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TerryC

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Re: Anyone remember Howe St Birmingham
« Reply #55 on: April 07, 2017, 07:48:05 AM »
HI CaroleC I have seen another post from you mentioning Mr Connors grocery store. Are you certain it in not Arthur Connell whose shop was on the corner of Princess Street?

Peter HENSMAN

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Re: Anyone remember Howe St Birmingham
« Reply #56 on: June 26, 2017, 11:10:04 AM »
Hi everyone, let me tell you my memories
In 1952 I was born and lived at 78 Howe for many years with my older brother Dennis
We were opposite Kings Arms and Arthur Connells shop and always remember his fly catchers hanging from the ceiling (like a sticky paper roll)
We all played in the street and my mate was Johhny Robinson just a few doors down
Our neighbours were the Jones (the mother I called Auntie Millie) and daughters Jennifer and Christine
I went to school at St Vincent's and walked over the bombed peck to school
At the rail crossing in Curzon Street in summer the wagon containing bananas would be left for day and the smell of rotting bananas was incredible
Scuffle at the pub one day Mr Rosser came out saying Hobdays (iron merchants) had a gun, not sure if this was true or any shots fired
It was a great childhood and thank you all

Graham peter

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Re: Anyone remember Howe St Birmingham
« Reply #57 on: August 21, 2017, 10:23:19 PM »
We lived in number 32 next to the valantes and the murder you talk about was my mates dad you are right we did go swimming at woodcock st baths and the shop keeper did get the police I played football on sunday morning at bartholemues park  icecream from Iomis in buck st drank in the kings arms and the railway pubs some of the people i remember are jackie bell micky viola claude howel the claytons currys hickingbottoms smiths  crows if anyone knows me my nane is graham bacciochi I have fond memories of my life there from 1940 to 1959

Peter HENSMAN

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Re: Anyone remember Howe St Birmingham
« Reply #58 on: August 22, 2017, 04:57:44 AM »

Graham, nice to hear from you
I remember the Hickinbottoms
Is your name Italian as the Auntie (not real auntie) Millie (Emilia) I mentioned was of Italian parents (big Italian community in the area) which I assume you saw in The Peaky Blinders (they made marble tops & kitchens etc)
My brother Dennis was born in 1948 so a little closer in age to you than I was
You must have been closer to the bombed peck than use but on the same side of the road
 Arthur Connells was on the corner of Princess Street
I have attached a few photo's of what I think is Howe Street when it was bombed - let me know if you think I'm correct


Kind Regards
Peter


We lived in number 32 next to the valantes and the murder you talk about was my mates dad you are right we did go swimming at woodcock st baths and the shop keeper did get the police I played football on sunday morning at bartholemues park  icecream from Iomis in buck st drank in the kings arms and the railway pubs some of the people i remember are jackie bell micky viola claude howel the claytons currys hickingbottoms smiths  crows if anyone knows me my nane is graham bacciochi I have fond memories of my life there from 1940 to 1959

Graham peter

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Re: Anyone remember Howe St Birmingham
« Reply #59 on: August 22, 2017, 06:17:14 PM »
I remember howe st we had bomb pecks at the bottom of both sides of us thats at the curzon st end  and another one from gospel street to cardigan st and one from cardigan st to penn st our garden  backed on to the horsestables of the railway we spent many a happy hour playing bumper cars with the three wheeled scammell wagons all the houses above number 33 where blown to bits  but as i said we made our own enjoyment i could write a book it is nice to know that people still remember it  i have not been there for years thanks for sharering your memory of my old stamping ground