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howard

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staniforth street costa green
« on: December 22, 2011, 05:50:43 PM »
Hi everyone I grew up as a kid in Staniforth street but I have no photos of how it used to be in the sixties before all the old houses were demolished. Our was no 43 next to a shop run by Mr + Mrs short that sold food and was a tiny cafe too. At the back of our house a Mr Smith had a little business making exhaust pipes for motorbikes I think. I would be really grateful if anyone has any old photos of this street. Cheers from Nuala.

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Re: staniforth street costa green
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011, 05:58:45 PM »
Hi Howard
 
Welcome to the forum, I think you will find photos of Staniforth St in short supply as other have asked before. I was able to come up with one very old one that you can find at post #44 on this thread,
 
http://www.birminghamforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,3327.22.html
 
You might also find some discussion of the area.
 
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howard

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Re: staniforth street costa green
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011, 06:08:20 PM »
Thanks Phil I am very surprised there are some pics, cheers.

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Re: staniforth street costa green
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2014, 09:46:49 AM »
Hi nuala I lived in staniforth st opposite tom,s café and I think you lived next door to the café my mom worked with Ida in the café and I had friends called the howards we was the dennis ,s we lived at 82 I remember smiths at the back of café hope you get back to me 

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Re: staniforth street costa green
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2014, 10:29:38 AM »
Hi Dekcon,

Welcome to the forum, unfortunately howard (nuala) hasn't visited the site since 2011, but as he is still a member and has access to the site there is no reason why he might not reply. Since his last post was made I have come across another photo of Staniforth St, but I'm afraid that it does not show the café in question.
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Re: staniforth street costa green
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2014, 12:05:07 PM »
thanking you if you any other pics of staniforth st  would be grateful

Akatarawa

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Re: staniforth street costa green
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 08:49:58 AM »
When I saw Staniforth Street the memory cog wheels began to grind around slowly, was there a labour exchange or similar there ?  When I was an apprentice at Lucas in the 50s, I remember having to go somewhere to register for exemption from National Service.

On the other hand, I went to the CAT at Gosta Green, so that may be when I saw the name Staniforth Street.

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Re: staniforth street costa green
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 09:45:05 AM »
Akatarawa

Yes there was a labour exchange in Staniforth St, it was the last one I ever signed on at. Which must have been around 1966 and I used to get the princely sum of £4 per week. I think the building is still there still but it's student accommodation these days.
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Re: staniforth street costa green
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2014, 03:21:51 AM »
Thanks Phil. I may have been to that labour exchange more than once.  I think we had to confirm we were still apprenticed and get deferment each year.


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Re: staniforth street costa green
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2014, 03:08:23 PM »
hi my name is bridget howard and used to play with connie dennis lol


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Re: staniforth street costa green
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2014, 03:18:57 PM »
Hi Dekcon,

Welcome to the forum, unfortunately howard (nuala) hasn't visited the site since 2011, but as he is still a member and has access to the site there is no reason why he might not reply. Since his last post was made I have come across another photo of Staniforth St, but I'm afraid that it does not show the café in question.
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