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Old Birmingham / Re: Masons pop factory, Smethwick.
« Last post by Scipio on April 07, 2021, 07:33:50 PM »
Hi everyone, Im trying to put together some history of the workers and factory of the Masons Pop factory and outplaying depots prior to the sale in the 1990s. I would be extremely grateful for any stories, memories, experiences, in fact any details you may have.
Many thanks,
Nell.


Nell Welcome to the forum , if you use the search feature top right there is a thread on Mason's pop
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Old Birmingham / Masons pop factory, Smethwick.
« Last post by Nellmason on April 07, 2021, 07:02:58 PM »
Hi everyone, Im trying to put together some history of the workers and factory of the Masons Pop factory and outplaying depots prior to the sale in the 1990s. I would be extremely grateful for any stories, memories, experiences, in fact any details you may have.
Many thanks,
Nell.
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Sport & Activities in Birmingham / Re: Steam Engines
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on April 07, 2021, 05:57:30 PM »
Still have loads of photos taken at Tyseley from the 50s.


Forgot to say, Taken with MY BROWNIE 127.
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Sport & Activities in Birmingham / Re: Steam Engines
« Last post by Gwladmab on April 07, 2021, 05:23:04 PM »
Spent many hours on Tyseley bridge with my two brothers having walked from Sparkbrook, do you remember the pong of the Bakelite factory and the Smiths Crisps vans rolling by ? The highlight of most days we were there was watching in amazement as W17W trundled through towards the city. I took a train the other day from Tyseley to town, first visit in over sixty years, looks a sorry sight these days but at least unlike my brothers and W17W it's still there and full of happy memories.
Tysley station does bring some happy memories back to me. Back in the late 50s early 60s we would travel from there to our Christmas outing from the Bakelite, usually a pantomime in town. Those steam engines coming into the satiation were so frightening to a 5 year old but fascinated by them, 60 years ago. Dad and most of the family work at the Bakelite dads clothes stunk of the place when he came home from work.
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Birmingham Chat / Re: York Road Kings Heath
« Last post by Keith c mace. on April 07, 2021, 03:34:07 PM »
Hi Des,nice to see you on here...We lived in School Road after we were married,just for six months or so...It's VERY different now innit?

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Old Birmingham / Re: Druids Heath and The Maypole
« Last post by Gwladmab on April 07, 2021, 02:17:39 PM »
In the early 60s I was at Broadmeadow J&I opposite the Cartland Arms, we lived in Hillmeads Road at the time then moved to Druids Heath (it was nice back then) when I left junior school I went to Brandwood.
I know the area fairly well Coastal. Druids Heath did start out nice a bit like Primrose Hill and Pool Farm estate. I took my son there about ten years ago, he couldnt believe that Id lived in such a place, it was incredible the whole place looked vandalised. The folks that moved in during the 60s were so proud of their new homes with underfloor central heating. They were well kept. Last time I went past the Cartland, I think it was a mcDonalds...


Did you ever go along the canal or to Lifford Reservoir?



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Old Birmingham / Re: Druids Heath and The Maypole
« Last post by Coastal on April 07, 2021, 11:21:58 AM »
In the early 60s I was at Broadmeadow J&I opposite the Cartland Arms, we lived in Hillmeads Road at the time then moved to Druids Heath (it was nice back then) when I left junior school I went to Brandwood.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Druids Heath and The Maypole
« Last post by Gwladmab on April 07, 2021, 10:15:05 AM »
I went to Primrose Hill school for a short while early 60s. There were a few Druids Heath kids transported by coach to Primrose Hill, while school places were being made available nearer to Druids Heath.


I remember at the end of the School day, the Kids from Druids Heath always got away earlier as the coach had arrived.


 I can hear the teacher now,  he would say The Druids may  go. The rest of us had to wait before we could escape  :(
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Photography
« Last post by Des Gardner on April 07, 2021, 09:12:14 AM »
Birmingham is a great place for photography, there are many pictures to be taken, in the old days you could point your camera at anything or anyone but times have changed so be careful always carry a I.D. card its not law but its very wise to carry one! Don't carry a bag full of equipment just one camera and one lens will do. You can always get good pictures of Selfridges, then there's the Bull in the Bull Ring then Gas St Basin is always worth a visit. Enjoy!
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Old Birmingham / hamstead - isaac meacham
« Last post by helen2021 on April 07, 2021, 01:48:28 AM »
Hi does any one have details/photos of Hamstead Road Great Barr, particularly the houses Isaac Meacham built around 1901? They were called the Newlands and although there appears to be 9 of the houses only 8 appear on the 1913 ordanance survey map.
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