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Poetry D Jour by Beryl McMullen coming December, 2010

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16  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: Where is this on: January 14, 2018, 05:43:25 PM
Is it near the Chester Road?
17  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: What schools did you go to on: January 14, 2018, 05:42:09 PM
Didn't attend too often it was in Chelmsley Wood Archbishop Grimshaw. We had nuns and priests as teachers they were very strict and didn't think twice wrapping a ruler over your knuckles. They were very cruel and seemed to get pleasure dishing out punishment. I once caught Sister Mary smirking as the ruler hit my knuckles and she seen the pain on my face.

Did you live on Chelmsley Wood, or just attend the school? I lived on Chelmsley Wood from about 68 to 76
18  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: WHAT BIRDS (WITH FEATHERS) and WILD LIFE DO YOU SEE WHERE YOU LIVE on: January 14, 2018, 05:34:46 PM
The days are lengthening slightly, although still cold. I am starting to hear a bit of bird song. The Jays and the Jackdaws are squabbling too, probably over nest sites for the spring. 
19  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: Music on: January 14, 2018, 05:31:46 PM
Hello Hattie, I have a wide taste in music. Heavy Rock, Punk, 60's and 70's music to a bit of classical. I think were so lucking to have the internet. I can listen to all types of music by just searching for it. Gone are the days when I would think back about a song, but never hear it.

The other night sitting listening to music on the ipad, I went from Barry White (The trouble with me), Abba (Dancing queen), Golden Earing (Radar love) Social Distortion (Nickles and Dimes) to Widor (Toccata) and a few others. I prefer Music to telly, and enjoy radio. I tend to listen to LBC speech radio mainly with a bit of Radio 4 and Radio 2

Twm Sion

20  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE HOBBIES on: January 12, 2018, 11:21:01 PM
Hi Norman, I've had a bit of a clear out at home ( long over due). I found my old AE1 program, all its instructions and the original receipt from 1983. I also found a Miranda flash with filters that came free with the camera. I later bought a cannon speed light. Not found that yet.

Interested to hear about you developing film. In my role I was seconded into mental health care for a while in about 1992. The care was about rehab, they had a photography group which I worked with. They turned out one amazing stuff.

Twn Sion
21  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: FRIENDLY FORUM on: January 12, 2018, 11:08:59 PM
My only gripe is we need more people please
Not a gripe, however I do agree we need more people. There are guests on the forum every day. What can we do to encourage people to join and post. People have so much to add, our memories and knowledge of the subjects on this forum are unique. Every guest would have something to add.
Twn Sion
22  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: Where is this on: January 12, 2018, 11:02:45 PM
Longmore Rd, Shirley
23  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: Brave New World. on: January 12, 2018, 10:59:38 PM
In addition I would like to see an end to:
State dependency
Lack of empathy
Loss of green field sites
Cruelty and bullying
I don't know what you call this phenomena but an end to photo taking when someone is in distress, i.e. terrorist attack, road accident, when folks are at their most vulnerable.
24  Games Room / Enter the games room / Re: Rivers and Lakes of Birmingham and Surrounding Counties in Alphabetical Order on: January 12, 2018, 10:48:56 PM
G is for Griffins Brook, Bournville
25  Games Room / Enter the games room / Re: Rivers and Lakes of Birmingham and Surrounding Counties in Alphabetical Order on: January 12, 2018, 07:56:52 PM
Don't know whether this counts but I will try. Edgbaston Reservoir

Hey, townie as we say this is a friendly forum. I have never looked up definition of lake. However somewhere in the definition there would be something like. Still, expanse and water. That fits lake and reservoir, so it counts.
26  General Discussion / General Posts / Re: Brave New World. on: January 12, 2018, 07:47:32 PM
Incredible writing Kandor, touches the right notes.

I'm not sure where I'd like to go back to. Mid 70's were a great time for me and have lots of memories of that time. When I hear particular tunes, takes me strength back, to the places and the people of that time.

On the other hand, I would not change yesterday to today.

Twm Sion
27  Games Room / Enter the games room / Re: Rivers and Lakes of Birmingham and Surrounding Counties in Alphabetical Order on: January 11, 2018, 08:08:45 PM
C is for the river Cole, a river I played and fell in many times. Sourse in Wythall near Kings Norton and travels 25 miles where it joins the River Blythe in Coleshill. Many water mills were powered by he Cole, one of which is Sarehole Mill
28  The Midlands remembered / Midlands towns and villages / Fillongly on: January 10, 2018, 10:06:46 PM
Another great Warwickshire Village. Not been there far many years. Now I'm retired, this summer I plan to visit some of the places from years gone by. My memories of Fillongly are mainly childhood. Not a lot of money to spare at home in the mid 60's but a couple of times each summer we would head off to the Cottage Inn, Fillongly,  they did such lovely freshly made sandwiches. I can remember, roast beef and onion, with slices of tomato on the side. As I say not much money so we shared a plate of sandwiches between us. Must have been good, as this is a special childhood memory.

Twm Sion
29  Games Room / Enter the games room / Rivers and Lakes of Birmingham and Surrounding Counties in Alphabetical Order on: January 10, 2018, 09:58:00 PM
I'll kick us off with the river Avon.

Any offers on rivers or lakes beginning with 'B' any photos would be great too.

Twm Sion
30  Games Room / Enter the games room / Re: All things Birmingham alphabetically on: January 10, 2018, 09:52:09 PM
Hello TwM
We all did well to get to the end of the alphabet. Been a long time since we went to school.
Wish we could go back sometimes.
We were brought up in difficult times but we made the best of everything.
How many of us has 2 inches if ice on the inside of the windows.
Someone like to start a new thread.
Its nearly Horlicks time.
Yes we managed it, and well done to townie. We were, brought up in difficult times. I do think though that we appreciate things more. When I moved to mid Wales all those years ago, the folks still worked very much in the past on some of the farms. Only buy new if the old one was beyond repair. I did feel at home straight away.
Twn Sion
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