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Worked at a University here in Melbourne Aust. There were a few tall building and the windows would open only enough to let in fresh air. I was suprised that there have been a few suicides.There was a high percentage of o/seas students and some seemed to be under a great deal of family pressure.
There was a Candy Box on Stratford Rd on the opposite side to The Picadilly cinema ! Say between Stoney Lane and the cinema. Dads night off as a waiter was Thursday , so he ,Mom and I would go to the pictures and buy Turkish Delight and other sweets there on the way.
When we bought our old house we found the previous owner had fixed a lot of problems with old newspapers. We became interested in them and they went back to the late 1940s and we gave them to the little local museum.
He used them to block holes in the weatherboard walls with screwed up part...
Well look at your dovetails ! I have a brother- in- law who is an embarrassment to me. He was rescued from a delinquent youth by getting into timber and it became his passion.
My wife is his favourite sister and we have been gifted many of his works over the years.
Keep up the good works as they...
My parents bought me quite a large Meccano set and steam engine completely ignoring my lack of mechanical skills.
My Dad said he would help construct the windmill etc but overlooked that he wasnt an engineer but a head waiter and had little time at home.
It was eventually built ,fired up and...
I was recently at a funeral in Melboune and struck up a conversation with another mourner whilst we were getting a bit of fresh air and he picked up my Brummie accent.
He was Irish and had lived and worked in Birmingham and asked where abouts I came from. When I said Sparkbrook he said he knew...
Well just saw this site pop up again as I was taking a belated breakfast!
Any oldies still with us with memories to share ?
Back in Feb 2017 I said I had been busy with the sale of a house and was hit with the realisation that this was due to our son dying. Not said for sypathy just that it...
My father was employed as a chauffeur/valet in Solihull c 1929 and was always into the latest fashions and had the audacity to go to his employers tailor to order a pair of Oxford Bags. So this story losely fits the subject !
He was called in by the employer who said his tailor had advised him...