Mainly For Brummies But All Are Welcome To Join In The Birmingham Fun & Chat
Makes me feel almost home.
This is the place where Brummies come to chat about Birmingham old and new along with anything else that interests us.
We have Quizzes, Pizzas, Local History, News, Politics, Wedding Cake, Plum Pudding, Champagne, Easter Eggs and, above all, Respect for our fellow members.
Came across this site when I was looking for images of where I lived as a (VERY) young lad - Gerrard Street when it was still 'back-to-back houses in the late 40's/early 50's. It's nice to see Brummies 'sticking together' - even if I do live on the other side of the Pond now.
Welcome to you, why you would want to change a lovely location such as Lozells for the US escapes me (you do remember what irony is now you're a Yank don't you?). You will have to have word with Lyn as she hails from that side of town. Settle in and I hope you enjoy your time with us.
Hi Brumlad nice of you to join us, you will always be made welcome on this site. Our members are very friendly and informative, even if you don't ask anything. Please enjoy Brummies Talking and come back as often as you like. (How long have you been away)?. Sheldonboy.
Hi Brumlad and a warm welcome...unless you have already seen these pics click on the "All Things Birmingham" board and scroll down until you come to a thread I started called ASTON/NEWTOWN/LOZELLS PICS. I have posted many photo's of the surrounding streets around Gerrard that you may find of interest..think I may have one or two of Gerrard St. which I will post on the thread tomorrow for you.. oh by the way I was born in my nans back to back in Paddington St., moving to Villa St. at the age of 5 so this is my neck o the woods..
WOW! What a welcome! Thanks to everyone. We moved from Lozells in about '54 to the Maypole area - I remember celebrating the Queen's coronation in '53 at the street party. I moved to the States in '06 following the death of my first wife and live just outside Baltimore. Miss pork pies and real beer and real bread and... the list goes on! ;-) I have seen some of your photo's, Astoness, and look forward to seeing some more - what a 'blast from the past'! Paul
hi brumlad so you have only recently moved accross the pond then..unfortunately i dont think i have any old pics of the maypole area but phil who has a larger collection than i do may have some if you let him know what roads or streets you are after i am sure he will be happy to help if he can..were you bought up at the maypole then....ive posted 3 pics for you under the aston/lozells pics thread..just to make you feel more at home on our little forum here is a pie and a pint for you...
Ah well, thank's for the pint of Banks's. I guess I shall have to wait for the pork pie 'til I come over. Yes, I have only been over here (full time) for some 6 years, but I was coming over on a regular basis for about 10 years prior to that because of my work. We lived at the Maypole (Moundsley Grove) until I was about 15 when my parents moved to Northfield (Pamela Road) and lived THERE until I moved out.