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Peg Monkey Cartoons

Peg Monkey

master brummie
Hi Folks, you are going to find this tale, sorry, account difficult to believe, but it's all true; I was in the 5th year (1965) and attending my usual Friday metalwork class at Gem Street School (site now engulfed by the Aston University Campus) when I approached the teacher (can't remember his name) and asked if I could make a dagger. I expected his reply to be "Are you out of your !bleep! mind?!" but it wasn't; he wasn't just positive, my proposal seemed to capture his imagination. He asked to see the design - I wont bother you with the technicalities - stainless steel blade, sandwiched with brass sheet either side at the handle all riveted together with a hilt brazed in position.
The final result was fantastic, resembling a large dirk it was a super letter-opener and good enough to be part of my portfolio of items that I was preparing to show prospective employers; but I decided against it as I thought it might give the wrong impression.
Was the metalwork teacher very enlightened or foolish? I'll let you decide; one thing is for sure, now a days he might well face the sack for sponsoring such a project.
Regards,
Peg.
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Peg Monkey

master brummie
Bonjour, est-ce qu'obtenir le CSE Francais? Si oui - le respect.
Ce qui concerne,
Peg.
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Peg Monkey

master brummie
Hi Folks, after my Aifix Spitfire had been shot to bits by my best friend (see my posting Heaton St Thread https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/heaton-st-hockley.47417/page-1 #16) my aeronautics moved up a gear to the building of a Lancaster Bomber (which I kept out of my best friend's gaze and range of his air rifle) at which point I decided it was time for my models to actually fly.

Regards,
Peg.
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Inspiration for this cartoon came from my post #321 here
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Peg Monkey

master brummie
Hi Folks, Peg Monkey and Jim have appeared in numerous of my pictograms giving the impression they were close friends, in truth I met up with Jim very infrequently, the first time I caught him in the process of stealing my bike, whilst I was in the butchers on The Flat buying breast of lamb for my mom, after that we met up, with my older cousin Ray, for our annual carol singing circuit around the Hockley pubs. I can't be sure but Jim may have wore Daily Mail Charity Boots, I don't think many of my friends had to wear these (which was a blessing). Ironically, in the 50s, I thought they looked quite stylish, looking like football boots. and my mother was most indignant where I asked if I could have a pair.
Why did they have to be boots? This made it obvious the wearer was a charity case, they should have been shoes.
(There is a thread dedicated to these boots see: https:birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/daily-mail-boots-and-shoes.28335/page-1)



Cartoon below inspired by post #238 here https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/harry-lucas-school.39524/

Regards,
Peg.
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Peg Monkey

master brummie
I remember, whilst in the 3rd year, me and my close associates somehow found ourselves members of the Tree Lover's Club, to be truthful I think it was mainly the colourful membership badge that appealed most, - it was all about collecting badges in those days, anyway it was a brief association ... Cartoon below inspired by post #261 here https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/harry-lucas-school.39524/

Peg.

P.S. My first thought was to apologise to our lady threaders for the attached pictogram, but then I thought, no old school thread can be complete without at least one example of smutty schoolboy humour.
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Vivienne14

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Staff member
The following cartoons by Peg Monkey were inspired by the Heaton Street Hockley thread here
https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/heaton-st-hockley.47417/page-3

Heaton Street Go-Cart Crash - inspired by post #13 Heaton St thread
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My Best Friend - inspired by post #16 Heaton St thread
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Heaton St jewellery - inspired by post #46 Heaton St thread
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Horse manure inspired by post #47 Heaton St thread

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More Chips Please - Inspired by post #53 Heaton St thread

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Inspired by post #61 Heaton St thread
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Inspired by post # 76 Heaton St thread
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Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
The following cartoons by Peg Monkey were inspired by the Heaton Street Hockley thread here
https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/heaton-st-hockley.47417/page-3


Hide the Jewellery Grandad inspired by post #23
Brean Down, Here We Come Again inspired by post #37
Duelling partner inspired by post #80
The Heaton Street Ensemble inspired by post #89
Sue and Peg's Puppet Show inspired by post #90
Peg, what are you doing under grandad's best hat ? Inspired by post #91
Mums and Dads inspired by #92
Brean inspired by post #96
 

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