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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    Ethna Hamill will you email me please? I'd like to talk to you about something. [email protected]
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    Oliver Garage - 278 Chester Road, Castle Bromwich

    I just found out through this forum that The Clock Garage has gone! Several years ago now? I lived in Ashville Avenue, behind the houses on Chester Road opposite in 50s/60s! Could see the clock tower from my bedroom window. Worked there for a short time circa 1965 in their new car sales...
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    Castle Bromwich clubs

    David! How amazing to get your reply! I'm deeply embarrassed/ashamed to have referred to you as a precocious brat :( apologies!!! Of course, your mum & dad were Joan & Dave - can still picture you all! If you email me [email protected] I'll send you a picture which may jolt your memory...
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    Birmingham Cinemas

    I remember going to a Saturday Matinee at The Beaufort, Washwood Heath. Some stupid boy sitting behind me put bubble gum in my hair! I got a real bollocking off my mom and she banned me from going again....as if it was my fault? I was about 9 in 1956! Happy memories!
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    Mine goes back to 1963 Sue so won't be the same nun? Thanks!
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    Sister Eta, I always thought it was Sister Rita!!! She was in charge of the boys' wards 5 & 6! I was on the girls' wards 7 & 8 opposite and the other side of the pond!
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    Birmingham Cinemas

    I was at that reunion!!!
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    Hunters Moon Castle Bromwich

    My sister and I lived nearby and used to go round there to buy pop and crisps from the Outdoor.....as kids weren't allowed inside. This would have been mid 50s. I went to Heathlands Primary School with boy called Kenneth who's father was the licensee
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    Interesting, thank you. However, this is in a slightly different locatiion to where it was when I was there. It is behind the buildings so quite close. Amazing that it was in existence so long ago! Were you a patient there? Ingrid
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    It was Wards 1 & 2 and the area you are referring to was called The Terrace where the babies were! Sister Philip was the nun in charge of those wards
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    Hi Colin you were probably on Wards 5 & 6 the boys' wards where you could see the pond with the statue. It's still there! The grounds are still the same! You were there a long time before me. My first visit was in 1957. Where do you live now?
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    I was on Wards 8 in 1957/58 and then again 1959/61 and the last time Sept to Nov 1963!
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    Birmingham Cinemas

    My local cinemas were The Castle in Castle Bromwich where I had my first snog in 1962 aged 15. We went to see Petticoat Pirates and I remember someone behind us making reference to the fact that it was more interesting watching us than the film!!!! The other local was the Beaufort where, in...
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    Yes, it is you Ethna, I remember now you had an unusual name. You had blonde boufant hair which stood out from the others. Do you remember your pink striped uniform!! I was the oldest patient in hospital in Sept/Nov and as such had certain privileges. I was allowed to go out into Coleshill...
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