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RE: Saturdays here.

#5731 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:00 pm

That's the one Phil, went round the back, and if we'd had a ladder could have got inside, I had to hold Lyn back from climbing up the wall,
ha, ha only joking.


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RE: Saturdays here.

#5732 by phil ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:50 pm

Posted by signman
That's the one Phil, went round the back, and if we'd had a ladder could have got inside, I had to hold Lyn back from climbing up the wall,
ha, ha only joking.



Why was that john, did she think there was still some beer in there that needed rescuing?

Phil


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RE: Saturdays here.

#5733 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:55 pm

Phil, your guess is as good as mine.

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RE: SUNDAY.

#5734 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:39 am

Nice and sunny here at the moment, but a lot cooler.
Going down the marina car boot for a mooch after breakfast.

signman

RE: SUNDAY.

#5735 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:57 am

Another building gone, the Kingsway cinema in Kings Heathwas burnt out yesterday.

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RE: Saturdays here.

#5736 by Sheldonboy , Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:07 am

Posted by phil

Posted by signman
Which pub you going to Lyn.
Remember when I was in Brum last and we took some photos of the pub in Park Street,( was it the FOX), is it still standing.




John

if you are talking about the Fox & Grapes in Park St the last I heard it was closed (see photo) but I couldn't say if it still is.

Phil



Yes The Fox and Grapes is still boarded up and well Derelict, I can't see it being rescued now. There is far too much re-developement in that area right now.


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RE: Saturdays here.

#5737 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:04 am

At one time redevelopment meant pulling down old derelict buildings that had no further use. Now it is just a euphemism for tearing down any building that stands in the way of developers making a quick buck.

Phil


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RE: Saturdays here.

#5738 by Deleted User , Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:40 pm

Morning all........thinking about the dreaded MOT and that is never a happy thought.


RE: Saturdays here.

#5739 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:56 pm

Phil, don't know if you've seen this before.

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RE: Saturdays here.

#5740 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:58 pm

A few more..

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RE: Saturdays here.

#5741 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:58 pm

Denise

That is not the way to look at things, if you are not very mechanically minded then you should be glad of at least this rudimentary safety check on your vehicle. Especially if you are like most people and don't have your car serviced at the correct intervals.

I see that the other week in Birmingham 40% of taxis (black cabs & private hire) stopped for spot checks by the ministry of transport were given fault notices. Some were even taken off the road. I think a taxi MOT is twice yearly as well in fact I'm not sure if it is every four months or is that buses?

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RE: Saturdays here.

#5742 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:06 pm

John

I had seen a couple before, I hadn't seen the one of Christchurch in Sparkbrook and the one in Olton is a bit of a mystery to me. Where exactly is it?

Phil


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RE: Saturdays here.

#5743 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:11 pm

Got them from a site in america, cowcard.com I don't know where it is , just says Convent of Our lady of confessions, Olton Court, Olton, maybe one for Mike.


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RE: SUNDAY.

#5744 by signman ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:48 pm

Picked this up at the car boot, £5.

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RE: SUNDAY.

#5745 by phil ( deleted ) , Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:12 pm

John

I know where the convent is or rather was, it is adjacent to the much larger Friary (Monastry) next door on St Bernards Rd in Olton. As the convent is no longer operational, I believe it has just been converted into apartments.

If you are interested in buying one take a look here, the cheapest one was about half a million I think and they are all gone.

http://www.elegantdevelopments.co.uk/Olt...4_landscape.pdf

I think the postcard you have shown may have been where the card was sent from it might have been from a local house are there are built in that sort of style.

This photo shows the rear of the convent now.

Phil


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