I found him,I called the Royal pigeon racing association and they gave me the erdington number. To my surprise and joy,he's still flying,lol. Many thanks,oh bob is the store room next to pentlands still there,it was where they sent the naughty nun's. merry Christmas all x
Good, you'll have lots of tales to recall now.
The St John's as you remember was gutted and rebuilt in 1996/7 or there abouts. It became a 100% childrens home, with the new secure unit doing what Pentlands did. After many changes, the whole site is now an administration block.