owd Bryners

Started by: tomplum (6349) 

If you remember Miss Lidiots Post office opposite Landgate estate, you will remember the grandfathers clock, Well my great uncle inherited that clock and its still in the family, and it went tic toc

and on the hour, it went,

Started: 19th Mar 2020 at 21:32

Posted by: dougie (4321) 

I remember the clock well it was an unusual clock your uncle told me some history about it coming from a big Stately Home, if it's the same one this clock had two big moons on it's face a rising & waning he asked if I knew what they are for ?(do you)he told me the first time the clock would be set to the full waning moon and would never need setting again if it didn't stop, then both moons would rotated at the same-time to show the moonlight to expect in the coming days if going out, no street lights in them days

why on here, did you ever see the big full scale working modal of the steam train he built from scratch that he could sit on going round a track, your uncle was a wizzz with steam locos

Replied: 25th Mar 2020 at 09:45
Last edited by dougie: 25th Mar 2020 at 09:49:59

Posted by: alan85 (62) 

In the 40s, I vaguely remember a model steam train in a garden in Downall Green Rd, it was an elevated track and passengers sat on the carriage with their legs dangling over each side of the track. Please put me right on this one Dougie.

Replied: 25th Mar 2020 at 22:21

Posted by: priscus (8272)

I remember that one: just across from the junction with Soughers Lane.

Replied: 25th Mar 2020 at 22:38

Posted by: dougie (4321) 

Yes 100% right it was in the side garden between Moor lane farm and the first house Mr Waterhouse a teacher at Downall Green School the track was like a big C in the garden

priscus did your Dad work for the Gas board, Yes or No

Replied: 25th Mar 2020 at 23:36
Last edited by dougie: 26th Mar 2020 at 06:12:23

Posted by: priscus (8272)


No, your thinking of the Bramwells, I think.

You wuz very warm with the Ice-cream.

Replied: 26th Mar 2020 at 00:01

Posted by: dougie (4321) 

Thanks sorted

Replied: 26th Mar 2020 at 00:51


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