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Sutton Park

oldMohawk

master brummie
A Maypole Fete in the park and some nice dresses and hats worn by ladies in the watching crowd. Hopefully the girls knew exactly what they had to do because it probably became a little crowded as they closed in on the pole.
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Bob Davis

Bob Davis
A Maypole Fete in the park and some nice dresses and hats worn by ladies in the watching crowd. Hopefully the girls knew exactly what they had to do because it probably became a little crowded as they closed in on the pole.
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Where was Boldmere Girls School? My sister went to Boldmere Secondary however on Thursday about two weeks time Great Torrington in North Devon goes maze with Mayday celebrations which always starts with both boys and girls from the local primary school performing a Maypole dance in the town square ........after that it's off to the pubs.
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ChrisM

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What a great image! The ladies in the picture all appear to be members of the WRVS who were much involved in the eating arrangements. (My mother was one of them although I don't see her in this picture). The blokes all seem to have official boiler suits and berets too. I wonder what Service they belonged to.

Chris
 

Radiorails

master brummie
I was there in in the late 1940s', but it must have been a Midland or County affair rather than the 1957 one which was a large affair:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9th_World_Scout_Jamboree
The gentleman, walking looking at the ovens, looks very much like an RAF Warrant Officer - possibly in the Air Training Corps. The gentleman, with hands in pockets talking to the ladies is obviously an old soldier; he has a few ribbons to his name. I thought possibly Royal Observation Corps. Salvation Army, or but others may decipher his badge differently.
 

ellbrown

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Saw Sutton Park from the plane window (Flybe) returning from Lyon to Birmingham on the afternoon of Friday 9th June 2017. (at least I think it's Sutton Park).





 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Saw Sutton Park from the plane window (Flybe) returning from Lyon to Birmingham on the afternoon of Friday 9th June 2017. (at least I think it's Sutton Park).
Your pics do show Sutton Park. In the first pic the railway track can be seen crossing under Thornhill Road and then across the park. Bracebridge Pool to the left of the track and Blackroot Pool just visible further on to the right.
 

Radiorails

master brummie
Your pics do show Sutton Park. In the first pic the railway track can be seen crossing under Thornhill Road and then across the park. Bracebridge Pool to the left of the track and Blackroot Pool just visible further on to the right.
Indeed it is, it is just that the pic shows a different angle to a map.
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Post #1362 - According to my boss, Boldmere Girls School was in Cofield Road, off Boldmere Road. He went there but it had become a mixed school in later years.
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
Dave M - this would be about the time I last went to that fair. I actually thought the building it was in a worse condition that the picture shows. Strange how you memory plays tricks.
 
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