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The Midlands remembered => Midlands towns and villages => : townie November 26, 2017, 03:01:43 PM



: Tamworth
: townie November 26, 2017, 03:01:43 PM
Tamworth a lovely town. When I first moved here over 40 years ago the Tamie's hated us Brummies' We were part of the overspill and were overtaking there nice peaceful little town. I suppose if I had been a Tammie I would have felt the same. I will add more as time goes on.   


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: Edifi November 27, 2017, 03:05:32 PM
Townie,my mother in law moved to ABELIA AMINGTON in1967 from Calder Tower in Perry Barr


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: townie November 27, 2017, 05:33:36 PM
Hi Edifi I know  Abelia very well just off Woodlands Road. I lived about 5 minute walk from there.


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: Edifi November 28, 2017, 12:35:06 PM
My M in L lived at No 80 when she died my B in L lived at No 50 till he died this year .


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: GardenGerald December 06, 2017, 09:22:26 PM
Does anyone remember the river at Tamworth being dammed one Saturday so that they could get all the rubbish out.
Old style Prams, pushchairs and bikes came out. A lot of handmade coloured bottles were found, these would be at
least from Victorian times. Did they make bottles and glassware in Tamworth. I have one of the bottles, square and green in colour.
A lot of the bottles were square.
Best wishes
Gerald.


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: townie December 07, 2017, 06:40:31 PM
What year are you talking about Gerald? I've been here since 1977 and I don't remember it.


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: GardenGerald December 07, 2017, 09:25:08 PM
Hello Townie
Managed to get back on the forum. It was about mid 80s I think, drew big crowds.
Gerald.


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: GardenGerald December 11, 2017, 06:29:56 PM
Hello Townie
Had a problem as I told you earlier getting on my forum but glad I have now sorted it.
Have you put your tree up yet and the trimmings. Will it be a fresh turkey or
a frozen one from last year. Nice juicy shoulder of pork and a piece of gammon.
Orange juice and water followed by Dandelion and Burdock, what more could you ask for.
HO  Ho  Ho  Its time to go.
Father Christmas


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: townie December 12, 2017, 07:05:15 PM
Gerald tree goes up tomorrow 12 days before and it will come down 12 days after. Cockerel for Christmas dinner, plenty of Pernod.   


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: GardenGerald December 12, 2017, 10:42:43 PM
Hello Townie
We will have some decorations up this week, the Daughter in Law will put them up plus the new light my wife as bought. It
displays patterns over the whole wall. Meat wise have to see what next door get for us. We live in the world of swaps like olden days here.
They want some plum trees so we get Christmas meat. Its just like Birmingham in the 40s and 50s, we all help each other and get on rally well.
Take care
Gerald.



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: Edifi December 18, 2017, 07:18:05 PM
Trees up,lights on, G children getting excited only one week to go,Can i wish everyone on the forum a very Merry Xmas and a Great New Year.God Bless edifi


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: Twm Sion January 02, 2018, 08:59:29 PM
Tamworth for me means a few things. Drayton Mannor Park, going bike rides from Chelmsley Wood out to there in the summer.

I can also remember working at Doultons, they mainly made insulators, toilets and I remember China for the Habitat stores. My main place of work in Doultons was in the boiler house repairing the pipe work. This was early 70's the old boy that looked after the boilers was called Bert. Any excess steam that the boilers produced was diverted to a steam turbine which drove an electric generator, electricity produced was used in the factory or fed into the grid.

In about 1980, I bought a new house on a development called Pennymore Park. It was a big mistake. Probably only stayed there a couple of nights, got rid of it.


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: townie January 02, 2018, 09:22:58 PM
Tamworth for me means a few things. Drayton Mannor Park, going bike rides from Chelmsley Wood out to there in the summer.

I can also remember working at Doultons, they mainly made insulators, toilets and I remember China for the Habitat stores. My main place of work in Doultons was in the boiler house repairing the pipe work. This was early 70's the old boy that looked after the boilers was called Bert. Any excess steam that the boilers produced was diverted to a steam turbine which drove an electric generator, electricity produced was used in the factory or fed into the grid.

In about 1980, I bought a new house on a development called Pennymore Park. It was a big mistake. Probably only stayed there a couple of nights, got rid of it.

Twm where was Pennymore Park? I know Pennymore road.


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: Twm Sion January 02, 2018, 09:30:50 PM
Hello townie, I Think the name Pennymore Park was dropped once the development was completed. I was on Pennymore Rd. As you go in to Pennymore Rd there is a small cul de sac on the right with about 7 houses, it was in there. Looks like f I had stayed, very busy road near by.


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: townie January 02, 2018, 09:34:12 PM
Hello townie, I Think the name Pennymore Park was dropped once the development was completed. I was on Pennymore Rd. As you go in to Pennymore Rd there is a small cul de sac on the right with about 7 houses, it was in there. Looks like f I had stayed, very busy road near by.
Twm. Was it on top of a hill? The hill being called Tute Hill


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: Twm Sion January 02, 2018, 10:09:50 PM
We headed up hill to get to it. Not sure what hill was called. I have a feeling that Stonedelph was near and Wilnecote.


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: townie January 02, 2018, 10:19:35 PM
We headed up hill to get to it. Not sure what hill was called. I have a feeling that Stonedelph was near and Wilnecote.

Was it called Wainrigg or Wessenden?


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: Twm Sion January 02, 2018, 10:24:07 PM
Do you know Wainrigg rings a bell. That name had completely gone out of my head. Number 17 if memory serves me well.


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: townie January 02, 2018, 10:29:14 PM
Yes I know where that is. They are nice houses up there, nice and quite all brought houses no council tenants.


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: Twm Sion January 02, 2018, 10:36:30 PM
I often wondered how the place turned out. It was a nice little two bed, I had the one with larger garden as I had a Land Rover to park as well as my mini van.

Shame I had to let it go, the recession hit big time, self employed, no work! First and only time in my life I claimed dole. As self employed I had to wait 8 weeks before eligible for benefit.


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: townie January 02, 2018, 10:40:52 PM
That's a shame Twm I think you would like it now.


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: Twm Sion January 02, 2018, 10:50:34 PM
I have a mate up around that area. We keep in touch at Christmas but not seen him for about 10 years, he must be 73 now. Since I've found out how easy it is to get to that neck of the woods I'll pay him a visit and call in Wainrigg. Isn't it funny how that name had completely gone from my mind, as though I'd blanked it out.


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: townie January 02, 2018, 10:52:15 PM
Perhaps it was because of a bad memory.


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: Twm Sion January 02, 2018, 10:56:01 PM
You're probably right, tough times.  I vowed never again and I've grafted, done jobs no one else wanted and done ok.


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