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#31 by Sheldonboy , Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:43 pm

Brilliant story Pam and well done with the pictures Lyn


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#32 by Pam Keeling , Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:55 am

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what smashing memories pam...i have a couple of pics somewhere of the onion fair..will try and find them and post for you...in the meantime here are 3 of lovers walk hope they bring back memories for you...im hoping against hope that your aunt maybe the lady in one of the pics..if not maybe her house is there..dont forget pam click on the pics and they will enlarge...mind you you probably know this lol

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Oh Lyn these are brilliant. The centre picture shows my aunts house which is opposite the gate to the Aston signal box where my cousin worked xx

 
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#33 by Pam Keeling , Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:59 am

My aunts house is next to the yard gates. It was a coal yard and we used to sneak in a pinch a few lumps when the old gal wasnt looking. Xxx

 
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#34 by astoness , Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:06 am

great pam i was hoping you would recognise the place...ive posted 4 pics and i can see some gates in pics 1 and 4 are these the gates you are on about..

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#35 by Pam Keeling , Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:20 am

Yes Lyn the big double gates are the coal yard. Looking at the pics my aunts house was on the right. In pic 2 there is a gate railway side and this was the signal mans entrance gate. One of the signal men used the embankment as his allotment and grew all sorts of veg. Hence the need for a padlocked gate.

 
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#36 by astoness , Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:52 am

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Yes Lyn the big double gates are the coal yard. Looking at the pics my aunts house was on the right. In pic 2 there is a gate railway side and this was the signal mans entrance gate. One of the signal men used the embankment as his allotment and grew all sorts of veg. Hence the need for a padlocked gate.



great pam thanks for the extra info...i hate not having me bearings...[Little LOL]


 
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#37 by astoness , Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:40 pm

as promised pam 4 pics of the onion fair..

pic 1..the leader with trailer dated 1957
pic 2..clara colins living van dated 1956
pic 3..baked potato vender dated 1957
pic 4..shaws jets dated 1956


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#38 by Slow Jo , Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:55 pm

No lyn only my pride was hurt really,we use to live in a place called the grove of villa road it was directly opposite terrace road .the ground belonged to rose hill road school .After so many years they had it back so its gone now,we moved from there to barker street before this happened.

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#39 by astoness , Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:47 am

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No lyn only my pride was hurt really,we use to live in a place called the grove of villa road it was directly opposite terrace road .the ground belonged to rose hill road school .After so many years they had it back so its gone now,we moved from there to barker street before this happened.


hi jo what years were you in barker st...its still there and our dad lived at no 21 i think it was in his teens...i lived in villa street from 58 to 72

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#40 by Slow Jo , Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:05 pm

hi lyn ,we were in barker street early 60s ,I think it was number 64 half way down on the right going from villa cross end. I got married from there in 66 and moved to a flat in soho road.It only lasted 12 years,remarried 82 still going strong,now in telford.

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#41 by astoness , Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:13 pm

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hi lyn ,we were in barker street early 60s ,I think it was number 64 half way down on the right going from villa cross end. I got married from there in 66 and moved to a flat in soho road.It only lasted 12 years,remarried 82 still going strong,now in telford.


ahh right jo...so on the same side as the observatory pub then ?? congratutions on the success of your second marriage..


 
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#42 by Slow Jo , Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:53 pm

Thanks lyn, do you remember the bonfire and fair they use to have in handsworth park, That was always a good do,if it didnt rain.Its going back a bit though.

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#43 by astoness , Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:19 pm

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Thanks lyn, do you remember the bonfire and fair they use to have in handsworth park, That was always a good do,if it didnt rain.Its going back a bit though.


sorry jo i cant recall the bonfires and fairs at handsworth park....we always a massive fire in our back garden and half the kids in the street came to it....


 
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#44 by Pam Keeling , Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:23 pm

We had our bonfires on the bomb peck off Long Acre/Walter street when I was little, then when my nan moved to Nechells Park road we used to use her garden as it was bigger than ours


 
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#45 by Slow Jo , Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:14 pm

Does anyone remember street partys for coronation day tables down the middle of the street. I can just about remember a street party for V E day,i was nearly six,a very long time ago.I also remember queing for ration books with my mom at grove lane school,handsworth

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