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  1. paul stacey

    Vehicle Registration Numbers

    thanks Lloyd nice to know its still around, sold it to the managing director of "Caffyns", Nuffield motors group, in Brighton in 1974. Regards Paul
  2. paul stacey

    Who painted this picture?

    I like that picture Froth, and I remember the tram and the Saltley Viaduct station, with the steep stairs down which went on for ever for a kid. Paul
  3. paul stacey

    Vehicle Registration Numbers

    I once owned a Wolsey 4/44, wonderful car and quite posh, reg number was ROD 90, what ever would that be worth today, Paul
  4. paul stacey

    CHRISTMAS 2020

    Really enjoyed the film on #8, I wonder if anyone has film of the old Woolworth in the Bull Ring, or the meat market on Christmas eve in the Bull Ring, late 50's early 60's, would be wonderful. Paul
  5. paul stacey

    RIP nobby stiles...bobby ball and sir sean connery

    I remember all the aforementioned, and though reticent that life must go on, am sad as some of our hero's who we grew up with, vanish and leave our wold a little smaller, RIP all. Paul
  6. paul stacey

    Essence Of The 50s And 60s

    I remember the "Pig Bins", there were some at the top of Adams Hill, Bartley Green, where the old row of 18th C cottages were, on the left hand side just before you got to Jiggins Lane. I would take an old paper carrier with string handles up there full of bits my mom had saved, they stunk a bit...
  7. paul stacey

    Essence Of The 50s And 60s

    I have just spent some time reading through all these posting and can relate and enjoyed all the memories, When look about me and read and watch the currant news, I realize what a wonderful we lived in the 50's , not much money, but a fantastic closeness with neighbors and family, and the love...
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    I wonder how many "Old Sweats", know that there is no NAAFI, any more as we would remember it, my son is a Para, and said all food eaten on site now is run by private contractors, very expensive and not good quality and there are no longer any Clubs on camp, Winston Churchill must be doing press...
  9. paul stacey

    Ilmington road school weoley castle

    Just seen this, if you are still about Astonvilla50, I left Ilmo in 1962
  10. paul stacey

    Woodgate valley

    #14, The 3 high rise flats mentioned were at Welches Farm, Quinton, they were built by WATES, construction , 1962/63, my Dad was site Clerk on that job, I went there many times. Paul
  11. paul stacey

    Silversmith- Thomas Henry Manton - James Manton

    my Uncle was a Horace Manton, married to my moms sister, he was a master craftsman, tool maker and turner, I saw the other day a ref to the Manton brothers 18th C, who were gun smiths, I wonder if they ere the same family. Paul
  12. paul stacey

    Ilmington road, Weoley castle

    HI Derek, I am 73 now and left Weoley Castle in 1962, so don't remember too much, I remember the other butcher, but not well I am afraid, I hear the Raven has gone now, I did visit Ilmington back in the early 90's but it was a hole in the ground , only the front railings remained, I suppose it...
  13. paul stacey

    Ilmington road, Weoley castle

    Good Photo's, My sisters went to Princethorpe Road, I went to Our Lady of St Rose Gregory Avenue, we are younger than you. My first job at "Fatty's", on a Saturday Morning after putting out the meat was to take a note to the "Offie", which was at the bottom of the Square facing John Favours...
  14. paul stacey

    Ilmington road, Weoley castle

    I recognised the Gym immediately, I worked for "Fatty Barnfield" the butcher at the top of the square when 14 years old. thanks for posting. Paul
  15. paul stacey


    I remember seeing them in Ireland, Police and some army units had them, pretty useless, as I remember, no good in the Divis Flats, or any high rise, or mountain area's. Paul Ref#249
  16. paul stacey

    Sayings, legends and customs.

    my Nan used to say"stop all that "Ballyhoo", and Dad used to say, (stop that Hub bub), when we kids were making a noise. Paul
  17. paul stacey

    Sayings, legends and customs.

    I must say Maurice I have visited Crete on many occasions and it has NEVER rained, loved the mountains though. Paul
  18. paul stacey

    National Service

    Talking about "Bull", (The Guards Brigade were very hot on this), I think the funnest thing I heard in Basic, was a RHM, a tall lad from Yorkshire called Grey, the morning after a heavy night of Bulling Boots, they paraded , RHM was called he smartly came to and marched to the center of the...
  19. paul stacey

    Midland Counties Dairy

    I would hazard a guess at the 30's or 40's. Paul
  20. paul stacey

    National Service

    mine too , sold mine for £25, when I left, many. many , hours of honing and layering, of Cherry blossom, to achieve, double tap sole, and years of re studding.