Category Archives: Family Business

A `lucky` break?

On leaving school I managed to break my leg playing football, the job that I was due to start at Cincinnati the following Monday was gone by the time of my recovery some six months later. I was never going … Continue reading

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The swinging 60’s – hard but happy times

The day of incorporation, 16th October 1962, saw the World came close to World War 3, with Fidel Castro`s Cuba allowing Khrushchev`s U.S.S.R. to deploy nuclear weapons on Cuban soil aimed at John F. Kennedy`s U.S.A.. The armed U.S.A.F. fighters … Continue reading

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What are holidays?

Holidays were very scarce, maybe a long week end at Weston Super Mare or Burnham on Sea, were a special treat for us. My Mother used to go to see her folks on the farm in Ballyheane Co. Mayo Eire. … Continue reading

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“You Never Make Money Lying in Bed”

My Father also collected clinker ash from Nechells Power Station, to avoid queues and to be sure of getting a load before the daily supply ran out, he used be at the hopper at 3am for his load, if he … Continue reading

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How It All Started – 50 Years of Progress

John Edmund Coleman decided to leave his native home in Ballydorgan, Co. Cork, Ireland to seek a sustainable future in Birmingham, just before the outbreak of W.W.2. Here he met Nora Frances Staunton, who with similar ideas had left her … Continue reading

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Welcome to Dave’s Demolition Diaries…..

During the process of creating the 50th Anniversary book I was set the task of writing the Foreword. The brief was fairly broad in terms of content but the word limit was clear… “about 300 words, or half a page should … Continue reading

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