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carole williams

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Re: PERMANITE ASPHALT
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2015, 04:08:19 PM »
 Charlie,
is Geoff sambrook still in the game ?
worked with Geoff in the  late 60s when he lived in latelow road lea hal

charliewag

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Re: PERMANITE ASPHALT
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2015, 10:18:13 PM »
John
Lost contact with Jeff Sandbrook 10 years ago when I retired, he was living in Chelmsley Wood then.
Charlie
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chad49

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Re: PERMANITE ASPHALT
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2015, 05:02:44 PM »
Chad 49

          I worked with Kenny Cox Bob Feeny Ray Cook & Dave Sandbrooke, when i first started work age 15

          what a shock that was! AMASCO as long as u were working local we use to go of a Thursday to the
         
          yard for our wages & before going home without fail up to a  pub in Town or to
         
          Aston Cross to the Travellers rest pub. Loads of Asphalters from other firms as you probably know

          use to meet up there. Lots of the younger ones use to play cards 3 & 7 card brag, the times i saw

         blokes loose there wages, most stpopped there to throwing out time( expain that one to the missus)
       
          how they got up for work the next day?? we were working at the MEB Summer Lane many times

          Jackie Howard our mixerman use to go from the Trav's to the job & kip under the mixer & not bother

           going home unbelievable!!!!!

         
             Dave
         

carole williams

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Re: PERMANITE ASPHALT
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2015, 10:02:20 PM »
 Dave,
 Jackie Howard was my uncle lived he in Yardley, married to my aunt rosie who was the sister of as Ernie humperys  said earlier black jack AKA Jackie bates, son of tiddley bates, the Higgins /bates  families were years ago a family concern in the asphalt trade, as were many families fathers sons relations all came into the trade, uncle jack was known to sleep out many times after a drink as many cooker men did in those days
Charlie I will try to find Geoff to see where he is now I would like to know, I think dave is in Gibraltar
 did anyone work for ALDRIDGE ASPHALT in blews street?

Tarpotroger

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Re: PERMANITE ASPHALT
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2015, 11:25:56 AM »
Hi Carole, I worked at Aldridge Asphalt for a short period, worked with Austin Rose/ Graham Egan / Paddy Cullen, in fact over many years I was mixerman for lots of the names mentioned on this forum, I am still in contact with the Bates boys but only seem to meet others from the trade at funerals unfortunately but there are a lot old memories spoken about.
Regards to all the old boys out there
Ernie Humphreys

charliewag

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Re: PERMANITE ASPHALT
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2015, 03:47:51 PM »
another old Asphalt Company The Neuchatel, old offices over the bank Hagley Road and Monument Road
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carole williams

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Re: PERMANITE ASPHALT
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2015, 05:36:34 PM »
 Hello ernie glad you and vonne are well remember the days well with Alan Baker great fun remember tony mills last time I saw him he was a bus driver on chemo he was a case and half Geoff and Gerald are still in the trade mainly felting though
 Charlie, my dad used to talk a lot of the newchatel  do you know when they stopped trading also the ragoosa  was  another firm dad used to
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Tarpotroger

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« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2015, 09:09:23 PM »
Hi Carole the two firms you mentioned were finished when I came into the trade around 1969, haven't seen tony since I left the trade 27 years ago only met a few from the trade since then, how do you know Yvonne I can't place you at the moment please enlighten me.
Regards
Ernie


chad49

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Re: PERMANITE ASPHALT
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2015, 09:22:08 PM »
Chad49

         What a great photo Charlie, i worked with a 2 old Spreaders Billy Handley Bernie Macarthy who'd gone over & worked in France i think between the War's but i'm not sure, some of the stories they came out with!!!! 


    Dave

carole williams

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Re: PERMANITE ASPHALT
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2015, 10:23:02 PM »
 hello ernie,
  I am johnny bates wife carole bates, 8) Williams is my maiden name
 sorry for the confusion,

charliewag

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Re: PERMANITE ASPHALT
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2015, 11:16:08 PM »
John,
Neuchatel, Ragusa, Highways and a few other small asphalt companies joined together in the late 50s/early 60s to form AMASCO ( Amalgamated  Asphalt Companies ) the taken over by Brigg Roofing and then Tarmac.

Dave,
Bernard McCarthy, well what a character, I spent some time with him as a apprentice, he was a piper in the Northfield Irish Pipe Band, he was married to a lovely woman, she was from Germany.  He certainly kiss the Blarney Stone he could tell a good tale or two.

Charlie
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