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RE: Products we remember - 16
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, Sat May 15, 2010 11:57 am
Not being of the brewery or any ancillary trade the only knowledge I have is my little stint as voluntary steward at The Brunswick Club.
I always thought that the items being discussed were in fact Beer Engines and that most supplied to Birmingham pubs were manufactured by Gaskell and Chambers of Coleshill St. John will remember them, the place with the drinking bird in the window that never stopped.
, Sat May 15, 2010 6:21 pm
You should have gone to specsavers. perhaps you would have read it better. When I was a kid I would never walk past their display window. They had a nodding bird in the window drinking from a glass. I fascinated me because I could never work out how it worked. I still can't to be honest.
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, Sat May 15, 2010 7:21 pm
Did you ever use the chippy on Coleshill Rd down by the post office. I remember my mother used to send me there for chips for the family tea. It was quite a gimp from our house and I used to have to walk there. But i was able to get the bus back so they didn't get too cold. I can't remember but they must have been good chips because there was a chippy just around the corner on Ashted Row.
, Sat May 15, 2010 8:10 pm
You mean Coleshill St. Phil, I used the one just before you got to the Gaiety in the row of shops which included Rentalls paper shop. Went there every Friday for the gaffer, didn't mind he always bought mine.
I got it when on holiday in W-S-M, must have been 40+ years ago. It is still in it's original box, although the box has holes in it because I used it to build either a metal detector or a radio receiver in. VM
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