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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#61 by Voltman , Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:39 am

Well said Jingle Jack.

What SB doesn't quite grasp is that when us Yardley folk venture into his part of the Wildlands, we are not on a begging mission but merely looking to secure the return of our own misappropriated property.


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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#62 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:02 pm

You lot can talk, you had machine gun turrets in Yardley to stop us poor urchins coming up from Nechells & Saltley to see how the other half lived.

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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#63 by Voltman , Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:14 pm

Yes Phil, I think you make my point quite well.

We do not want peasants from the surrounding districts invading our green and pleasant land.


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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#64 by Sheldonboy , Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:50 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #63
Yes Phil, I think you make my point quite well.

We do not want peasants from the surrounding districts invading our green and pleasant land.

Yes Yardley is so nice the Police found the need to build a bloody big Niick down the road to keep an eye on it.


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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#65 by Voltman , Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:51 pm

Once again you foreigners have misunderstood the purpose of Stechford nick.

The people of Yardley placed a small country station, with stables, near to the northern perimeter of their lands in order that thieves and vagabonds from the North may be deterred from their nefarious activities before they have penetrated very far into the manor. It was named for the area presenting the greatest threat at the time.
Said station later became more of a fortification due to the increased business it was forced to carry out by our friends in the North.

Whilst there are a number of surrounding stations, in the areas where they are most likely to do a brisk trade, you will note that there is not a Yardley Police Station. Any station that may have carried this title proved to be of little practical need and was diverted to a better purpose.

Sheldon has a station.
Solihull has at least two stations.


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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#66 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:04 pm

Don't be fooled by the propaganda printed on this photo, these guns were used to keep the surrounding natives at bay.

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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#67 by Voltman , Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:29 pm

Can we have it back?


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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#68 by Sheldonboy , Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:12 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #65
Once again you foreigners have misunderstood the purpose of Stechford nick.

The people of Yardley placed a small country station, with stables, near to the northern perimeter of their lands in order that thieves and vagabonds from the North may be deterred from their nefarious activities before they have penetrated very far into the manor. It was named for the area presenting the greatest threat at the time.
Said station later became more of a fortification due to the increased business it was forced to carry out by our friends in the North.

Whilst there are a number of surrounding stations, in the areas where they are most likely to do a brisk trade, you will note that there is not a Yardley Police Station. Any station that may have carried this title proved to be of little practical need and was diverted to a better purpose.

Sheldon has a station.
Solihull has at least two stations.

Volty thank you for that little( mythical) history of Yardley and it's (even more Mythical) fortifications. Yes Sheldon has a Police Station. Under it is the extensive tunnels and chambers built in the dark ages to shelter Sheldons population from The Yampy Yardlyites. Sheldon station is a Sub Office of Stechford, as is Shard End and Acocks Green All these stations surround the Yardley Area, having been a problem village since it was owned by Catherine of Arragon.


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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#69 by Voltman , Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:30 pm

Well that's one way of looking at it.


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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#70 by Sheldonboy , Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:33 pm

Yes I thought so.


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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#71 by Voltman , Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:41 pm

Not the correct way of course, but about as objective as one might expect from an outsider.
I particularly like the reference to the Dark Ages, which is roughly where Sheldon equates chronographically when compared to Medieval Yardley. Only a few hundred years behind.


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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#72 by The Mitz , Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:06 pm

I had my first office and depot in Garretts Green Industrial Estate, in the Neely Transport depot
It was a tough place to do business unfortunately, we had a lot of break ins.
Still, I lived nearby in Aldershaw Road so it didnt take me long to get to work :-)

 
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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#73 by Sheldonboy , Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:54 pm

Quote: The Mitz wrote in post #72
I had my first office and depot in Garretts Green Industrial Estate, in the Neely Transport depot
It was a tough place to do business unfortunately, we had a lot of break ins.
Still, I lived nearby in Aldershaw Road so it didnt take me long to get to work :-)


When was the Garretts Green episode then? Neely Transport was in Impex House on Valepits Roads. Neely's had some real old wagons an old mate of mine had the job of maintaining them. These days they are still operating but their trucks seem much better.


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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#74 by The Mitz , Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:39 am

We were called Freightcheck. I worked for Uil & Winterswijk at first upstairs, then moved to Freightcheck in Witton and then came back to impex house for a year or so with Freightcheck. I knew Clive Neely very well back in the day, I think he tried to bring Neelys into the modern world as his dad was a bit of an old school transport operator

I was there around 1985 with U&W, and then back there in around 1990/1991 when MacTrans were in the same building and Les from Cross Channel


 
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RE: Garretts Green - Sheldon

#75 by stars , Mon May 26, 2014 1:03 pm

Hi sheldonboy, stars here. I used to drive for Neely's transport, they moved from Blakeland st, b/green.
mr Bert was in charge, also Don and another older guy were in the garage. My father also worked for them.
We did drive some old trucks then. I lived on the radleys until about 1970.

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