Author Topic: Kingstanding  (Read 98348 times)

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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