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I remember the scrap yard. It was between the Horse and Jockey on the corner of Miles Street and the railway bridge with the old green Victorian urinal underneath. It was on the right hand side of Bordesley Park Road going up toward Bolton Road from the Cov. It's name? We just called it the...
This week's The Spectator magazine in the arts section has an article entitled Second city blues. It carries a superb photo from inside the library, and says, regarding the new library: "...it's rather refreshing that for once, such a prestigious building in such a prime site is being used to...
If I remember correctly it was 1/10d return from New Street to Tamworth. One of the cries I recall was "Double on the Clanger!" I watched the Royal Train double-headed screaming through. Pulled by Duchess of Sutheralnd and Duchess of Hamilton.
I remember the term Miskin Jumping when kids jumped in the bin to make room for more rubbish. It may have been the term too for the bin in which vegetable peelings were put for the pigs; more commonly known as the pig bin.
The 28 came up from town through Digbeth and Deritend, turned left under Bordesley Station bridge, went down Coventry Road, turned right by the Old Lodge pub into Bordesley Park Road, then along Bolton Road toward Small Heeth Park. From the corner of Bordesley Park Road to Oakley Road was a...
If every word had that many ways of spelling, I would never have had the whack at school. Its not so much the spelling but the pronounciation that gets me. The number of people who say Birningham with a n instead of m is remarkable.
Ofishal word speling chump.
The Brewer and the Baker" used to have a painting and a poem on it's facade depicting an arguement between the Baker who said "I am the Staff of Life" and the Brewer who retorted. "But I am Life Itself". My mother worked there in the late 50's early 60s and the licensee was one JAMES BOND...
Yep, I can see 'em now painting their sheets: "LAMBERT OUT!"
Doing the Lambert Walk
Any evening any day
If you walk down Witton way
You’ll find them all
Doing the Lambert Walk
Every little Lambert pal
With his little Lambert gal
You'll find them all
Doing the Lambert walk...