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The Bluebottle Boys: The Bombsite Spinet

Bombsite

The Bluebottle Boys: Chapter 3, Part 2 Edgbaston & Birmingham, Spring 1961: The Bombsite Spinet Except now, at least in our favorite bombsite by the Bull Ring, our exploits weren’t always pre-scripted. Maybe it was because, with all the work going on at or near the Bull Ring bleeding into greater Ladywood, we couldn’t be […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: The Aston Kids

Aston Kids

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall, Chapter 4: Edgbaston, November & Early December 1960: The Aston Kids [the featured picture is a photo of some children at play (see lower right-hand corner) outside a block of “back-to-backs” in Birmingham, sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s, most likely in Aston, but […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: “The ABC Minors Club”

The ABC Minors Club

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall, Chapter 4, Edgbaston, November & early December: “The ABC Minors Club” [Note: You “old timers” to the post will recognise the featured picture. For you more recent arrivals, it’s the ABC Edgbaston cinema (1928-1968). The home of the ABC Minors Club where Reggie and Stan […]

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