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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Streets of the City
« Last post by Steve on Today at 04:41:20 PM »
You did i think Phil, I spent ages looking thru them.  O0
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Old Birmingham / Re: Harry Lucas School
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Today at 03:19:42 PM »
I read somewhere the male of the species deliberately seeks out danger, I don't think that's the case with me - it seeks me out.
It's early summer and Parents' Day is on the horizon (it could have been July 1963 or more likely 1964), and Art Master, Mr Jones, like all the teachers is busy preparing displays for parents' scrutiny, he's working with the 2nd year to produce some kind of stained glass window and he approaches me.......
"Peg, need a lighting kit to back-light a stained glass window display, are you up for it?"
"Is it dangerous, sir?"
"240volts, 4 x 100 watt bulbs......"
"That'll do nicely, Sir, consider it done."
It's basic stuff (a board with 4 light fittings mounted on it, lead and 13amp plug)  and I'm soon ready for a trial light-up, Mr Jones is leading a class, I'm at the back of the room ready for launch, I take a deep breath and throw the swich........much to the classes' amusement there is an almighy bang and a flash.
The failure appeared catastrophic but the accident investigation revealed a simple over-load in part of the wiring which was soon rectified.
Peg.

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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Streets of the City
« Last post by Phil on Today at 12:30:00 PM »
Steve


I don't know if I have posted this link before, but there are hundreds of Phyllis's photos here, I'm not quite sure if the new ones that were found a couple of years back are on there as well.


http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/view/people/Nicklin=3APhyllis=3A=3A.html

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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Streets of the City
« Last post by Steve on Today at 11:49:57 AM »
 I see an item re Phyllis Nicklin on this morning's news. Red button video 'Then & Now' showed a few of her shots, which are now being exhibited.


  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-44873510
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Old Birmingham / Re: Harry Lucas School
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Yesterday at 11:09:45 PM »
Considering there were so many hazards in the Woodwork Shop (Boiling gluepot, countless sharp edges, finger bashing things, lathe,) there were surprisingly few accidents.
Peg.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: The number 8 bus route
« Last post by astoness on Yesterday at 07:54:08 PM »
hello tony...gosh you were brave ;D  seriously though for the sake of history i do wish the old railway bridge was still there :(


lyn
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Old Birmingham / Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Last post by Daisy1 on Yesterday at 06:20:22 PM »
Oh my word Tony, no wonder you donít know the same people as me, I left Reginald Rd when I got married in 1963. We bought our first house in Cherrywood Rd and then moved to Yardley then Sutton Coldfield now live in Stratford upon Avon.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Last post by Saltley3152(tony) on Yesterday at 06:01:45 PM »
A couple of photos of Reginald Road that I don't think I have posted before, one is of the 1935 silver jubilee celebrations the other is from 1969.
Thanks Phil,
was the first pic of Reginald rd the top end away from Alum Rock Rd? looks like it to me.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Last post by Saltley3152(tony) on Yesterday at 06:00:03 PM »
I donít recall any of those people Tony.


Rita, it was around 1983 we lived there, think we left bout 87'
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Old Birmingham / Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Last post by Phil on Yesterday at 05:24:29 PM »
Another photo from 1962.
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