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Phil

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Re: Describe Birmingham
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2012, 12:54:43 PM »
It's changed for the worst as far as I am concerned. We never had ghettoes when I was a kid in Brum. We had lovely parks where you could have picnics or hire a rowing boat ect. You could walk the streets and catch buses without fear of being mugged or robbed by drugged up lowlife thugs.  Not any more!!

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You are describing any city, town or village in the United kingdom not just Birmingham. Do you want to point out any city that is different?
 
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Re: Describe Birmingham
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2012, 04:04:28 PM »
There are lots of  nice towns and villages left Phil - the topic is Birmingham.
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Re: Describe Birmingham
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2012, 04:22:53 PM »
It's changed for the worst as far as I am concerned. We never had ghettoes when I was a kid in Brum. We had lovely parks where you could have picnics or hire a rowing boat ect. You could walk the streets and catch buses without fear of being mugged or robbed by drugged up lowlife thugs.  Not any more!!


      Sensi What part of B,ham was this then Phil and I were brought up in the same part of Brum non of those nice things related to us believe me.Dek

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Re: Describe Birmingham
« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2012, 04:23:55 PM »
hows our kid  :)

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Re: Describe Birmingham
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2012, 04:25:04 PM »
what i remember was the forest we used to hike in i loved nature and there semed to be so much more there cheers :)

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Re: Describe Birmingham
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2012, 04:43:13 PM »

      Sensi What part of B,ham was this then Phil and I were brought up in the same part of Brum non of those nice things related to us believe me.Dek

We used to go to Ward End Park on a Sunday aftewrnoon . Have a boat out. Have a picnic with the kids. It was lovely. 
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Re: Describe Birmingham
« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2012, 04:48:57 PM »
There are lots of  nice towns and villages left Phil - the topic is Birmingham.

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Likening Birmingham to another location would be one way of describing it.
 
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Re: Describe Birmingham
« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2012, 04:50:00 PM »
brum has a character i miss that here cheers :)

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Re: Describe Birmingham
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2012, 04:53:26 PM »
If you say so.  ;)
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Re: Describe Birmingham
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2012, 08:07:33 PM »
I have,nt been to Birmingham since 1986 and saw changes
then that I disliked immensely, but on the whole thinking
back the people seemed the same bar one two who if I smiled
at them thoght I was after their bodies...Mind you some of the
shop assistants needed lessons on how to treat a customer.. All in all tho I think I would rather remember Brum as it was
when I lived there back in the 60s,classic, comfortable and classless
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Re: Describe Birmingham
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2012, 09:20:49 PM »

We used to go to Ward End Park on a Sunday aftewrnoon . Have a boat out. Have a picnic with the kids. It was lovely.


Sensi I used to love going to Ward End Park a most enjoyable but tiring day out with my brothers the problem was we had no money and had to walk there and back from Vauxhall about a 5 mile round trip how we envied those people able to afford the boats but never the less we had a couple of sandwiches and a bottle of pop to share and keep us going.


Our local park was in St James Place not very attractive as we had black clinker on it all over the ground (not a blade of grass to be seen) when you ran on it a cloud of black dust arose thus after a couple of hours we all looked like little coalmen never the less we did have 4 swings a slide and a spinning roundabout.As for ghettos I would say all the areas of the inner city had them be they full of hard working but poor brumies.Dek