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  1. dek carr

    what is a true brummy

    I seem to remember buying dried peas from the Corn Shop by the lb they would then be soaked in water for ages and then boiled up,
  2. dek carr

    Itchycoo park Bordesley Green

    I always knew it as Itchycoo Park and they had the fair on the lower section every Autumn.
  3. dek carr

    Stately House Identification

    It looks a lot like Ragley Hall Alcester also Hagley Hall is similar.
  4. dek carr

    Hardy Spicers Ltd

    The Norton was on the corner of Kingsbury Rd and Tyburn Rd now replaced by a Lydl Store.
  5. dek carr

    Hardy Spicers Ltd

    The Tyburn House and the Bagot Arms.
  6. dek carr

    Ironmongers

    Whites in Summer Lane well worth a visit not changed since I first went in there in the 50s.
  7. dek carr

    Where is This #209?

    Could be the junction Aldridge Rd & College Rd.
  8. dek carr

    Where is This #207?

    The White Horse.
  9. dek carr

    Across Birmingham on the 29A

    Changed the number about 12 months ago.
  10. dek carr

    Gosta Green Through Duddeston

    Phil I read that there was a one way system in Nechells.At the Green it went left into Thimble Mill Lane right at Long Acre down to Cuckoo Rd and back up Nechells Park Rd.
  11. dek carr

    Gosta Green Through Duddeston

    Ash & Lacey Galvanisers in Meriden St 1960s moved to Rea St.
  12. dek carr

    Midland Counties Dairy

    I still use the milkman sometimes I here him putting the milk down at 2 in the morning.I,ll support them for ever even if the milk is a little more expensive.Every one needs a Job.
  13. dek carr

    Across Birmingham on the 29A

    I remember the 29a at the Kingstanding end it went up and over Kettlehouse and down to the terminus at the Trees Pub on the Queslett Road.
  14. dek carr

    City Centre Photographs

    I have my doubts on No6 being the Hippodrome Tower as directly underneath it is what appears to be New St Station.
  15. dek carr

    The cane at school

    You were lucky Anne we had poor quality Schools but even worse was the poor quality Teachers in most inner city schools.
  16. dek carr

    Havelock Road, Saltley

    It looks like Ve-day celebrations to me there,s not many men there they would still be conscripted and i notice a "Rising Sun Flag hanging in the middle of the photo.
  17. dek carr

    Sutton Park

    Yes Wendy many times. Sometimes the water felt so cold it was just great to get there and very hard to get back in the water to swim back lol.
  18. dek carr

    Sutton Park

    For me it was always the 20 odd bridges at Bracebridge very slippy on your bike when wet but knew that just around the corner was a little sandy beach where we could have a nice swim without the fuss of Keepers Pool and it was free too.
  19. dek carr

    Bloomsbury Street

    Been to the Community Centre today.Its quite ironic that they have money for new lighting, Heating and Fire Alarm System + decorating to bring the premises up to health and safety standards before they are able to move any books across. Something fishy going on if you ask me.
  20. dek carr

    Bloomsbury Street

    As said its down to use. I bet there wasn,t one person in Nechells that never use the library in the 50s even if it was just to get warm.Now we have a different population and I wouldn,t be surprised if the majority never new where the library was.
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