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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2016, 10:40:38 AM »
Janet I thought that the Chesterfield club was formally named The Bell air. When was it Rob Roys?
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2016, 06:29:07 PM »
Janet I thought that the Chesterfield club was formally named The Bell air. When was it Rob Roys?

I can't remember exact timings but I am almost sure it was called Rob Roy's first and was strictly 'members only'. I can vaguely recall the sign with a Scotsman on as I walked to Park Hall school during the 1950's. I admit that I'd forgotten the 'Bel-Air' period which was early 60's? I frequented the club post 1967.
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2016, 06:44:29 PM »
Hello Janet


Pretty sure you would remember my Wife's family who lived at the top of Laburnham by the phone box, something that you really needed in those days.  My Wife's sisters were called Sylvia and Mavis and her Brothers were Colin and Alan, her other brothers and sisters were probably too young for you to know.

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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2016, 07:38:39 PM »
Hello Vamann

I remember the phone box but am afraid your in-laws names are not ringing bells at the moment.  Here's some names that might mean something; Neville, Brown, Humphries, Ward, Brown, Havard, Swan, Felgate, Dukelow, Harman, Locke to name but a few.

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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2016, 09:24:13 PM »
Janet do you remember a family called Cope from by the Punchbowl, the one I remember was named Brian. He was a milkman in the late 60s and rode a motorbike. 
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2016, 03:24:01 PM »
Hi Phil I see you live at 3/162 long acre and moved in 1958 to Kingshurst. I live at 4/164 from @ 1955 to 1961 so we must have been neighbours. My surname is Burford.

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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2016, 03:42:55 PM »
Hello Janet & Vamann,


I grew up on the Chester Road when it was approximately 50 houses stretching from Scotford’s Stores down to the white house owned by the Price family. We were surrounded by fields and most days my younger brother and I would play in the service road with 7 or 8 other children, or in Smith’s wood behind our houses.
 
When I was 10, Dares started building Kingshurst estate. My parents were not very happy, especially as it was supposed to be Green Belt land but for me  and my friends, it was another place to play. We used to swing by our legs from the ‘Dare to build’ sign and when we became teenagers, the site office balcony was our nightly meeting place. Some of you may remember Brian Crook from Ash Crescent, Thelma Naylor who lived at 1 Meriden Drive, Janet Aston and Janet Leese. There was nothing on the estate for teenagers then so we started a record club, alternating between our houses to play rock 'n' roll records. This became the youth club when the church hall was built.
 
Janetbrown, you mentioned the name Dukelow. My brother went out with Rubina Dukelow one night and her boyfriend, Frank Norbury threatened to fight him. Not wise as my brother, Bob was a tough farmer. I think Rubina and Frank eventually married. Did you know my old mate John Dunn who lived almost opposite the Punchbowl?
 
Vamann, I knew Mavis Mann quite well. In fact, I tried to ‘get off’ with her in the Castle Cinema one night. I don’t think she was very impressed - a very discerning girl even at that age.
 
44 years ago, I married Susan Homer from Kingshurst Way and when we make the trip from Worcestershire, unfortunately sometimes to attend the funeral of one of our old friends, we often make a detour around Kingshurst and reminisce about the ‘old times’. 
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2016, 09:21:34 PM »
Hi Ian If I remember right I knew a Susan Homer from that area. Long time ago and I mean a long time. We were good friends, don't know if she remembers me or is she the same person. If not sorry to bother you.
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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2016, 12:28:56 PM »
Hi Townie,


If it helps, Su's brother is Trevor.


As you can see, I am new to the site and can not find any way of finding your name or sending you a private message. I would be grateful for your help.


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« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2016, 12:41:21 PM »
Hi Ian

Welcome to you, you have to make a few post (I think it's about five) before the messaging system becomes available to use. It's an anti spamming thing.
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« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2016, 01:07:34 PM »
Thanks Phil,


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