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The Bakelite Brummie - Big Al Whittle

The Villan 21 Jun 09 - 04:09 AM
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Subject: The Bakelite Brummie - Big Al Whittle
From: The Villan
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 04:09 AM

Hot off the press from Big Al Whittle

http://www.bigalwhittle.co.uk/id42.html


Made me laugh, and a brummie too.


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Subject: RE: The Bakelite Brummie - Big Al Whittle
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 09:09 AM

Me Too Les ! And if I DID follow footall , it ould be The Blues , NOT the Villa !


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Subject: RE: The Bakelite Brummie - Big Al Whittle
From: The Villan
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 09:14 AM

Shame on you Terry. There is only one true team in Brumegem and that's the Villa.


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Subject: RE: The Bakelite Brummie - Big Al Whittle
From: The Villan
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 03:15 PM

Spaghetti junction was built to stop anybody who wasn't a brummie getting into our city and to stop us brummies getting out.

I got out by accident.


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Subject: RE: The Bakelite Brummie - Big Al Whittle
From: Paul Burke
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 04:12 PM

Remember thet Spaghetti Junction's real name is Gravely Ill.


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Subject: RE: The Bakelite Brummie - Big Al Whittle
From: The Villan
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 04:18 PM

Correct Gravelly Hill Interchange is the correct name.

Its colloquial name was coined in the 1970s by a sub-editor of the Birmingham Evening Mail, Alan Eaglesfield, after he realised that an aerial picture of the complex system of intertwined loops and ramps reminded him of a plate of spaghetti.


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Subject: RE: The Bakelite Brummie - Big Al Whittle
From: The Villan
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 04:27 PM

I used to work half a mile from Spaghetti Junction (at GEC Witton) whilst it was being built.

I remember the excitement as the day arrived when it was opened.

I like many of my colleagues went home via Spaghetti Junction, even though it put more miles on our journey. It was quite an experience. :-)

I still remember to this day, thinking "Oh shit, am I on the correct feeder lane". Of course it was too late, you just had to go where it took you.


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Subject: RE: The Bakelite Brummie - Big Al Whittle
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 Jun 09 - 07:35 PM

from the web site under discussion

"My views on folkmusic have always been that you are entitled to sing whatever you like and you should as a singer assume the identity of the person making the statement - like an actor delivering a speech."

I like that.

(Chicago has two interchanges like that, the Spaghetti Bowl and The Can of Worms.)


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Subject: RE: The Bakelite Brummie - Big Al Whittle
From: Stu
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 11:48 AM

Gravely Hill is for the tourists; it's not until you're tooling down the Aston Expressway and feeling the wind in your hair as you cruise Smallbrook Queensway that you know you're in Brum.

Incidentally, we took a trip last weekend to a small craft village near Frodsham in Cheshire to the candle shop there. The shop is owned and run by Bob Carolgees, late of the mighty Tiswas, which he appeared on with Spit the Dog. We chatted with him about the show, candles and the clubs around Solihull for a while and I bought a Spit puppet from him (I'm only 42 so am sill allowed this sort of thing). Nice to meet a Tiswas legend. Bostin : )

Up the Villa! Right up the Blues!


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Subject: RE: The Bakelite Brummie - Big Al Whittle
From: The Villan
Date: 22 Jun 09 - 11:56 AM

he he Nice one Jack :-)


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