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Peg Monkey

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #341 on: November 17, 2018, 04:26:58 PM »
Hawthorne Rd, Kingstanding - My mom put her free bus pass to good use when she lived on the Lyndhurst Estate, Erdington: Walsall, Lichfield, West Bromwich and sometimes closer to home: Hawthorne Rd, not sure why but that was a regular destination - I know it was easy to get to: she got the 28 junction Chester Rd and Sutton Rd (near the Yenton) and that took her straight there.  I remember Hawthorne Rd for another reason: past my driving test (1967) at the the nearby Driving Test Centre - life changed after that. O0
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P.S. Shortly after that got my first set of 4 wheels - Ford 100E Van - remember them? 3 gears, no synchro on 1st, rear door windows like Post Box slits, windscreen wipers that only worked when you were at a standstill - fantastic! - mine had one additional feature: bit of a lottery if the brakes worked properly or not. :-\

Peg Monkey

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #342 on: November 17, 2018, 06:09:17 PM »
The King's Standing - Charles I stayed at Aston Hall before the review of his army - I wonder why not with a closer Royalist Family - Vesey? (Bishop Vesey (of Bishop Vesey Grammar School fame) was given Sutton Park for services to the crown by Henry VIII).
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Bren

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #343 on: December 31, 2018, 12:49:43 AM »

My mom was from Brockwell Road and my dad was from Aylesbury Crescent (Erdington)

My mother, Pauline Harris, was in St John's First Aid when she was 16.  This is a group photo from 1949.  I wonder if you recognize anyone?  Mom is the tall good-looking brunette ... second from left in the back row.

Peg Monkey

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #344 on: January 11, 2019, 07:51:14 AM »
Where can you get a loaf, some milk, 1/2 doz eggs and get to see a unique architectural feature? - Co-Op in Kingstanding Rd. The building has a vaulted roof of Geodesic Design, a unique method of roof construction that requires no additional supports once completed, giving a completely open roof space. This method of construction can be used for an arched or domed roof.
So why is it not more popular? I can't say for sure ('cos I'm not an architect sort) but it's probably confined to roofing over simple rectangular a square spaces.
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P.S. I hope the Co-Op hasn't fallen victim to the developer's bulldozer, I haven't been that way for sometime.