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#1 by lostewe , Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:57 am

Hi - I am a new member. Left Birmingham in 1965 for Australia. I remember having to walk down Stoney Lane in Sparkbook in the snow and watch out for snowfalls off the roof of the houses as we walked to school. Now I drive my grand-daughter to school and have to watch out for the kangaroos in case they try to jump on our car. I often think of the changes in all our lives over the years as I am driving her to school.

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RE: New Member

#2 by Sheldonboy , Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:22 pm

Quote: lostewe wrote in post #1
Hi - I am a new member. Left Birmingham in 1965 for Australia. I remember having to walk down Stoney Lane in Sparkbook in the snow and watch out for snowfalls off the roof of the houses as we walked to school. Now I drive my grand-daughter to school and have to watch out for the kangaroos in case they try to jump on our car. I often think of the changes in all our lives over the years as I am driving her to school.


Good evening Lostewe. May I offer a very warm welcome to Brummies Talking. We are a small but friendly bunch and always glad of new friends.
I don't know when you last walked down Stoney Lane but I suggest it's very different now. Until I retired a few weeks ago I used to work just down the road on Warwick Road. It's not a pleasant area now I am afraid.
Please feel free to get to know our forum , make yourself at home and enjoy. Sheldonboy


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RE: New Member

#3 by astwood , Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:52 pm

Welcome Lostewe I bet the weather is a bit warmer over there


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RE: New Member

#4 by lostewe , Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:28 pm

Thank you for your warm welcome. Regarding the weather - we are just moving into Autumn now and as I write this I am sat next to a lovely warm log fire. Days are nice and warm but the nights can be very chilly. The only trouble is cutting up the wood - it can be a bit of a pain.

I do hear about the old neighbourhood and often feel sad that it has fallen onto such sad times. I still have rellies in Birmingham and we get to hear a lot of the news - good and bad. We were back for a holiday in 1992 and my husband (a liverpudlian) thought that Warwickshire was beautiful and said he could live there any day.


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RE: New Member

#5 by Sheldonboy , Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:44 pm

Yes Maam, Most of Warwickshire is very nice, but Birmingham hasn't been part of Warwickshire since 1974. Unfortunately as I and your relatives say, some parts are just not too pleasant. I don't know the area where you live of course but trust me it must be nicer that this. SB


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