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Old Birmingham / Re: British Cars
« Last post by countrylad on November 17, 2017, 06:07:09 PM »

Countrylad , Watching one of the antique programmes on tv the other day , one of the experts Christina Trevannion . Still uses her Grandfathers series1shes had it for years,  she's over the moon with it thinks it's great
Scipio, they're great, especially with the top off and the screen down. No MOT required and Tax exempt.   O0
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Old Birmingham / Re: British Cars
« Last post by countrylad on November 17, 2017, 06:04:07 PM »
When I was very young my Dad worked "at the Rover". I remember going to the Works Xmas Party there and one of the things set up to amuse us kids was a ride around the test track in the back of a Land Rover. We were all jammed in the back and were taken up and down inclines and through deep muddy pools. We loved it. That would've been in the 1940s, no Risk Assessment then, present day 'elf & safety fanatics would spontaneously combust if they'd seen it !
Baz, in the 70's I worked at Land Rover through my contracting job. Although now a necessity due to where I live and what I do, I think it was when I was at Land Rover that I got the bug, so to speak.


They were still making the Series 111's at that time and the Dutch Army Light Weight Land Rover. My main vehicle is a 1996 Defender 300TDI, I have just done a load of work on it, new suspension, brakes, Calipers and Discs and rear cross member. I don't go in for tarting up, snorkels etc. These old Land Rovers were well designed and do what they were built for reliably.   O0 [size=78%]    [/size]
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Old Birmingham / Help needed with an address in Great Russell Street
« Last post by RottenSod on November 17, 2017, 05:58:45 PM »
Hi all,

Although I am not from Birmingham myself, my mother was and many of her family were. Recently a couple of my mother's sister's postcard albums were found and they contain some interesting family stuff. However, I am struggling to decipher the address on one particular card and was wondering if anyone with more experience of Brum could help me out? I assume the address is a back-to-back and the 'c' stands for Court. But is that a 'H' or 'th' after the 6? Hopefully, an image is attached.

Cheers,

Phil.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Shard End
« Last post by Jools on November 17, 2017, 02:51:17 PM »
Hi Townie,i my car crash was late December 1968. I have searched high and low in the Birmingham mail and post it was in the post I can't find it
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Old Birmingham / Re: British Cars
« Last post by baz on November 17, 2017, 01:57:40 PM »
these are great vehicles, the development history just underlines how good this British company was. This is a series 1, but has the wrong wheels and tyres for series one. My first LandRover Series 111, was purchased from Middleton Hall Farm near Drayton Manor park in 1980 and I still have it.
When I was very young my Dad worked "at the Rover". I remember going to the Works Xmas Party there and one of the things set up to amuse us kids was a ride around the test track in the back of a Land Rover. We were all jammed in the back and were taken up and down inclines and through deep muddy pools. We loved it. That would've been in the 1940s, no Risk Assessment then, present day 'elf & safety fanatics would spontaneously combust if they'd seen it !
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Old Birmingham / Re: Shard End
« Last post by Arthur Watson on November 17, 2017, 01:26:13 PM »
Iím looking to hear from anyone who lived in Fennel Croft -Shard End in the early 60s.


I went to Alderlea Secondary Modern school in the late 50s to 1962/63


A good friend put me in touch with this forum and Im absolutely fascinatied by the many stories related to Shard End.


Iím now living in Cyprus and it would be wonderful to hear from anyone I may have known from Shard End
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Old Birmingham / Re: British Cars
« Last post by frederick on November 17, 2017, 12:17:56 PM »
I haven't done renovations, but I put a body kit on one of my young sons cars. A Renault 5 GT turbo with lowered suspension and very very quick off the mark      8)     it brings the devil out in you     ;)


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Old Birmingham / Re: villa street hockley
« Last post by shirfar on November 17, 2017, 11:52:54 AM »
Hel lo Please can anyone tell me where I might be able to get street map of Villa street in 1946 - I lived at no 10 which appears to now have new flats etc when I go to Street View. I can recall railway sleepers propping up the row of houses. Thanks
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Old Birmingham / Re: British Cars
« Last post by Scipio on November 17, 2017, 10:22:12 AM »

these are great vehicles, the development history just underlines how good this British company was. This is a series 1, but has the wrong wheels and tyres for series one. My first LandRover Series 111, was purchased from Middleton Hall Farm near Drayton Manor park in 1980 and I still have it.


Countrylad , Watching one of the antique programmes on tv the other day , one of the experts Christina Trevannion . Still uses her Grandfathers series1shes had it for years,  she's over the moon with it thinks it's great
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Old Birmingham / Re: British Cars
« Last post by jamesm on November 17, 2017, 07:56:56 AM »
jamesm in the 70's I did quite a bit of contracting ( heavy industrial pipe work) I was fortunate enough to work in many car factories. I worked at Jaguar in Coventry, there were three plants in all. The only one I can remember is the Radford plant. I would be staring at the E Types all day long then came the XJS, what a motor. We used to work a lot at the weekend when the factory was on stop. Any chance I had, I would be sitting in the XJS that were undergoing rectification work before commissioning. Such happy memories for someone who would aspire but would never acquire such a vehicle.
CL I said I had driven one but like you never owned one. If only O0
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