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Old Birmingham / Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Last post by Whitty on September 19, 2018, 09:11:19 AM »
Mannpro 1 , i new  taronis had a coal yard I used to see him sitting
on a chair outside in nice weather with bikes leaning against the wall
and inside the archway , i didn't know the coal yard was separate
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Old Birmingham / Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Last post by Mannpro1 on September 19, 2018, 12:14:05 AM »
I acknowledge Bill Rogers ownership, but my thoughts were the Taroni's until early to mid fifties, when they staarted into other businesses. ??

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Old Birmingham / Re: enots
« Last post by Phil on September 18, 2018, 11:58:16 PM »
Hi Enghistory


If you are going to dispose of these records, you should try offering them to either the Birmingham Museum or Birmingham Library or some similar organisation.
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Old Birmingham / Re: enots
« Last post by Enghistory on September 18, 2018, 10:19:11 PM »
Hello all, I work at IMI Norgen, which was Enots and whilst sorting out some old containers Iíve come across the whole history of the company including photos and copies of original letters from the man who founded this company in Birmingham.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Last post by Phil on September 18, 2018, 03:39:52 PM »
Hi Mannpro1


What sort of timescale are we talking about, because in the mid 50's the coalyard was owned by William Rogers.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Last post by Mannpro1 on September 18, 2018, 03:06:50 PM »
Hi Whitty,
If my memory is correct it was owned by the Taroni's, but the bikes were sold up the street a bit, where they had a yard which sold and stored many things including bikes and buiding materials. On the other side of our house was the Chapel and the Scouts Hall.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Last post by Whitty on September 18, 2018, 10:22:40 AM »
Hi , was this coal yard Gus Taronis &' he sold second hand bikes
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Old Birmingham / Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Last post by Phil on September 18, 2018, 10:16:33 AM »
Hi Mannpro1


Welcome to you, I lived around the corner from you in Francis Street until it was demolished, when the family moved to Inkerman Street in Vauxhall. I only went to school in Nechells for a couple of years before I couldn't take St Vincents school any longer and I finished my schooling in Balsall Heath.


I remember the coal yard very well and was usually there every Saturday morning earning a few pennies fetching coal for neighbours. Always tried to have my own barrow because those steel wheeled ones you could borrow were impossible to push. Well at least for a 4 stone 4 foot 6 inch weakling as I was then, they were.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Last post by Mannpro1 on September 18, 2018, 01:25:49 AM »
Hi Mick,
The school was Lupin St Junior school. I was there around 1949, was in love with my teacher Miss Jefreys, Mr Southgate became Headmaster. Then went onto Loxton Street, was Milk Monitor, which I blame for my high cholestrol. Lived in Willis Street next to the coal yard, then Freemans Road. Anyone remeber the Mann family. Came to Sydney Australia 1968, have been back many times, always visit Nechells etc.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Last post by Mannpro1 on September 18, 2018, 01:17:06 AM »
hello! I have been unable to make any posts for a while due to different reasons,but it is good to see the site still alive and running.I would like to test a few peoples memories, did any one go to st.Matthews school in lupin street I was there from 1943 to 48 the head teacher was Miss Morgan with top teacher being  Mr Southgate [fond of the slipper on your backside].Does any one know when it closed. I was born in the back to backs in Proctor street by the gas works in Lord st. Did any of the forum members live there or thereabouts.Sorry it is bit disjointed.
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