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Author Topic: Memories of your Railway experiances  (Read 210 times)
Edifi
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2018, 07:12:27 PM »

It was good at Tysley Station to see the Kings,Manors,Halls come roaring through from London and later the Brittaniass
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2018, 07:52:57 PM »

When I was a youngster I lived in Balsall Heath Road and often went with my father to the Lickeys, usually by tram but, sometimes, as a special treat we would go by train to Barnt Green. We might take the tram into the city and get the train in New Street station, the platform, I think, was next to Station Street and always stank of fish or we would walk up the hill to the Moseley Road and get the train at Camp Hill station.
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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2018, 08:32:17 PM »

When we moved to Kitts Green in 49 my father would take us down to Stechford station and catch the train to London on a Sunday,.Still remember the price 11/- for dad 3/6dhalfpenny each for me and my brother,
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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2018, 08:38:49 PM »

Evening Boys.
We used to go on day excursions from Stechford. The Mystery trips were quite good apart from the trip
to Grange over Sand. We got on another train at Grange over Sands and went to some railway sheds
That was a great day out.
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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2018, 08:43:22 PM »

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The smell of the fish trains was quite strong. A quantity of that fish went to my Grandad to be
cured and turned into Kippers.
Those were the days.
54 Trawlers at Milford Haven and now 4. Very sad.
Have you ever been Kipper fishing on the long pier at Milford.
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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2018, 08:47:06 PM »

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Please help Norman with the size of pictures.
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« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2018, 08:52:59 PM »

Gerald, you know very well that they do not catch kippers at Milford, they are bloaters or smokies.
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« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2018, 08:57:41 PM »

Gerald I have sent Norman a PM.
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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2018, 09:01:40 PM »

Hello Norman
You caught me out. Bloaters are fish that fall off the racks before being full smoked to become kippers.
Smokies are smoked in a different way.
Now of course its drugs that get smoked. Stupid people. We had a lot of fun without drugs.
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« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2018, 09:03:00 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2018, 06:23:34 PM »

Tysley station has happy memories for me as a nipper in the late 50's early 60's. This is the station we would set off from for our Christmas trip from Bakelite Sports and Social Club. All the kids would be on the platform chattering away. We were given a white paper bag which contained sweets, spangles, lollipop, small bar of Cadbuys' chocolate. Off we would go to a Panto one year we went yo the circus. Funny thing is I can never remember coming back by train....
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