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Railways => Railways => : GardenGerald December 05, 2017, 04:48:53 PM



: BEECHING
: GardenGerald December 05, 2017, 04:48:53 PM
Was Beeching mad to close all the railway lines and stations.???
What do you think
Gerald.


: Re: BEECHING
: Edifi December 10, 2017, 06:36:58 PM
Gerald,just couldn't understand the logic behind it personally,but I suppose he didn't foresee about the E U letting all these people wanting to claim all the give aways that we do.


: Re: BEECHING
: GardenGerald December 13, 2017, 06:22:43 PM
Who gave Beeching the job and told him what they wanted.
Gerald


: Re: BEECHING
: Edifi December 19, 2017, 10:15:05 AM
G G it's not the government that makes the decisions it's the Civil Servants that come up with the ideas and coers the government into accepting them.


: Re: BEECHING
: GardenGerald December 19, 2017, 06:50:32 PM
Hello Edmund
You are quite right. These people just want to line their own pockets. My youngest Son went up to Water Orton at the weekend.
He said it looks good so why destroy it with the stupid HS2. I lived in Castle Bromwich and Water Orton after leaving our real
home in Cathcart Street. Used to go very often to Coleshill and try to catch fish and have a splash in the river.
Did you ever go to Castle Bromwich Hall to pick Bluebells for your Mom. Always had a lookout in case someone can and
caught us.
My Sons are both born in Pembrokeshire so are Welsh, when they go up to the Midlands they are Brummies Taffy boys. They think
that is great and a real sign of friendship.
Take care
Gerald.


: Re: BEECHING
: GardenGerald December 19, 2017, 07:53:29 PM
Who made a very large sum of money from the scrap metal.
They should be named and shamed even now.
I think we are all getting fed up of being taken to the cleaners.
Do you want the rich to get richer and the genuine poor to get poorer.
Watch this space.
Gerald.

Get ready to go to war. Line up and get your Motorcycle Helmet, Dustbin Lid and Broom Handle.


: Re: BEECHING
: townie December 19, 2017, 08:03:10 PM
Here's a question for you and Edmund, as you both lived In Castle Bromwich. Do you know how many pubs or beer retailers were in Castle Bromwich? Good luck looking as I don't think you will remember them all unless you are very, very old ;D


: Re: BEECHING
: GardenGerald December 19, 2017, 08:21:36 PM
I presume this is for a pint when you got off Beechings train.
The Comet
Hunters Moon
Coach and Horses
Dog Inn
Over to you Edmund. I was a sportsman and drank very little.
Gerald.


: Re: BEECHING
: GardenGerald December 19, 2017, 09:30:43 PM
I well remember the Scouts getting off the train at Castle Bromwich and walking to Yorks Wood in Shard End.
When we wanted half a dozen chicks, the day olds used to be sent to Castle Bromwich on the train and Mom
and I would take them off the train about 7.00 o'clock in the morning. When we got home we would put them in a box
in the living room and have a little light bulb above them to keep them warm.
What great days and memories.
My wife and I have done so many of these things for our children.
Best wishes
Gerald.


: Re: BEECHING
: townie December 20, 2017, 06:45:33 PM
Where was the dog inn Gerald


: Re: BEECHING
: Edifi December 20, 2017, 07:51:44 PM
G G there we are again,never drank round were we lived like you I was to sport minded,only ever had a shandy at the Tavern in Lea Village after football training.Only when I got  the car and started going to the clubs in town with my mates,even then didn't drink in excess,Only time used to drink was with my brother in the Villa Supp Club which we used to help run


: Re: BEECHING
: GardenGerald December 20, 2017, 08:54:51 PM
Hello Townie
Please transfer all posts about pubs to the thread Pubs and Clubs.
Many thanks
Gerald.


: Re: BEECHING
: GardenGerald December 22, 2017, 05:13:16 PM
On the TV last night was a very good programme about Beeching destroying the Welsh Railway system.
It really brought Wales to its knees because no alternatives in place. Very difficult to get to work and friends
and families lost touch with each other.
What person and government would inflict that on people. Greed for scrap metal money. These people
were a disgrace to society.
Gerald.


: Re: BEECHING
: Edifi December 22, 2017, 11:40:02 PM
At the time these people in government were so removed from normal life, they weren't interested in ordinary  people who had to work for a living,and had to geet to there work place,


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