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mike mancott

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #110 on: August 15, 2019, 09:08:24 PM »
Uncle Gerald, why don`t you make me walk the plank, and have done with it?

mike mancott

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #111 on: August 15, 2019, 09:09:58 PM »
This is becoming a dicky subject.

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #112 on: August 15, 2019, 09:18:05 PM »
Yes  it doesn't seem to have a lot to do with the topic does it? Perhaps it might be better moved to the Lounge.
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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #113 on: August 16, 2019, 06:39:44 PM »
Did you ever play crab football in your local youth centre? What a great game that was, wonder if the kids still play it. O0 
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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #114 on: August 17, 2019, 02:53:17 PM »
Hello Townie
Did you play Hog Tie. Two of you had a piece of tape and you had to tie your opponents legs together.
Play up at school and you had to sweep the Hall after school.
Cough or sneeze and get 6 strokes of the cane. I did when was I was 7.
I remember walking into the town, might have been Moor Street, and my Mom would grab my hand and hold me tight because of
bombed buildings and cellars full of water.
Ride on the Tram from The Train in Vauxhall to Ward End Park for half of one penny.
Waiting to see if we got a Christmas card on Christmas Day.
I was hopeing that Ed and I could write a book...THE VAUXHALL BOYS
Take care and mind the Horses
Gerald.

Edmund Fifield

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #115 on: August 17, 2019, 04:31:55 PM »
Townie,Half the kids today wouldn't even know what a Crab was ;D ;D
Make every day a day to remember
Because this ain't no rehearsal
And you ain't coming back

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #116 on: August 17, 2019, 05:06:36 PM »
Hello Ed
Did you go down to Adderley Park or the Brick Yard.
Where was St James Church. I think it got bombed. Another St James was
built at Hodge Hill.
Do you remember the women in Inkerman Street going to prison for Black Market Bacon.
Chat soon...Gerald.

mike mancott

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #117 on: August 17, 2019, 05:10:13 PM »
Uncle Gerald, my friend and I, short-trousered, clutching a halfpenny each, stuck our hands out as a Midland Red approached. This was inside the city boundary, where as you probably know, the agreement that BMMO had with BCT was that BMMO wouldn`t poach BCT`s passengers, which we as ten-year olds didn`t know about. We only wanted to travel one stop, about 300 yards, just for fun. Anyway, the Midland Red stopped and we got on. The conductor. being told where we wanted to get off, the next stop, called us all sorts of names, shouted to the passengers on the upper deck that he had two lazy so-and-so kids on the bus, and refused to stop the bus at the next stop. We had a long walk back, but none the worse for the experience, and still clutching our halfpennies.


Keep out of the `orseroad, Uncle Gerald,
Mike
 

mike mancott

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #118 on: August 17, 2019, 05:14:27 PM »
There was a St.Philips and St. James, quite a modern looking building, built on land between the back gardens of Ventnor Avenue and Hodge Hill Common. In its grounds there were apple trees, the fruit from which we used to poach, sometimes being chased by the vicar.

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #119 on: August 17, 2019, 06:01:39 PM »
Hello Mike
That is the Church I got married in. I was born in Cathcart Street, Vauxhall and was christened in a St James Church that was very close to
where I was born. I thought it was in Dollman Street but no record. I think I was the last child christened in the church before it was bombed.
The first St Philips and St James was made of metal sheets but has been replaced with a more modern building I believe.
Best wishes
Gerald.  Do not forget to return to the approved school on time tomorrow.

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #120 on: August 17, 2019, 11:41:29 PM »
OH Gerald,the mind Boggles at what went on in our youth.Wish I could remember it all.But it fades as time goes on.
Make every day a day to remember
Because this ain't no rehearsal
And you ain't coming back