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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2011, 02:01:35 PM »

Born in Hillingford Avenue, Pheasey, Great Barr, bought my first house in 1987 in Chantrey Crescent and now live over in Sutton Coldfield...I'm sure I'll move again, who knows where, who knows when.

@Kandor, my sister lives on Tynedale Crescent, which end were you when you lived there?

I could never afford a house in Streetly when I was starting out, my ex-wife came from there but we bought a house on Pheasey. I hear you have to learn to get out of the bath if you want the loo to be able to live there?

Paul
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2011, 07:05:17 PM »

Kia Ora Dashers,
                        Welcome to the (at times) madhouse,
so pleased to see you have introduced yourself.

I came from Great Barr, Walsall Rd..then married and
went to DOE BANK LANE which I am sure you know
then built in Arran Close by the feed road to the Motorway..Like you we could,nt afford Streetly or Sutton back in 1957..

ka pai to ra                      have a great day
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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2011, 05:32:42 PM »

Hi Paul, I was about a 100 yards down Tynedale turn left on Hillingford, they were very happy times for me back then.

Les
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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2017, 05:23:16 PM »

Hello Kandor
Do you remember many of the teachers from Loxton Street. I did all my schooling there and left
in 1956. It was a great school and many pupils reached great heights for a secondary modern school.
In those days Vauxhall and Duddeston were great places to live. Many happy days.
Lets hear about your memories.
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« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2017, 10:12:37 AM »

Hi all,my names Edmund,I was born in Inkerman St Vauxhall in 1939 ,moved to Kitts Green in 49 ,got married to my wife Brenda,moved to Lichfield in 66 then back to Streetly in 73,got fed up with Brum in 84 moved to Margate in Kent ,been down here ever since,had a nice life here,live just across the road from the sea and lovely beach.
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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2017, 08:27:56 PM »

Hi Edmund do you know if Dreamland is open yet?
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« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2017, 11:50:47 PM »

Dreamland opened early this year it's great,had a lady take over who ran the 02,what a difference she s made every weekend they have groups on and the kids have free rides. My daughters have signed up for the year and go to the concerts every Sat
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« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2017, 07:03:02 PM »

Has the caterpillar ride opened yet?
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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2017, 06:44:00 PM »

Hi Townie,my daughter takes her children there of a Sat nights when they have a group on,the kids love it ,will have to ask them next time I see them
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« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2017, 07:55:46 PM »

The reason I asked Edmund is I am making a model of the caterpillar. It has taken almost 12 months to collect the information and measurements, It will take another 2 to 3 years to build but realistically I recon 5 years to complete. I do need an engineer if you know one to make the centre piece.      
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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2017, 10:08:21 AM »

Townie sorry for the delay in answering you,yes all the rides are working again the G children love them just like we used to.Sorry to say most of the good engineers have passed on that I worked with,so can't help you in that respect,anyway good luck in your venture keep in touch,edmund
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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2018, 08:13:29 PM »

We used to go to some of the Mid Wales markets. Buy
anything from a horse to day old chicks. A long time ago
I won the prize for the best pen of suckler piglets at
Ellesmere, Shropshire in the Christmas show.
Are all these markets still held or have they finished.
Welshpool was a good well attended market.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Gerald.

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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2018, 09:57:56 AM »

Gerald,think in this day and age Elf &safety have stopped all the good things we used to enjoy in our early life,It seems a lot boring now.Used to go to Ashford Mkt but now no go..
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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2018, 09:00:48 PM »

It's unfortunate these things are being reduced. I love a good market. All towns in mid Wales had them, but they have reduced this last ten years.

Welshpool, is the closest regular market. New premises from about 8 years ago. Not the same atmosphere. But a good breakfast. The day can be long though. We get there about 4 - 5 am to get the stock in a pen before the queue builds up. I don't believe in sitting in a queue for hours with stock in the trailer is good for animal welfare .
The social side has gone from these events. So me and my old mate often head off to machinery auctions, or farm dispersal/reduction sales. These are great days out. Like minded old boys enjoying the chat, stories of yesteryear, and the knack of starting a Fordson Major tractor.

It's surprising what you learn and who you meet at these events.

Did you ever buy day old chicks from Cyril Bason in Craven Arms?
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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2018, 10:46:29 PM »

Hello TwM
Yes we bought chicks and Turkeys. We had an old Fordson Major with big wheels to go over the rows of crops.
Forgot what it was called.
Welshpool used to have a bit of everything, never knew what we might buy. Did they do anything
to stop the flooding.
Gerald.
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