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Old Birmingham / Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Last post by Scipio on Today at 06:41:34 PM »
Sorry all you folks I can't help with any of your enquiries
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Old Birmingham / Re: house of lerose
« Last post by Jax on Today at 06:19:08 PM »
Hi
I remember your dad I used to work in the stores issuing all the fabric cotton etc with a chap called jock also another chap called Colin
Your dad used to work up in the cutting room next door with Trevor I was there about 1974 we used to have breakfast up stairs in the small canteen with Bob  Spiers also  chap called Jack ( cant recall his last name)
It was a good firm to work for I remember Kurt Rose and Jack Denning who used to run the place
Regards
Peter Essex
I've just found this forum whilst I was remembering Mr Kurt Rose, so I don't know if any of the original posters are still active on here. I was one of his personal care assistants for 9 years. He died aged 91, he almost made 92. He was a very nice man. I also was a personal carer to his wife Isabel for many years until she passed from cancer. He used to love to tell us about his days in manufacturing and some of the naughty things he got up too! I reme7bim very fondly. I've added a couple of pics from his 90th Birthday Lunch.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Today at 11:44:15 AM »
I've just finished conducting some business over the phone with a young lady from Brazil who spoke English as a second language, (Portuguese her first), English is my second language (Brummie my first) - did we get the business sorted? I don't know for sure, I just kept saying yes and hoped for the best - I was warned the call would be recorded - wouldn't do em much good unless they've got a Brummie voice decoder installed.
Have a good day, in ertfud, erefud and ampshur..........
Peg.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Last post by ford on Today at 09:05:11 AM »
My name is Karen Ford. I lived at upper webster street Aston from 1960to 1969. My parents were John and jean Ford. My nan was Constance kidd. Her sister was called cissy. My mum used to be friends with a lady called Pauline who owned the corner shop . She had a son called Bailey. Looking for anyone who can remember  them .
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Old Birmingham / Re: Christmas 2019
« Last post by mike mancott on Yesterday at 02:59:50 PM »
Peg, mentioning Golant, you`ve brought back a memory for me. In the 60`s I used to travel the area selling an industrial product. I had a customer in Golant. Whenever I went there he was messing about in his boat mid-river. I had to yell my lungs out to attract his attention. Eventually he`d deign to come ashore.
Happy days.

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Old Birmingham / Re: Christmas 2019
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Yesterday at 01:22:51 PM »
Christmas 1958 - I'm aged 9 and living in Heaton St, Hockley my present was a Hornby Doublo Train Set - Fantastic loco: Stanier Black 5, purchased by my Mom and Dad from Grey's - wonderful dept store (nearly as good as Lewis's) - became Debenhams and, correct me if I wrong, Hamley's and then Toys R Us.
Peg.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Aston Cross
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Yesterday at 01:14:35 PM »
Another thought. Could the steps be Horse Mounting Steps? Old enough to pre-date the urinal and whatever else came later to be placed in the area.
There are images online, some of the same three steps and a larger top surface construction.
Another strong possibility, Mike, if there was a horse trough maybe it was removed when the loos were constructed.
Peg.
P.S. I wonder why such a grand clock was placed on the island and who paid for it? - I'm ashamed to confess I should know - Aston Cross was where I changed buses (64 to Inner Circle Eight) on my daily commute for 5 years from The Lyndhurst Estate, Erdington to Harry Lucas, my senior school in Hockley.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Aston Cross
« Last post by mike mancott on Yesterday at 12:20:59 PM »
Another thought. Could the steps be Horse Mounting Steps? Old enough to pre-date the urinal and whatever else came later to be placed in the area.
There are images online, some of the same three steps and a larger top surface construction.

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Old Birmingham / Re: Aston Cross
« Last post by Peg Monkey on February 24, 2020, 09:11:06 AM »
In William Dargue`s History of Birmingham, he notes that originally on this spot was a preaching cross. Were the steps in front of it for Preacher`s to stand on?
The cross was replaced by an ornate clock, which after it decayed the clock in the photo was erected.
That sounds like a strong possibility, Mike. I did wonder if the steps formed a permanent display for a street vendor, e.g. a flower seller, and if they might pre-date the construction of the loos on what might have been a small market area - all wild speculation, of course.
Peg.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Cox Street West - 1881
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on February 23, 2020, 11:24:02 PM »
Happy Memories
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