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Old April 5th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #21
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Oooh, good photos Erebus. I've always been tempted to take my camera into Sutton and get some snaps but, alas, it never happened. I've always had a close affinity with the town coz I grew up in Aldridge - and because of this we always considered ourselves too posh to go into Walsall - so Sutton Town centre is where I was first dragged on shopping expeditions and Mere Green is where I started my drinking days.

I've always been tempted to photograph, not just the centre but the posh estates and Sutton Park too but that would be one hell of a mission.

Good to see your getting trigger happy with your new camera at last too
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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #22
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once upon a time sutton wasn't apart of birmingham lol
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Old April 5th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #23
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Four Oaks is definitely in Sutton Coldfield; there's a whole ward named after it (Sutton Four Oaks). I think Sutton's most northerly boundary is at Blake Street Station though I'm not sure, I'll try and find out.
Four Oaks, or Four Oaks Park specificly, is like nowhere else - that giant "estate" of massive spaced out houses, built on land that was in Sutton Park once upon a time. It would be great to have photos but you'd feel a bit weird taking pictures of people's houses!

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once upon a time sutton wasn't apart of birmingham lol
A lot of Birmingham wasn't even in Birmingham until relatively recently!!
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Old April 6th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #24
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I remember seeign Four Oaks Park around four years ago- the first time I'd been round this part of Sutton and I always recall the road signs reading "Four Oaks Estate, Private Road" below the street names. There are some beautiful houses on the Walsall Road as well.
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Old April 7th, 2007, 03:31 PM   #25
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Four Oaks estate is very exclusive, where a number of very rich people and some major football players of the local teams live. It has some amazing houses in it.
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Old April 7th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #26
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I remember "illegally" driving onto the estate and somewhere in the middle there was a Fiesta that had crashed into a tree and was just abandoned there!
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Old April 11th, 2007, 12:16 AM   #27
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OMG! lol what will ever happen next!
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Old April 11th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #28
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Well, it's just not quite what you'd expect to see on a luxury housing estate in Sutton Coldfield!
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Old April 11th, 2007, 11:08 AM   #29
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i agree

though i wouldn't expect a fiesta!! thats astonishing on a luxery estate lol
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Old April 12th, 2007, 04:34 PM   #30
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i'm a student at Sutton College too, thanks for the pics.

the only area i'm not a big fan of is the Parade.

i think it's cool to have towns and villages within a city. i tried to explain it to one girl in WHSmiths and she just couldnt get her head round it lol
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Old April 12th, 2007, 11:17 PM   #31
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what didn't she understand? bit random talkin to a girl bout that in WHS Smiths lol

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Had a flipping powercut last night. So today I'll be investing in some new batteries and new torches.
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What area do you live? because it was fine in my area, the power was fine.
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I was at a mates house near New Hall when it went. It went about 8:45pm and came back 10:30pm.
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It must have just been that area then, as i was in Boldmere and everything was ok. In fact this is the first ive heard of it.
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what didn't she understand? bit random talkin to a girl bout that in WHS Smiths lol
lol, she was talking to her friend about whether Sutton was Birmingham or not, and i was there with my mate from college, i overheard and tried to explain.

it can be confusing though, seeing Sutton advertising itself as "The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield" and seeing Birmingham City Council all over the place
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Old April 13th, 2007, 04:49 PM   #37
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are you from boldmere then , mercurius? we all live rather close to each other lol

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lol, she was talking to her friend about whether Sutton was Birmingham or not, and i was there with my mate from college, i overheard and tried to explain.

it can be confusing though, seeing Sutton advertising itself as "The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield" and seeing Birmingham City Council all over the place
yeye it is confusing, im in my first year at plantsbrook school, just down the road, so if i go into whsmiths ill try and explain it aswell lol
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Old April 13th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #38
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We've got the same situation with Wellington. Its the oldest part of Telford having got its market charter in 1244 and its always been the main town in East Shropshire. Then in 68 its independence was swept away, the signs pointing to the town centre were pointed a different way and its station was renamed Telford West. They weren't happy.
The BBC always say Wellington in Shropshire but its definately Telford. There postcode is TF1 and Telfords phone code 01952 was Wellingtons originally.
The 'Welcome To' signs always amuse me, when either T&W council or Wellington town council (parish) put up an new sign the other puts one up a bit further down the road so your entering that first. As you enter Wellington form the old A5 from the west there are about 5 different signs.
Oh yeah and AFC Telford United is in Wellington and its where most of the nightlife in Telford is.

Its my favourite part of town it actually feels like a real place.
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Yeah, that poor guy who hung/hanged himself for the whole world to see was from "Wellington, Shropshire". I also heard that he was from "Near Telford"!! I don't think I heard it said simply as just "Telford".
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ye erdington has just got a new sign, sayin 'welcome to erdington town centre' but im sure its not a town, just a village.
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