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Great King Street memories

Astoness

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rob what fantastic photos you have led me to....thanks everso...

:encouragement:lyn
 

Astoness

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topsy i hope you dont mind me posting this one again..maybe a bit sharper..

lyn

 
Not at all Lyn. That is much better. I think it is a lovely picture. The pictures of the King/Queen always remind me of a cameo.
 

Astoness

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topsy i think the building looks lovely all decked up...such an icon of the area...sad its not longer there...our dads security boxes were not there then though...had one at each end...

lyn
 

Astoness

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a view from gt king st in the 20s into the back yards and across the smoking chimneys of neighbouring houses..

 

Astoness

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over head shot of the lucas factory and surrounding streets...

 
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Astoness

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for many years now ive had this image of going to the lucas christmas partys...i was sure that they were held in a building in farm st and by reading this book i have it does say that they were held in S block in farm st...here is a plan of the factory

 

Astoness

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hi jackie good to hear from you...i have borrowed 2 books about lucas and in one of them there is a pic of a young roy harrington taken in the 80s at the lucas training school....as soon as i saw it i could see the family likeness..roy is my dads uncles son who i have never met...i contacted roys brother as i have his email address and he confirmed that yes roy for many years was chef to the main board at joseph lucas gks....he is now chef to the law lords in birminghams central criminal court and plans to retire next year...it just goes to show that we never know how or when bits of our family history will come together...

lyn
 

Jackie Hill

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.
Hi Lyn

It amazes me just how many familys have connections with Lucas, and just how many photos and bits and pieces are still out there

I had an email from a man in the USA asking me about a tool box he had bought from a sale it turned out to be an old Lucas shipping create

Its brilliant

Jackie
 

Astoness

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i know jackie...lucas as you know employed many thousands of folk...so far ive now got 3 members of my family who worked there...my aunt joyce was there for well over 30 years..dad was security and now another one pops up..amazing..will post anymore pics i think will be of interest...

lyn
 

keegs

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An old newspaper cutting,no date,no info,but it is Lucas's and I think it's Great King Street.(sorry about the quality)
 

Astoness

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great pic keegs...just compere it to my overhead pic...virtually nothing left...few tower blocks springing up..cant see harry lucas school either so it must have been taken when redevelopement of the area started...

lyn
 
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