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Edmund Fifield

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« Reply #3949 on: February 12, 2020, 03:12:39 PM »
Whitty.Sorry it's late just seen your post.Its the name of the poster.He lives in N Wales.
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« Reply #3950 on: March 01, 2020, 03:21:37 PM »
Anyone any pics of westmidland gas, red vans with the flame logo on them. please
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« Reply #3951 on: March 01, 2020, 05:23:52 PM »
I only remember blue & white anyone know when colour change please
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« Reply #3952 on: March 01, 2020, 05:50:50 PM »
They used to be blue stripes painted on then in the early 80s the painted lines were replaced with transfers the same colour. I used to do that job the paint job and a big gas transfer on the van sides.
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« Reply #3953 on: March 01, 2020, 07:03:14 PM »
Fred thanks for that do you recall them being red
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« Reply #3954 on: April 13, 2020, 12:29:48 PM »
I recall the Adderley Inn being known as the 3 Aís due to its location

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« Reply #3955 on: April 13, 2020, 12:39:11 PM »
I lived in a maisonette in Nechells. It was 36 Kelsey Close. I was wondering if anyone else on here lived in Kelsey Close or Howford Grove?

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« Reply #3956 on: April 13, 2020, 02:04:33 PM »
Welcome to you Cocky my sister Jean the Haddocks
Lived in Howford Grove she had 6 children sadly 
my sister & 4 children are no longer with us
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« Reply #3957 on: April 13, 2020, 02:50:09 PM »
Welcome to you Cocky my sister Jean the Haddocks
Lived in Howford Grove she had 6 children sadly 
my sister & 4 children are no longer with us


Great to hear from you and thanks for the info. I donít recall the name but sad to hear that news.
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« Reply #3958 on: April 28, 2020, 07:58:06 PM »
I moved into Melvina Road, it must have been 1953 or 1954 as my brother was born in the flat that we moved into,Christmas Day 1954.  I can remember playing on what we used to call the bombed building at the bottom of the road.  My sister and I went to Loxton Street school a very austere school, we both hated it.  We too used to sit on the wall outside of the flats watching the trains go by and we watched the very first diesel train go past, such an exciting time to us.  Mr, McNab the ice cream man on his bike.  The milkman with his horse and cart, such beautiful times, safe to play and go around without fear.  We used to walk up to watch the trains over the bridge and see them being turned on a big turntable there.  I was only 9 when we left, but can remember it all vividly.  Times when children really could be children and go and play safely.

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« Reply #3959 on: April 28, 2020, 09:04:57 PM »
Lovely story. Thanks for sharing.