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Bradford. A once proud industrial city, when ah we a lad.

It is now, not to put too fine a point on it, a shit heap.

Needless to say, I wouldn't dream of ever moving back.

My mother-in-law still lives there and has said she would move elsewhere a number of times. She's still stuck there, though. I suppose it's a matter of what you are used to.
We have a Brandford here also. At first I thought you were Canadian....
Yes, funny how we can get used to places where others wouldn't want to live.
Thanks for sharing JBR
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Born near Halifax, Yorkshire.

Moved to Manchester aged about 4 as my dad was an aircraft engineer, learning his trade following a brief career as a Pro footballer with Crewe, Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool where he picked up a career ending injury to his cruciate.

Mum was a Barrister.

Had a happy childhood but never as happy as when we were at my Gran's dairy farm....magic days.
Tpin, your parents had great careers. You must be very proud of them.
And, your Gran's dairy farm. That is magical alright.
Being a farm girl also, I would love a dairy farm. We used to drink the milk right from the cow. We would get a glass when they were milking and drink it warm. We loved it. Wouldn't want to do that nowdays....haha
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WOW Blue...I've spent a lot of time in North Bay, too...one of my very favourite places to visit... We went there every summer when dad got his holidays. Dad's sister had a cottage on Four Mile lake...just off of Airport Road... In the 50's...the CF100 jets flew over the lake...hahaha...you could have surfed when they went over...the waves were unreal.
I didn't know that Filly. How interesting!
Oh, if we were only young again, there is so many places I would love to visit again...
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I was born in a bed - with my Mum.
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I was born in London, on Electric Avenue. This is the house where I lived from 1946 until 1956. The building on the left corner second floor up. My dad, mum, grandma, granddad and my dad's four sisters (with their husbands) all lived in that building. They had their families there and I had some grand times with my cousins. Never lonely and we all looked after each other, sharing meals etc. usually at Grandma's. The adults looked after each others' children. Grandma was the matriarch - her word was law and we all loved her dearly.

http://www.urban75.org/brixton/history/electric.html
Hi Aerolor.....what a great link. I loved looking at the comparison. I am going to post them here for others to see if they don't want to do the link. This is amazing. Thanks for posting that.

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I was born in a bed - with my Mum.
Better than with your Dad.
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Re: Let's hear it for the place you were born...

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We have a Brandford here also. At first I thought you were Canadian....
Yes, funny how we can get used to places where others wouldn't want to live.
Thanks for sharing JBR
Canadian? Wash your mouth out with soap and water!

(Only joking. )
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Canadian? Wash your mouth out with soap and water!

(Only joking. )
JBR, I knew you would come back to me with someything, hahahaha. You are so funny...
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Re: Let's hear it for the place you were born...

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JBR, I knew you would come back to me with someything, hahahaha. You are so funny...
We aim to please!
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Re: Let's hear it for the place you were born...

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I was born in The Women's College Hospital, in Toronto circa 1941. For the first four years of my life...we lived in West, Toronto...it was here that I had my tonsils removed. Moved in 1944...and attended Dovercourt PS...

Loved Toronto at Christmastime...shopping downtown with my mum, at Simpson's Dept. Store, where their windows were a child's delight... Third floor, Toyland, was Santa's home, away from home, at the North Pole.

We moved to the country in 1953...which was about 80% farmland...and a nice place to finish Public school and go onto High School... Teen years in the country were awesome, so much to do outdoors. So many boyfriends too...

Married my hubby in 1962 and had a traditional wedding. In 1967 my son was born followed by the birth of my daughter in 1970...

I shall stop my story here...as The Y&R is coming on now and I never miss it...
HAHAHAHA, I don't miss it either Filly.

Thank you for this great post. I remember you telling me a lot of this. And I remember us talking about Christie St. and I used to live across from Christie Pits.....
https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/pr...196/index.html

I lived directly across from this Park during my first year of marriage.
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