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astoness

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Re: Born or brought up in Birmingham. Would you?
« Reply #429 on: June 25, 2019, 07:57:58 PM »
in 1973 bought a 3 bedroom semi detached in gt barr for 4000 sold it for 8000 in 1977 and moved to a little fishing village in the highlands of scotland...

Edmund Fifield

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Re: Born or brought up in Birmingham. Would you?
« Reply #430 on: June 25, 2019, 11:39:55 PM »
Townie so glad my kids live in a good area to bring up their children.

Edmund Fifield

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« Reply #431 on: June 25, 2019, 11:41:30 PM »
Astoness  away from it all. O0

mike mancott

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« Reply #432 on: June 26, 2019, 09:39:31 AM »
As you say, Townie, cities change, not always for the better. Those of us who moved away a good while ago have the memories of Brum of yesteryear. Saturday evenings in the old Bull Ring, fire eaters, the escapologist entangled in his chains, Martineau Street, long gone, where I used to miss the last bus home by spending too much time with my fiancee, then walking four miles home around midnight without being molested. We perhaps now think of Brum with the rose-tinted spectacles of the mind. 8) 

JudithM

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« Reply #433 on: June 26, 2019, 01:50:58 PM »
A thing that used to happen back then, when people moved out they took the carpets and bulbs with them. My first house when I got married 1968 cost 4,100 it was a new three bed with a garage in Sheldon.
Not just in the 'old days' either.  When I moved into my house in 2000 they'd taken carpets, light bulbs, kitchen lino and the internal door handles as well  ;D
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Re: Born or brought up in Birmingham. Would you?
« Reply #434 on: July 05, 2019, 07:38:42 PM »

 ::) started work in city 1963 after being brought up in Sutton. would never come back if I had chance to leave. London is worse - I go there on a regular visit. I would move to Hampshire or even Canada. RogerB


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« Reply #435 on: July 05, 2019, 09:01:06 PM »
I moved to Sutton Coldfield in 1960. Left in 1966. Enjoyed being there for those six years, but going back there and seeing now, I have to say that I wouldn`t move back. So many changes for the worse.

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« Reply #436 on: July 06, 2019, 10:13:40 AM »
Moved from Sutton in 84 to Kent.Best move we made for our children safety and well being.Wouldnt move back changed so much for the worst.