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Ohh Sunday mornings 1955/6/7 we were off around 8.00am from Yardley with the Powers. Bernie ran the Cafe near the Blues Garrison Lane.
We arrived at Kent Street Baths. Fantastic swimming. Soon in their Face afterwards. Happy Days
Yep Grandad and Family lived near there. Dad 99.9 can remember his lemonade and crisps outside around 1924. Years later I was at Alston Road and we would walk via Belcher's Lane. We use to go to the Rock Cinema on Boxing day in the Mid 80's to see the Disney when Tim was around 8?
Coming from Blythe cottages that was the 161 bus stop near Cranmore Road where we lived Dad99 still going but not well he struggles on towards that telegram entering the Beaufort was a Spectacular night out. The Castle at Bradford road was another haunt. What happy days we had there.
Latest from the Hub Witton our old plant is going to be a fruit and veg shop.
Not the best ending. The site proposed covers the vast area of the Kynoch Press
Engineering Work Shops Strip Mills A B C ammunition factories.
Have shown Mikes 1966 Map with the picture from the Birmingham Post...
I noticed the 1936 Aero photo of Formans Road Lucas Factory. It was as I remembered it
2 years there in Diecastings and Plastics in Time Study and Estimating. Later on I covered
for my sins Batteries with Lucas and Yuasa with Rover Group/Land Rover. Erie picture
I lived at 156 with my Nan...
Yep the mail article (see below) rings true. As a senior staff rep we covered the debacle. I wrote a short book on it.
Jaguar was in a mess run by Robinson he tried to run it on a democratic style. Proved a disaster.
I first met John Egan he was head of Sales and Service at Cowley. He gave...
Just seen Nick Stein with a piece of Cod. Worth more than Salmon. Reminded me of McCarthy chip shop in top of Bordesley Green the old 53/54 terminus. Every Thursday night for several years we had our Drill at the School 12th Batallion Boys Brigade. Under Captain Shipway and John...
By the time I got there circa 1952 the Ban was in effect. My last spotting s were in 1960 and the Ban was still in effect on the Station.
Thats why the Field became our home for the Day. A bit hit and miss. Walking thro to the Embankment bridge then hearing the field was open.