Author Topic: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.  (Read 934620 times)

GardenGerald

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Re: Nechells, Vauxhall, Duddeston & Saltley, 40's, 50's & 60's.
« Reply #3696 on: September 28, 2017, 01:26:18 PM »
Hello Whitty
I was conceived at 62 Cathcart Street, born in 47, Cathcart Street and after a bombing raid was adopted by my new Mom and Dad at
59 Cathcart Street. They were great parents to me and I wish they were alive today.
My new Dad went to Loxton Street school and left in 1899. I followed in his footsteps and did all my schooling at Locco.
Metalwork was at Windsor Street.
After the war I had 1 Grandparent and my Grandad lived in Spooner Street.
When I started school I was 1 of 5 children with new parents. I have always enjoyed life and what will be will be.
What Senior school did you go to.
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« Reply #3697 on: September 28, 2017, 01:44:07 PM »
Hi Gerald, i went to Windsor St  infants & junior school
Loxton St seniors from 1954 to 1958
Metal work at Windsor St first year 1955
I believed that the teacher left & never had metal work again
You are younger than myself so surprised that you did metal work O0
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« Reply #3698 on: September 28, 2017, 01:49:27 PM »
Her Gerald , my brother Terry was born in 1947 so was at Locco
The same time as yourself in the A stream :D
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« Reply #3699 on: September 28, 2017, 01:50:02 PM »
Hi Gerald , my brother Terry was born in 1947 so was at Locco
The same time as yourself in the A stream :D
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« Reply #3700 on: September 28, 2017, 02:25:04 PM »
Whitty spent many a happy hour train spotting there and under the bridge when it was raining,,in Dolman St about 4-5 houses up on the right were 2 people I called Aunt and uncle named Bert and Dolly used to go there quite a lot between46-49 .just about5 more door up was what we called  a Double knac which went through past our house into Inkerman St.

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« Reply #3701 on: September 28, 2017, 03:51:38 PM »
Edmund now the double knac well used to use it
Marsden the bookmakers was opposite
And the Railway Club down towards Erskine St
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« Reply #3702 on: September 28, 2017, 04:10:07 PM »
Whitty,when you went down the entry our house was on the right No183 ,we left in49to go and live in Kitts Green

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« Reply #3703 on: September 28, 2017, 04:32:16 PM »
When I used it was quite a while after you left
What a eye opener moving to Tile X from the old end
We left Erskine St 1960/61 O0
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« Reply #3704 on: September 28, 2017, 04:43:51 PM »
Was Marsdensthe bookies still there in the 60s he must have been quite old or did his son take it over,Y mom and dad used to send me over every day with their little bets

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« Reply #3705 on: September 28, 2017, 05:09:05 PM »
I would have thought so , but don't think he would
Have stayed once people started to  move out
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« Reply #3706 on: September 28, 2017, 06:53:44 PM »
W Marsden Turf Accountants was located at 164 Inkerman Street, which was almost next door to pickfords shop and just short of the Railway Club. I lived quite close to this location and I have no memory of a bookies shop. As we didn't move to Inkerman Street from Francis Street until 1963 I had to consult the trade directory's and as bookie shops didn't become legal in the UK until 1961 the first entry I found was in the 1962 directory. There is also an entry in the 1963 directory, but as there are no further entries right up until the road was demolished in 1971 I have to assume that the shop closed in 1963.
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