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New session - W Bromwich

04 Nov 02 - 12:20 PM (#818138)
Subject: New session - W Bromwich
From: Trevor

Somebody has passed me some info about a session being held at The Wheatsheaf, High Street, Carters Green, West Bromwich, on Wednesday 6th November.

It seems that 'Moonstone' (accordion, fiddle & guitar) wuill be performing and that singers and players are welcome.

It's a one-off at the moment but the landlord would like it to become a regular thing.

(The address given to me is as above - I thought Carters Green was Halesowen but the number is 0121 553 4221 if you want to check it out)


04 Nov 02 - 01:16 PM (#818196)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: the lemonade lady

Must tell Mr. Red about this one or is off his patch?


05 Nov 02 - 04:26 AM (#818822)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Trevor

Refresh


05 Nov 02 - 05:25 AM (#818859)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: RWJ

Carters Green is about 10 min walk from West Bromwich bus station no where near Halesowen est of the address is ok


05 Nov 02 - 05:13 PM (#819350)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Mr Red

Off my patch - I did 10 years living in WB and worked there 13.

About time we had some culture in West Brom


06 Nov 02 - 11:22 AM (#819952)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: the lemonade lady

So tonight's the night then? Good luck for the first one mate.

Sal


06 Nov 02 - 11:24 AM (#819957)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Steve Parkes

You don't count Frank Skinner then, Mr Red?


06 Nov 02 - 11:27 AM (#819962)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Oaklet

Frank Skinner is an Oldbury man. Three miles makes a lot of difference in the West Mids, or more properly - Staffordshire and Worcestershire.


06 Nov 02 - 12:16 PM (#820020)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Steve Parkes

I'm a Walsall man, Oakley, so niceties of that kind tend to go over my head. West Brom used to have nice buses with vevet seats, remember? Oldbury is one of those places we hear about, but don't take seriously. Like Frank Skinner, I suppose.


06 Nov 02 - 01:02 PM (#820064)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Oaklet

West Brom buses....mmm. The livery was very much like Birmingham Corporation, except the blue was much lighter. I think there may have been a phase when the blue was dropped in favour of all-cream, but I ain't sure. What colour were Walsall buses? Why does purple ring a bell with me? I was always told - and read somewhere that Barclays Bank in High Street, was the first ever branch of a bank. And the bloke with the long hair from Time Team, went to Oldbury Grammar.


06 Nov 02 - 01:08 PM (#820067)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Watson

Walsall buses were blue.


06 Nov 02 - 01:10 PM (#820073)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Oaklet

Watson, you really know how to press my buttons. Droooool...


06 Nov 02 - 01:12 PM (#820075)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Watson

Would you mind standing slightly further away when you do that Oakley!


07 Nov 02 - 03:44 AM (#820558)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Steve Parkes

... electric blue!!

WB buses were a sort of violet and cream, and looked a lot better than they sound! Brummagem buses were navy and cream; Wolverhampton were green and sort of canary. And Midland Red were...?

Sorry, what was the question again?


07 Nov 02 - 04:50 AM (#820570)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Oaklet

The Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus company's livery was from memory, Red. They always had only the word "Midland" on the side. I think from memeory, that Coventry Corporation's buses were maroon.

10 miles from here is the national trolleybus museum at Sandtoft. I went once, but got too aroused and had to be escorted, drooling and with pupils like pinpricks, from the premises.


07 Nov 02 - 06:50 AM (#820610)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: GUEST,Mr Red being lazy

Walsall buses had a bit of yellow in the stripes and they had trolley buses - probably the last of their kind in the UK and only only scrapped them because they couldn't get the spares. They tried to resurrect them between Doncaster and the racecourse. I was in charge of the technical side of trolley buses in Wellington NZ.
Now Wolverhampton buses were green and cream.
They had trolley buses too, I used to do the Fighting Cocks to Bilston and Bilston to Darlo run on trolley buses from school.


07 Nov 02 - 07:05 AM (#820621)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Steve Parkes

The trolleys stopped when they built the M6, which cut off Walsall from Wolverhampton: "they" didn't like the idea of 500-volt cables dangling over their nice motorway. And you've prompted me to submit this offering for bus-fanciers everywhere.

Steve


07 Nov 02 - 07:16 AM (#820627)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Oaklet

Mr Red, I can see a possible reason why Walsall Trolleybuses failed to succeed in the Doncaster - Racecourse service. I guess its a question of geography. Nice song, Steve. Hull buses are maroon and typical of the city's slightly cautious attitude to change, have been that way since AD43, when Hadrian successfully mounted a campaign to ignore the place.


07 Nov 02 - 09:25 AM (#820691)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

barclays bank are a big rip off.john


07 Nov 02 - 09:34 AM (#820696)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Snuffy

9ALLEGIDLY)


07 Nov 02 - 09:37 AM (#820699)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

you dont have to put allegidly any more, because it is true, it was in Witch magazine.john


07 Nov 02 - 11:19 AM (#820766)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Steve Parkes

Myabe they were just having a bad spell?


07 Nov 02 - 01:59 PM (#820910)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: breezy

SO did anyone turn up? get back to the thread , tell all or my friends wont go to let on about the antics at the Burcit Village Hall on Sat 30th November.
Was there any singing? or was it all i-tiddli-i-ti-stuff?


07 Nov 02 - 02:40 PM (#820946)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: the lemonade lady

Hey! ... RWJ tell 'em what happened.

#8-)


09 Nov 02 - 11:59 AM (#822268)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: the lemonade lady

Just wanted to bring this to the top of the pile again!


15 Nov 02 - 08:26 AM (#826788)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: RWJ

Moonstone did a good set not well atended by performers but the locals enjoyed it landlord still intersted will post news of future nights


02 Dec 02 - 07:19 AM (#838766)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: the lemonade lady

So will you be having another session before Christmas?


02 Dec 02 - 08:42 AM (#838800)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Oaklet

I have just seen the trolleybus again. Drooool.


02 Dec 02 - 09:31 AM (#838820)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: RWJ

I dont think anything will happen this side of new year will try to get something started then


09 May 03 - 02:34 PM (#949518)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: the lemonade lady

Has anything happened yet then?

Sal


09 May 03 - 03:49 PM (#949556)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Oaklet

I think that I really need to see that trolleybus every 3 months. Heaven.


09 May 03 - 08:12 PM (#949632)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: Gillie

What's happening them RWJ?????


10 May 03 - 10:29 AM (#949906)
Subject: RE: New session - W Bromwich
From: JohnnyBeezer

I'm originally a Wednesbury boy (So Fuck Off Jeremy Clarkson!)but have been living in Stafford since 1974. I played The Wheatsheaf with Gerry Mahoney and his partner Jax several months ago. We had a great session and the landlord and the crowd, although unused to eclectic folk music, were absolutely bostin'.
Best of luck to getting a regular club off the ground.

Johnny N (WBA Fan)