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Andy Capp

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Re: CHARACTERS IN THE BULLRING
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2009, 02:19:14 PM »
HI PHIL
TALKING ABOUT THOSE PIES ALEX SOLD THEY WERE FLEUR DE LEY PIES BAKED AT THEY BACK OF A PUB NEAR WARWICK. THEY WERE SO POPULAR THEY WERE SOLD TO ONE OF THE BIG FIRMS BUT THEY WERE NEVER QUITE SAME ONCE THEY STARTED BAKING THEM. THEY LOST THAT HOMEMADE TOUCH. BUT IF YOU WONT TO EXPAND THAT WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.
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Re: CHARACTERS IN THE BULLRING
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2009, 02:23:31 PM »
The pub is called the Fleur De Ley at Lowsenford.

It is still there,mainly a restaurant now,nice trip out,by the canal.

I can remember going out there on Saturday evenings,having a pie and a drink. :)

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Re: CHARACTERS IN THE BULLRING
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2009, 02:34:37 PM »
Andy

Its so true. you get a good idea start to market it and build up a good customer base. What happens the big guys move in, make your life a misery until you sell out and then start cutting corners.

The product looses its appeal, and the customer base dries up. Finally the product disappears from the market.

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Andy Capp

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Re: CHARACTERS IN THE BULLRING
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2009, 03:02:59 PM »
HI ALL
I REMEMBER GOING TO A WIMPY BAR IN THE LATE 1950S OR EARLY 1960S. WHERE SMALLBROOK RINGWAY IS NOW NOT TO SURE IF IT HAD BEEN REDEVELOPED OR IT WAS STILL SMALLBROOK STREET AT TIME. IT WAS GREAT NO MACDONALDS ABOUT THEN.
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Re: CHARACTERS IN THE BULLRING
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2009, 03:14:39 PM »
THE GOOD OLD WIMPY BAR

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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2009, 07:05:03 PM »
HI ALL
REMEMBER THE MILK BAR  BY THE ODEON CINEMA. A GGOD PHOTO RESIZER IS PICASA 2.
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Re: CHARACTERS IN THE BULLRING
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2009, 07:32:42 PM »
Andy,

The Kardomah on Snow Hill was the one the women always used to go on about. I never rated it much myself. I always preferred the Municipal Restaurant in Worcester St at the back of the market. Plain simple meals, but cheap and good.

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Re: CHARACTERS IN THE BULLRING
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2009, 07:44:51 PM »
Do Wimpy Bars and Little Chefs still exist in UK?

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« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2009, 11:03:26 PM »
HI ALL
YES THE WIMPY BARS ARE STILL ABOUT I WAS ON HOLIDAY LAST YEAR & THERE WAS ONE IN THE TOWN THERE. THEY'RE NOT IN THE GREAT NUMBERS THAT WERE ABOUT YEARS AGO. ANDY CAPP

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Re: CHARACTERS IN THE BULLRING
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2009, 11:40:34 PM »
Thanks Andy.

Does anyone know if Little Chef still exists?

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Re: CHARACTERS IN THE BULLRING
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2009, 10:17:07 AM »
The last Wimpy Bar I ever heard of in Birmingham was at the Silver Blades ice Ring in Pershore Street.

The last one I ever used was at the top of New Street, I used to use it after taking a new girls on a first date to the Odeon. After the first date it was the local flea pit and fish & chips or a burger.

Anybody remember the all night film shows at the Odeon on Friday nights. they were another regular call of mine.

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