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Colinf

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Shops in alum rock
« on: November 05, 2017, 09:50:20 AM »
Does anyone remember the shops in alum rock ? Like fosters menswear . and at the top of tarry road on the corner opposite the petrol station was a jewellers called devaroes it then became a cb shop called crunchy frogs . their was also a off licence on the alum rock road called babbingtons owned by mrs babbington .. They was very good times indeed

Phil

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Re: Shops in alum rock
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 11:53:09 AM »
Hi Colinf

Have you looked in this thread,

http://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=1513.msg26318#msg26318

As I would imagine that most photos and reminisces about Alum Rock would already be posted there.
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harry hough

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Re: Shops in alum rock
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 05:55:42 PM »
Does anyone remember the shops in alum rock ? Like fosters menswear . and at the top of tarry road on the corner opposite the petrol station was a jewellers called devaroes it then became a cb shop called crunchy frogs . their was also a off licence on the alum rock road called babbingtons owned by mrs babbington .. They was very good times indeed

GardenGerald

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Re: Shops in alum rock
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 06:14:29 PM »
Hello Harry
I remember Fosters Menswear, bought a hat from there once. There were a few shops along there.
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townie

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Re: Shops in alum rock
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 06:28:39 PM »
I used to out with a girl that worked in Woolworth top of Alum Rock. We also used a café that was a little further down, spent all day on the pinball machines instead of doing Maths, English, Science and a lot more crap.
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Edmund Fifield

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Re: Shops in alum rock
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 02:44:43 PM »
Our football team used to meet in the cafe up from the Grand cinema every Sunday night ,then we would go to the Bullriing to have a go at the men on the soapboxes on about religion and such.This was 1956-7 .