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Old Birmingham / Re: Castle Bromwich airfield
« Last post by townie on August 12, 2019, 10:31:25 PM »

Gerald what years are you talking about as Chelmsley Wood wasn't started until 1966. I should imagine that area 1 was the first to be build and that is off Cooks Lane near Tile Cross.


All the best townie.
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Old Birmingham / Re: TS Albion Smethwick
« Last post by 80sthrowback on August 12, 2019, 09:24:45 PM »
Hi Steve


It has just been pointed out that you are unable to send/receive private messages at this moment.


Id enjoy chatting to you more.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Castle Bromwich airfield
« Last post by GardenGerald on August 12, 2019, 09:24:02 PM »
They were imported from various place in Birmingham. They would get front gates off their hinges and put in the middle of the Road.
Smash windows..Roll cars over. Saw through childrens swings and just leave a seat hanging on a thread so if the a child was put in a seat the  little one would fall to the ground.
Smash shop windows. Break into sheds and The Parish Hall in Water Orton was broken into and the toilets smashed up.
The powers that be thought 2 Policeman could handle this but this changed to more Warwickshire Police and a good number from Birmingham.
A group of us young men used to go behind the Police Line as back up.
Many nights we were up until 2 or 3 in the morning trying to clear roads and repair damage, Water Orton Hall was often damaged and would need windows replaced and toilets repaired. We kept a supply of other people cast offs.
A big moment was when I got a hydrant stand pipe and a good length of pipe from the County Council. We could now soak them and they would run. At times we would round a few up and put them on the bus to Green Lane Castle Bromwich, we would escort them and we would get a lift back from the men in uniform.
It was like being back in the war. It did cool down a bit when  a murder was carried out.
Times we will never forget but we formed a great group and lasting friendships.
Gerald.
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Old Birmingham / Re: TS Albion Smethwick
« Last post by stevencroc on August 12, 2019, 09:22:46 PM »
Are you in contract with any other x  cadets
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Old Birmingham / Re: TS Albion Smethwick
« Last post by stevencroc on August 12, 2019, 09:17:37 PM »
Thank you
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Old Birmingham / Re: TS Albion Smethwick
« Last post by Phil on August 12, 2019, 09:15:39 PM »
Check your private messages.


80's throwback,


stevencroc should not be able ti send or receive messages until he has made 5 posts to the forum.
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Old Birmingham / Re: TS Albion Smethwick
« Last post by 80sthrowback on August 12, 2019, 09:00:56 PM »
Check your private messages.
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Old Birmingham / Re: TS Albion Smethwick
« Last post by 80sthrowback on August 12, 2019, 09:00:20 PM »
Send me your private mail address and I will drop you a line.
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Old Birmingham / Re: TS Albion Smethwick
« Last post by stevencroc on August 12, 2019, 08:59:34 PM »
sorry I'm new to this
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Old Birmingham / Re: TS Albion Smethwick
« Last post by 80sthrowback on August 12, 2019, 08:55:47 PM »
Hi Stephen.


Ive just sent you a private message.
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