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mick9898

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Re: What do you hate most about Birmingham?
« Reply #99 on: June 30, 2008, 09:46:19 PM »
Too many pigeons!
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mazbeth

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Re: What do you hate most about Birmingham?
« Reply #100 on: July 01, 2008, 12:59:53 AM »
Too many pigeons!
...now why does Dick Dastardly come to mind  ;D
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Re: What do you hate most about Birmingham?
« Reply #101 on: July 01, 2008, 09:56:21 AM »
Too many pigeons!

You have to be joking, I remember when there were millions of Pigeons and Starlings. what did they do, they exterminated them all. compared to what there was there is hardly any now. Also what happened to all the Robins? you never see one now.

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mazbeth

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Re: What do you hate most about Birmingham?
« Reply #102 on: July 01, 2008, 04:52:43 PM »
Also what happened to all the Robins? you never see one now.

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there's one who appears in our back garden every so often [sometimes months in between...and  about springtime not Christmas/winter]
and it seems in the same place, on the left-hand fence.
don't know if it's the same robin or not...but noticed this for about 3 or 4 years.
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Re: What do you hate most about Birmingham?
« Reply #103 on: July 01, 2008, 09:00:34 PM »
mazbeth

To keep yourself in good standing with Birmingham Council's attitute to birds. Do you want me to come round and shoot this robin for you. If they read your post they will send round the extermination team and charge you for the service.

I hope you are not feediing this upstart.

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Re: What do you hate most about Birmingham?
« Reply #104 on: July 04, 2008, 07:28:08 PM »
I note this thread has been going for the past two years and somehow I have overlooked it.
There is nothing I hate about Brum.  I appreciate all its environments in my early years that helped give me my outlook on life generally.
I am now, I suppose, ambivalent towards it, for I have been away for so long from it,  that I only have the ties of my youth to possibly bind me.
I have made a new life and will never return to live there. 
So I suppose put simply, it is nostalgia that I have for it and nothing else now.

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Re: What do you hate most about Birmingham?
« Reply #105 on: July 04, 2008, 09:42:46 PM »
today i was talking to sum people that used to live in Shirley and go back to see their parents and they said that they would not go back to brum to live it is not the same
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Re: What do you hate most about Birmingham?
« Reply #106 on: July 04, 2008, 10:13:54 PM »
When you say "not the same" in what way do you mean?
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Re: What do you hate most about Birmingham?
« Reply #107 on: July 04, 2008, 10:24:39 PM »
they said everything it's not the same
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Re: What do you hate most about Birmingham?
« Reply #108 on: July 05, 2008, 04:44:25 PM »
When you say "not the same" in what way do you mean?

I don't know the people that Fred refers to, but obviously they refer to the recent changes in Birmingham and specifically Shirley. Over the last ten years there have been some drastic changes in Shirley. The so called green belt is being attacked from all sides. New industrial and commercial estates, new housing projects, in all a lot of changes.

If these people that Fred met don't like this sort of thing then they have exercised their rights and moved out of the area. There are a lot of things going on in Birmingham and Solihull that I don't like, but I choose to exercise my rights by staying.

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Re: What do you hate most about Birmingham?
« Reply #109 on: July 05, 2008, 06:03:48 PM »
those people live close to Evesham and they have been their for over 10 years so it figers.
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