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Edmund Fifield

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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #913 on: March 04, 2019, 11:35:54 PM »
What a fantastic life you've lead round these pubs around Brum.Never got much farther than the Holte and Double Diamond,or Brew Eleven

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« Reply #914 on: March 05, 2019, 08:32:04 PM »
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I've had a glass or two of potcheen in my time and moonshine, it was common at some of the shebeens in Balsall Heath.


When I lived close to the Barton Arms in the 70's , a neighbour had a bottle , the neighbour on the other side joined us for a drink in The Shareholders Arms . We left the pub at closing time the one neighbour brought this bottle of potcheen out , three of us passed the bottle around , the other neighbour said he was going in to use the toilet . He collapsed on the stairs , his Mrs raised the alarm , I had to go in to help get him to bed whereupon he decided to bite the back of my hand , with the night over I retired to bed , for the first time in my life I went to work whistling on Saturday morning , such is the power of potcheen .
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« Reply #915 on: March 06, 2019, 11:46:44 AM »
I had friends that lived in Southern Ireland and we would fly over to see them in the summer and I tryed tha pucheen over there. I didn't like it didn't like the oily tast and it was the best no cast in the colour.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #916 on: March 06, 2019, 01:20:55 PM »
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I think all spirits are colourless when first distilled and they acquire their colour from additives or from the barrels they are stored in whilst maturing. I have a bottle of Bacardi that looks like a bottle of whisky because it is made by a different process.
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« Reply #917 on: March 06, 2019, 03:10:58 PM »
The junction of Vivienne Road and Greenfield Road in Harborne, I must say that the first photo looks as if it was taken on a glorious sunny day.
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« Reply #918 on: March 08, 2019, 10:13:20 AM »
Looking up the Bull Ring from Spiceal Street from the 1940's to modern times.
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« Reply #919 on: March 11, 2019, 01:29:32 PM »
Looking up the Bull Ring from Spiceal Street from the 1940's to modern times.
All 3 completely unrecognisable from each other!
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #920 on: March 13, 2019, 12:03:05 AM »
nice photos phil...the middle one is the one i have most memory of


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« Reply #921 on: March 19, 2019, 09:29:24 AM »
Station Road Stechford at the junction of Lyndon Road, in what looks like the 1920's and again the present.
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« Reply #922 on: March 19, 2019, 09:33:53 AM »
Stuart Street Nechells looking across Nechells Park Road to Trevor Street in what looks to be the start of the demolitions in the late 60's early 70's and what it looks like today.
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Re: Then & Now
« Reply #923 on: March 19, 2019, 09:38:03 AM »
We are in Moseley now, just off Wake Green Road in Cotton Lane, not that much change to the layout just a few more houses.
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