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Poetry D Jour by Beryl McMullen coming December, 2010


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« on: March 28, 2017, 05:15:38 PM »

Brilliant Carnivals and real good entertainment on the playing Field.
Mike if you are still about please make a post. We had great times together.
Remember the bunting across New Road and the Midland Red bus took it half
way to Coleshill.
Great memories.
Gerald.
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2017, 07:08:04 PM »

Lived in the flats at Long lees court for twelve months and occasionally visited the Digby.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 07:49:16 PM »

The Digby that was the posh one in Water Orton.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 08:51:19 AM »

Only drank there as opposite where I lived.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 02:25:51 PM »

Hello
The other pub in Marsh Lane was The Dog. Who remembers Gillie Rhodes shop and Off Licence.
We had our own little club there in his large kitchen, used to have a meet up about once a month.
Jack Emery used to talk the most telling us about what was wrong in the world. His wife trained
their dog to bite him if it could smell Beer. I do mean bite, often see him after we had a couple of
Beers with bandage on an arm or leg. What a life !!
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2017, 06:15:14 PM »

What do you remember about this station when you was a kid.

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2017, 07:15:25 PM »

The station always looked clean and tidy but with the passing of time it looked very neglected.

I assume this will all be tarted up for HS2, that's if it runs on the same route, and, is the bridge high enough to take the wires.
The line that is on the plans is between New Road and Marsh Lane where the present track is but on of the curves will take out
Attleborough Lane and the Village School. Not enough details on the plans.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2017, 07:49:59 PM »

Hello Again
I have found some better maps and these show a HS2 link joining the line after Water Orton Station and on route to Castle
Bromwich.
Mass of lines around Water Orton. Dreadful for the people living there.
My thoughts are with you.
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2017, 09:51:05 AM »

The answer I was looking for was a jigsaw there was always one in the waiting room.
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2018, 10:21:25 PM »

A couple of news papers is one thing but a jigsaw, how long was it before the arrival of the next train?
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2018, 10:23:34 PM »

In them days I don't think many trains stopped at water Orton.
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2018, 10:27:47 PM »

You're probably right. I went in the Dog a few times early 70's.
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2018, 08:23:02 PM »

One for you Gerald as you lived in Water Orton.

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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2018, 03:57:52 PM »

Hello Townie
Was the white fence the entrance to the cricket field.
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2018, 04:43:23 PM »

Gerald its quite possible as I think the cricket ground is behind the pub ( Digby)
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