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Hi Retro Researcher,
Welcome to the Forum. I've just had a quick flip through the Online Newspapers Archive for both Thomas Henry Howard and Thomas Howard as a boxer during the 1940s & 50s, but drawn a blank. Having said that, there is little yet online after 1945. It may well be that...
Nothing to do with Birmingham, but here's how one man in the USA came to supply 97% of the country's ice cream vans with their jingles:-
I could never play piano with cold hands and fortunately I rarely had to. I think I have told this story here before, but in the icy snowy cold winter of 1963 I was playing a club deep in the heart of the New Forest and within a few weeks they couldn't afford to heat the place. It got so...
It's been a funny year for plants this year, Pedro. All alongside the main roads we have pink, white, and red oleanders. As the roads aren't fenced, they were planted to deter large animals as their leaves are poisonous. Apparently four leaves will kill a large horse, but the animals avoid them...
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Welcome to the Forum. There is a thread for Wilton Street here with a few photographs & memories:-
Sorry, I'm only just seen your query. Yes, I met Cecil on several occasions in the late 1950s/early 1960s - nice guy.
Welcome to the Forum and I hope your will find lots to interest you. There's a search engine on the top right hand corner of every page and there are many...
It certainly makes you realise how old you are! :eek:
I remember playing that in the 1970s about ten years after it first came out, and I think it and many others of that era have lasted longer than some of today's so-called hits will. But no doubt I will be shot down by members of the younger...