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Sport & Activities in Birmingham / Re: Steam Engines
« Last post by mike mancott on January 17, 2020, 09:21:00 AM »
Maybe to continue you interest in steam, you might find near to where you live, a Heritage line, with preserved steam engines running on it.
Sport & Activities in Birmingham / Re: Steam Engines
« Last post by Robert B. on January 16, 2020, 11:58:40 PM »
   Hi to everyone  that made a reply. My son got me into this and I never expected to get a reply. I got as far as Derby and the works so getting as far as Nottingham going to Grantham, The LNER was the stuff of dreams to me. I remember arriving at the upper level of Tamworth which was always an eventful journey so much rail traffic on the way. Arriving hungry we went to the nearest chippy, I can honestly say they were the best chips that us lads ever tasted a fine day out! On another excursion there, we picked a spot on a bridge overlooking a main railway line. You could feel the vibration and movement of something big at speed going full tilt, was it a royal scot. You could tell with sloped smoke deflectors, as it could only be one thing. How that Coronation roared under that bridge, that was another memory that was brought. I cant remember the name or number pieces, but never forget the images. We learnt so much about history, even the commonwealth and regiments, the geography by these beautiful pieces of engineering as kids.


Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: The number 8 bus route
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on January 16, 2020, 11:13:54 PM »
I use my bus pass issued in Kent on Bham Busses
Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: The number 8 bus route
« Last post by mikejee on January 16, 2020, 10:22:00 PM »
Passes allow travel on any bus (not long distance coaches or special buses like to football matches). Some councils allow travel on some local train and tram services in their areas for their inhabitants only, for which I presume they pay extra to the relevant transport authority or company
Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: The number 8 bus route
« Last post by mike mancott on January 16, 2020, 07:43:01 PM »
From what I read looking online, The West Midlands Combined Authority, allows OAPs with an issued pass, to use buses and trams in the areas they cover:
Birmingham: Coventry: Dudley: Sandwell: Solihull: Walsall: Wolverhapton.

Though I had always thought that a pass issued by any Council or local authority in England, allowed travel throughout England.

Perhaps this England-wide allowance has altered?

Old Birmingham / Re: High Street, Erdington
« Last post by Scipio on January 16, 2020, 07:29:08 PM »
The value of each stamp was 0.033p: 3030/1, so the Viners Cutlery Set (purchase price in 1972: c10), I saved for needed 30,300 stamps. :-[
P.S. We still use the set everyday, I originally thought: Viners: Good Sheffield Stainless Steel, FOREIGN is stamped on the knives.

Good thread Peg , Embassy cigarette coupons next .
Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: The number 8 bus route
« Last post by Scipio on January 16, 2020, 07:26:17 PM »
hi les  if its an o.a.p bus pass then yes you can   and  you can use it on the Birmingham trams to

I don't think it works as easy as that residents in Wolverhampton can't use their passes on the tram to Birmingham so I've heard.

Opinions are opinions and may differ I offer mine
Old Birmingham / Re: Lower Tower St
« Last post by Phil on January 16, 2020, 06:47:56 PM »

When I was there in about 1963 the majority of the drivers were women, and although the name Rose sounds familiar there is no way I would recognise her today.
Birmingham Chat / Re: Dissertation Help!
« Last post by robx52 on January 16, 2020, 06:25:03 PM »
That sounds like a nice day out Spud.
Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Then & Now
« Last post by MITCHELL on January 16, 2020, 06:19:19 PM »
Hi phil then & now very good to see, not been on here for a while doing  my ancestry looked at moms wedding certificate 1941 married st. catherines of siena it says they lived at 46 bristol road edgbaston i am trying to find ware abouts that was i wonder if you could help. martin
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