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Birmingham Chat / Re: Digbeth
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on Yesterday at 09:48:37 AM »
Fabian,don't degrade Russia they have some beautiful buildings in their towns and cities.And other parts of the old USSR.Just watch Joanna Lumley on the Silk Trail.
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Digbeth
« Last post by Fabian Stedman on October 21, 2018, 10:10:19 PM »
I went down Allison Street this afternoon and nothing has happened with the Beorma tower.
I donít live in Birmingham any more, but I was struck by how shabby Brindley Place is becoming, especially by the canal and how third rate the new buildings are at the top of Suffolk St where the much-vaunted V Building was to have been. It looks like a block of flats with zero architectural merit.
What happened to our ambition. ?
Some of it could be Soviet Russia.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Moor End Lane School Erdington
« Last post by Gammonsu on October 21, 2018, 01:53:40 PM »
I ALSO PLAYED A FAIRY IN MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
VERY FOND MEMORIES OF MR  TAYLOR HE GAVE US THE LOVE OF THEATRE AND MUSIC
 SHALL NEVER FORGET MY TIME AT MOOR END HAD SO MANY GREAT FRIENDS XXX JACKIE X

Did you have any photos of Moorend Jack
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Taxi from BHX to Wolverhampton
« Last post by Spud on October 21, 2018, 11:18:29 AM »
If you use my suggestion there is no need for a taxi Air Link [Free] from BHX to Birmingham International. Train into  Birmingham [Some Virgin Trains from Birmingham International[ go through to Wolverhampton]
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Old Birmingham / Re: The Flat, Lodge Road, Hockley
« Last post by Peg Monkey on October 21, 2018, 10:03:09 AM »
Peg,we bought the records from Woolworths because we could afford them,and they were the same music anyway.
Completely understand Ed, but I still think e.g. a Beatle'[censored] can only be sung by the Beatles, but many must have agreed with you because Woolies were selling them for a good while.
Peg.
P.S. I'm not altering the censored word - nothing wrong with it, (I think censoring software is on verge of censoring IT).
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Old Birmingham / Re: The Flat, Lodge Road, Hockley
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on October 21, 2018, 09:53:44 AM »
Peg,we bought the records from Woolworths because we could afford them,and they were the same music anyway.
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Old Birmingham / Re: The Flat, Lodge Road, Hockley
« Last post by Peg Monkey on October 21, 2018, 09:49:11 AM »
The Flat - Brummie Accent Epicentre?
Yesterday I had an Accent Duel with a cute new red-headed pharmacy assistant (from the midlands who lives in my Hampshire Town) she guessed I was from Edgbaston (actually Hockley) I guessed she was from West Bromwich (actually Dudley), too close to declare an outright winner, right?
Peg. 
P.S. When I eventually get to meet a Martian after we've said Hello - I know the next thing he is doing to say.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by Peg Monkey on October 21, 2018, 05:04:59 AM »
The perfect expedition breakfast? - Baked beans a sausages in a tin - tasty, filling, nutricious, easy to carry, easy to cook.
Peg.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Aston Cross
« Last post by Peg Monkey on October 21, 2018, 04:38:43 AM »
When my family was re-homed (1959) from Heaton St., Hockley to a flat on the Lyndhurst Estate, Erdington instead of moving school to be nearer home I continued to attend school in Hockley - 5 years of all that time and expense commuting via Aston Cross, my parents should have insisted I move to Moor End Lane Senior School - their decision would, initially, have been unpopular with me but I would soon have seen it was the sensible one. They did attempt to get the council to pay for the bus fares but they refused on the grounds there was a place at a school near home.
Peg.

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Old Birmingham / Re: Aston Cross
« Last post by Peg Monkey on October 21, 2018, 01:18:47 AM »
Early 60s, homeward bound: The Inner Circle 8 that had brought me from Harry Lucas School, Hockley stopped at the junction of Park Lane and Lichfield Rd and just where I got off the bus was a butchers who sold the best steak and kidney pies in the universe. By 4.30 I was ravenous and most of the time I could only look through the butcher's window at the hot cupboard full of pies and salivate, I suppose they must have been the equivalent of about £2 each so with a paper round that only yielded 7/6d a week it was only on rare occasions I could afford one.
Peg.
P.S. I think the shop was Thompsons - anybody remember it?
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