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Edmund Fifield

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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2018, 07:44:24 PM »
Yes peg, think she could only have I think 5 ,but they let her buy the cleaning stuff to take back.Thats a true story

Edmund Fifield

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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #56 on: September 13, 2018, 08:00:21 PM »



Peg,another story.My M in Law worked in the jewellery quarter for Platners in the early50s.She often told us how she went from jewellers to jewellers with 100s worth of Diamonds  and rings just in a bag ,no security at all.She then went to work at Webbs(don't know if you knew it) in the canteen.Then to Rabones making rules and tapes.She then married her Forman James Day and went to live in Tamworth.End of story

Peg Monkey

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Re: Heaton Street, Hockley
« Reply #57 on: Yesterday at 10:30:19 AM »
City of a 1000 trades - If you were seeking work in the 50's the city was a good place to start, Birmingham in particular - so was the story with my father who moved from South Wales in the mid-40s to escape the pit. Times were tough in the area around Heaton St if you were jobless but my immediate family were fortunate to be seldom out of work - my grandfather, a self-employed jeweller, was working  almost unitl the day he died.
Peg.