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Birmingham Chat / Re: Welcome to Birmingham Forum - Please read.
« Last post by roy one on August 23, 2020, 08:45:24 PM »
well come lady jai  sit back and enjoy   your self     roy
Birmingham Chat / Re: Welcome to Birmingham Forum - Please read.
« Last post by Scipio on August 23, 2020, 08:43:27 PM »
Welcome to you LadyJai , looking forward to reading your future posts .
Birmingham Chat / Re: Welcome to Birmingham Forum - Please read.
« Last post by LadyJai on August 23, 2020, 07:53:46 PM »
Hi, I'm LadyJai and I actually live just over the border in Smethwick, but was born at St Chads Hospital on Hagley  Road which technically makes me half Black Country and half Brummie.

I'm 54 and enjoy looking at the photos of old Birmingham, especially from the 50/60's and the various changes that happened. I have to admit to being very fond of the 70's/80's City Centre and the Bull Ring, Rag Markets ect. It was "My Town", the one as a teenager living in Bearwood would travel to most Saturday afternoons.

I should also mention I support the mighty West Brom!

Well, that's a bit about me, I look forward to reading and joining in threads.
Birmingham Photos and Videos / Summer lane
« Last post by Jcwelsh on August 22, 2020, 04:40:26 PM »
Does anybody have photos of Summer Lane in the 40ís/50ís?.
Birmingham Chat / Re: Burdens Cream Ices
« Last post by JT on August 22, 2020, 07:57:48 AM »
Thank you burdens for just being there when I was a kid. during my school days I attended Dennis Rd school annex just down the road from your shop. I would save my biscuit money which was supposed to be for my morning break and buy a cornet whenever I could. To this day Burdens ice cream was the best ever made. I now live very near Oldbury, it is so sad to hear of the demise of the business but rest assured at 75 years old I have never forgotten your Ice cream or ever will
Old Birmingham / Re: KENYON STREET
« Last post by JQheritage on August 22, 2020, 07:33:25 AM »
Not sure what sort of image you're looking for, but I have some I took  in  1969, which I'm happy for you to use , providing attribution was given. Can't put very big images on the site, but below are the very reduced versions
Have had this photo sent to me for a while and been trying to track it down, when suddenly this thread/site came up in the search. I too would love to use the three images with proper permission. My grandfather was PC77 working in Hockley and was based at this station and we have a feature on The Hockley Flyer web site (search Kenton Street Police Station). This has been updated for our new site and new small magazine we hope to launch very soon. Please let me know what you need. If you wish can contact me via the Hockley Flyer site.
We have quite a lot of material about the Jewellery Quarter, just wish we could find more out about Hockley castle!  ;D
Cheers - Mark
Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Coleshill Street 1970s
« Last post by Seabrook Bred on August 21, 2020, 08:44:52 PM »
A while before the 70s but I started my working life at Coleshill Street Post Office in 1962 and stayed there until 1964 when the GPO moved me on to another office.

The post office was, I think, next door to Geo. Alexander Machine Tools and just down from the Gaiety Picture House. I remember Gaskell and Chambers being the other side of the street and the unusually named Blackpool fish and chip shop also on that side.

I think it was a very deprived area to live in and was re-developed with extensions to what is now Aston University. I recently went a walk down there and, although it's difficult to envisage how it was when it's all been rebuilt, I suspect that the part of Coleshill Street that I know is now a car park as the road is divided.

Happy days though although I started work in the worst winter since 1947.
Old Birmingham / Re: ward end hall secondary modern school
« Last post by oldspicelyn57 on August 20, 2020, 05:14:04 PM »
I went to wardend hall from 1968 to 1973 i remember miss brennan and miss blower i think the head mistress at that time was miss josty a long time ago
Birmingham Chat / Re: oaklands nursery droitwich
« Last post by MadMalc68 on August 20, 2020, 09:40:49 AM »
I was in The Oaklands from 1970-73.I remember the big sweaping stair case and the book shelves in the bedroom.I remember my favorite books were  Noddy & Big Ears (although I couldn't read at the time).I will always remember one night when we were all supposed to be asleep, we raided the book shelf and I brought it crashing down.We all jumped back in to bed (me with an armful of Noddy & Big Ears books).When Matron came in to the room, we all pretended to be asleep by snoring loudly (it didn't fool remember going Strawberry picking and we all sat down in front of the TV watching Skippy the Kangaroo while eating Strawberries & Cream.My favorite toys were the tricycles (one red and one blue...the blue one was the one I liked the most).It would be great if anyone could share some photos.I only have the one photo of myself taken at the Oaklands.
Old Birmingham / Re: The Flat, Lodge Road, Hockley
« Last post by Peg Monkey on August 19, 2020, 03:14:48 PM »
During the first 10 years of my life, 1949-1959, until me and my mom and dad were re-homed from Hockley to Erdington, Woolworth's, on The Flat, was the centre of my universe and even years on I mourn it's demise, the virus, together with on-line shopping, has done untold damage to our High Streets and I wonder what the future holds as we face a new normal.
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