlinder on May 21, 2020, 05:32:35 PM »
Hi Gary,

Thank you so much for taking the time to upload the photos of Sir Wilfrid Martineau.

The pictures and videos brought back memories, and also the sense of a passing of a much loved place.

The Upper School building has been totally demolished and, from what I understand, the Lower School building has also been destroyed.

Your pictures evoked an ache which is beyond description. The pictures of the Main Hall were so desolate and haunting.
Thank you so much for sharing the photos.

Were you able to take any photos of the Science labs at the Lower School? And any pictures of the interior of the annex where the typewriting and commerce lessons were held?

Once again, warm thanks to you for your time and effort in bringing these pictures to my attention.

Sending you good wishes and hope you're keeping safe during the lockdown.
Birmingham Chat / Re: Born or brought up in Birmingham. Would you?
« Last post by GardenGerald on May 21, 2020, 05:18:58 PM »
Hello Lyn
How many time did you feel the gentle stroke of the cane.
In the approved school system boys would get 12 strokes on the hand or backside. Girls could
only receive 12 strokes on the hand.
Old Birmingham / Re: camelia clifford
« Last post by Caffrey on May 21, 2020, 02:52:21 PM »
i am looking for my sisters school friend for her .
her name is camelia clifford they were friends at cherrywood road school she lived in bordesley green.
the years between 1964-1969 hoping some one can help she would be pleased.
keith dallow sister brenda dallow.
Old Birmingham / Re: camelia clifford
« Last post by Caffrey on May 21, 2020, 02:36:42 PM »
I went out with camelia for 5 years she lived up the road from Tina Wood in Bordersly Green. She moved to Woodgate Vally with her mom and dad I cant remember the date but one of her friends was Carol tovey.lf you want l could find out the name of the road she lived on but not the house number but l can point out the house on Google maps if you want me to.if she still lives there l didn't tell you all the best look forward to hearing back
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