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Telstar

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #55 on: October 29, 2008, 10:33:52 PM »
Hi roy ben, I replied to your post the other day and several others I received, but with the oul gargle I had 6 or 7 windows open looking on other sites and forgot to send them all off... And lost them all....

Bray is still a very popular place. It is still very much the same as in your day. It was one of the honeymooners destinations. I live two miles on the N11 from Bray. From Bray you can walk along the beach to Shankill which is the last village in South County Dublin. Bray is in County Wicklow and is the 4th largest town in Southern Ireland.

The North Wall has probably changed beyond recognition and so has all the docklands. There has been a lot of development all around there with a new tolled port tunnel, starting 3 - 400 hundred yards frum the River Liffey and goes under the whole of Fairview and comes out on the M1 Airport/ Belfast Rd.
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Phil

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« Reply #56 on: October 29, 2008, 10:59:55 PM »
I hate you....all of you...........All these lovely pictures of the places you know
and sweet fanny adams of Great Barr,  I think I,ll go and eat worms.Seeee

Jasper

What do you want to see of Great Barr, your word is my command.

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jasper14

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« Reply #57 on: October 29, 2008, 11:06:59 PM »
Phil you are a darling ( I think)
 Please have you anything of  Red House Park----High Bridges----Scott Arms
Tower Hill, I,ve got one of the Tower pub someplace (trustme to hold a pub)
 St Margaret School, it would be lovely, thank you in advance....

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« Reply #58 on: October 29, 2008, 11:11:34 PM »
Here a few pics of Bray from the air. Bray Head and the Sugar Loaf Mountain.
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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #59 on: October 29, 2008, 11:33:44 PM »
roy ben..... Bray Head and The Sugar Loaf Mountain.....
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« Reply #60 on: October 29, 2008, 11:40:42 PM »
Jasper

Make a start with these and I'll see what I can do tomorrow.

Phil
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jasper14

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #61 on: October 29, 2008, 11:52:09 PM »
Phil you,re a doll,  I,ll share Lotto with you when I win it!
You can just see me walking on the bridge,  thats the place I left the road one
foggy night and found myself up against a horse on the canal side.........
Right hand side of Tower Hill bridge was the Library, Red House Park why
is it called Handsworth park, part of it was in West Bromwich part in Aldridge
and the main gate in Great Barr, lovely days these,tennis, soft drinks(did,nt
have a licence).during the war the lawns got dug up and spuds grown there.
Dont know the family history but it was a treasure to relax in and watch th..
children play safely..thats my children...We got the bus there M Red.207
 Going back a long time,my Mum used to walk with pushchair from Old Church
to Redhouse Park once a week in the Summer,I,d be about 6 then.
Thank you very much again

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #62 on: October 30, 2008, 03:01:48 AM »
Come back please Jasper,

Those kiwi worms aren't a patch on the ones in Cannon Hill Park, and we'll ask Roy and Phil to send you some for Christmas if you just say the wor(m)d.

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #63 on: October 30, 2008, 03:41:02 AM »

Does Cannon Hill have......Kiwi Worms.................

Long thin slimey ones,,
Short fat juicy ones
Itsy bitsy fuzzy ones
That all  go"plop"into my tummy

If so   OKay

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #64 on: October 30, 2008, 01:07:50 PM »
Jasper,

I haven't ''drowned'' any for over 50 years, so you'd better off asking regular worm imbibers who live in brum

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #65 on: October 30, 2008, 09:22:44 PM »
Jasper

Still trying to find a photo of the school. Heres a couple more that you might remember.

Phil
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