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1973, cruise ship shota rustaveli, Southampton to Auckland, April/may. - Photographsin Photographs
1973 , australis cruise ship , return home voyage , Auckland to Southampton. - Photographsin Photographs
Old Birmingham uk postcards. - Postcardsin Postcards
Farewell to steam , 4th August 1968. UK trains. - Advertisingin Advertising
The great train robbery-8th August 1963. - Paperin Paper
1962-birmingham-ward end hall secondary modern mixed school. - Paperin Paper
1950s gyroscope toy - Toysin Toys
1954-Birmingham-school class - Photographsin Photographs
1960-on holiday in Cornwall. - Photographsin Photographs
1964-on holiday at Weston super mare. - Photographsin Photographs


  1. Thanks everyone for your interest.
  2. Thankyou everybody for your interest and comments, will do the outward voyage photos soon from Southampton to Auckland voyage on shota rustaveli cruise ship from 6th April 1973 to land in Auckland on ...
  3. The tram photo is at Saltley gate . I lived about a mile away in sladefield rd in ward end and was born there in 1947. The postcard is dated 1949. I remember the tram tracks been there for some years ...
  4. Thanks all for your interest.
  5. Thanks all for your interest, occurred just after my 16th birthday.
  6. Thanks all for your interest.
  7. Thanks all it was the 1960s that was the best decade for me. Plenty of jobs , you could leave one job and walk into another like going into a supermarket. I had 4 different jobs in 1966. I got one job...
  8. Thanks all for your interest.
  9. Thanks for all your comments .
  10. Thanks for all your comments. I had a coronation crown money box given to me on the same day, but now long gone and Lost.
  11. Than you vetraio50 , same to you!
  12. Thank you all for interest , for some reason the 3rd photo appears upside down , it took quite a while to upload so could be a computer error. The old bull ring back then has all gone -never be the sa...
  13. Thanks all for interest.
  14. Thanks both for interest and comments.
  15. Thanks all for interest.
  16. Thanks all for comments and interest.
  17. You put your finger under the front cover of the camera at the top and then lift upwards at the same time pull cover towards you.
  18. Thanks both for your interest.
  19. Thanks all for likes and comments.
  20. Reply -we do not have a train day like Canada -thanks all for interest and comments.
  21. Thank you all for your interest.
  22. Thanks all for interest and comments.
  23. He owned the 4 houses in Stirling road numbers 58, 60, 62, 64 . They were split into flats and bedsitters there were 8 in each house . He maintained the properties well and did all his own repairs inc...
  24. Thanks for your interest vetraio50.
  25. Thanks for interest sean68.
  26. AFC means automatic frequency control and stops an fm station from drifting of its frequency
  27. Thanks Brunswick for comment -my minds not all that sharp now as it was in 1966 as only 19 years old then.
  28. Thanks all for interest I bought an old portable reel to reel tape recorder a few months ago . It takes 5 inch reels , works on mains but not on batteries. It has the original box ----will upload it...
  29. Thanks all for interest. The house was small. It was the one without a hallway. You came from the street into a small garden and straight into the living room. There still was an old air raid shelter ...
  30. Thanks valentin097 for wishes of a good Xmas - the house was demolished in the mid 1990s as was the rest of the estate as they were found to be not secure due to the walls on most of the houses cracki...
  31. Thanks valentin097 for comment, I liked the old library I used to go up on a Saturday morning when shopping in town and return books . I used to get books out on photography , the magazine room I used...
  32. Unusual, never seen one like this before, I bought a few black and white portable TVs back in the late 1970s and 1980s.
  33. Thanks vetraio50 and efesgirl for interest.
  34. Thank you for the seasons greeting , vetraio50 . Currently 15 degrees c and sunny periods in Birmingham uk.
  35. Thanks all for interest and comments -in the background of the 2nd photo at work is the computer made in 1977 which we used to send the new claims to the central office at Newcastle on their computer ...
  36. High vintagefran , bit late in replying !!! - there is nothing on the back to denote a year or period it was made thanks aura again for your interest.
  37. Thank you aura, glad you like it - it's mains and battery , it takes 8 of the d size aa batteries , that's the biggest ones.
  38. Model number is qt-f40e(bk).
  39. Thank you aura and vetraio50 for your interest.
  40. Thanks all for loves and comments- at that time I was working on the post office telephone service as trannie telephone engineer earning £14 a week.
  41. Thanks all for likes and comments.
  42. Hi again kenoyergirl- apparently I also missed a hot summer in the uk as I left in the April and returned end of August and it was there winter in New Zealand which is opposite seasons to us in the uk...
  43. Hi again - well actually I got used to the rough voyage from Southampton to Auckland so I had overcome sea sickness and it never bothered me but I remember that quite a few people were in fact they ha...
  44. Thanks for your comment- see also you tube were I made a slide show of the hurricane that hit the boat just as we left Miami it shows photographs of the waves coming over the the decks see you tube - ...
  45. Thanks all for your interest.
  46. Thanks all for interest and comments.
  47. Thanks Brunswick for interest.
  48. Thanks for interest and comments.
  49. Thanks caperkid for interest.
  50. Thanks all for your interest, although in the uk, dab radio and Internet radio is taking over the fm , am and long wave bands I can still get 26 fm stations here in Birmingham.
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