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Phil

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« Reply #44 on: September 19, 2008, 11:20:14 AM »
Jasper

I went over there to give the lads the benefit of my experience, all I got was the usual advice which was "boss why don't you [censored] off and leave it to us". So it didn't keep me in work.

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2008, 03:27:39 PM »
deebee

A couple more photo's for your album, The Odeon on the day it opened 22nd of July 1935 and the other is of The Golden Hind pub, all I know of that is that it was on Kingstanding Rd. Is it still there?  I heard that the Odeon is a banqueting suite now.

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« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2008, 03:47:01 PM »
 I do remember a shop called Knight's where they had a bike & Model shop
it's where I used to buy all my model aircraft from a great shop they did not have "Airfix" then, they (aircraft" were made of balsa wood.
Who remember "Wheelocks" on the kings road Beggars bush/the Mustard colourde shop he used to ride the "wall of Death" when they had fairs there Oh Memories, they are all coming back

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #47 on: September 19, 2008, 04:09:20 PM »
Looks like I forgot to add the photo's to my last post, Senility is attacking with full force today.  Here they are, late but good.

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« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2008, 07:14:58 PM »
Hi Phil
That's the same picture of the Odeon that I have,
 Went there regulary when i lived in K'standing
also the Mayfair Cinema on College Rd
 Don't know now what the Odeon is used for
Having lived in Tamworth 40years, I rarely visit the old place

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2008, 09:08:14 PM »
Morena all,
                   The Golden hind,   1953 Coronation Night, one had had to book
there to get in,  it as you may remember poured all day.The place rocked!!
The place smelt of wet raincoats, hot bodies,different perfumes,booze
of course,   and a wonderful night was had by about 1000 patrons,I say that
cos people came and went in various degrees of soberness..  everyone
celebrating Elizabeth coming to Rule Brittania    ( or something)

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2008, 11:46:19 PM »
Jasper,

In 1953 I was six, all I was worried about was getting enough jelly to eat at the street party and getting my fair share of the sweet ration.

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #51 on: October 10, 2008, 02:19:15 PM »
Hi Phil
That's the same picture of the Odeon that I have,
 Went there regulary when i lived in K'standing
also the Mayfair Cinema on College Rd
 Don't know now what the Odeon is used for
Having lived in Tamworth 40years, I rarely visit the old place

Hello Deebee,last I heard the Odeon at Kingstanding circle was a bingo hall,still is as far as I know.The Bates you knew in Parkeston Crescent,were some of them named Iris,Bernard,Ted,Jack,Louie?
If so I knew them too. :)

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« Reply #52 on: October 10, 2008, 06:54:29 PM »
 Hello "flying chicken"
yes, I was in the same class as Bernard at Dulwich rd senior boy's school,
 Did not know of the rest of the family,are you in t5he same age as Bernard? if so we may know of each other???

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« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2008, 07:59:19 PM »
Hi to everyone, i have only just joined and would like to intruduce myself-my name is Paul and i live in Kingstanding and have done for most of my life(40 years) or so. If anyone has any questions about the area, then please ask and if i can help i will.Paul.

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Re: Kingstanding
« Reply #54 on: October 26, 2008, 08:17:20 PM »
Hi krytonlister

Welcome to the forum, I take it that you are a Red Dwarf fan. Still all kind are welcomed here ;D

Settle in and enjoy yourself, but I think most of the questions you will get asked about Kingstanding will be about before you were born, being as we are mostly pensioners on here. You have got to watch the two old women Chessy and Rosalita they are very partial yo a bit of young stuff.  ::) Watch out for that moderator Roy Ben hes as hot as a poker. Say the least thing out of line and he will be on you like a ton of bricks. :-\

I hope you realise I am only joking.

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