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deebee

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2008, 07:33:20 PM »
Hi demoned2
sorry I did not know of the Giblin,s family although I knew quite a few from that end (lower house#s) a few I recall are [censored], Bates, Thompsom,Greening,Thornton, Andrews, they come to mind.

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2008, 12:23:42 AM »
how about the heys family,daniel heys,

deebee

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2008, 09:30:04 AM »
sorry mate,
I did leave the area round about 1965

Phil

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2008, 10:47:26 AM »
Being just a poor urchin from the streets of Nechells and Balsall Heath, we were not allowed in such posh places as Kingstanding. Consequently I know little of the district.

I have little knowledge of the location of these photo's, but they may serve to stir the memories of those that do.

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deebee

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2008, 07:28:37 PM »
Phil,
you,llnever know what you missed,great place to live in,your pics are lovelyspecially liked the one showig the Odeon cinems that central island used to have railings around it but were taken for scrap in WW2 Then on the left of the picture is the Kingstanding pub before it was re-furbished
I have some pics of Kingstanding which I will send when I know how how to do so
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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2008, 08:18:10 PM »
 This McDonalds,used to be the college arms
wonder if any of you rember the murder commited there in the late 60s where a bar man was stabbed

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2008, 08:32:55 PM »
hi my fathers second home was the collage arms,he spent more time there than at home, , we lived in twickenham road,just off collage road, kingstanding

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2008, 09:40:16 PM »
deebee

You mentioned the railings at the  circle being removed during the war, here's a picture of them being reinstated in 1952.

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2008, 09:45:56 PM »
Thanks Phil,
I did hear that they had been reinstated,but have not seen then since nice picture noy before  time Eh?
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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #42 on: September 19, 2008, 09:54:17 AM »
deebee

The only memory I have of Kingstanding is demolishing the old Circle community centre inside the new one as they built it around the old one. A complicated and labour intensive job, as I remember it.

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #43 on: September 19, 2008, 10:01:14 AM »
Suppose it kept some body in work eh