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Hello,Does anyone have any pictures of the people that used the Richmond pub in Stechford around the 1950's and 60's. It was when Syd Vernon was Landlord there. Anything with the Bowling Club or people having a pint ot two would be very greatly appreciated, even better if they have Syd on too. My mom is 90 next week and is now suffering from dementia but still goes on about her happy times when she lived on the Bordesley Green East opposite the Richmond Pub and how her dad Jim Shale and husband Ron Baldwin(My lovely Dad who sadly is no longer with us.) were always in there enjoying themselves?? It would be lovely to show her some pics. Please can anyone help? Thanks Karen
Quote: Karen Williams wrote in post RE: BIRMINGHAM PUBS as is and wasHi Winkle, Do you have any later pictures please that you mentioned that you could post of the Richmond folk. I was talking to my dad the weekend and he mentioned someone called Dick who used to be involved with the Bowling Club at the Richmond? Can you remember what year Syd Vernon passed away? Was it 1962 or 1968? Kind Regards Karen
Well now, I have no idea when Syd went, but I'm sure it was after 1962. I started work at QEH in 1960, and I remember visting him in one of the Wards with another bowler pal who also worked there, circa 1962, but I don't remember him pegging out round that time. Sorry. I know his eldest son John Married one of the Knights family who lived opposite at No 79 Richmond Rd, but we had no contact. He was a General in the Boy's Brigade with all the trimmings. I was chucked out of the Cubs for fighting...we would not have got on...Mrs Knight reported us to the RSPCA for leaving Andy, our terrorist dog, out all day to chase busses (The no 36 was his favourite), and anyone with a rolled up newspaper. When they 'came round' they took one look and went off killing themselves with laughter...he was the original Butcher's dog...
The pics are from the early 80s and the gaffer (Carl Thingummy) is the swarthy Daley Thompson lookalike with dodgy moustache, whom your dad may remember...he went off to the Bromford after us. The previous gaffer to him went to the Temple Bar in Lower Temple Street. Can't remember any memorable bowling 'Dick', but then we had over 80 members...