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Old Birmingham / Inkerman street Vauxhall Duddeston Birmingham
« Last post by Paulh1956 on Yesterday at 01:43:47 PM »
I am looking for pictures and any information on Inkerman Street In Vauxhall Duddeston especially 1 back of 174 inkerman Street that is the place I was born in 1956 if anybody can help a Birmingham lad it would be appreciated and is this Street standing . Look forward to hear from you send information to my e mail if you like at
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Old Birmingham / Re: Dennis Rd School
« Last post by Bbislander on Yesterday at 01:15:18 PM »
I think my memory of dates must be failing. The problem was that I went to 14 different schools, (15 if you count nursery). Looking at the cutting of Dennis Road school moving to Stratford Road I must have arrived in 1964 not 1962 as I thought. I know that I was very shy in those days. I recall someone doing something wrong in Mr Sumners class and he was keeping us all in until they owned up. I wanted to get away so I said I did it (whatever 'it' was). Of course I was kept behind anyway.
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by Phil on Yesterday at 12:55:53 PM »
OK Lyn


The trouble is finding a photo that isn't on Google image finder, so it has to be new to the internet, and they are not easy to find, but I will try this one, and I can tell you that it looks exactly the same today, different shops obviously
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by astoness on Yesterday at 06:14:46 AM »
well done jacko...next one please phil
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Old Birmingham / Re: Dennis Rd School
« Last post by Bbislander on Yesterday at 12:52:00 AM »
Hi Mike,
Are you the one on photo on post #45 third from the right back row? I posted the picture and am back row 1st on the left. You can see from the later pictures I was one of Mr Jones’s mountaineering/orienteering group and a Carnegie Club member. I remember you but don’t remember you on the orienteering, but it sounded like you never made it. I also remember Kerry Webster (3rd from right front row) and another boy who played chess called Terry Walker (2nd from left front row), it was never my game.
Sadly I have met very few ex pupils despite living in the Birmingham area all my life. I see you became a teacher which is something I have flirted with but never took up on a permanent basis. Have you come across any other classmates?
Regards
Bob


Hi Bob, I looked at the photo and thought it looked a bit like me but I was using my phone and the pic is a bit low quality. I recognise the names and I think some of the faces. Is the original photo any better? I haven't lived in Birmingham since 1968. Kerry and I both went to work as trainee chefs at RS McColls in town then I left to join the RAF as a ground communications engineer. After 12 years in the RAF I became a computer service engineer. Gave that up to go to University in North Wales in the early 90's then taught at a private school until I retired in 2007. I now live on Anglesey, North Wales.  Kerry went to work as a chef in his wife's parent's restaurant near Whitby. Later he gave that up to become a postman, the last I heard of him was from his brother some eight years ago. He was still living up North and had bought himself a canal boat.


When Mr Jones invited us to go on an orienteering trip I remember looking forward to it but after standing outside the Carnegie club for an hour or so I decided that was enough for me. The chess club was about as exciting as it got after that. We decided to hold a raffle to help the chess club, the prize being an alarm clock. Everyone was annoyed because I won the clock but it turned out very useful as I always found getting up in the morning difficult and I still do.
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Congestion Charge For Birmingham
« Last post by countrylad on February 23, 2018, 11:48:19 PM »
Edmund, you're right, that's the bottom line  O0
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Congestion Charge For Birmingham
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on February 23, 2018, 11:34:18 PM »
This charge is all about raising money to fill the pockets the council Leaders
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Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Where is This?
« Last post by Scipio on February 23, 2018, 11:31:50 PM »

So where do you think this photo was taken in 1939, even though you like myself think that is Jimmy Cagney on the left I can assure you it's not America. I'm going to have to be pretty exact with this one.


Phil I'm expecting him to start shouting "Top of The World Ma"
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Congestion Charge For Birmingham
« Last post by countrylad on February 23, 2018, 11:13:37 PM »
Roy the bikers are probably passing my place about 30 minutes after your place. And boy do they go. The acceleration is incredible.
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Congestion Charge For Birmingham
« Last post by roy one on February 23, 2018, 11:01:18 PM »
my nearest bus in the number three that goes in to stourport and on to kiddy its about a 20 minuet serves the only problem is the bus stop is about a mile away form where I live and yes we get bikers loads of them at weekends  but putting Congestion Charge For Birmingham good or bad not sure
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