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John Richmond

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Re: Aston Cross
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2021, 12:00:35 PM »
The pub on the corner of Lichfield Road and Rocky Lane was the Golden Cross, which was an Ansells house. I would imagine the reason the Royal George is not marked as a PH on the 892-1914 map is because at that time it was not a full public house and only a beer retailer and therefore would not be listed as a public house.


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I think that is the old ITV studios in the centre of the picture.
When I was living in Tower Road we used to watch TV programmes live on a Saturday late afternoon; when they finished we used to run down the street and sometimes catch the stars leaving.


If memory serves Cliff Richard was one of them.
Fond memories.




Peg Monkey

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Re: Aston Cross
« Reply #45 on: March 31, 2021, 02:36:08 PM »
Hi
I think that is the old ITV studios in the centre of the picture.
When I was living in Tower Road we used to watch TV programmes live on a Saturday late afternoon; when they finished we used to run down the street and sometimes catch the stars leaving.
If memory serves Cliff Richard was one of them.
Fond memories.
Hi John, welcome to The Forum, Yes I believe it is, I remember it well early 60s, I commuted from Erdington to my school in Hockley using the 64 bus which I got off outside the studios and walked to Rocky Lane to get the Inner Circle 8.
ATV 60s: The Golden Shot game show, broadcast from those studios, featured participants taking part at home where they directed a blindfolded cameraman to fire a crossbow at a target, it was presented by Bob Monkhouse and Ann Aston, his dizzy(?) blonde assistant, later I think BRMB took over the studios.
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John Richmond

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Re: Aston Cross
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2021, 03:59:11 PM »
Hi John, welcome to The Forum, Yes I believe it is, I remember it well early 60s, I commuted from Erdington to my school in Hockley using the 64 bus which I got off outside the studios and walked to Rocky Lane to get the Inner Circle 8.
ATV 60s: The Golden Shot game show, broadcast from those studios, featured participants taking part at home where they directed a blindfolded cameraman to fire a crossbow at a target, it was presented by Bob Monkhouse and Ann Aston, his dizzy(?) blonde assistant, later I think BRMB took over the studios.
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Aston cross brings back one particular memory that stands out more than others.[/font][/size]Way after I left school I worked with a girl, her name was Julie. We secretly liked each other without actually knowing what the other one thought.
It must have been a good six months before Christmas. When it came to the works Xmas party Julie arrived late. There were a distinct lack of chairs I recall. I slapped my thighs with both hands as a joke; and to my surprise she took me up on it. In front of everyone she sat on my lap. That was the start of something beautiful.[/size]Eh hum!On our first date Julie agreed to meet me at Aston Cross. We were going for a meal.[/size]The problem was she lived on the other side of the city and had no idea where Aston Cross was. However, she lived on the Inner Circle bus route... Easy peasey! Right?... Wrong![/size]All she had to do was ask the driver to put her down at her intended destination. The first thing that went wrong was she got the 8c instead of the 8a.I am a stickler for punctuality. I can say, hand on heart, that I have never been late for any appointment/rendezvous in my life. I was never late for school either. Being late for my own funeral? Well that's not up to me.[/size]So there I was waiting at the bus stop on Park Lane. She was late.It has always been fashionable for the woman to be late. So I waited patiently. Now at that time there was a bus every ten minutes. So I played a guessing game... What bus would she be on? the third, fourth... the fifteenth?[/size]When Julie recognized the area where she lived... like an hour later. She approached the driver, who had forgotten to tell her when they had reached Aston Cross. She was almost in tears. She decided to stay on the bus and went around again.When she got there she came running into my arms and told me she didn't know what she'd have done if I hadn't have been there.[/size]So after nearly two hours waiting I was famished.


 

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