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Old Birmingham / Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Last post by Tombs on Today at 02:50:07 AM »
I seem to recall a Frank Tombs who was my dads uncle ...... same one maybe??? I should really do a family tree  :-[
I am a nephew of frank tombs my dad was allan tombs frank had the shop in alum rock
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Old Birmingham / Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Last post by Tombs on Today at 02:46:58 AM »
Hi Iam Wayne tombs just found this site my dad was allan tombs his brother was frank tombs had the hard ware shop Lucases in alum rock they also had a brother called Harvey and originally lived in torey grove
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Born or brought up in Birmingham. Would you?
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on Yesterday at 11:41:30 PM »
Astoness  away from it all. O0
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Born or brought up in Birmingham. Would you?
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on Yesterday at 11:39:55 PM »
Townie so glad my kids live in a good area to bring up their children.
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Born or brought up in Birmingham. Would you?
« Last post by astoness on Yesterday at 07:57:58 PM »
in 1973 bought a 3 bedroom semi detached in gt barr for 4000 sold it for 8000 in 1977 and moved to a little fishing village in the highlands of scotland...
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Born or brought up in Birmingham. Would you?
« Last post by townie on Yesterday at 07:34:00 PM »
I have noticed that the last few posters apart from 1 who actually hasn't commented don't live in Brum and only visit on the odd occasion. I am in Brum nearly every week and let me tell you, you haven't a clue what Birmingham is like now. I suppose its like most big Cities lots of the suburbs are full of drugs, and to be honest that is the reason for most of the knife crime. The council can spend as much as they like, the police can triple their force but I'm afraid its to late. :(
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Born or brought up in Birmingham. Would you?
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on Yesterday at 06:41:49 PM »
In 1966 we moved from our top floor flat in Edgbaston to a 3 bed semi  in Lichfield for 2,250,with a 25 deposit
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Born or brought up in Birmingham. Would you?
« Last post by frederick on Yesterday at 05:52:01 PM »
A thing that used to happen back then, when people moved out they took the carpets and bulbs with them. My first house when I got married 1968 cost 4,100 it was a new three bed with a garage in Sheldon.
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Born or brought up in Birmingham. Would you?
« Last post by astoness on Yesterday at 05:50:29 PM »
what a lovely post spud...obviously written with fondness and affection...well done.. O0


lyn
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Old Birmingham / Re: Salisbury Transmission Ltd.
« Last post by Peg Monkey on Yesterday at 04:31:10 PM »
I estimate it was around 1967 when Salisbury acquired it's factory site on Old Bromford Lane, the building had been previously occupied by Birfield Machine Tools (The Birfield Apprentice School, Hardy Spicer Site, had a milling machine made by Birfield Machine Tools), prior to that I understand the building was occupied by Faccino's Biscuits, but thus far I've found no recorded history of that time. If I remember correctly planning restrictions prevented machining processes and running a nightshift, so the plant was used for assembly work and staff accommodation.
I was into the 2nd/3rd year of my apprenticeship and working in the Maintenance Dept when the new factory was being re-fitted for Salisbury's occupation, I remember being assigned to the pipe-fitter in the team and we were asked by the Works Engineer to sort out the compressed-air line in the roof, working on a ladder would have been too hazardous, so.................. :-[
Peg.

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