I probably knew your Dad Pagan, I was at Kenyon Street and Thornhill Road from 1965 to 1974. I was a C division Dog handler eventually. Then PC C278
I recall a PC Fisher on the 'Donkeys' at Thornhill Road (1970s). His brother, John Fisher, one of the few officers to earn two merit stripes, (Inverted chevrons on the right sleeve-cuff) For commended conduct! John was one of my section Sergeants at Kenyon Street. I bought a Ford 100E Anglia off John which served me well for 12 years! Last saw him at Aldridge Station when he was on the Firearms Squad as an Inspector. I have been retired since 1990 myself. Was PS 9278 John Walker. Still living in the Great Barr area of West Mids.I was on the mounted at the same time as Ken Fisher l could tell you some tales about what he used to do to the Isp.'s tea
So many of us knew Lou Brown! At Dudley Road. I can picture him now, Wow! Was it really all those years ago.I was 27 at the most! In the late 60s then. Along with Dave Munro, DC and Fred Mills PC! And dear old Ted Hayes C114. Vintage years. The last of the best of the service!Hi Blake
Did you ever know Lou brown c division covering thorn hill road and key on street lady wood or Keith cotterill from duke street
He started is carrier at cantubiry red Aston where he met is wife whom is still a serving officer and now based at queens red Keith retired many years ago
Keith was a special car driver for the force involving the big crimms of the day and the gangs of test years whom you would be aware of the big time gangs
I presume you would know what I am speaking about best wishes astonian
I remember your Dad very well and Pat Gould. Knew her well. She spent some time on the Cheque Squad. Please remember me to her next time you speak. Thanksmy dad was Walsall Met then joined Birmingham City, he retired from WMP in 1985, he is Laurence Hogg. He met my mom at Digbeth Station where she was a WPC and they married in 1960, she is Rita Hogg nee Bennett, both now in their mid 70's. My Godfather was Ron Kimberley and godmother is Pat Gould - anyone remember there names?
Joe..Hi l served on the mounted with Ken Fisher he was a character and a practical joker he was stationed at Duke St.
Yes I did know Ted. Everyone did; quite well. He didn't need a radio did he? His stentorian tones used to shake the foundations. I also knew his son, (might be yourself of course) but can't recall his given name. My wife also knew of Ted, as he was a regular at the DH in Loveday Street.Did you know my dad at Thornhill Road between 1965_1981 Ted Schuck PS C 3?
can anyone remember the tale of the thornhill road white rabbit??
Bob has very recently passed away. Not sure re Jim. he last time I spoke with Bob i seem to recall him saying that Jim was suffering with DementiaThe ventriloquist tale had more substance; Ackerman was pretty talented as a comic. He convinced a visiting Chief Inspector from up North that we had 'radio-pens' for use on stake-outs, by doing an impromptu vent act with his Parker pen! !
Just one more reminisce.. Who recalls the Sturdy brothers, Bob and Jim?
Thanks for the response! No he didn’t need a radio God Bless Him. Yes I am his son and was in the job 1972_2005. My son was wise enough to choose a different career! Where did you work with my dad?Yes I did know Ted. Everyone did; quite well. He didn't need a radio did he? His stentorian tones used to shake the foundations. I also knew his son, (might be yourself of course) but can't recall his given name. My wife also knew of Ted, as he was a regular at the DH in Loveday Street.
I just recalled a 'Ghost' story relating to Key Hill Passage, and Heaton Street on the Kenyon patch. Trouble is it happened to me, and I still don't know if somehow I'd fallen asleep in an entry! Although I would never have done such a thing!