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a.blong

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Handy carrier at bull ring
« on: September 09, 2017, 10:13:57 AM »
Hi all
My great grandmother
Was a handy carrier at bull ring market also a flower stool her name was nellie
Just wonder If any 1 knew her or off her
I would like to know if any body can help
When she retired from there
She passed away 1964
Thank you

townie

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Re: Handy carrier at bull ring
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 10:56:24 AM »

Morning a.blong I have read lots about the lady who sold 'Andy Carriers' lived in Balsall Heath in an alley off Wenman Street,  officially called 'Mount Pleasant' but know locally as the 'Glory Hole. A lot of people say she was blind and a lot say she wasn't so until we find someone who actually knew her and has passed the information down we shall never know. By the way there was no H in andy carrier  ;D .


Apparently from what I have read there was a record made in 1980 that says the carrier bag was blind I will try and find the lyrics. 
Was it a vision, or a waking dream?

a.blong

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Re: Handy carrier at bull ring
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 11:21:16 AM »
Hi
My mistake it was spell check put the H lol
No she wasn't blind I know from my family
They said she was on steps shouting out Andy carries come and get out Andy carries my auntie the other day was telling me
You could here her a milie away hahahah
Not saying my family  have big mouths hahahah
Also she was known as Mrs silk

townie

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Re: Handy carrier at bull ring
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 11:32:41 AM »

Well I cant find the lyrics ive looked everywhere. But if you have a record played the 7'' single is for sale on Ebay


Malcolm Stent. Saturday Night in The Bull Ring (Messing About on River) 7" Single


4.49 plus 1.50 postage.
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roy one

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Re: Handy carrier at bull ring
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 12:39:58 PM »

there is a topic on this forum about the handy carrier it can be found by clicking this link below


www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=11275.154
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Re: Handy carrier at bull ring
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 10:47:13 PM »
a.blong I do remember your grandmother in the Bull Ring. I remember an old lady in a long rain Mac. She word a scarf and shouted handy carrier. I was only a nipper at that time, but I do remember her  O0

a.blong

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Re: Handy carrier at bull ring
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 09:03:35 AM »

hiya everyone
Roy one , townie
hope your all well ... so been so long x
I was wondering if any of you have any photos of  field head road Birmingham....
back in the 70s or 80s
my nanny Ada used to live there with her partner it was his house .... its a long story  don't want to bore you 
hope to here from you real soon
Mandy O0 

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Re: Handy carrier at bull ring
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 09:34:25 AM »






hi would this be the one your after
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Re: Handy carrier at bull ring
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2017, 09:54:16 AM »

Good morning a.blong I think Roy has come up with the goods. As its only like a small grove I wouldn't have thought many photos were taken but never say never i'll keep looking.
townie.
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a.blong

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Re: Handy carrier at bull ring
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2017, 09:55:27 AM »

hiya


I see that one on google early hours , just wondering if there were any old ones  around about  70s 80s
I remember the little green , but the houses , they were old ,


mandy  :)

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Re: Handy carrier at bull ring
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2017, 09:57:06 AM »

hiya


if any one knows  which was number 31