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Recent content by OldBrummie

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    Lyndon Road

    To all those out there who might have lived in Lyndon Road, Sheldon, in the 1940's, or know someone from that era, do you remember the "British Restaurant" on the corner of Lyndon Road and Melton Avenue. I still remember my folks taking me there just after the war (1946 or 7) for a meal. Long...
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    Lyndon Road

    Maurice, My only connection to Crete is that I passed it (all be it at a distance) on the way to Aus in 1963. I imagine a fascinating place. I wish you well and who knows, we might 'bump into' each other here again one day. Take care. Peter.
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    Lyndon Road

    Maurice, I'm not far behind you (at 81 in a months time) and my chances of reliving my past by visiting Lyndon Road are now non existent. But we have Google and I've been spending a lot of time this week just trawling the streets around Lyndon Road, "visiting" places like my old school etc...
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    Lyndon Road

    So sorry Maurice but you have to agree, especially at this (Covid) time, old memories can do wonders for the soul. Peter.
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    Lyndon Road

    Astoness, I don't know why, maybe my age, but I've suddenly become somewhat nostalgic for the 'old days' and memories are suddenly jumping out and reminding me of so many events from the past. One particular one was a program on TV about Wales. Suddenly I was on the promenade at Barmouth in 1946...
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    Lyndon Road

    A touch off area me thinks. We are talking here of Lyndon Road, Sheldon, Birmingham. P.
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    Lyndon Road

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    Lyndon Road

    Janice, a little bit of history of the area. Where Daylesford Road takes off Lyndon Road all the way up to what was Garners Greengrocery shop was originally a dairy farm. Opposite 275 and 277 Lyndon Road were the milking sheds. After 1940 when the Germans were trying to bomb the Rover factory...
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    Lyndon Road

    Janice a correction. I think I am right in assuming Dr Basil V is (or was) Robinson and not a separate doctor. P.
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    Lyndon Road

    Janice, thanks. Though Dr Basil V (and I am assuming Physns is Physician) Doesn't ring any bells. The Doctor I am looking for moved to the new estate back beyond Lyndon School. Peter.
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    Lyndon Road

    Jan 2021 A query cropped up today and I couldn't answer it. I was born in Solihull Hospital Maternity Section - Dr R L Washington doing the honors. His practice was in Lyndon Road close to the cinema. He took on a partner Dr Robinson. I need to find out (if someone can remember) the...
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    Sheldon

    Hi Wendy. Cant say I know it but I'm just a bit "up the road" in Port Macquarie, NSW. Home was, from 1940 to 1963 in Lyndon Road Sheldon, just a couple of hundred yards up from the Sheldon Cinema. I've been back (though not recently) but now the cinema has gone, I don't think I'll be...
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    Sheldon

    Wendylee, whereabouts in Aus? OldBrummie.
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    They Were Caught In Our Old Street Pics...

    I wonder what prompted the "runner" in the dark glasses. The way the photo has been taken makes it look like he's actually in a race carrying the post (or is that a drain pipe?) and sign that says A3. Old Brummie.
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    They Were Caught In Our Old Street Pics...

    "oldMohawk's" photo show's something interesting apart from the kids. Above the window to the left is what appears to be a miniature "potted" garden. Someone has obviously tried to liven a rather drab frontage with pot plants though to the right appears a children's toy house. It's also...
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