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Great King Street memories

Michael_Ingram

master brummie
Lyn, I am puzzled about the map. Where it says Car Park at Burbury Street - where is the school and wasn't there a sweatshop on the corner?
 

Astoness

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mike i concluded that the map was printed after harry lucas school was demolished..joseph lucas then used the ground as a car park..

lyn
 

padgo

master brummie
I have only just come across this site, what memories it brings back. I started as a trainee production engineer in 1955, spending 2 to 4 weeks in virtualy every department at GKS and ended up as a centre lathe turner in B3 until 1966. As you can imagine I met a lot of lovely people there and well remember the paternoster lifts, very scary until you got used to them. We had an interdepartmental darts league with games played during the dinner break, with finals night at the Trees in Wheeler St. Its heartbreaking to see the demolition pictures especially as I lived in Bridge St West very close to the factory, and of course, the house has gone as well. Dave.
 

Astoness

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hi dave i agree with you its heartbreaking stuff..plenty of bsw pics on the forum..i would normally say we are lucky to have those pics my brother took but in this instance i would much rather we still had the building..

lyn
 

padgo

master brummie
Hello Lyn & Jennyann, Ive just had a quick look through the Memories site, lots of people I recognise from my time there, also didn't they go to a lot of trouble for the 1937 coronation. Dave.
 

Astoness

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Hello Lyn & Jennyann, Ive just had a quick look through the Memories site, lots of people I recognise from my time there, also didn't they go to a lot of trouble for the 1937 coronation. Dave.

they certainly did dave..the factory looked lovely all decked up

lyn
 

Donbogen

master brummie
My beloved Father Jim Buckley worked at King St in G6 does anyone remember the BBC filmed there in the early 70s they filmed us at home as well
 

Astoness

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not seen this one before....cracking photo celebratiing the coronation of king george 1937..click twice to enlarge

lyn
 

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Key Hill Brian

Proud Brummie
Very well decked out!
Those were also the days it was a public road and you go down it - later they presumably purchased it, and put gates at each end, refusing access for non workers.
 

Astoness

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Very well decked out!
Those were also the days it was a public road and you go down it - later they presumably purchased it, and put gates at each end, refusing access for non workers.

thats correct bri and our dad used to sit in his little sentury box making sure they didnt lol

lyn
 
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Wendy

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It may be worth checking the Pathe News site for the film.


My beloved Father Jim Buckley worked at King St in G6 does anyone remember the BBC filmed there in the early 70s they filmed us at home as well
 

Astoness

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You can see the Welsh chapel an shops in Wheeler Street at the end

thanks mike i thought it was the welsh chapel but could not be certain just realised if clicked on 3 times we get a full screen shot of the photo

lyn
 
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mike jenks

master brummie
Hi

I think we are talking about the 8FL and the 9FL Units. They are in fact Electronic units that fit in Your Wiring
Harness. Adjustment would have been part of the Final Assy Operations.
The Units themselves are of Japanese Origin.
Bernard will be the best on this Subject.

Mike Jenks
 
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