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205mal

master brummie
We called shop the Pop Inn my dad was C E Tomlinson.The business failed when the construction of spaghetti junction took away most of his trade.
 

rank

proper brummie kid
guys use to come in to alberts to buy durex for the weekend, they was wrapped in a fine brown and purple paper then, bout a shilling I think they was mal or do you know different, ha ha
 

rank

proper brummie kid
I tell you what I have shed some tears this week with all the memories and fotos, I wish my mom was still alive to read and see them.
 

205mal

master brummie
Too young and innocent to know about things like that,was there a sign in the shop saying buy me and stop one.
 

rank

proper brummie kid
ha ha yea brilliant. do you remember greens the papershop on the corner by the chippy use to wait for the evening mail and despatch van to turn up saturday night at six oclock to buy the sports argus, think it cost threepence then.
 

205mal

master brummie
I remember the news agents and Beebee's clothes shop.I never managed to prise a discount out of him even though he was next door
 

chesterbirman

New Member
Hi Astonian
Am doing my family tree at present and when I read your last entry I noticed you mentioned Colin Fisher, I have a Colin M Fisher who married Ingrid McConnell, his parents were James E Fisher who married my granddads sister Vaughney Pugh from 2/96 Lichfield Road, could this be the same Colin Fisher ? I know you said he married Jenny but did they divorce, just a thought.
Denise
 

Astonian

gone but not forgotten
GOD MORNING CHESTERMAN
Nice to hear from you about colin and jenny yes these are the same couple i am on about indeed
i cannot say thou about the state of there marrige ;as i have not heard any think nor even seen them in thirty years at least;
the last time i seen jenny and colin after there marige ws down winson green rd ; it was an evening of the summer ;
and they was visting a friend down or above pimms the pet shop or the abve the butchers shop which was next door
i have been trying for years to track hem down ;as i would dearly love to make contact with them ;
i have mentioned previously over the years on this forum but failed
some one recentl said she or boh e living some where in lichfield ;
but are the together i do not know ; as i have sid i would dearly make contact
i also have not seen elsie gammage [ carols mother ] whom are cousins for about the same time
i last seen her at the bingo hall in bordesly green;
elsie is the aunt and carol the cousin;
have a nice day chesterman even thou the weather is terrible down here in worcesteshire best wishes astonian;;
 

mossg

master brummie
In response to mal205 post #19.This picture shows Betty's Cafe.moss
 

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Astonian

gone but not forgotten
HI MOSSY
Have you got any pics of the other cafes such as the last chance cafe which was a bigger one which stayed open to late
or even the bee hive cafe across the rd from there it was next to the gangesters pub , the bee hive
have a nice day best wishes astoinian ;
 

Astonian

gone but not forgotten
hi paul ;
many thanks for that great picture of the last chance
yes there was a small one just on the bridge for the tram drives to ill thee jerry cans if i recall but i would not be able to recall its name
me and my mate ron ; known as cowboy whom worked on the gaff ; [ meaning the fair ]spent many hours on the machines in the bee hive and the last chance and walked many a girl back down lovers walk those were the days paul best wishes aston ian;; al;an;
 

ASTONITE

master brummie
I think the cafe near Salford bridge was called the Bird cage and if my memory serves me well someone was stabbed to death in there in the early 60s.
 

chesterbirman

New Member
Hi Astonian
Should have mentioned I'm Denise Hodson nee Barry, I was on the Forum before but had lots of trouble logging on, just kept being turned away so have rejoined as chesterbirman.
Right down to Jenny and Colin. Thomas Pugh junior of 2/96 Lichfield Road his sister Vaughney Pugh married James E Fisher, their son was Colin M Fisher who married Jenny, they had 4 children but did get divorced. Colin remarried and his second wife has been in touch with me thats where I have got the info from. Haven't made a note of the names of their children but if you want to know I will go back to her email.
Hope you are keeping well.
Denise
 
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