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Bless him, he was lovely, until recently we emailed every day. He lived alone, and was often lonely and we wrote about the day we'd had. Gosh I am going to miss him.
I always finished by writing
Take care, sleep tight
God Bless Alfie
When they were first opened there were such a lot of cross members on this Forum. I think they expected to see bed bugs and grime, I just imagined the first people to live in them, clean walls and a little firegrate. The realism popped up in odd places, an overcoat instead of blankets on a bed...
Hi Steve, absolutely no connection. The other medals I have are an uncle by marriage, he was in the Norfolks, and the Pals badge. The only other photo I have is again Uncle George, wearing his cap but it is blurred. I'll attach it just in case.
Ok Steve, I found it. Couldn't see for looking.
Two Uncles William Henry Horton, born 1892, George Horton, born 1898, both joined the war from Hamstead. George has two wound stripes on his uniform.
The number on the badge is 275212. It is the silver Service Medal. For King and Empire Services...
The new library is an abomination - yes it is a good word for it. It is enormous inside and not many people in there. Perhaps when the newness has worn off it will feel better. I did love the light, lots of windows, oh yes, and a roof garden, not since Lewis's has Brum had one of those. Sadly...
Yes Lyn, I have checked all sources for info on my two uncles, no luck so far.
Thank you Steve, you won't believe it but I can't find the medal. Last seen in my pen pot on my desk!! It can't have gone far can it.
I had 2 uncles who served in WW1, and my aunts husband whose war medals I found when dealing with a family home after a death, he was in a Northumberland regiment.
After reading this thread I took the box out and had another look at everything. I have found a number that is very faint on the...
I saw Johnny Ray at the Hip in the 50's, last year I saw South Pacific, this year My Fair Lady. My birthday treat for my sister is a two day trip to Birmingham with the theatre if there is a good show playing.
My dad worked at the Dunlop making tyres for the aircraft industry. As he wasn't called up he was on fire watch duty after he finished work. It meant that we, my mother and me, were alone most nights. Bedtime was an experience I have never forgotten. I must have slept downstairs until it was...
I spent 14 lovely years as a dealer in old things, well one old thing dealing in other old things!!! Just before I hung up my gloves I bought a set of 3 Chance Glass handkerchief vases, they were pretty and very quickly sold.
Ella was in Birmingham before '61, ' Jazz at the Phil ' toured and I saw the concert at the Odeon twice. We left Birmingham in '59 and I guess the concerts were '57 & '58.
Oscar Peterson was her pianist, StanGetz on sax, Gene Krupa on Drums, together with lots of others missing from my memory now.
Yes Graham I remember the 2 shops in Wenlock Road, there was a wall in front of each one. It was a meeting place for youngsters and I recall sitting on the wall.
A family called Mehan lived next door to the hardware shop. I didn't ever go into the shop but I did go into the grocers quite often...