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JudithM

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Re: Bull Ring Photos
« Reply #275 on: June 12, 2017, 01:29:47 PM »
A nice photo of the Bull Ring






And that would be the bus I'd get from Solihull  ;D
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« Reply #276 on: June 12, 2017, 08:19:24 PM »

Inside the Old Bull Ring


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« Reply #277 on: July 19, 2017, 06:53:22 PM »

Did you have your hair cut here?


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jamesm

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« Reply #278 on: July 19, 2017, 06:59:55 PM »
Many times. I worked on one of the stalls in the outdoor market in the 70s and often had my hair cut in there. Only used female stylists if I remember rightly Never paid the full price, always got a "staff discount" ;) Also used to use the Continental Hairdressers in the indoor market (Was it called Tonis?)

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« Reply #279 on: July 19, 2017, 10:09:10 PM »
Hi jamesm was that Italian hair dressers by the bus station in the market if so I also used that, always felt special when you come out.
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« Reply #280 on: July 20, 2017, 07:13:43 AM »
Yes, that's the one. Not only could you read the newspaper whilst you  were waiting, as in most hairdressers, but there was always a selection of "men's magazines" to peruse as well ;D ;D  Used to have the works then, shampoo, blow wave etc. nowadays it's just a quick No 2 all over. :(

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« Reply #281 on: July 20, 2017, 10:20:03 AM »
jamesm You say you worked in the market in the 70s, I also worked on the market in the early 70s selling shirts. The chap I worked for was named John Glover I remember his name as he was a puff and there weren't many around then, well there was but I think they kept it quite. Also had a mate on the market named Dobin obviously not his real name but that is what he was known as. Don't know if you knew any of these? also a chap named Eric who sold the bone china. Happy days. 
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jamesm

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« Reply #282 on: July 20, 2017, 01:08:42 PM »
Hi Townie, I'm sorry but those names don't ring a bell but then it was a long time ago. Thinking back it was the late 60s when I was there. I started working for a friend's dad just on a Saturday from about 1964 till about 66. Whilst I was waiting for my exam results after I had left school he gave me a full time job. This was only meant to be a temporary arrangement but somehow it turned into about another 3 years. His name was Sid Hart and he sold fruit. He had two sons who worked the market, Sid jnr and Paul. I knew Paul from junior school and that's how I got to work for his Dad. Truly were Happy Days.

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« Reply #283 on: July 20, 2017, 05:27:16 PM »
Nice to see old photos. Are the buses still the cream and blue color?

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« Reply #284 on: July 20, 2017, 05:57:14 PM »
Capps

Not really they are pretty well multi coloured now, though there are still some around with the old livery. Take a look at this site there are quite a few images of West Midlands buses on it.

http://wmbusphotos.com/NXWM/4001-4224/4017.html
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« Reply #285 on: July 20, 2017, 06:28:57 PM »
Thanks for the link.