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    See Birmingham by Post Card

    Not sure but I think it is a lime tree!
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    See Birmingham by Post Card

    Used to park up adjacent to that tree some twenty years ago when I was a "white van man" making deliveries for a wholesale pharmacists (LexonUK) to the retailer there on the left.
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    Midland Cycling & Athletic Club

    Many years ago I knew a WW1 veteran who lived in Lozells. He would speak fondly of his time out riding with his local cycling club, the Anglesey Wheelers. Anyone have knowledge of this organisation?
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    Waverley Grammar School

    My wife was at Waverley 51-56 she remembered the form master Mr "Butch" Frost, who was an English Language teacher. She also recalled a German Language teacher Miss Stansfield(Stanna) but with less affection!
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    Gladstone Road, Sparkbrook

    My great grand parents lived within the area shown by RobT, on the corner of Medlicott Rd. and Abbotsford Rd., amazingly the house is still there today(GoogleMap) makes you appreciate what a lottery it was for our relatives to live at that time.
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    Computer help please.

    Getting an advert on BHF for "Xtra-PC" What's that about? Has anyone tried it?
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    Hardy Spicers Ltd

    Richard. I am too confused! I had not long been at Hardy Spicer when this fatal accident happened. The names are unreliable, certainly not Peter Wheeler could have been John Washbourne.
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    Hardy Spicers Ltd

    It must have been in early 1970's that John was killed in a car accident on Pershore Rd. I had only been at HS a short while and knew him as a member of the sales team. ps. Memory kicking in, I now remember the name as Peter Wheeler.
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    Windows 10

    Richard, I don't have the confidence to change things on computers, for "Edge" to be my default browser that's what it came with!
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    Windows 10

    Anyone else noticed that Windows10 acting differently since recent update? Doesn't open directly from "Start screen" needs that you subsequently click "Edge logo"
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    HS2 Archaeology

    Just a reminder tonight's episode on at the earlier time of 8.00pm.
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    Wilmot Breeden Limited

    It was 1970 before the M6 was built over Shap. Stan Whitehead, who you will remember, went out of retirement to work as a civil engineer on this stretch.
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    Wilmot Breeden Limited

    Arnold, "Dined out" for ages on this story. I was one of the drivers, on the Snowdon-Birmingham leg, and I appeared in the TV news programme on the Monday evening. I have never before seen the newspaper cutting. If I remember correctly the only motorway at that time was M6 from Gailey, did we...
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    HS2 Archaeology

    The lessons from the programme so far it seems to me is that if you want your remains preserved arrange to be buried in wet clay soil and to have a lead coffin plate! And if you want to save on funeral expenses donate your body to medical research.
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    HS2 Archaeology

    I see that the next programme(29/09) is on at the earlier time of 8.00pm, this again features Birmingham. In the past remains finished up in an ossuary and didn't get the respect being shown on this occasion.
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