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Re: Alum Rock Saltley. "Saltley Millionaire"
« Reply #693 on: September 24, 2018, 12:08:57 PM »
Hello Hilly 66,
It's some while since you requested info on the "Saltley Millionaire" song but I've only just come across your posting.
Hope I'm not too late.
I got the song from my father who's now 93 and I doubt can remember much if any of it.
I know the tune (I think It's correct) and if you want that I'll have to send it you as a voicemail.
The lyrics which I know are as follows but I don't think are complete so further enquiry would be needed there.


I'm a Saltley Millionaire and I haven't got a care, I'm a smasher, I'm a dasher I'm a Saltley Millionaire,
See the palm trees wavin', way down Summer Lane,
Every Saturday night when the moon shines bright, 
See the girls in the 'Salutation'. (Well know pub at the bottom of Snow Hill.)


No snow at 'Snow Hill'......


The subjects don't scan together that well so I think there's more but it's all I have I'm afraid. Please let me know if you find, or have found any more.


Cheers




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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #694 on: September 24, 2018, 05:05:15 PM »
hi fishface those words are from the famous song see the palm trees swaying way down summer lane...ive never heard it called the saltley millionaire hope this youtube of the entire song works..the introduction is by prof carl chinn and i believe it was written many years ago by a man who lived in brearley st which is off summer lane


lyn


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYDzaE6mHRk

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #695 on: September 24, 2018, 08:03:47 PM »
Thanks for that update Astoness. I could never understand the link between 'Snow Hill' and 'Saltley' but that partly explains it. Probably never find out now how the 2 parts came together. The tune to the words I gave are similar though but didn't recognise the remainder. Just goes to show how the generational passage of stories/songs etc gets altered over the years.


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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #696 on: September 24, 2018, 08:50:10 PM »
happy to help

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #697 on: November 19, 2018, 06:47:59 PM »
New to site. Re Copes, I remember the whole family as I had a Saturday job there when I was a teenager. Mr Cope was Harry Cope, if I remember correctly. I think his wife was Muriel, her sisterís name was Mary.
Harry and Muriel had two children, Maurice and Pamela. Maurice married Margaret.
My mum also worked there, originally as a cleaner but later as a sales assistant. During the war she worked at Days, the chemist on the corner.

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #698 on: May 05, 2019, 07:41:31 PM »
Hi Phil,


I don't know what the original use was of Norton Hall, but as an annex of St Saviours school it was certainly used a lot, it was the youth club from St Saviours church and the WI used it, I think if memory serves me right, there was a large air raid shelter in the grounds.
I am in touch with Brian Niblett who lived directly opposite it.
Regards daisy (Rita)
Hi,that air raid shelter was there when I was at Nansen and me and my cousin used to pluck up the courage to go inside on our way home from school.

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #699 on: May 05, 2019, 07:46:21 PM »
Has anyone got any pictures of Alum Rock Saltley Ralph Road or the gate saltley i lived there bewteen 1950
and 1980 does anyone remeber Albert Judd the Milkman or got memories of nansen Road Junior School 1958 to 1962 or any memories of the Morris Commercial Factory and Club
I went to Nansen infants and juniors.  I remember the deputy head, Miss Lucky and my favorite teacher was Mr. Hodgkinson. I walked up Ralph Road every day on my way to school. I lived in Ash Road.

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #700 on: June 06, 2019, 07:51:56 AM »
I and my four sisters went to Nansen Road school, me 1955 to 1961.  My wife went to Nansen Girls from 1962 to 1966.  I lived on the corner of Havelock Road, Linda lived in Herrick Road.  I remember  Christmas Eve at the Morris Commercial Club in 1954 and the boxing club in 1961. I worked at Gabriels chippy every night after school from 1964/5 and Linda and I met at Edmund Road Co-op Youth Club in 1965.  We got married at the Emmanuel Church in 1972 and she is sat beside me in bed now 47 years later - Alum Rockers were tough!  My wifeís nickname round the Rock was bossy boots; boy they got that right.


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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #701 on: June 06, 2019, 09:21:28 AM »
Hi Andrew


Welcome to the forum, I hope you manage to find some of your old friends through the forum. I the meantime here is a reminder of your youth.
Make Love Not War

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #702 on: June 26, 2019, 02:50:07 AM »
I seem to recall a Frank Tombs who was my dads uncle ...... same one maybe??? I should really do a family tree  :-[
I am a nephew of frank tombs my dad was allan tombs frank had the shop in alum rock

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Re: Alum Rock Saltley
« Reply #703 on: June 26, 2019, 09:29:12 AM »
The 'Tombs' I knew was a neighbour in Sandhurst Avenue.