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jasper14

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #66 on: October 30, 2008, 09:34:06 PM »
Phil thank you,
now I dont think I,m wrong but   far left out of picture just past Wrights Farm
is my first home as a Mrs............Doe Bank Lane.10 mins walk to top of the
Beacon, past the Donkey Farm, into Bridle Lane.....Brilliant again thanks
Never went to th Beeches....The Scott Arms or the Towers had the pleasure
of our gangs company....or th Crown and Cushion Perry Barr.. Oh those happ
days eh......the Church, I think thats St.Pauls,not sure.onWalsall Rd..

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #67 on: October 30, 2008, 09:45:12 PM »
Phil,
nice photos the one of Great Bar parish church looks like the steelple is alot older than the rest of the building.
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jasper14

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #68 on: October 30, 2008, 09:57:53 PM »

Phil, just looked it up,  St Pauls, Walsall Road was built 1892..Gt.Barr

I think St Margarets is way up the Birmingham Rd on the way to Walsall,have a feeling its in Chapel Lane just before the Golf Course...........
There is a large motel on the corner now B,ham Rd / Chapel lane
The church school is along the road a bit............

Phil

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2008, 10:03:53 PM »
Fred

That would be a little hard to do, put a new church under an old steeple. I have played a part in some strange jobs in my time, but that one I would like to see.

Jasper

Here's a few more. I know I have got a snap of St Margarets church and the Scott Arms. I'll look them out.

Phil
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jasper14

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2008, 10:11:54 PM »
Phil, once again memories, the Greasy spoon on the Balcony by the Cinema
lovely sausage sandwiches...dont ask the state of the kitchen..
I dont think any of this is still there..Remember years ago '75 there was a
Real Estate Agents office there not sure what else.........
If I remember right Langers and Mikey used that cafe

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« Reply #71 on: October 30, 2008, 10:26:31 PM »
Jasper

Last three for tonight. I'll if I can locate one of the school for tomorrow.

Phil
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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2008, 10:28:13 PM »
Phil, once again memories, the Greasy spoon on the Balcony by the Cinema
lovely sausage sandwiches. If I remember right Langers and Mikey used that cafe.

Yep, you're dead right there Jasper.

Here's a pic of me the last time I visited Barr Beacon in 1979 . . .

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2008, 10:36:22 PM »


Enlargement of dedication
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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2008, 11:47:13 PM »
Great Barr wasn't really Brum...it was ''out in the country''..... ;)

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #75 on: October 31, 2008, 03:44:44 AM »
Thats enough from you young man,
Great Barr was the Hub of the Universe.................to me........

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Re: remembering birmingham as a kid
« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2008, 07:39:34 AM »
The Towers Pub was diagonal from our house, went there in '88 and it had
had a thorough going over, much flasher than I remember, Lounge with deep
"leather" seats small glass top tables, nice carpet...Copies of ancient flags
on tall poles round the courtyard, looked much better than earlier days......
Scott Arms, to the left of picture was the entrance to the Crown Green
for the bowling club ,  lovely velvet grass not allowed on withut special shoes and that was in the 1950s.. still had lots of little rooms down flagstone corridors........