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Old Birmingham / Re: Christmas 2018
« Last post by astoness on December 06, 2018, 09:49:33 PM »
happy christmas to everyone on birmingham forum...have a good un O0


lyn
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Old Birmingham / Re: South Pole Corner (Long Acre/Thimble mill lane)
« Last post by tarantini on December 06, 2018, 09:05:21 PM »
Sorry for the confusion Phil, and for the delay in getting back to you. I have opened the laptop at home and being on South Pole Corner is correct (I was looking at the map the wrong way round and it was quite pixelated). I can not remember the no. , I was only there til 6 months old, and unfortunately both of my parents have passed away. My Brother thinks it may be No. 67, which is prob about right as the bank that now occupies the space now has a postal address of 79.


Any help would be massively appreciated.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Old tattoo artists in Brum ?
« Last post by Keith c mace. on December 06, 2018, 06:52:25 PM »
Ha ha,so I'm not the only eejit who let Mr O'Brian doodle on their skin eh?  Mine have all bled into the surrounding skin...Words or names no longer legible...Can I get my money back after fifty odd years?
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Old Birmingham / Re: Old tattoo artists in Brum ?
« Last post by Phil on December 06, 2018, 06:46:50 PM »
yes. I did in 1959,even a copper standing outside advised me not to go in I was only 16, but hey I was a teddy boy, and phil, if you see this could you possibly change my username to teddy boy as teddygirl is the mrs :D how I put that in is a mystery.


Sorry but you will have to apply to our administrator "Chris" but I don't think he will do it until you have made at least five posts to the forum.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Old tattoo artists in Brum ?
« Last post by Teddygirl on December 06, 2018, 06:14:45 PM »
So no one else had a tattoo done by Johnny O'Brian in "The Bingo"arcade then?
yes. I did in 1959,even a copper standing outside advised me not to go in I was only 16, but hey I was a teddy boy, and phil, if you see this could you possibly change my username to teddy boy as teddygirl is the mrs :D how I put that in is a mystery.
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Old Birmingham / Re: South Pole Corner (Long Acre/Thimble mill lane)
« Last post by Phil on December 06, 2018, 03:10:53 PM »
tarantini


I'm still no closer to locating where you lived, if you give me the address of the house you lived at then there a slight possibility that I might be able to find a photo of your house for you. Or I might be able to access one from friends if I don't have one myself.
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Old Birmingham / Re: train stations in brum
« Last post by Phil on December 06, 2018, 02:36:37 PM »
Frustrating.

I've heard of lines that only run a couple trains each morning & evening during rush hour times, so you're stuck if you want to travel at other times & don't have an alternate means of transport. It's a catch 22 situation I suppose - they say they can't run the trains because not enough people use them, but people don't use them because there aren't the trains at the times they want them ::)

Inner city train routes would be given a boost right now as the sheer volume of traffic into & out of Birmingham during rush hour (as well as the ever present road works) makes any alternative to road travel attractive - especially if it'll cost less than fuel & parking.






Judith




Surely some trains in the mornings and evenings are better than no trains at all. No private company is going to run trains for very few passengers. That's why we need nationalised railways where profit is not the be all and end all of everything. Let the well paid and rich subsidise the masses for a change instead of it being the other way around. The only trouble we will have then is getting them to pay their correct taxes.
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Birmingham Chat / Re: New to the city
« Last post by JudithM on December 06, 2018, 01:04:45 PM »
We're we live only garden waste goes in the Green Bin we pay for
We can put some kitchen waste in ours - stuff like vegetable peelings & tea bags - but not cooked food leftovers.  The bin is labelled as Green Waste rather than just Garden Waste.

I suppose this is part of the problem with recycling in general.  Different local authorities have different rules as to what can & can't be recycled.  Should be the same across the board.
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Old Birmingham / Re: train stations in brum
« Last post by JudithM on December 06, 2018, 01:01:22 PM »
The way the railways are run today about 10 years.And then they would have to close the line at weekends like where I live.
Frustrating.

I've heard of lines that only run a couple trains each morning & evening during rush hour times, so you're stuck if you want to travel at other times & don't have an alternate means of transport. It's a catch 22 situation I suppose - they say they can't run the trains because not enough people use them, but people don't use them because there aren't the trains at the times they want them ::)

Inner city train routes would be given a boost right now as the sheer volume of traffic into & out of Birmingham during rush hour (as well as the ever present road works) makes any alternative to road travel attractive - especially if it'll cost less than fuel & parking.
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Old Birmingham / Re: South Pole Corner (Long Acre/Thimble mill lane)
« Last post by tarantini on December 06, 2018, 12:54:55 PM »
Looking at the map, it seems we were the diagonal corner to what I thought was the south pole corner. How things get twisted as years go by eh?
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