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Birmingham: The Sixties Revisited.
I am probably best known as the author of several best-selling books and for the three years I was quizmaster and co-writer of the top-rated BBC Midlands TV series "KNOW YOUR PLACE."
However, I have also been a TV and radio character actor, professional comedian, showbiz/jazz book and record reviewer, TV & radio commercial voice-over artist, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards trombonist and the voice behind several cartoons and children's toys etc.
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If you come from Aston or Acocks Green, the City Centre or Cotteridge, Erdington or Edgbaston, Handsworth or Hall Green, Kings Norton or Kings Heath, Ladywood or Longbridge, Small Heath or Selly Oak, Weoley Castle or Winson Green - or WHEREVER - you'll love our books on Birmingham.
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You will see that you do not have to wade through pages of text to get to the exciting bits - the pictures !
All our books are just wall-to-wall pictures.
Nostalgic photographs are mixed with advertisements of the era.
Descriptions are informative yet brief, allowing us to give you even more images per page.
With an average of over 300 items in each book - this is truly "value for money."
A TYPICAL PAGE FROM ONE OF OUR BOOKS - "BIRMINGHAM IN THE THIRTIES."
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Clean humorous entertainment for the whole family.
In a previous life I was of course involved in the world of show business and my comedic side has never really left me.
So - in addition to my local history output I have now started to publish some books of showbiz anecdotes, which can be seen at the top of this page. Also - some comic verse, nothing serious, just a load of nonsense really !
Lover's walk, Gravelly Hill, Rawlins street, Summer lane, Pershore road, Wharf road, Fourth Avenue, Windsor arcade, Martineau street, Union passage, Balsall heath road, Warwell lane, Horse fair, Holloway road, Inner ring road, Icknield street, Knightlow road, Oozells street, Lifford lane, Somerset street, Wilton road, Nelson road, Brearley street, Victoria square, Kyotts lake road, Havelock road, hagley road west, Sutton park, Eliot street, Grestone avenue, Cranes park road, Warwick road, Clevedon road, New street, Rocky lane, Navigation street, Delhurst road, Robin hood lane, Lightwoods park, Gas street basin, Algernon road, Worcester street, Moor street, Northfield road, Ason cross, Redhill road, Ladypool road, Spencer street, Warwards lane, Brookvale road, Burlington passage, Alum rock road, Snow hill station, Lodge road, Spring hill, Keeley street, Kettlehouse road, Bristol road south, Old cross street, St Oswald's road, Hobmoor road,Chamberlain square, Blakesley road, Stoney lane, Oak tree lane, Belchers lane, (sorry) Berners street, The Bull Ring, Meriden way, Pershore road, Raddlebarn road, Great Russell street,Wheeler street, Bridge street west, AND MANY MORE !
Dent's garage, Alt-Kinsey Ltd, Danceland, Hickin signs,Bailons Gunmakers, Hardy's DIY, Thermostatics Ltd,Dessies Nurseries, Proffitt & Westwood, Eddystone Radio, Garden House Hotel, C G Burt, Pinnick, The March Hare, L E Grafton, Decorwall, Beacon Motors, R E Jones, GEC, Sign service, Faylite Ltd, Teakle, Fowlers Radio,Walker Bros, Hercules cycle, Alfred Hobday, Lee Longlands, Lisa Gardner, Robert barker, Payne and Griffiths Ltd, Hill's Tours Ltd, AND MANY MORE !
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Birmingham in the 70s and 80s.
MY LATEST BOOK.
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Revisit those great days of the Fifties & Sixties in these books -
Mr Pastry (actor Richard Hearne) opens the hydrotherapy swimming pool, Woodlands hospital, Northfield, c 1963. Richard also served as the President of the Lord's Taverners charity.
Sometimes you have to start writing your autobiography at an early age - now where did I put that Tippex ?
I dreamt of becoming rich and famous and buying a luxury car - I think this dream is still "a work in progress."
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