Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10
21
Old Birmingham / Re: South Pole Corner (Long Acre/Thimble mill lane)
« Last post by Phil on Yesterday at 12:16:15 PM »
No problem tarantini, if I can help with anything else just ask and I will always do my best.
22
Old Birmingham / Re: South Pole Corner (Long Acre/Thimble mill lane)
« Last post by tarantini on Yesterday at 10:17:08 AM »
It appears that the house to the LH side of the gap is ours (door half obscured by the wall)
TY once again Phil.
23
Old Birmingham / Re: The old windmill at Windmill Road.
« Last post by Keith c mace. on December 09, 2018, 01:20:58 PM »
That's right Des....They first tried to pull it down using a steel wire rope passed through the doorway and a hole they'd made...When the tractor pulling the rope drove down the hill---The rope broke..The mill was made of tough stuff that's for sure...The dynamite was more successful sadly.It was shown on television later on the news.(Probably ITV).
24
Old Birmingham / Re: The old windmill at Windmill Road.
« Last post by Des Gardner on December 09, 2018, 12:57:58 PM »
I remember the old windmill near to Windmill Road,Aqueduct Road, Priory Rd, I should do me and a friend played the wag from school to watch it being demolished If I remember right they used explosives in the base.....and yes it did go off with a bang, the nearest road to that mill is called Coton Grove.....it could have been in 1956-57....
25
Birmingham Chat / Re: New to the city
« Last post by Des Gardner on December 09, 2018, 12:46:27 PM »
Waste kitchen stuff goes in with domestic household rubbish in a black bag and sealed at the top when full, the council bin will be marked for this, garden refuse goes in the green bin which you have to pay for every year, you can put green kitchen waste in there too but not organic food such as meats, the recycle bin is for newspaper,cardboard, there should be a small basket at the top of the bin for this, the main hold of the bin is for tin cans certain types of plastic bottles ect.......do not put any plastic bags in the recycle bin as they will be left by the collectors, I hope this helps.....Welcome to our City.....
26
Old Birmingham / Re: train stations in brum
« Last post by mikejee on December 09, 2018, 11:00:59 AM »
The private companies are not investing in it - the government is. It is the government that invests in th etrack and infrastructure, but the private compoanies that take profits
27
Old Birmingham / Re: Harry Lucas School
« Last post by Peg Monkey on December 09, 2018, 07:04:13 AM »
I've posted this pic on the Christmas 2018 Thread and it seemed appropriate to post it on the School thread as well - pure fantasy, of course, but who's to say it didn't look like this for a least one day in its life?
Peg.
28
Old Birmingham / Re: Christmas 2018
« Last post by Peg Monkey on December 09, 2018, 03:34:20 AM »
Norton's Department Store, corner Key Hill and Icknield St - is it still there? Fabulous store, toy department was where I spent ús during the 50s, particularly at Christmas time, I've not been that way for decades, shows you how wealthy the area was to carry such a store - but there was also poverty not far away - many back-to-backs. Technically not on The Flat (Lodge Rd) I don't think many would dispute that as being the store's unofficial address. Must also mention Woolworth's toy counter - my second home at Christmas and other times when I lived in Heaton St, just a few minutes walk distant, the stiore now sadly long gone - nationally.  :-[
Peg.
29
Old Birmingham / Re: loveday street maternity hospital
« Last post by astoness on December 09, 2018, 12:09:09 AM »
thanks phil O0


lyn
30
Old Birmingham / Re: loveday street maternity hospital
« Last post by Phil on December 08, 2018, 11:56:40 PM »
hi bev your grandfathers occupation fits in as around loveday st was and still is known as the gun quarter...i could be wrong her but i think that there is something on a gun called the brake although i dont know exactly what it does..must check that out


lyn


A brake is a design or fitting for the muzzle of a gun that helps cut down it's recoil.
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 10