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Re: Balsall Heath Memories 50's and 60's
« Reply #891 on: July 28, 2020, 07:10:03 PM »
In 1956-7 I lived in Melrose Avenue off Woodfield road. I went to Clifton Rd school and will always remember a classmate called Teddy Bishop who had the distinction of being the only Aston Villa fan in a class of blue noses. Another friend I had went by the unusual name of Alan Allen.

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« Reply #892 on: July 29, 2020, 11:20:29 AM »
Banjo,
What years where you at Clifton rd school I attended from 1948 to 1954.
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« Reply #893 on: August 01, 2020, 12:45:37 AM »
Frederick,
I was there 1954-56 and the only teacher's class I remember being in was Mr White's class.

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« Reply #894 on: August 01, 2020, 10:28:54 AM »
I went onto Dennis rd scondry school where did you go on to.
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« Reply #895 on: August 01, 2020, 02:56:34 PM »
Hi Frederick, I had a complicated childhood. When I first went to Clifton Rd school I was living in Leamington Rd. I was then moved to Lozells and went to Lozells school for a couple of months. When I returned to Clifton Rd school I was then living in Melrose Ave off Woodfield Rd. Before I was due to go to Dennis Rd school in 1957 I was taken to live in Hamstead and ended up going to Churchfields Comprehensive in West Bromwich. So, my time in Balsall Heath only covers about 3 years but, I have so many good memories of it.

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« Reply #896 on: August 01, 2020, 03:31:08 PM »
Hi Banjo,
Small world I also lived in Leamington rd at number 58 three doors up from the little shop. I lived there all my life until I got married at Neely 25. What number did you live at. The time you lived in Leamington rd 1954 I was 11 years old.
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« Reply #897 on: August 01, 2020, 05:29:35 PM »
I lived at No 69 which was one of the three storey houses on the other side of the road. I lived two doors down from the Hobdays, Larry being one of my friends. My best friend was David Jones who lived at No 55. I remember going round the back of the shop to a house about three/four doors up to watch their tv as we didn't have one. It may have been your house but, I was about 8/9yrs old then and may have had different friends. Memories of playing on the bomb peck between Leamington Rd & Brunswick Rd, going to the Olympia or the Carlton every week, the lady who sold shoes from her front room at No 61 and kids putting on a show in the entry of the shop one time.

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« Reply #898 on: August 02, 2020, 04:12:45 PM »
Remember Dennis Hobday his mother had a gater on her neck Mr Shepard wear you had your shows off lived oppersite us they were one of the only people with a car in the road. The house with the TV would that have been the Sheldon's my cousins.
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