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Police Public call box with Wellfield Hotel customer on pub car park, 1960.   Comments: 12
Photo: Keith   Item #: 30251  
Police Public call box with Wellfield Hotel customer on pub car park, 1960.
  A better view of the Police Public call box in Wellfield Road, with a customer in the foreground on pub car park, 1960. Apologies for forgetting the customer's name, a guess would be that his surname was Gallagher and I served him many times - just shows what effect time has on those old grey cells.  

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Comments by Philip Gormley., 3rd March 2018  
Keith: I watched a 1958 colour episode of Gideon Of the Yard ('Gideon's Day'), yesterday, and saw for the first time not one, but two of the public call boxes in action - you'll find them at 33:00 mins. in).

Comments by jont65, 3rd March 2018  
I think this blokes name was Tommy Nelligan

Comments by Keith, 3rd March 2018  
Thank you Philip - I had a look - great stuff. Jack Hawkins is known down here (West Midlands) for making a film on location at a long disused airport in Wolverhampton. The film was "The man in the Sky" - 1957. I've lived near Wolverhampton for the last 45 years.

Comments by . Ozymandias ., 3rd March 2018  
I presume that's the police call box ont' t'other side o't wall......blimey, I don't know about making a phone call from there, I could quite easily live in that rascal......no, seriously! ...... I ' suspect ' the estate agent's description of the property may include words such as.......' panoramic views' , ' olde worlde ', ' bijou ' and ' desirable ' possibly....Also, you may find the phrase ' low maintenance ' , could most probably be added..

Comments by DTease, 3rd March 2018  
How about "Compact and cosy with double aspect windows" Ozy

Comments by DerekB, 3rd March 2018  
Keith,just an aside. If you missed the film 'The Man in The Sky which Phillip mentions, you will find it on channel 81 along with the rest of their output roughly ever other day!

Comments by Philip Gormley., 3rd March 2018  
Thanks, Keith. I'll get round to having a look at The Man in the Sky, quite soon - the airfield used in the film was at Pendeford. By the way, I like your wedding photo, and its great to see that you had chosen the good old 'full' Windsor Knot.

Comments by Keith, 3rd March 2018  
Thank you jont65, for putting me right, it's Tommy Nelligan, once you've been told the answer it's so simple! Philip that's not my wedding photo, it's another Keith but I can also tell you that Pendeford became a large housing estate some 40 years ago. DerekB yes I've noticed it from time to time when flicking channels, cheers.

Comments by Veronica, 4th March 2018  
I can recommend channel 81 for the old films and other stuff relating to old milk bottles going missing. How to teach children road safety etc as well as old dramas such as 'Family At War'. I have only just been able to get the channel on my TV - I'm glued to it now it's great! It comes under the heading 'Talking Pictures'.

Comments by Poet, 4th March 2018  
Brilliant Talking Pictures. The only channel worth watching.

'The man who never was' was on the other day. Great stuff.

Comments by Philip Gormley., 4th March 2018  
Thank you for putting me right Keith. My apologies to you and, indeed, Keith Beckett - it's pretty clear that the current adverse weather conditions hadn't cleared my head.

Comments by Veronica, 4th March 2018  
I'm a sucker for the romantic ones ...'My Foolish Heart' and the music of the theme tune.... They don't make 'em like that anymore... sigh... Good old Scholes Pictures!

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