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Pete.The factory was between the pub on the corner of Cato St and the Butcher in Saltley Rd .There was a driveway between the Butchers and the Garage to the back of the building were I cleaned and chipped the potatoes before my dad & Uncle fried them.Think the garage was near Devon St.Your...
Alan,Brian Round took over when his dad died of Heart Attack.
My father and Uncle worked for him there
Brian then sold the building ,to be made into flats
He became a Millionaire through it buying property in Florida & Spain
He's my cousin still alive at 80 And 9 days older than me.
IN THE 70s I USED TO DELIVER CARS FOR MARTIN BROADBENT AT SMITHFIELD.
AFTER DELIVERING A VW TO LENTHERIC PERFUME HAD TO MAKE MY WAY INTO LONDON AND PICK UP AN AUDI QUATRO.NEW IN THE COUNTRY THAT HAD BEEN ON LEASE HIRE FOR A WEEK.
WAS TOLD IT WENT LIKE SOMETHING OFF A SHOVEL.
AND IT DID...
West Mid,Sorry to hear the sad news.IT HAPPENED TO ME IN 1991 AT 50 YEARS OF AGE.BEST THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME, STARTED MY OWN GARDENING BUSINESS ,NEVER LOOKED BACK.WISHED I HAD DONE IT YEARS AGO.WITH YOUR GARDENING EXPERTISE YOU SHOULD GO FAR.