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1  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: WERE WHERE YOU BORN on: April 08, 2017, 08:38:27 AM
Hello Hattie

My Wife was born in Shustoke then moved to Kingshurst.  She remembers walking through Chelmsley woods and seeing all the bluebells, a few years before the building work started.  I used to drive the builders to Chelmsley when the estate was being built, never seen so many houses being constructed at one time.
2  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: EASTER on: April 04, 2017, 06:37:57 PM
Many of the younger generation have no idea what Easter represents.  I believe that with our multicultural religions we live in fear of upsetting other religious groups.  We live in the United Kingdom which is a Christian country, why should we have to change our beliefs, other religions don't change their beliefs to suit us.
3  New CategoryBirmingham and West Midlands Public Transport / Birmingham Corporation Transport. / Re: TRAMS on: April 04, 2017, 06:30:44 PM
Unfortunately trams had finished when I started using public transport, Blackpool and Beamish museum were the only places I've ever travelled on a tram.
4  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: PADDLE STEAMERS on: April 04, 2017, 06:27:41 PM
Only paddle steamer I was on, steamer probably not the correct term, was along the Mississippi in Memphis.  Now paddle boats in Perry Hall playing fields I really know something about.
5  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: IN YOUR GARDEN on: April 01, 2017, 05:52:20 PM
Never liked woodlice but earwigs can bite you.  Sounds daft but when you're young these thoughts stay with you.  I remember my next door neighbour growing Chrysanthemums he always had a pot to catch all the earwigs, we never went anywhere near them in case they jumped out and bit us Smiley
6  The Midlands remembered / Midlands towns and villages / Re: KINGSBURY on: March 31, 2017, 01:52:02 PM
When I worked in Kingsbury between 69 to 75 the water parks were the sand and gravel quarry.  I remember whenever we got heavy rain the road used to flood and effectively blocked the main road from Birmingham to Kinsbury village.  Drilling into oil pipelines is the favourite pastime in Nigeria, this costs the oil companies vast amounts of money both in lost product and clean up costs.
7  The Midlands remembered / Midlands towns and villages / Re: STOURPORT on: March 31, 2017, 07:11:06 AM
Seem to remember a few of the drivers at the oil company I worked for in the late sixties had caravans in Stourport, nice way to relax if you could afford it. 
8  In your Garden / Gardening advice and tips / Re: IN YOUR GARDEN on: March 30, 2017, 06:09:45 PM
Problem is that you have to trust your supplier.  We often buy from B&Q mainly because we get the discount on a Wednesday, Our local Garden centre in Breage gets a lot of our business as B&Q often doesn't have what we are looking for.
9  Railways / Railways / Re: STEAM ENGINES on: March 30, 2017, 06:00:26 PM
Loved the overnight to Penzance, still going and long may it last.
10  All Sports / All Sports / Re: ASTON VILLA on: March 29, 2017, 02:53:50 PM
My Mother who was born in Manchester was always a Man U fan, unfortunately put me off footie for life.  Shall I leave now or later.  Two of my Brother in laws were always having punch ups, usually verbal, every Saturday night as one supported the Blues and the other Villa, what fun that was.
11  The Midlands remembered / Midlands towns and villages / Re: WATER ORTON on: March 29, 2017, 08:51:19 AM
Only drank there as opposite where I lived.
12  The Midlands remembered / Midlands towns and villages / Re: CASTLE BROMWICH on: March 28, 2017, 07:10:47 PM
My Wife who lived on Kingshurst remembers picking Bluebells in Chelmsley woods, few years before all the housing began.
13  The Midlands remembered / Midlands towns and villages / Re: WATER ORTON on: March 28, 2017, 07:08:04 PM
Lived in the flats at Long lees court for twelve months and occasionally visited the Digby.
14  The Midlands remembered / Midlands towns and villages / Re: COLESHILL on: March 28, 2017, 07:06:18 PM
Main memories of Coleshill was working for my to be Brother in Law who owned a small Coach company, working for Jennens Motors in station road and drinking in the Wheatsheaf.  Started married life in Water Orton then moved to Cheswick Green, early seventies. My Wife was born in Shustoke and still has many fond memories.
15  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: WHAT GAMES DID YOU PLAY WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD on: March 25, 2017, 07:27:28 PM
Marbles were my favourite, unfortunately I was never very athletic and hated cross country running and running round the School playing field.  I used to visit our local playing fields in Perry Barr with my mates and play cricket, even tennis with my older Sister.  I quite liked exercising on the paddle boats but that used up my pocket money and ended up with blisters Smiley
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