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    Hockley Hill

    As ever Mike and Lyn you have solved another little puzzle for which I am grateful. it was one of those places I can remember from childhood but forgot what the building looked like and whereabouts it was situated, but the main thing I have is the great memories of getting up very early on a...
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    Hockley Hill

    Hi Mike on the right of hockley hill on the map is shown metal works gas fittings would you know if this was Howlets factory, as my grandfather worked there till he retired I remember going on fishing trips with him from there by coach, but cannot remember whereabouts the building was, if anyone...
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    for astonian

    Your more than welcome Alan. I text sue most nights. photo was taken in the yenton .
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    for astonian

    Hi Alan I managed to take this pic for you about a week ago your old mate ron langford on the left younger sister susan in middle and brother alan on right all are well and ron sends his regards
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    Swallow Raincoats

    Hi Lyn, yes my garage is between the woodman and swallow building, except I am now retired my son took over the reins, I still venture over for a natter to my old customers and people I dealt with for the last forty years, there are some really great people round there, and after forty years I...
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    Swallow Raincoats

    can I just say a big thank you to Mike for taking the time to send me the relevant article its much appreciated .cheers mucka
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    Swallow Raincoats

    Lyn the interior was modernised many years ago nothing of the time remains, the wall I am on about is the exterior wall at the end of the building in well st, they are building offices above my garage so the external wall now becomes a interior wall or part thereof, what we asked him to do was...
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    Swallow Raincoats

    IM sent Mike thanks
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    Swallow Raincoats

    thanks viv I will forward all this to the developer
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    Swallow Raincoats

    Mikejee, and Vivienne, thank you both so much, that is the exact type of information I was hoping for, I can pass this on to the developer who will incorporate it on a plaque for all to see. when done I will post a photo but it will be a while yet, great result thanks edd
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    Swallow Raincoats

    Hi Guys and Girls it is the actual date the building was erected we are after, a bonus would be the first occupier, I doubt swallow raincoats was the original occupier but would love to be proved wrong, I say swallow raincoats as most people know the building as this, I worked in part of the...
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    Swallow Raincoats

    that's the place we are at the end of the building in well st the wall is our party wall thanks Vivienne
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    Swallow Raincoats

    Hi Alan. as you know this building is being changed and renovated in certain areas one being the offices connecting to the outer wall on one side, the developer has agreed to keep the original outer wall, which is now part of the interior of the offices in plain brick as a feature, what we are...
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    Swallow Raincoats

    Hi All would anyone know what year the swallow raincoats building on gt Hampton st was built, and if poss who was the first occupier, I have done the search button but cannot find this info. thanks
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    Favorite film ever

    for the panoramic views dances with wolves for the good over evil el cid for fantasy field of dreams any and all films that can transport me to another time and place
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    New unseen photos of brum

    post 68 the corner shop on the left was browns hardware worked there after school and Saturdays serving paraffin and coal and delivering it all round Ladywood carrying it on my shoulder hard work all for 10 bob a week and boy did I stink of it could never get rid of the smell but 10 bobs 10 bob...
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    ladywood

    Postie many thanks for that snap, at least I have something to show, we actually lived in the smaller two storey block that adjoined Hereford house that was called knollcroft, we started off upstairs on the 1st floor then moved down to the ground floor to gain a postage stamp size garden . Alan...
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    ladywood

    Thanks dib44 I have looked on that site there is only a very small corner view, unfortunately these buildings have been demolished so I cant go take anymore, was just hoping as there were quite a few families lived there that someone might have been in this forum and might possibly have a snap...
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    ladywood

    bit of a long shot this, would anyone have a photo/s of knollcroft or Hereford house just of ledsam st Ladywood late 50s early 60s lived there with my parents but both are now deceased and all photos have disappeared . would love to show my grandkids where granddad grew up tia edd
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    Marsh & Baxters, Castle Bromwich

    hi dave nice to have spoken to you I would like to wish you and everybody on the forum a very merry Christmas and a happy and peacefull new year edd
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