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« Reply #418 on: February 11, 2010, 07:00:04 PM »
Oh wow! that picture is brills phil we were on the 5th floor I can see my bosses office from that pic ;D it's the back of the building overlooking Moore St station where we parked the cars. We never went into the Outrigger, but I think the caretaker of the building did. I can't remember the tax office being there, maybe it was later after we moved to Five Ways Tricorn House.  I remember the bombings over at the Tavern and Roundabout pubs :-[ it was very grim and upsetting seeing all that.  Hello Jaykay, crikey I never gave it a second thought  how the maintenance was carried out on the S sign it must have been a bit scary up there :)   

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« Reply #419 on: April 19, 2010, 01:40:19 AM »
Was just reading a thread about the rag & bone men, I remember them coming round in the 70's, I remember my Dad telling me that when he was young he swapped his best coat (Sunday best!) for a couple of eggs! he was convinced they would hatch!! My nan apparently had a right game getting the coat back!


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« Reply #420 on: April 23, 2010, 07:51:46 PM »
 ::) remembers the rag and bone man. I always wanted a goldfish :-[ but had to have a windmill on a stick everytime ;D

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« Reply #421 on: April 24, 2010, 11:34:55 AM »
I remember the rag&bone men in small heath in the 70s
taking there loads up to raggy allens yard

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Re: down memory lane in birmingham
« Reply #422 on: June 18, 2010, 08:15:49 PM »
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Here are some photos of Abbey St Hockley for you. They date from the 50's & 60's I believe.
 
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Re: down memory lane in birmingham
« Reply #423 on: June 18, 2010, 08:17:54 PM »
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Just to refresh your memory, is this the building that you remember in the Bull Ring. The old bombed out Market Hall.
 
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« Reply #424 on: June 18, 2010, 08:29:35 PM »
oh!! phil the photos of abbey street are brill we were there in the early 60s where the vauxhall is on the first one there was a garage ,on the last one we lived around where the car is on the left it was a slum really but you know although it was hard we had fun too  ;)
 
as for the market not sure !!
could have been before it was bombed
not sure hun :-\ 
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« Reply #425 on: June 18, 2010, 08:36:59 PM »
sorry just saw the garage is on the photo lol!!
such a blast from the past x
dont suppose you have any of bellis street ladywood do you?
its such fun delving back into places we lived my grans family lived around the lodge road winson green area ,i can remember handsworth when it was quite posh !
these photos are so lovely we do family tree and they would fit with that so well thanks phil really appreciate it hunx
 
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« Reply #426 on: June 18, 2010, 09:26:51 PM »
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Have a look at these, are they what you are looking for.
 
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« Reply #427 on: June 18, 2010, 09:42:15 PM »
i dont believe it phil!! :o
the one with alfredos fish shop.where the kids are was our house !!!how strange is that ?
youll never know hun how excited i am about these photos,it brings it all back and so good to be able to show our kids thank you so much hun O0 O0
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« Reply #428 on: June 19, 2010, 08:51:09 AM »
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I'm glad that these photos are bringing you so much joy. It's strange how we can look back at these hard times with so much happiness. Perhaps it is because in reality it shows just how much we have moved on.
 
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