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That clinic brings back a lot of bad memories the school dentist operated from there he was a little Scots man and I will never forget his approach to nervous children it went something like if you dont stop crying I will give you something to cry about, how times have changed.
Re: Alex Hooprers DanceHall. Stratford Road Sparkhill
There was a dance hall above Burtons in the 60s and if I remmember right it was called the Star Dance Club went there a few times for dance lessons
Bishop Challoners on the late 50s early 60s had a wide range of inflicting pain to name a few, cane, pump, board ruler, board rubber, ruler and a slap of the hand. Both boys and girls were treated with the same punishments the Head Master had a punishment book but none of the punishments that...
Yes I remember it well as a child it seemed large. It was red with a large dial with letters and numbers round the outside annd you turned a hand to point at te letter or number you wanted and pulled a lever. It would take some time to stamp your name on the metal strip. I have seen one recently...
Does anyone have any detail on the history of this club I believe E57 was the name of the WW11 Fire Wardens for the area. It would be nice to know if this is correct who the land was brought off the founder members etc. Hope someone can help thanks Keith
Not living in Brum now my mind sometimes drifts back to the days I lived there. People may think that its images that spring to mind or pubs and clubs that you used. Maybe this is the case for some people but for me its the smell of suds oil as you walked past factories or when my father came...
Just to say how lucky I was to be a teenager of the 60s living in Birmingham. The city was young and vibrant the development after the war was in full swing the slums were being demolished and modern housing estates being built (some of these turned out to be a disaster ). There was full...
Yes that was my Grand Dad he was a bit of a character he trained as a joiner then went on to be a on coarse bookmaker and owned a chip shop in Anderton Rd Small Heath. If you have researched the Shaw family i would be grateful for any info