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Old Birmingham / Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Last post by roy one on Yesterday at 10:12:27 AM »
Calthorpe park  the year not sure but it was after the war     two things that come to mind first one a miniature railway that ran from the bridge by the swings down to the bridge   along the side of the river rea

and the other thing   was a row of world war two aircraft  from one end of the park to the other end plus barrage balloons
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Old Birmingham / Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on Yesterday at 09:44:45 AM »
Mike,might try that.,It will be interesting to see what come about O0
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Old Birmingham / Re: Riley Road.Yardley Wood.
« Last post by Keith c mace. on Yesterday at 09:09:07 AM »

Yes,that name sounds familiar too...Best wishes,KC.

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Old Birmingham / Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Last post by mike mancott on Yesterday at 08:39:16 AM »
Ed, I started to write a few of my early years memories for my grandkids. It`s surprising what memories are triggered when you do this. Can recommend it.
Best wishes.
Mike

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Old Birmingham / Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on August 17, 2019, 11:41:29 PM »
OH Gerald,the mind Boggles at what went on in our youth.Wish I could remember it all.But it fades as time goes on.
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Old Birmingham / Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Last post by GardenGerald on August 17, 2019, 06:01:39 PM »
Hello Mike
That is the Church I got married in. I was born in Cathcart Street, Vauxhall and was christened in a St James Church that was very close to
where I was born. I thought it was in Dollman Street but no record. I think I was the last child christened in the church before it was bombed.
The first St Philips and St James was made of metal sheets but has been replaced with a more modern building I believe.
Best wishes
Gerald.  Do not forget to return to the approved school on time tomorrow.
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Old Birmingham / Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Last post by mike mancott on August 17, 2019, 05:14:27 PM »
There was a St.Philips and St. James, quite a modern looking building, built on land between the back gardens of Ventnor Avenue and Hodge Hill Common. In its grounds there were apple trees, the fruit from which we used to poach, sometimes being chased by the vicar.
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Old Birmingham / Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Last post by mike mancott on August 17, 2019, 05:10:13 PM »
Uncle Gerald, my friend and I, short-trousered, clutching a halfpenny each, stuck our hands out as a Midland Red approached. This was inside the city boundary, where as you probably know, the agreement that BMMO had with BCT was that BMMO wouldn`t poach BCT`s passengers, which we as ten-year olds didn`t know about. We only wanted to travel one stop, about 300 yards, just for fun. Anyway, the Midland Red stopped and we got on. The conductor. being told where we wanted to get off, the next stop, called us all sorts of names, shouted to the passengers on the upper deck that he had two lazy so-and-so kids on the bus, and refused to stop the bus at the next stop. We had a long walk back, but none the worse for the experience, and still clutching our halfpennies.


Keep out of the `orseroad, Uncle Gerald,
Mike
 
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Old Birmingham / Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Last post by GardenGerald on August 17, 2019, 05:06:36 PM »
Hello Ed
Did you go down to Adderley Park or the Brick Yard.
Where was St James Church. I think it got bombed. Another St James was
built at Hodge Hill.
Do you remember the women in Inkerman Street going to prison for Black Market Bacon.
Chat soon...Gerald.
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Old Birmingham / Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on August 17, 2019, 04:31:55 PM »
Townie,Half the kids today wouldn't even know what a Crab was ;D ;D
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