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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#16 by Sheldonboy , Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:08 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #15
thanks for the info SB

I copy and pasted it, my memory doesn't go that far back.


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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#17 by lynne webb , Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:10 pm

I think my dad used there for bathing more than swimming, no bathrooms in them days.

 
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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#18 by astoness , Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:22 pm

Quote: lynne webb wrote in post #17
I think my dad used there for bathing more than swimming, no bathrooms in them days.


That's how it was back in the day wasn't it lynne....either that cleanest in first in a tin bath in front of the fire..


 
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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#19 by lynne webb , Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:25 pm

in our house it was the littlest in first and that was me.


 
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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#20 by Sheldonboy , Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:30 pm

Lynne is it really true that you had to sing in your house because there was no bolt on the outside bog.?[Little LOL]


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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#21 by lynne webb , Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:34 pm

No SB, we didnt sing in the house we sang in the lavvy up the yard.

 
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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#22 by astoness , Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:42 pm

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No SB, we didnt sing in the house we sang in the lavvy up the yard.




 
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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#23 by Sheldonboy , Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:49 pm

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Quote: lynne webb wrote in post #21
No SB, we didnt sing in the house we sang in the lavvy up the yard.






That would be after Tripe and onions with a handful of chips out of last weeks paper and a pickled egg.


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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#24 by lynne webb , Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:56 pm

whats all this luxury food you are talking about, we had a bowl of gruel in the middle of the table, we had to share it but we did have our own spoon.

 
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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#25 by astoness , Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:57 pm

you got it SB ..our dad used to love tripe and onions....how did we get from swimming baths to tripe and onions we have gone off topic now maybe time to start a new thread to talk about our memories of the old days...[Big Smile]


 
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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#26 by astoness , Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:00 pm

[Little LOL] lynne


 
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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#27 by Sheldonboy , Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:03 pm

I'm sure she wasn't the only one but My Mom grabbed my sisters and dragged em off to the Air Raid Shelter. they was there for hours. They had slept through the raid and woke up during the all clear. If she had waited another minute she would have seen the neighbours come out.


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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#28 by Voltman , Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:34 am

I think we need a thread for aid raid memories and stories. I don't have memories, of course, but I do have stories.
Back on topic,
Woodcock Street baths have aways been a mystery to me. As a non swimmer during my school years I didn't get an invitation to the many events there, but even to this day I have never set foot on the premises.


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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#29 by astoness , Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:19 am

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #28
I think we need a thread for aid raid memories and stories. I don't have memories, of course, but I do have stories.
Back on topic,
Woodcock Street baths have aways been a mystery to me. As a non swimmer during my school years I didn't get an invitation to the many events there, but even to this day I have never set foot on the premises.




volty ive asked SB to set up a sub section for our growing up memories...even if you dont have any memories[Little LOL] your stories will be most welcome..in fact i cant wait[You Monkey].


 
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RE: Another smack in the eye for Brummies

#30 by Voltman , Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:05 am

I should point out that the stories are not my own.
I grew up with the stories but not the experiences. I don't remember air raids or trams but I do remember steam trains.


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