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Birmingham Chat / Re: Brum & Covid
« Last post by roy one on January 24, 2021, 10:14:03 AM »
when me and the wife ;D O0  go shopping only once  has some one said one at a time this was at tesco in kiddy we just said ok we will go to a different shop and went to go 


my wife is fast going blind and i can not trust to her leave her on her own and she forgets things so i have to take her with me or get some one to look after her wile im out shopping in the last 12 months shes had two strokes       the poor chap just did not know what to say or do he was doing has he was told on the door


we was called back and let in to the shop but since no probs   this brings me back to the fact people make the area not the buildings
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Brum & Covid
« Last post by Spud on January 24, 2021, 09:39:58 AM »
We popped up to what we call Baby Tescos in Shirley the other day Noticed a sign reading something like Please Shop Alone or something like that Call us silly old gits if you like but after 60 years or so we like doing our shopping together . Any the enemy does not know a Chianti from a Chablis . Any way we were not stopped probably felt sorry for us.
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Thanks, Scipio.


I'm very aware of that rather gruesome murder as well. My grandmother lived on Wheeleys Road at the time! Because of its  more lurid nature, it also received much more press coverage than the murder of Thomas Bates. Patrick Joseph Burn, unlike Oswald Grey, was not executed. A horrible crime, all the same.
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Thanks, Roy. I knew the area where the crime happened, Lee Bank Road, and where Oswald Grey lived and hung about, Cannon Hill Road/Mary Street/Calthorpe Park, like the back of my hand as a kid. I was nine at the time - and yet to come across anyone around at the time who even remembers this episode!


JonB I am aware of this crime but know no details , I probably know a tad more about the Wheeleys Rd murder involving Stephanie Baird and Patrick Joseph Burn .
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Old Birmingham / Re: St Cuthberts Convalescent Home Malvern
« Last post by Malvernian on January 23, 2021, 09:12:06 AM »
Wally - If you have a look at the facebook Malvern History Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/232340776877232 - it's a public group so you don't have to join it - you'll find quite a bit of info about the convalescent home - think you can search the whole page for "st cuthberts" to pull up the specific posts - Bill
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Thanks, Roy. I knew the area where the crime happened, Lee Bank Road, and where Oswald Grey lived and hung about, Cannon Hill Road/Mary Street/Calthorpe Park, like the back of my hand as a kid. I was nine at the time - and yet to come across anyone around at the time who even remembers this episode!
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Good luck with the project Jon. I can't be of assistance though I was living in Brum at the time. Strange that there was ever a time in living memory where we executed people for whatever reason, never mind where the evidence was sketchy.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Harry Lucas School
« Last post by Peg Monkey on January 22, 2021, 11:22:32 PM »
It's good to see a bit of dialogue on this thread - plenty of views, as you can see, but not a lot of comments, sadly the school vanished without trace many years ago and now only exists in the minds of those who attended there, and the odd priceless pic: http://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12554.msg655118#msg655118
Peg
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Old Birmingham / Re: Harry Lucas School
« Last post by Peg Monkey on January 22, 2021, 11:17:17 PM »
Welcome Bodger, pity you didn't teach there a few years earlier, you could have give us the low down on a certain Mr Peg Monkey.
I prefer to keep a low profile, Net, Me and Mrs M posed for a charity pic a while ago, I agreed to do it on the condition it would not appear in the Police Gazette. :-[
Peg
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Old Birmingham / Re: Harry Lucas School
« Last post by Peg Monkey on January 22, 2021, 11:04:45 PM »
Used to teach art 1966-1969 when the school closed. My first teaching job, had a great time there.
Hi Bodger, I attended HLS 1960-65, in the same class: Michael Leddy, Ex Lord Mayor of Birmingham.
Peg
Link: Tried to insert a couple but both rubbish, sorry, you'll find Mike on Wikipedia, Lord Mayors of Birmingham
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