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#16 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:25 pm

I have not got this off Wikipedia,Does anybody remember the co-op bakery at Stechford or the co-op milk at Garrets Green and Vauxhall i worked at both the bread and milk depots great jobs in the day,don't know if they are still going. I wouldn't expect the bakery to still be going

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#17 by Sheldonboy , Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:54 pm

I do remember the Coop Bakery at Stechford I also remember their little green vans which I think were called Morrison Electricar.
Also The Coop Dairy this was round the corner from where I live. The Dairy is still there by the way but its not coop anymore, The Milk trucks I see deliver in the mornings say Milk and more.


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#18 by Voltman , Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:58 am

I used to know the chief engineer at the bakery. The site has long been a small trading estate.


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#19 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:21 pm

Birds Custard was once one of Brums great companies. Does anyone think that Birds custard is as good as it used to be. I think it's paler and weaker.


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#20 by astwood , Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:24 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #22
Birds Custard was once one of Brums great companies. Does anyone think that Birds custard is as good as it used to be. I think it's paler and weaker.


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#21 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:26 pm

That's because he was a Trifle guilty


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#22 by Slow Jo , Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:44 pm

Wasn't Velocette motor bikes at Hall Green ,think it was, Velocette Venom best bike I ever had.


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#23 by Voltman , Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:18 am

All the information one could want is in these two websites…

http://www.velocetteowners.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velocette

Note that the company name was Veloce Ltd and Velocette was the name applied to all their bikes after their first. Their last factory was in York Road, Hall Green.


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#24 by Slow Jo , Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:19 pm

Thank's voltman will take a look at those sites.

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#25 by Cleopatra , Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:41 am

Sheldon Boy. I remember the Co-op dairy well. At weekends I used to help 'Jack the milkman' with his rounds in his little electric milk van.


 
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#26 by mikejee , Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:47 am

Will welcome you here Cleopatra. Did your milkman sell asses milk then ?


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#27 by Sheldonboy , Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:52 am

Jack Hall was a great old guy, he was a Methodist Lay minister. He also used to pick up the odd lost school kid and take them into school. when he first came to our round in Sheldon it was a two man round with a big diesel l truck from Vauxhall dairy, when the Garretts Green dairy was built the round was split still into two large rounds. Not sure who you are though.


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#28 by Cleopatra , Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:10 pm

Mikejee, thanks for the welcome.

Well it could have even travelled up the Nile, it was certainly good to make custard but not so good to bathe in


 
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#29 by Sheldonboy , Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:57 pm

Quote: mikejee wrote in post #29
Will welcome you here Cleopatra. Did your milkman sell asses milk then ?

He would sell milk to anyone[Little LOL]


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#30 by gravon42 , Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:39 pm

I remember the smell from Cannings, like beeswax.
When Davenports was rebuilt, it was the first building in Britain to be built using metric measurements and bricks.

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