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Old Birmingham / Re: Duddeston Mill Road 1960s
« Last post by mike mancott on April 11, 2021, 08:12:37 AM »

The old stripped car bodies that were left around the communal yard... One of my clear memories involved that. Back in the late 60s, myself and a pal (can't remember who now) were out by the road through the archway - throwing small sods of turf at passing cars (as you do/did of course)... then a plain VW Beetle suddenly stops, so we run... only to be pursued by two burly policemen. Cue run into the yard and hide, thinking "safe here". Upon being quickly found by the big sergeant - I remember getting a clip around the ear, then carried by the scruff of the neck to our door, and when my father answered he got asked "Is this yours?". Cue a hiding from my father also - deservedly so in the circumstances.


Oh they were the days  :)


You have reminded me of a similar incident. One hot day in the summer holidays, six of us, I guess we were aged about nine or ten, were on Hodge Hill Common alongside the Coleshill Road. We were throwing handfuls of sand at the passing vehicles (as you said "as you do/did").
A lorry suddenly stopped. We all scarpered, and I ran the furthest. The driver questioned each of us in turn and of course, each said "No, not me", until he got to me. So it had to be me.
My father had to pay something like £3.17s.6d (probably a fair bit of his weekly wage) for a new windscreen which the driver said we had cracked. (I think he was a Chancer and it was already cracked).
Dad went around trying to get something from the other dads -- I think only two paid something. I don`t remember getting a thrashing, but then, I got them fairly regularly anyway.


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Birmingham Chat / Re: old brum
« Last post by Scipio on April 10, 2021, 09:18:08 PM »
Hello Everyone
Where did Men with a rope and  capstan pull railway box vans across the road.
Where was St James Church Vauxhall.
Who had the cane at school.
Look forward to hearing from you all.
Gerald.


Just noticed your two posts , I can only answer one question between 1960-4 I had the six of the best on each hand twice . Maybe if I had lived over your side of the city I'd answer more . Questions for you where was Mrs Brown 's corner shop , what was the name of the electrical wholesaler at the top of Granville St , name of the car manufacturers premises on Granville St ? Looking forward to your answers
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Old Birmingham / Re: Duddeston Mill Road 1960s
« Last post by GardenGerald on April 10, 2021, 07:02:25 PM »
Hello Ed
You and I have a very special job to do in full uniform. Salute The Duke of Edinburg.
By the left on the left SLOW march.
I think you and I are the only two to have marched through Birmingham in full
uniform. What days and memories.
We had a line of young children in front of us when we came to a standstill and the Duke asked if they were all our children
If so slow down the girls will be worn out he said.
Princess Margaret was a lovely lady and very friendly.
Take care Ed
Very best wishes
Gerald.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Duddeston Mill Road 1960s
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on April 10, 2021, 04:17:01 PM »
But did we kids worry at the time. NARRRGH we just got on with life.


NO Mental Health worries then just part of life O0 O0
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Old Birmingham / Re: Duddeston Mill Road 1960s
« Last post by Wonderhorseuk on April 10, 2021, 04:08:59 PM »
Your right. It was a old sunbeam someone had given my dad but it was no good. I also remember your dad working on a car in a shed when a wall fell on it. The people  who lived in front of your house was the Brennans.I think your father, Mike Brennan and my dad all drank together in the Vic. I also remember Myra Brennan, Your mom and my mom all standing outside our house making sure we got home from school safely


The old stripped car bodies that were left around the communal yard... One of my clear memories involved that. Back in the late 60s, myself and a pal (can't remember who now) were out by the road through the archway - throwing small sods of turf at passing cars (as you do/did of course)... then a plain VW Beetle suddenly stops, so we run... only to be pursued by two burly policemen. Cue run into the yard and hide, thinking "safe here". Upon being quickly found by the big sergeant - I remember getting a clip around the ear, then carried by the scruff of the neck to our door, and when my father answered he got asked "Is this yours?". Cue a hiding from my father also - deservedly so in the circumstances.


Oh they were the days  :)
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Old Birmingham / Re: Henry's Stores...REUNION
« Last post by [email protected] on April 10, 2021, 12:12:06 PM »
Dear all,


My mother Wendy Cohen Israel Cohen (owner of Henryís store Birmingham) daughter would like to make contact with any former employees
I believe the last post was in 2012, we have only just stumbled on the site about your reunion request.
She love to hear from anyone.


Kind regards
Stuart Marks
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Sport & Activities in Birmingham / Re: Steam Engines
« Last post by Gwladmab on April 08, 2021, 02:45:19 PM »
Don't know how Gw, I only have a Tablet. Will ask my daughter to help
A bit like me Ed, have iPad and thatís all, I canít do any fancy stuff.
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Sport & Activities in Birmingham / Re: Steam Engines
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on April 08, 2021, 10:15:28 AM »
Don't know how Gw, I only have a Tablet. Will ask my daughter to help
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Sport & Activities in Birmingham / Re: Steam Engines
« Last post by Gwladmab on April 08, 2021, 09:57:17 AM »
Still have loads of photos taken at Tyseley from the 50s.


Forgot to say, Taken with MY BROWNIE 127.
The Brownie 127, I remember mom and dad having one of those, it accompanied us on our holidays. Itís funny I can remember mom saying especially when something happened in the house that would have been worth a photo Ď I wish I had an indoor cameraí.


Would it be possible to post some of the photos of Tysley station on the forum Ed?


I think about 4 years ago Hornby released a Commemorative Tysley train set. I may have mentioned it on the forum at the time  O0





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Old Birmingham / Re: History Of Boxing in Birmingham
« Last post by lottie23 on April 08, 2021, 12:28:18 AM »
Hi Ken u
  this is a long time since this post has been here. but i am doing my family tree and Alf Greenfield is also my great great grandad and research landed me here. i was really intrigued what had happened to the painting.  it may be inappropriate but i dont know many of the family from my dads side and would like to know more. especially from the greenfield side. would you be able to message me if you would be interested in helping me. i would really appreciate it. if not thanks for your time
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