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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#5356 by Sheldonboy , Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:02 am

Morning all, its getting very warm again, I have been out in the garden since 7.30 I'm not working if it gets too hot.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#5357 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:18 am

Morning all

Yes it looks like its going to be another nice day, I have just fell out of bed. I'm too late for breakfast so I'm just waiting for dinner.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#5358 by astoness , Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:52 am

morning phil..love the quote.


 
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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#5359 by Sheldonboy , Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:28 pm

Just heard on the BBC News, The Blackcountry Museum is to shed about 70 jobs and close for two days per week. Due to visitor numbers being well down. Wouldn't be something to do with the wettest summer ever by any chance.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#5360 by Deleted User , Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:31 pm

I am sure the weeks of constant rain would be the reason.


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#5361 by astoness , Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:35 pm

its got a good chance den...all this rain that we have had cant have done any good to outdoor museums such as the BCM..and now the kids have gone back to school the weather has been great for a week..typical..


 
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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#5362 by Sheldonboy , Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:12 pm

I saw an interesting plaque on the wall of some cottages in the Black Country Museum
Now although I believe it to be true that the first branch of Lloyds bank was opened in Oldbury.
John Taylor and Sampson Lloyd started their private banking business in Dale End Birmingham in 1765. There is a Blue Plaque on a wall, near MacDonalds stating that that was the site of the original Lloyds bank. Any theories welcome.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#5363 by Deleted User , Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:21 pm

That is news to me SB.


RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#5364 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:42 pm

SB

That might be entirely possible the branch on the High Street wasn't a branch as we would know it today. It was in fact a banking house and not a branch where you could go in and deposit and draw cash. I'm not very sure about this and its a bit late to start looking into it now, but I think the branch down by the Old Crown in Digbeth might have been the first branch in Birmingham. I'll see what I can find out tomorrow.

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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#5365 by Sheldonboy , Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:47 pm

Quote: phil wrote in post #
SB

That might be entirely possible the branch on the High Street wasn't a branch as we would know it today. It was in fact a banking house and not a branch where you could go in and deposit and draw cash. I'm not very sure about this and its a bit late to start looking into it now, but I think the branch down by the Old Crown in Digbeth might have been the first branch in Birmingham. I'll see what I can find out tomorrow.

Thanks Phil, the bit about it's inception in the black Country didn't sound right. (But maybe it is).


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#5366 by mikejee , Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:21 pm

Wikipedia entry for Lloyds Bank gives:
The origins of Lloyds Bank date from 1765, when button maker John Taylor and iron producer and dealer Sampson Lloyd II set up a private banking business in Dale End, Birmingham. The first branch office opened in Oldbury, some six miles (10 km) west of Birmingham, in 1864

this is near enough the same as proposed by SB

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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#5367 by Sheldonboy , Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:49 am

Good morning everyone, was vers overcast earlier even trying to rain, so the none working members may enjoy another restful day in the garden.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#5368 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:30 am

Morning all, yes a bit of a change in the weather, SB if you are a non worker you tend to stay out of the garden while the wife is about. Or else it's "isn't it time you did this or isn't it time you did that".



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#5369 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:33 am

Anybody heard anything from Mike? I see he hasn't voted yet which is unusual for him.


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RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#5370 by Sheldonboy , Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:47 am

Phil mike posted on here last nght at 11.21


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