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    In the garden 2022

    Yes it always reminds me of sago pudding or tapioca pudding Mmmmmm !!
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    thelbridge road

    Yes it is in longbridge as my friend moved there 8 years ago.It is a housing association.Her house is next to a railway line .Her back garden has a steep hill going down to the railway line .The only odd thing about the houses is they share their front lawn with their neighbours.They all have...
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    Our childhood toys

    In the 60's my brothers played many hours with their plastic forts that they assembled and had the plastic cowboys and Indians to go with it.The only thing that spoilt it was they always smashed it up to put it away when they were finished with it.
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    It’s mw0njm (Pete’s) birthday

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! AND DONT WORRY AS THE SAYING GOES , THERES MANY A FINE TUNE PLAYED ON AN OLD FIDDLE '.
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    Possible suicide - Update

    My God Janice your so good and quick at solving and sending some of the members issues they need information for.You should be working for Ancestry yourself your so good.
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    sayings

    I only found out today that the saying "Daylight robbery" originated in the 18th and 19th centuries when king William the 3rd was desperate for money so he put a tax on how many windows and doors you had got .That is why when you see old buildings with their windows and doors bricked in it was...
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    Write it down

    I HAD A LEAFLET COME THROUGH MY DOOR AND IT HAD SOME INTERESTING NEWS ON IT THAT I THOUGHT MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO GO TO ITS AT ASTON HALL AND CHURCH .CONSERVATION AREA FREE HERITAGE OPEN DAY FROM 12 NOON TO 5PM ON SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER.( I did not know what section to put this in).
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    Corporation Street

    In picture number 2 What is that that big tower belong to in the middle of corporation street.I presume it's not there now but I would like to know .I am sure one of you knowledgeable members would know.Thankyou.
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    Birmingham characters

    Yes I remember the grey haired lady that use to go round the city center .She use to be always in the Midlands bank doorway that was never used in st Stephenson's street opposite the toilets and phone boxes.We use to see her son talking to her many a time.The story we were told was that she was...
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    St Chads Schools

    Yes I went to the infants school and I remember the big Yes I remember the old shed we use to run all the way across the school playground to get to it (I was in the infants) We were scared of it because when we put our ears to the ground underneath the shed we heard banging and we all thought...
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    School uniform

    Yes that all brings back memories.The only thing that changed when I started was the gym skirt it was just a pull on navy blue nylon one still really short though.The only piece of uniform you forgot to say was the old fashioned navy blue KNICKERS !! Ha ha
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    DONATIONS

    Yes the forum deserves a donation.Even though I very rarely ask any forum members for help this forum gives me alot of pleasure especially the garden topic and the old photos that are sent down by other members.So put your hands in your pockets and get rid of them moths ha ha !!!
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    Clothes & shoes of yesteryear

    In 1974 as I remember all the fashion for my age was patterned cheesecloth blouses and shirts,denim skirts and waistcoats to match,long skirts with a very high waistband,platform shoes that were so big but funny enough they were as light as a feather no one could walk in them properly but we...
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    Covid vaccination process

    My friend who is working at the Aston villa covid center has told me that alot of nurses and payed helpers had to be sent home early and some have had their shifts cancelled due to the fact that a lot of people are not turning up even though they have appointments and the vaccine that they use...
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    Highcroft Hall Erdington circa 1936 to 1950

    My brother went into mental health nurse training in the 80s at high Croft he always carried a lighter with him to light their cigarettes but he decided it was not for him as he found it quite dangerous he said you could never turn your back on the patients .He was assaulted a few times mainly...
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    Virus’s and immunisation in the past

    Yes I remember having the test at marsh hill girls school around 72 or 73 when i was 13 or 14 .We all queued up outside the rooms by the staff room we were all scared waiting in the queue but it must of been alright as i did not need the jab after.
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    Covid vaccination process

    Yes they are definitely having covid injections at the Aston Villa ground as my friend has been offered the job to help them .She is going for more training tomorrow.My cousin who works for social services and is 58 had to have her covid injection yesterday at 12 at good hope hospital my other...
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    sayings

    I have just read a post by nico today where he said his mate had a rigmoral I have not heard that word for years even though I always use it dus anyone know where it originated from as when you see it writ down it looks and sounds weird.
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    St Chads Cathedral

    I was christened and had my first holy communion at st Chad's and I went to st Chad's junior school which was down the side road next to st Chad's in them days it was run by the nuns.EVery year we always had a Christmas choir at st Chad's the whole school sang infront of the congregation and...
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    MUSIC/TV/FILM QUIZ

    5 Breakfast at Tiffanys
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