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Recent content by dek carr

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    what is a true brummy

    I seem to remember buying dried peas from the Corn Shop by the lb they would then be soaked in water for ages and then boiled up,
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    Itchycoo park Bordesley Green

    I always knew it as Itchycoo Park and they had the fair on the lower section every Autumn.
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    Stately House Identification

    It looks a lot like Ragley Hall Alcester also Hagley Hall is similar.
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    In the garden 2013 - 2018

    Just found an Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar in my garden must be a good year for them.
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    Hardy Spicers Ltd

    The Norton was on the corner of Kingsbury Rd and Tyburn Rd now replaced by a Lydl Store.
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    Hardy Spicers Ltd

    The Tyburn House and the Bagot Arms.
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    In the garden 2013 - 2018

    Its a young Robin When young Blackbirds & Thrushes fledge they are almost the same size as their parents.
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    Whites in Summer Lane well worth a visit not changed since I first went in there in the 50s.
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    Where is This #209?

    Could be the junction Aldridge Rd & College Rd.
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    Where is This #207?

    The White Horse.
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    Across Birmingham on the 29A

    Changed the number about 12 months ago.
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    Gosta Green Through Duddeston

    Phil I read that there was a one way system in Nechells.At the Green it went left into Thimble Mill Lane right at Long Acre down to Cuckoo Rd and back up Nechells Park Rd.
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    Gosta Green Through Duddeston

    Ash & Lacey Galvanisers in Meriden St 1960s moved to Rea St.
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    Midland Counties Dairy

    I still use the milkman sometimes I here him putting the milk down at 2 in the morning.I,ll support them for ever even if the milk is a little more expensive.Every one needs a Job.
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    In the garden 2013 - 2018

    Squirrels never hibernate if its really cold they will huddle together for long periods.Wouldn,t be much point in burying food in the fall if they did.