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Edmund Fifield

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« Reply #3707 on: September 28, 2017, 06:55:32 PM »
Nice to hear from someone who lived around the area at our time ,Gardener Gerald came from the area at the same time as me ,sometimes I wonder if we ever met in our childhood,take care edmund

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« Reply #3708 on: September 28, 2017, 07:39:06 PM »
Hi Phil , it was never a shop
It was just passed Pickfords a wide opening you went
To the kitchen door round the back I . E  ilegal betting
I believe he may have converted the front room
When betting became legal but not certain




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« Reply #3709 on: September 28, 2017, 11:22:32 PM »
It's true Whitty you went up the alley in through the back gate and knocked the kitchen door to place your bet,did it 100s of times

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« Reply #3710 on: September 29, 2017, 09:54:49 AM »
Do you remember the rearof Marsdens if you turned left behind the houses
The path went up And came out further up the street
Half way up there was a green shed in the garden
We used to buy ice creams & later in the year toffee apples
I think it was something to do with the Barnard family
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« Reply #3711 on: September 29, 2017, 11:09:25 AM »
Whitty I think think this came after we had left,Ithink rationing was still on when we left in 49,I remember the alley way with the gardens ,about the :3 or4 house up lived 2brothers Ray and Kieth West used to play with them a lot.Opposite our house livedTommy Frier and 2 doors up were Kieth and Bobby  Bowden and next door wasDickie Ward .God you've bought back some memories of that era..Good tho.take care edmund

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« Reply #3712 on: September 29, 2017, 11:16:59 AM »
We're the Duffields still living up the Alley way opposite your house,Fred was big friends with my uncle Horace Round who Owend RTPcrisps down Saltley road,

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« Reply #3713 on: September 29, 2017, 11:50:55 AM »
The names you have mentioned I now them
They knocked around with our next door neighbours
The Pughs , my sis Mavis on her 60th suprise birthday
22 years ago a lot of them was there it was great seeing so many
Old end faces , from this party everyone agreed it was to good to let it drop
Hence the VAUXHALL REUNION the mainstay was the woman led by
Anne Herbet  nee Southey later to be taken on by Brian Round
The Duffields oak cottages Fred used to go to the dog racing with Horace , moss there son was my best mate sadly died in 2003 age 60
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« Reply #3714 on: September 29, 2017, 02:17:25 PM »
Hello Whitty
We have got a bit confused along the line. I wish I was younger than you and your brother.
I was teaching in 1962.
Best wishes
Gerald.

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« Reply #3715 on: September 29, 2017, 02:55:30 PM »
Gerald we 'all wish we where younger  O0
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« Reply #3716 on: October 02, 2017, 11:22:23 AM »
My father (John Dobson) and his brother (Clive Dobson) attended Eliot Street late possibly late 40's to circa 1958, i'm trying to obtain some class photos of them but haven't had any success yet. I was hoping some one on this forum might be able to help or advise me on where to look.

They lived on Malvern Hill Road with my Nan (Mavis Dobson) and Grandad (Bill Dobson), Nan worked at Loxton Street School in the kitchens and Grandad on the trains. Again would be interested in seeing some photos of Malvern Hill Road in the 50's.

They moved to Erdington in 1958 to the Lyndhurst when it was a brand new estate and lived on Wilmot Drive.

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« Reply #3717 on: October 02, 2017, 11:40:13 AM »
Hi CJD

Welcome to the forum, I'm afraid I've never heard of a source for old school photos, and I'm sure if you come across one there would be plenty of people interested on your findings, I would for one.


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I just noted elsewhere that you were also asking for a photo of Malvern Hill Road from the 50's, I'm adding this rather poor one now.
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