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rinkbiker
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631 of 632  Wed 27th Sep 2017 10:32am  
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Hi. Just a few memories about the river Sowe after it emerges from under the old gasworks. At times there was so much oil and such I'm sure you could have run a diesel engine off it! About 200 yards along its course it was joined by a much cleaner stream that came from the rear of the Vinecote Road and Red Hills direction. It was in this stream that us boys from St. Thomas' Road used to fish for sticklebacks with a small cane, cotton, a matchstick for a float and a worm! Who needed video games! Now, we used to transfer our fish catch in a bucket and carry them to the river at the bottom of our street in order to stock it up and save us a long walk to the fishing grounds. It was a sad mistake for the fish, because of the oily pollution from the original river Sowe we never saw one living fish in the area again. I am talking about 1950 when austerity was pretty rife and you had to make your own fun. Try telling that to grandkids who play these video games and the only exercise is the thumb! Gawd 'elp us! Cheers. Cheers
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Kaga simpson
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632 of 632  Wed 27th Sep 2017 10:57am  
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rinkbiker It was St Thomas' Rd I visited in 1927 onwards to 1944.
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