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  1. Chunky AC

    Scams: telephone, email, texts 2022

    I enjoy the calls from India, supposedly calling from Microsoft, my record for keeping a caller from Microsoft on the phone was half an hour. Could have been longer but the bathroom required a visit. They usually hang up on me, when I eventually explain that I have a Mac computer. I always ask...
  2. Chunky AC

    Scams: telephone, email, texts 2022

    Tell your mom to get a referral from her GP to the local Hospital Audiology department. Hearing aids are available free on the NHS. As are the batteries. I get tremendous service from my local service.
  3. Chunky AC

    Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022

    Sounds well thought out. Just like Sheffield, access by public transport only.
  4. Chunky AC

    Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022

    My Apologies, I had not seen the article,
  5. Chunky AC

    Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022

    Apologies I had not read the article
  6. Chunky AC

    Moving away but always a Brummie

    I was born near Villa Park, left when I was 21, and have now lived in South Yorkshire for 47 years. Local people still ask, “ Are you from Birmingham”? Even after so long our accents are still the give away. AC.
  7. Chunky AC

    Your oldest domestic tool

    IMPORTANT If any of you have Selenium type exposure meters, DON’T keep them in the dark, they need exposure to light to keep them working, I have a 1935 Gossen Umbrux light meter still works, but I would not vouch for its accuracy, AC. QUOTE="Brummie a long time ago, post: 755386, member...
  8. Chunky AC

    Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022

    I recall that Sheffield hosted the world student games more than 20 years ago, running up a debt of £685 million. The residents of Sheffield are still paying for it. It will be April 2024 when the debt is finally cleared. I do hope Birmingham learns from this unfortunate episode.
  9. Chunky AC

    Scams: telephone, email, texts 2022

    Beat you my record is 37 minutes, it was a cold wet windy day, I had nothing better to do, I just love these calls. AC Chunky.
  10. Chunky AC

    Birchfield Secondary Modern School

    Hello Lyn, Yes, I did ask and unfortunately he also has no recollection of the name you are seeking. Apologies for not being able to assist on this occasion. Regards Chunky.
  11. Chunky AC

    Radio

    BIG Mistake!!!
  12. Chunky AC

    Fishing

    Hi Pete, Your thread has bought back so many memories. I recall one September dad and I went to Caresws for four days fishing. I recall I caught my first Grayling there, what a beautiful fish. Dad bought a piece of Edam cheese, which we used on ledgers. Not at all successfu, it went back in the...
  13. Chunky AC

    Fishing

    Thank you, thank you for bringing back memories of my trips with Dad to Hampton Loade. Fields covered in frost and hot tea and toast from the pub on the river bank. Was it yesterday,,,,,,, no seventy years ago. Alf.
  14. Chunky AC

    Birchfield rd shops Perry Barr

    In the 1950’s the shop you list as Weston Chemists, was called W H Wilkins, it did not become Weston’s until mid late 1960’s. I worked for Weston Chemist for a while. In Brownhills, Erdington Halesowen, The Bullring. Before moving to Northampton and finally to Sheffield. Weston’s were taken...
  15. Chunky AC

    Kingstanding

    What a beautiful picture.
  16. Chunky AC

    In The Garden 2021

    Great photograph, excellent.
  17. Chunky AC

    Windows 10

    Are that’s not so easy.
  18. Chunky AC

    Windows 10

    if you have a tower computer, consider having it upgraded. I have an excellent one man computer repair shop in the next village and for a couple of hundred pounds he upgraded mine, new mother board and processor, and doubled the memory. I then fitted a solid state hard drive. It now runs...
  19. Chunky AC

    Radio

    Don’t forget Two way family favourites, Billy Cotton Band Show, Alf.
  20. Chunky AC

    Windows 10

    Thank Apple and Microsoft. It’s their fault.
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