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Recent content by Peg Monkey

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    Christmas greetings 2021

    Merry Christmas and a Happy Virus-free New Year to all BHF Members. Peg. P.S. Lewis's - what a great store sadly long gone.
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    Top Rank

    If you were at the New Year's Eve Breakout, Top Rank, 1969 we might have rubbed shoulders on the dance floor; thanks to a curious twist of fate me and my mate could not get into our chosen destination, Le Metro, because if was full so Plan B kicked in and we ended up at The Rank where I met the...
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    Lyndhurst Primary School

    I applied for entry into the school when me and my family moved to the Lyndhurst when I was aged 10 but was refused on the basis I had only a short time to go before moving to senior school. Peg
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    Lyndhurst Primary School

    This pic is of inestimable historic value but it saddens me, I lived on The Lyndhurst from 1959 when I was aged 10 until I left after I got married in 1972. My memory of the school is it was a vibrant bustling place of learning, an asset to the local community not only as a place of learning but...
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    Peg Monkey Cartoons

    Lyndhurst Estate - 1960s A flashing beacon hat might have been a good idea when on laundry retreival duties...... Peg.
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    Lyndhurst Estate

    My pegging out and laundry retrieval duties were not confined to daylight hours, or even seasons - on a cold winter's night, with a gale blowing, the rooftop drying area would have been the perfect training ground for an expedition to the Artic. But on a clear night there was a bonus - the...
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    Heaton St Hockley

    Superb Lyn, thanks. Peg.
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    Lyndhurst Estate

    1960s - Although our flat had an electric drying cupboard my mom insisted on her laundry being dried naturally by fresh air, I was regulary press-ganged into service to assist the pegging out on the roof top drying area, I couldn't complain too loudly, she was on the rota for washing the 11...
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    Peg Monkey Cartoons

    Lyndhurst Estate 1960s - .......my mom insisted on her laundry being dried naturally on the roof-top drying area...........:confused: Peg.
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    Lyndhurst Estate

    Lyndhurst Estate - 1960s: My family was re-homed to the Lyndhurst in the winter of 1960 (fair amoiunt of snow and ice around) from Heaton St., Hockley and not long before we moved a well-meaning elderley friend built me a sledge. The first real chance to use it came shortly after our move (not...
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    Peg Monkey Cartoons

    Lyndhurst Estate - 1960s: Before it was built on there was a great sledging slope alongside Harlech Tower...... Peg.
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    Peg Monkey Cartoons

    In the match below we were thrashed, The 1st A must have had at least 3 players good enough for the Villa Youth Team.
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    Lyndhurst Estate

    My parents and me moved to The Lyndhurst in 1960 and withing weeks I had joined the 3rd Sutton Coldfield Company, The Boys' Brigade based at The Chester Rd Baptist Church, which was about 15mins walk distant. At that time I was the only lad from The Lyndhurst but within weeks my friends had...
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    Harry lucas school

    The Old School, with CGI seasonal enhancement - how it might have looked for at least one day in its lifetime. Peg.
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    Lyndhurst Estate

    Hi Cathy, Welcome to The Forum. I lived on the Lyndhurst 1960-72, you will recall the estate was on the approach to what was then Elmdon Airport, living in a tower block, as I was, you were very close to the action when a plane passed over, particularly if you were on the roof hanging out...
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