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Old Birmingham / Aero Club Birmingham Airport
« Last post by TJOTCO on Today at 12:02:59 AM »
Hello, I am desperately searching for a man called Ivan or Ivor who went to the Aero nightclub at Birmingham Airport in 1970. Can anybody please help? Thank you.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Last post by TJOTCO on Today at 12:01:35 AM »
Hello, I am desperately searching for a man called Ivan or Ivor who went to the Aero nightclub at Birmingham Airport in 1970. Can anybody please help? Thank you.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Last post by Phil on Yesterday at 08:58:42 PM »
Jacko


Studying the photo I think you are right, the trouble being I remember the junction of Drews Lane being more like this photo with Rawlings Brothers transport yard being behind the cafe. I didn't get down that way much after the 70's.


The trouble with photos collected off the internet you can never be sure that they are of the location they claim to be, Though as it doesn't make any difference to the route so no harm done.
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Sport & Activities in Birmingham / Re: Top flight clubs to merge
« Last post by RoyMcC on Yesterday at 06:32:47 PM »

Will never happen. There has to be a mutual will to merge and soccer is the worldwide sport it is because it is tribal, especially against one's close neighbours. Can you imagine Blues & Villa ever cosying up?


Agree about the constant whining about being tired by young men at the peak of their fitness with every modern facility to support them. If they aren't playing they would be training. Trouble is, if a manager claims his players are 'tired' they'll start to believe it.


In my day  :) we'd play twice a day, every day if we could. Three matches in a weekend wasn't unusual.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Number 11 Bus Route
« Last post by Jacko on Yesterday at 05:30:04 PM »
I think photo 34 may be wrongly captioned. The Bromford lane junction is Drews Lane and the petrol station was previously called "Ideal Service Station" when it sold Cleveland fuels, John.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Kitts Green, Lea Village and Glebe Farm
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on Yesterday at 05:23:22 PM »
Cathpearce,get Terry's son Neil to come on the forum,it would be nice to chat to him about old times about the Rangers
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Old Birmingham / Re: sparkhill sparkbrook highgat
« Last post by Spud on Yesterday at 01:23:54 PM »
I remember the murder a my Mother lived in Percy Road at the time one of her neighbours was interviewed by the Police at the time [best not to quote his name]
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Old Birmingham / Re: sparkhill sparkbrook highgat
« Last post by JudithM on Yesterday at 01:17:27 PM »
I know I mentioned this before when I was posting about my Granddad who lived in Grove Road, Sparkhill, but the BBC had an article the other day about unsolved murders & one of the ones heighted was the murder of the Rowley sisters above their shop on the corner of Greswolde Road/Grove Road in 1987.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42063834

As I said before, I remember it very well as the sisters were good friends of my Granddad.  The shop was just a few houses away & I bought sweets there many times when I was a kid.  Granddad would take the shop takings to the bank for them as he didn't like the idea of them carrying money to the bank as he considered it dangerous & then they were killed in their own home where they should have been safe  :(.

He had a group of who he referred to as 'his ladies' who'd meet up at his house once a week to play cards & they were part of that group & he was deeply affected by their deaths.  He died 5 years later (aged 90), but by then had become pretty much a total recluse & wouldn't answer the door to anyone unless he knew in advance they were coming, it made him lose faith in the goodness of others.  Such a shame to see.
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Old Birmingham / Re: balsall heath changes over the years
« Last post by Phil on Yesterday at 10:33:35 AM »
Scipio,
They were two nice looking girls tiedely dressed any young stud would have chatted them up, and we did.    8)    When driving way from where we dropped them off      :o    That's one to tell our mate about. No we didn't see them again.


On the other side of the coin, there were perfectly respectable people that lived in the roads mentioned right up to the end when they were demolished in the 70's.
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Old Birmingham / Re: balsall heath changes over the years
« Last post by frederick on Yesterday at 09:54:28 AM »
Scipio,
They were two nice looking girls tiedely dressed any young stud would have chatted them up, and we did.    8)    When driving way from where we dropped them off      :o    That's one to tell our mate about. No we didn't see them again.
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