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196  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: WHAT BIRDS (WITH FEATHERS) and WILD LIFE DO YOU SEE WHERE YOU LIVE on: January 20, 2018, 06:02:15 PM
When I lived in a cottage we used to have a Woodpecker come nearly everyday and peck holes in the same tree but never nested in one.
197  Railways / Railways / Midland Railway Stations on: January 20, 2018, 02:55:05 PM
Midland Railway Stations. Can you put a name to them



198  Birmingham History & Photos / Birmingham History / Re: Fishing clubs of the 50's, 60's 70's on: January 20, 2018, 02:39:55 PM
Anyone ever fish at Earlswood lakes? I can remember fishing there in the freezing cold, never caught much though.

Apart from a cold though  Grin
199  Welcome New members to the Birmingham and Surrounding Counties Forum / Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from Essex on: January 19, 2018, 07:50:50 PM
That photo of Duchess Road Townie has brought back some memories, thank you. Those old houses were cold and draughty! I cannot say whether the one I lived in is in the photo which was taken a bit before my time I think.

I think the road curved and ran parallel with Hagley Road.

I live near Maldon in Essex which is on the Blackwater Estuary, so close to the coast. Years ago it was an important port but now it's famous for old sailing barges (and the Maldon Mud Race!).
Many believe Essex landscape to be flat but walking up Market hill in Maldon would soon dispel that assumption.

Twn Sion (that looks very welsh), well done on your attempt to spell Billericay - it is not an easy one to spell. My own village is Bicknacre - try getting your teeth around that!



Ron did you know that in 1908 the author J.R.R. Tolkien moved into No.37 Duchess Road. What number did you live at?
200  All Sports / All Sports / Re: ASTON VILLA on: January 18, 2018, 08:12:58 PM
Edmund they will soon realise that they have made a balls up. Someone said Lambert can put rocket up Stoke players pity he didn't do it when he was at
Livingston.
Wycombe Wanderers.
Colchester United.
Norwich City.
Aston Villa. 3.5.1 201213 season. 3.5.2 201314 season. 3.5.3 201415 season.
Blackburn Rovers.
Wolverhampton Wanderers.



201  Welcome New members to the Birmingham and Surrounding Counties Forum / Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from Essex on: January 18, 2018, 02:53:53 PM
Ron is this the Duchess road you lived in.

 
202  The Midlands remembered / Midlands towns and villages / Re: Chelmsley Wood on: January 18, 2018, 12:02:43 PM
My Mom and dad were offered a house in Maytree close or grove think it was area 2 not far from the Prince Hal Pub brand new, We were living in Shard End at the time, I don't know the real reason why they didn't except it only that my Dad worked at the Morris Commercial at the time and my Dad didn't drive so putting 2 and 2 together it must have been the lack of public transport at that time, so we stayed in Shard End and I am so glad we did.  
203  Welcome New members to the Birmingham and Surrounding Counties Forum / Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello on: January 18, 2018, 09:38:37 AM

Hi Molly welcome to the forum we are very friendly on here, so make yourself at home sit back post and enjoy yourself.
204  Welcome New members to the Birmingham and Surrounding Counties Forum / Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello on: January 18, 2018, 09:32:00 AM
Hello Molly
Welcome to the forum. I hope you stay with us and enjoy our company.
Feel free to open new topics as well as chipping into older ones.
Best wishes
Gerald.

205  The Midlands remembered / Midlands towns and villages / Chelmsley Wood on: January 17, 2018, 12:04:07 AM
Does anyone know where all these people came from to house Chelmsley Wood?
206  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: What schools did you go to on: January 16, 2018, 09:43:15 PM
To be honest it was lovely at first then it started going down probably in the 80s/90s it's always had a bad name, however I found most folks were the salt of the earth.
It was once the largest estate in Europe.

It probably had the largest crime rate in Europe as well. Grin That's a bit off topic but no harm done.  Smiley
207  Welcome New members to the Birmingham and Surrounding Counties Forum / Introduce Yourself / Re: Hello from Essex on: January 16, 2018, 06:08:28 PM
Hello Ron and welcome to the forum we are very friendly on here and don't wave big sticks, so just sit back post and enjoy yourself.

townie.
208  Birmingham History & Photos / Birmingham History / Re: Fishing clubs of the 50's, 60's 70's on: January 16, 2018, 05:59:55 PM
Never been into fishing although when we were young we used to go over the cow fields and catch sticklebacks and Newts.
209  Games Room / Enter the games room / Re: Rivers and Lakes of Birmingham and Surrounding Counties in Alphabetical Order on: January 15, 2018, 09:21:13 PM
Twm I have found one in South Yorkshire and another in Surry. Ill have another look for the Midlands.
210  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: CARILLION on: January 15, 2018, 09:20:10 PM
I bet a few government ministers have lined their pockets very well.
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