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Phil

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #638 on: February 14, 2018, 04:21:05 PM »
Hi lindyloo
Not sure Iím doing this correctly as never joined a forum before , but here goes !
I was just reading your post re Oldacres to my mother . Before I could mention your motherís name , she said ĎJeaní . I was amazed
She asks if Jean is still alive and does she remember a friend of my motherís , Margaret Pitkin. I believe Margaret and your Mum were good friends . My motherís name , Dorothy Rose.
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Eliza


Hi Eliza


Welcome to the forum, firstly I have to tell you that Lindyloo only made 7 posts to the forum in August 2009 and hasn't posted again since then. Though there is nothing to say that she doesn't look in on the forum occasionally, so it is entirely possible that she or even someone else may pick upon your post.


Don't worry about making mistakes on the forum, we have all had to learn. One tip, when using the quote facility always make sure before you start typing that your cursor is below the last quote indicator.
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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #639 on: March 13, 2018, 11:41:36 PM »
I remember a west indian shop opposite the rock cinema in the 60's.I had a saturday job at the hairdresser's next door to it called The Beauty Box.i also had dance lessons at The Silver Slipper on alum rock road by The Brookhill,Jean Johnson was my dance teacher. :)

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #640 on: March 14, 2018, 11:00:45 AM »
Hello Bev, Welcome.
 I recall those shops you mention. The West Indian shop, was it the one that used to hang salt mackerel on the sunblind arms?
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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #641 on: April 08, 2018, 09:03:09 AM »
Hi Pat, Tony Underwood here, still practicing hard randori, am 72 end of month.

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #642 on: April 08, 2018, 09:09:01 AM »
Hi Pat Collins, Tony Underwood here, still practicing since 1963.

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« Reply #643 on: April 09, 2018, 09:53:10 PM »
Hi Pat Collins, I went to Morris Judo club, still practicing - Not sure if you are still on here? Tony Underwood.

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #644 on: July 10, 2018, 12:36:22 AM »
townie,
In the photo of the Diamand club you can see the original front wall of the old pub, and the club is built further back from the pavement.
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Thanks Fred but what I am trying to figure out is the Olive Branch building still standing]
That photo is the original Olive Branch, and still standing, we moved into our first house in Adderley road in 1977, the Olive Branch was my local. I worked at Tesco in Saltley, and i wolked past it everynight. The last Landlord i can remember was a irish man named john.

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #645 on: July 10, 2018, 11:17:08 AM »
Hi Tony


I don't think we have spoke before, so hello and welcome from me, If you look at the original images in the post that is mentioned you will see a photo of the original pub that was there before the one that stands there now was built on the spot. I would imagine the reason it stands back from the road is because they built the new pub behind the old one before demolishing the old one.


As for Tesco's that you mention in your other post, I don't think it was Tesco's when it first opened (though I may be wrong), this is what I commented about the store when I first mentioned it.


http://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=1513.msg313871#msg313871
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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #646 on: July 10, 2018, 11:59:12 AM »
Does anyone remember George who had the butcher shop opposite the Rock Picture House in the late40s,his assistant was nameLennie and had a Lisp.

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #647 on: July 10, 2018, 02:23:46 PM »
That would be George Lowe next door to the Village Tavern and directly opposite St Saviours school, I remember Lennie working there.


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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #648 on: July 10, 2018, 03:15:38 PM »
Daisy my mother loved his cuts of meat and sausage ,I had to go there 2times a week when we lived in Inkerman St,when we moved to Glebe Farm I still had to catch the 14 bus to go there for my mother with a note what she wanted that day and what she wanted on the other day.Good times O0 O0