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Re: What we did as teenagers in Brum
« Reply #99 on: April 23, 2011, 11:38:05 PM »
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Being turned away from the Garry Owen for being drunk, that must be a first. I have crawled in there some nights.  As you say it was probably later in years when the police were starting their crackdown on the club. By then it had got too tame and I had moved on to other pastures.

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Hi how about the cateswell barracks did none of you go dancing there on i think it was Saterday nights we would go into the horseshoe pub before going into the dance as they did not allow beer in there but we all ways had a good night. alan

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Re: What we did as teenagers in Brum
« Reply #100 on: April 24, 2011, 09:34:13 AM »
Talking about wild behavior, I once took a coach party of Littlewoods store girls to RAF Gaydon for a dance/get together with the RAF lads, and I always thought lads were crazy/wild.
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Re: What we did as teenagers in Brum
« Reply #101 on: April 24, 2011, 05:24:05 PM »
Hi Val - I used to go to the Casino in my lunch hour as well.  I worked at the other end of Corporation Street and loved the lunch hour dancing!  I never told my Mom I went to the Casino as I guess she wouldn't have been too pleased as I was only 16.  I was forbidden also to go to the Tower Ballroom but that didn't stop me!  Later on the Locarno was the place to go on a Saturday, but I did spend a lot of time in the upstairs Tudor Bar as well!
 
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Re: What we did as teenagers in Brum
« Reply #102 on: April 25, 2011, 07:17:11 PM »
Hi Judy
 
It's not you going to the Casino that your mother was worried about, but what you got up to with those Teddy Boys. I'll say nothing about the Lorcano because I used to go there, which probably means you were in worse danger.
 
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Re: What we did as teenagers in Brum
« Reply #103 on: April 26, 2011, 03:13:34 AM »
I never did anything in Brum as a teenager. My father was very strict and as I was the oldest of his children, I had to break the mold for my younger siblings. So I don't think I went anywhere really that wasn't completely supervised.
 
At age 20 though, I broke through all his restrictions, had my own place by age 21, left Brum at age 23, and left England at age 25. I always wished I had had some freedom when I was a teenager. I always felt I missed out on a lot and it would have been nice to be trusted.

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Re: What we did as teenagers in Brum
« Reply #104 on: April 29, 2011, 05:29:03 PM »
Hey Phil!   You weren't one of those Teddy Boys were you?  I might have known you!!
 
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Re: What we did as teenagers in Brum
« Reply #105 on: April 29, 2011, 09:15:39 PM »
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No sadly I never used the Casino where all the Ted's hung out, its possible we might have crossed paths in the Locarno Bali Hai Bar in the Locarno. Though I didn't use it that much I found the local dances at the local boozers to be much more fulfilling if you understand what I mean.
 
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Re: What we did as teenagers in Brum
« Reply #106 on: May 03, 2011, 10:53:09 PM »
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Just read your reply No 36 mentioning the Old Moseley Arms, and Don Marlow. My Dad, Howard Dennis, was very well known in the "Old Mo" as he went there at least 3 - 4 times a week in the 50's and was also great friends with the landlord. I used to sit on the stairs in the passageway on Sundays (when we came back from Dad's allotment in Russell Rd) with Don's daughter and play with the different coloured bottle-tops. Dad was a great darts player.

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Re: What we did as teenagers in Brum
« Reply #107 on: May 04, 2011, 09:12:09 AM »
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Although I knew Don Marlow and his wife and daughter whilst they were at the Old Mo it was years later after his accident and he had to give up the pub and he became Personnel Manager for Smarts the meat people at Redditch and the Secretary of the Brunswick Club that I knew him.
 
We became great friends for many years, sadly I went to his wifes funeral first and then a few years later his. Don was a very good man and a great publican in his time. I don't think he had an enemy in the world, and he is sadly missed by those that knew him.
 
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