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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    Ethna Hamill will you email me please? I'd like to talk to you about something. [email protected]
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    Oliver Garage - 278 Chester Road, Castle Bromwich

    I just found out through this forum that The Clock Garage has gone! Several years ago now? I lived in Ashville Avenue, behind the houses on Chester Road opposite in 50s/60s! Could see the clock tower from my bedroom window. Worked there for a short time circa 1965 in their new car sales...
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    Castle Bromwich clubs

    David! How amazing to get your reply! I'm deeply embarrassed/ashamed to have referred to you as a precocious brat :( apologies!!! Of course, your mum & dad were Joan & Dave - can still picture you all! If you email me [email protected] I'll send you a picture which may jolt your memory...
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    Birmingham Cinemas

    I remember going to a Saturday Matinee at The Beaufort, Washwood Heath. Some stupid boy sitting behind me put bubble gum in my hair! I got a real bollocking off my mom and she banned me from going again....as if it was my fault? I was about 9 in 1956! Happy memories!
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    Mine goes back to 1963 Sue so won't be the same nun? Thanks!
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    Sister Eta, I always thought it was Sister Rita!!! She was in charge of the boys' wards 5 & 6! I was on the girls' wards 7 & 8 opposite and the other side of the pond!
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    Birmingham Cinemas

    I was at that reunion!!!
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    Hunters Moon Castle Brom.

    My sister and I lived nearby and used to go round there to buy pop and crisps from the Outdoor.....as kids weren't allowed inside. This would have been mid 50s. I went to Heathlands Primary School with boy called Kenneth who's father was the licensee
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    Interesting, thank you. However, this is in a slightly different locatiion to where it was when I was there. It is behind the buildings so quite close. Amazing that it was in existence so long ago! Were you a patient there? Ingrid
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    It was Wards 1 & 2 and the area you are referring to was called The Terrace where the babies were! Sister Philip was the nun in charge of those wards
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    Hi Colin you were probably on Wards 5 & 6 the boys' wards where you could see the pond with the statue. It's still there! The grounds are still the same! You were there a long time before me. My first visit was in 1957. Where do you live now?
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    I was on Wards 8 in 1957/58 and then again 1959/61 and the last time Sept to Nov 1963!
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    Birmingham Cinemas

    My local cinemas were The Castle in Castle Bromwich where I had my first snog in 1962 aged 15. We went to see Petticoat Pirates and I remember someone behind us making reference to the fact that it was more interesting watching us than the film!!!! The other local was the Beaufort where, in...
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    Yes, it is you Ethna, I remember now you had an unusual name. You had blonde boufant hair which stood out from the others. Do you remember your pink striped uniform!! I was the oldest patient in hospital in Sept/Nov and as such had certain privileges. I was allowed to go out into Coleshill...
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    I am sure it is you that I remember. Were you 17 in November 1963? That is the main clue? Also did you work on Wards 7 and 8!
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    No probs! The photos are of Wards 7 and 8 as it was in my day although obviously in a mess now. In fact, the beds I used to be in are probably those shown in the picture. Also, the bath is one I used hundreds of times. It was to make me a very quick bather as there was always someone waiting to...
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    Morris of Water Orton

    If you go onto Friends Reunited and look at the local Water Orton school or Parkhall Comp sites, look for the Hodkinson family. There several but note the spelling Hodkinson. Gillian, Mavis, Peter, etc. their parents still live in Watton Lane, Water Orton, or they did up until quite recently...
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    Castle Bromwich clubs

    I used to work at the Chesterfield Club (formerly BelAir). Charlie Phillips of Redcroft Timber owned the place. Can't remember Mrs Phillips' name but can picture her. They had a young son called David, I think, and he was allowed to drive Charlie's jag around the carpark when he was about 10...
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    St Gerards Hospital, Coleshill

    I remember a lot of these names. Do you remember me? Ingrid Martin?
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