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frederick

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Re: Birmingham Trams
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2007, 11:15:46 PM »
graham,

you are ok then you have another three lives left,     O0
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Andy Capp

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Re: Birmingham Trams
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2007, 11:29:30 PM »
HI GRAHAM
I THINK YOUR NAME SHOULD BE THE CAT . IT SOUNDS AS IF YOU HAD NINE LIVES TO START WITH. ANDY CAPP

Graham

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Re: Birmingham Trams
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2007, 12:01:12 AM »
AC,

I have lied a bit, my nine lives were up a long time ago, good job that I'm not a cat then.

Funny but some people called me 'Cat' because in the 70's I looked a lot like 'Cat' Stevens, now I look like an old 'Dog'!  ;D

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Re: Birmingham Trams
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2007, 08:17:39 AM »
Graham... looking like a cat, ... you should see the last pic he sent, more like a jail bird....
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Re: Birmingham Trams
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2007, 11:42:48 AM »
Ah John,

That must have been a photo from the trip I won to Winson Green Holiday Camp  ;D

Isn't that where Phil and I met you, at the bar?

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Re: Birmingham Trams
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2007, 12:31:47 PM »
The only bars I remember were the ones on the windows.

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Re: Birmingham Trams
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2007, 01:21:12 PM »
Phil,

I've got bars for security on all windows here, and to think that I'd always thought that bar security was another word for bouncer

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Re: Birmingham Trams
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2007, 01:27:14 PM »
Tramp... Naa, theres a new name for bouncer's, they are called supervisors, now, and some pack a gun, ( they do have a permit for it, ) 8)
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Re: Birmingham Trams
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2007, 01:55:41 PM »
Whilst trams are still within the near location, heres a picture of a No 72 tram on the Bristol Rd pulling up the grade just before Northfield. I'm not sure of the date, but you never know one of you lads could be on it. I only got use the 72 tram on a couple of occasions when I was taken to the Lickies as I was far too young to go on my own. I used the No 62 bus myself though on many occasions.

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« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2007, 02:08:51 PM »
Phil,

That's a terrific photo, and the setting makes it very nostalgic.  It's the kind of ''piece of the past'' that is of the England I would like to remember. 
But in this case it could be from before my time, as:

I think from the model of the tram, the comparative narrowness of the roads, and full width of the dual carriageway central areas, that this could be from well before WW II.  Perhaps cars were not considered to be numerous enough to merit more road space

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Re: Birmingham Trams
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2007, 02:31:46 PM »
phil,

that is a grand photo, i remember the tram track and the road being just  the way it is in the photo 
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