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Old Birmingham / Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Yesterday at 07:22:24 PM »
When I lived in Heaton 1949-59 (left when I was aged 10) my horizon was severely limited in terms of exotic destinations, a trip to Handsworth Park was only over-shadowed by a fortnight in a caravan in Brean Down. Link:
https://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12554.msg672032#msg672032
Peg
P.S. Brean Down? Link Holidays & Leisure:
http://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15385.msg707172#msg707172
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Old Birmingham / Re: Two-man comic act - who were they?
« Last post by Ian Dalziel on Yesterday at 03:20:34 PM »
The pianist sounds like Len Newbury who used to play in the Duke of York, Duke Street, Gosta Green in the 1960s. He used to finish his act with limericks, the last one being, "There was a young man called Len, who liked it now and again, and again and again, and again and again and again and again and again".  Very difficult to remember the words.    ;D
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Old Birmingham / Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Last post by Gwladmab on May 05, 2021, 09:08:04 PM »
Not sure about that Gw, but there may be a member out there who could shed light on that - my deliberate (?!) mistake: sign should read: Hamstead Colliery.
When my dad moved from Caerphilly to Brum c1945, to escape the pit, I believe he lodged in a house near Hockley Brook.
Peg
Oh yes  O0
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Old Birmingham / Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Last post by Peg Monkey on May 05, 2021, 08:56:50 PM »
Well Peg, if Iím related to you, that means you could related to Frederick.
When they moved up to the Brum, they'd already got jobs at the Bakelite. They'd been recruited while in the valleys. Off they went on a coach and ended up renting rooms in St Paulís Rd just off the Stratford Rd.
Youíve got me on the image, Iíll make a guess, had Hampstead closed before the pit became NCB?
Not sure about that Gw, but there may be a member out there who could shed light on that - my deliberate (?!) mistake: sign should read: Hamstead Colliery.
When my dad moved from Caerphilly to Brum c1945, to escape the pit, I believe he lodged in a house near Hockley Brook.
Peg
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Old Birmingham / Two-man comic act - who were they?
« Last post by Whispering Giant on May 05, 2021, 08:11:04 PM »
Does anybody remember these two pub entertainers? We're talking late 50s early 60s and time has obliterated their names and the name of the pub where they performed.  One was an old white-haired man and his stooge was a youngish dark haired chap.  The old old man played the piano and the younger man was a bit retarded, or pretended to be.  The act consisted of them bantering back and forth using question and answer and occasionally breaking into song.   I remember a tongue-twister...


'Mrs Hunt went up the cut in a rough-cut punt' saying it faster and faster till one them made a slip of the tongue






and a story about a tribe called the Ellawi who lived in long grass they couldn't see over the top of.  They spent their lives jumping up and down shouting, 'We're the Ellawi !   We're the Ellawi !
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Old Birmingham / Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Last post by Gwladmab on May 05, 2021, 07:21:40 PM »
Crikey Gw! So many similarities - it's uncanny! You are not my long lost brother are you?! (Only joking! I have no brothers....... :-\ :-\ :-\ [size=78%]f[/size]
Link Hamstead Colliery: https://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=14299.msg708879#msg708879
Peg.
P.S. Spot the deliberate(? :-[ ) mistake in the image.
Well Peg, if Iím related to you, that means you could related to Frederick.


When they moved up to the Brum, they'd already got jobs at the Bakelite. They'd been recruited while in the valleys. Off they went on a coach and ended up renting rooms in St Paulís Rd just off the Stratford Rd.


Youíve got me on the image, Iíll make a guess, had Hampstead closed before the pit became NCB?

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Old Birmingham / Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Last post by Peg Monkey on May 05, 2021, 05:27:56 PM »
Think I did hear it moved to Sheffield.Not sure though
Ed, my grandfather was a self-employed jeweller in Heaton St more or less right up to when he died 1953, would he have been drawing a state pension then?
Peg
P.S. Wots a good pension? How does $5.48 million a day sound? Link:
http://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=9470.msg765667#msg765667

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Old Birmingham / Re: Dennis road sparkhill
« Last post by frederick on May 05, 2021, 04:36:20 PM »
It used to be the school tuck shop.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Dennis road sparkhill
« Last post by Debsmynett on May 05, 2021, 04:23:25 PM »
Erm I think so it was run by my nan and grandad or so I'm told
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