THE WAR YEARS.

#1 by chocks , Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:45 pm

Here's a couple of pictures from 1939 in Brum. They maybe should be in the Transport section but as they are Birmingham I thought this would be a better place.

gas cars brum 1939.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Gas Cars and a Tram in B'ham City Centre

Pype Hayes Terminus at Bagot Arms.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) 1939 Tram at Pype Hayse Terminus

 
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#2 by Frothy , Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:49 pm

I remember that bus shelter at Pype Hayes.

 
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#3 by Sistersue , Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:58 pm

Not another bus stop with a story attached Frothy?
Mom and dad will like the tram pics, when I find my dongle to show them!!
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#4 by Templer , Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:25 pm

Quote: Frothy wrote in post #2
I remember that bus shelter at Pype Hayes.


I can remember catching a tram there.


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#5 by chocks , Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:49 am

Getting the Town Hall protected.

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#6 by Frothy , Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:54 am

Great photo chocks.
Everyone of the workers with their flat caps, waistcoats and folded up sleeves look like my late dad bless him.

 
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#7 by chocks , Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:03 pm

Came across this by accident whilst looking for a picture of the Royal Horse Artillery.

I have been unable to find out who the artist is or where the picture is displayed but i think it's a great picture.

It's called "Wounded Soldiers, Snow Hill Station (Birmingham) 1918"

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#8 by Frothy , Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:55 pm

I must agree with you chocks "a great picture"


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#9 by Frothy , Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:08 pm

Hartwell road Birches Green Erdington the day after a German bombing raid 11th April 1941.
4 houses destroyed and 5 people killed.
Cath and I lived in that house with all the brick rubble on it, in the 1980s. I wondered why there wasn't a straight wall in the place

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This is a story I found about the night.............

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peoplesw.../a6472811.shtml


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#10 by Templer , Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:24 pm

What a great picture, how on earth did your old house survive that, no wonder it was out of shape.
I couldn't see a new house taking that.


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#11 by chocks , Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:20 pm

That's an amazing story and it's just as hard to believe that the house you lived in remained standing after that!


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#12 by Frothy , Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:27 pm

There isn't a straight wall in that house


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#13 by Frothy , Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:28 pm

Found this tonight.......

"This year was the worst, spirits of the local people was magnificent, and their humour despite all what was happening was brilliant, this humour showed itself, by the regular visit by an elderly woman neighbour who used to pass our house on her way to the local pub (The Norton). I don't know what she used to drink, but she always seemed to be let’s say "slightly" inebriated. She always stopped to talk, and was always trying to get anyone around to join her in singing "Old faithful we roam the range together", everyone used to call her "Old Faithful". Before she left us to go to her home in Hartwell Road her last words were in typical Brum "Adolf ain't goin to keep me out of my bleedin bed".

The whole story can be found here. Interesting. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peoplesw.../a6472811.shtml


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#14 by chocks , Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:05 pm

That's an incredible story. I think the line "Sadness and Humour, what a contrast" says it all


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#15 by Frothy , Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:09 pm

I guessed you'd like this


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