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RE: BIRMINGHAM BACK TO BACKS

#91 by Sheldonboy , Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:14 pm

Posted by lynne webb
Lyn am I being thick but where was the door...


On the way out lynne [Little LOL]


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#92 by astoness , Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:17 pm

very funny sb..lynne i should have said only one set of windows and one door...

 
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#93 by Sheldonboy , Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:19 pm

I was only trying to help


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#94 by lynne webb , Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:22 pm

thanks sb, but how did you get in to get out. lyn do you mean there were windows on the back as well.

 
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#95 by Voltman , Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:44 pm

We had a small front garden (3 acres or so) but I know from photo's that dad must have pulled up some bricks in the back yard so I had somewhere to dig. Either that or it was to bury me in.


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#96 by Deleted User , Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:48 pm

I remember my Aunt's place was at the back, a big open courtyard. Don't remember her having her own garden space but I could be wrong. She is Eighty now, I will try to get her to share a few memories of it.

She was rehoused into Bordesley Green. They lived there for several years but eventually that part of our family moved to Tamworth. One went and in the end they all went.


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#97 by astoness , Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:07 pm

that would be great den if you could get your auntie to talk about those days and then you could let us know...if you can find out the address where she live i may have a photo of the street or road..

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#98 by Sheldonboy , Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:19 pm

I have told Volty 50 million times not to exagerate Lyn


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#99 by Deleted User , Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:27 pm

Will do that Lyn.


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#100 by Voltman , Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:24 pm

Listen, at that age even my cot was a playing field.


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#101 by astoness , Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:17 am

thought it would be nice to add this to the thread...went to the back to backs in brum on tues night..carols in the courtyard..absolutely wonderful.it was jam packed...they had opened up the 3 downstairs livings rooms and the fires were on the go...took me right back to our days of coal fires..mince pies and mulled wine and the staff were great...one of the volunteers parents had the little shop next to the bartons arms on potters lane aston and another one came from wheeler st (hoping they will join us on here) i also met someone who had travelled from upton on severn for the night and he was born just a few doors away from my gt nan in villa st and were living there at the same time..i will be sending him all the pics i have of the street and keeping in touch with everyone i met on tuesday..thanks to everyone at the back to backs for a lovely evening...here is a pic of the ladies serving mulled wine and mince pies...great stuff..

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#102 by Stirling Single , Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:10 pm

Thanks Lyn for sharing these with us. I find it so interesting how we were all brought up. Coming from N.Ireland I had never heard of Back To Backs until I came on to this site, and it gives me the idea that it was quite a community with all the aunt's and uncles and families that were connected to one another, and one did take good care of what one had in those days.
A good solid upbringing with lots of good advice and tips from the older folk and you do have some lovely memories.
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#103 by astoness , Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:37 pm

thanks lynn..even when i moved from nans back to back into an old house in villa st there was always a sense of community within the street..something that i find is sadly lacking nowa days..everyone knew everyone else in the street..back doors could be left open (mainly cos we had nothing of real value to steal lol)..our mom was always passing the good baby clothes onto other moms to be and then most likely getting them back herself lol...its just the way it was..


 
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#104 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:19 am

See you did your washing whilst you were there Lyn.

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#105 by astoness , Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:09 pm

now how did you know i ended up in the brewhouse john..[Little LOL]

 
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