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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.
Was it a vision, or a waking dream?

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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countrylad

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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