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Edmund Fifield

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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #165 on: March 23, 2021, 01:59:31 PM »
Think I did hear it moved to Sheffield.Not sure though
Make every day a day to remember
Because this ain't no rehearsal
And you ain't coming back

Peg Monkey

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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #166 on: March 23, 2021, 07:20:04 PM »
I lived in Heaton St for the first 10 years of my life: 1949-59: There were a lot more traders in the street than I remember.
Does anyone know what a fried fish dealer was? It wasn't a fish & chip shop, the nearest one was on Key Hill, going rate in the early 50s for a bag of chips was 4.1/2d, then suddenly The Key Hill Fish & Chip Shop raised its price to 6d - there was outrage! >:(
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P.S. The South-West side of the road was the Icknield Street School side.

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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #167 on: March 26, 2021, 08:01:30 AM »
Horton10 - swing by the Industrial Birmingham Topic for a blast from the past...... O0 Link:
https://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=14299.msg685238#msg685238
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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #168 on: April 03, 2021, 08:42:47 PM »
Peg, what was the name.......
Your starter for 10.....when is it a definite advantage to have a Brummie accent?
Answer: When you are auditioning for a leading role in a TV comedy entitled The Choir, where the director is seeking a lad with a broad Brummie accent.....
Link: https://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12554.msg655287#msg655287
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Peg Monkey

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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #169 on: April 04, 2021, 02:01:38 PM »
Horton10 have you checked out The Flat Topic yet? O0
Link: https://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=14936.msg660402#msg660402
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P.S. I think it is Woolworths on the left, yes it is, I've just checked the shop plan.

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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #170 on: April 05, 2021, 04:32:02 PM »
Heaton St - Regularly on Sunday afternoons - early 1950s:  in the distance a Boys' Brigade Band could be heard marching along The Flat. Link: https://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=14936.msg762523#msg762523
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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #171 on: April 05, 2021, 04:44:16 PM »
1950s - The Palladium Cinema on Hockley Brook was just a 10 minute walk from my house in Heaton St - saw many a Saturday Matinee there O0 . Link: http://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=2327.msg679420#msg679420
If you didn't mind a short bus ride The Elite was a few minutes away from Hockley Brook, in the direction of Handsworth, and the sumptuous Regal a bit further on.
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