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The Kingstanding

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gazbo

Guest
anyone remember any of the people who used the snooker hall on the circle during the 70s
 

Dashers

master brummie
The strangest thing about the Kingstanding Circle was having a bus stop on a roundabout, absolute madness, especially when there is snow about. I see from the wonderful photos that people have posted that it has always been so and was probably not so bad in the 50s. People are also allowed to park on the roundabout outside KFC, no idea how many accidents have been caused.

My dad was born in Sidcup Road in the 30s and has some great memories of Kingstanding, I can't say I remember the original pub, but I remember the 70s one. The Odean was a 'mecca' (excuse the pun) for the kids in the 30s and 40s who would flock to see the pictures on the big screen (my mom & dad included)
 
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Wendy

Guest
Yes I remember going to the snooker hall at Kingstanding with a boyfriend. I didn't play though!
 

Reg Cook

Cookie55
I used to play in there a lot in the 70s Wendy, Used to watch Graham Miles there too. Alway's on table 1 he was. Won a Raffle there once too a case of wine tasted like vinegar.
 
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Wendy

Guest
Small world eh Reg. Sorry about the wine we often had cheap wine like that. In the struggling years we put sugar in it to make it taste better. The trouble is it never did!
 
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Wendy

Guest
Ha Ha Reg no it didn't it was rubbish but we were young and easily pleased:D:D:D!
 

Dave M

Pheasey Born Bumper
Entrance to the Air Raid shelter, on Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, as mentioned on a different thread :)
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
This Air Raid Shelter to be found on Marsh Lane
It's interesting that these are still around. I also remember seeing brick built shelters with flat concrete roofs around too. Maybe we need a new 'Air Raid Shelter' thread on this topic. Thanks for posting the photos Dave. Viv.
 

Dave M

Pheasey Born Bumper
Viv the other one that I know, there must be more, is on College road, Chester Rd end, could not find the pics today :(
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Many thanks Dave. I've started a new thread for air raid shelters so you might like to post there if you find anything else. Regards Viv.
 
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