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Colin J Brookes

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Re: Carrier-bag lady
« Reply #165 on: September 07, 2014, 09:23:12 PM »
 :)My best recollection was late 1960 .

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Re: Carrier-bag lady
« Reply #166 on: February 08, 2017, 03:39:02 PM »
Hi All
I agree with what people have said about Carl Chinnor he does get things wrong and has a terrible false brummie accent but he is a real character in his own right.
Also I'm sure the "Andy Carrier " lady wasn't blind. What a character she was though. I can still hear her in my mind.

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« Reply #167 on: February 08, 2017, 04:19:40 PM »
no she was not blind and she had her own cup for drinking her tea from the café  her cup was filled for two pence in old money I know because I went now and then to get it  for her that would be about 65 years ago
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Edmund Fifield

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« Reply #168 on: February 08, 2017, 05:24:59 PM »
Do you remember the fish stalls in the old market ,used to by the red crabs claws and suck the meat out .What was the name of the shop just up that sold ever think  for a 1 d or was it 6d. Edmund

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« Reply #169 on: February 08, 2017, 09:11:02 PM »
Edmund....Peacocks rings a bell..
Gerald.

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Re: Carrier-bag lady
« Reply #170 on: February 08, 2017, 11:31:43 PM »
Hi Gerald walked round there a 100 times just looking Edmund

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Re: Carrier-bag lady
« Reply #171 on: February 09, 2017, 04:08:10 PM »
I remember the Andy Carrier lady well.  She might have been blind in one eye as when I knew her she always wore a black eye patch.  She was small and thin with a swarthy complexion.
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« Reply #172 on: April 24, 2017, 09:27:56 PM »
I would be about 10 years old  I guess, and my Granddad used to take me down the market, where he was a bit of a character. He used to stop and talk to ANDY CARRIER lady. Now, I never did ask him, but Granddad was a Romany Gypsy, or from Romany stock (Black Patch) and I am just wondering if she was also Romany? Jack used to box in a booth at The Onion Fair, for Pat Collins senior. He knew everyone in the old Rag Market. He lived in a long wooden bungalow (a long shed really) in Glenavon Road, Kings Heath. That would be in 1950.

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« Reply #173 on: June 02, 2017, 05:52:04 PM »

Found this photo of what says the Carrier Bag Lady


Was it a vision, or a waking dream?

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« Reply #174 on: June 02, 2017, 07:28:41 PM »
this is not the Carrier Bag Lady  she past on long before that kind of disposable cup come out she had her own cup that she would drink out of
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Re: Carrier-bag lady
« Reply #175 on: June 02, 2017, 09:25:23 PM »
Quite correct Roy I got a bit mixed up. It was actually Birmingham flower seller Katie Kelly passed away June 2016.
Was it a vision, or a waking dream?