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    OTHER BIRMINGHAM HISTORY WEBSITES WHICH COMPLIMENT AND ADD TO INFORMATION OF LOCAL HISTORY. IF YOU FEEL THAT YOUR WEBSITE SHOULD BE INCLUDED, PLEASE CONTACT POSTIE WITH A BRIEF DESCRIPTION AND LINK.

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    IF IT DOSEN'T HAVE A HISTORICAL THEME, THEN THIS IS THE PLACE TO POST IT !

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    PETER WALKERS KNOWLEDGE AND PASSION FOR BIRMINGHAM IS SECOND TO NONE,... HIS ARTICLES ARE WRITTEN WITH A DEPTH AND WELL RESEARCHED FLAIR WHICH BRINGS THE SUBJECT TO LIFE.

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    FOR DETAILS OF EVENTS AND MEET UPS

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  5. Network Information and FAQs Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Important information regarding the network and its sites.

    1. If you have a question about this forum or any part of the Birmingham History Network, here's the place to do it!

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  6. Birmingham History Network Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Links to and forums for members of the Birmingham History Network (formerly Birmingham History Webring)

    1. The history of Birmingham and its districts.

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  7. Information Sources Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Links For History Based Podcasts

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    2. What's in this month's Carl Chinn Magazine

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    3. What books or CD-Roms would you recommend to other users of this forum? do you have other ideas about reference books? Would it be Brum & Brummies by Prof Chinn or

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  8. Genealogy & Family History Threads / Posts  Last Post

    !!! PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ALLOW POSTINGS PERTAINING TO THE 1911 CENSUS. IT IS COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL !!!

    1. Genealogy / History News & Events and general chat DO NOT POST RESEARCH REQUESTS HERE

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    2. Do you have advice you can share with others researching their trees? You might have tips to pass on. Maybe you have a question you want to ask, or maybe you've hit a wall in your search. Please don't post surname requests here.

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    3. Please post your look-up requests in the specific year section, unless you want a general look up.

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    4. Please post only one surname per enquiry and please make sure it is posted in the relevant forum. Note: You must include the surname in the subject line of your post.

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    5. Genealogy enquiries regarding a specific trade or business can be made here.

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    6. Genealogy searches relating to a particular church should be posted here.

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    7. If you happen to have your own genealogy website that is a focus on your own research, you can post a link here please.

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  9. Place Related & Birmingham Trade Directories Threads / Posts  Last Post

    Please Post Yor Look Up Requests Here PLEASE DO NOT POST LINKS HERE

    1. Please enter Your look up request in the nearest year available

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  10. Non Genealogy Research Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Links to various havens of research for Birmingham and its districts.

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    2. If you are doing research and need information, post your requests here.

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    3. We have a few historic map sections of Birmingham which you might find helpful. Please post requests for help here. If you have map sections you can help other members with I'm sure they would be grateful!!

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  11. Birmingham Transport Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. What was your first car, motorcycle, or even cycle!! What buses did you use frequently, and where did they take you? Post your transport topics on this forum.

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    1. Please use this forum to post photos of your family, friends, and relations, who served in WW2

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    2. Please post your requests for grave or memorial photos for WW2

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    2. Were you in the Army, Navy, or Air Force? Do you have a story to tell about National Service? Here's the place to post your experiences.

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    1. Please use this forum to post thoughts of those that have fallen while defending our country.

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    5. A collection of photos by John Houghton & Colin Baker

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    2. What pub did you frequent, there were many in and around Aston, and Heartlands. There were some colourful characters that drank in them, we would like to hear all about them.

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    This section is for threads with an historic or nostalgic context only.

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    2. Birmingham has through the years has had its share of many wonderful buildings. Sadly a lot of those for one reason or another have disappeared, be it due to urban renewal, development, or just lack of care. I thought that between us we might record some of these buildings here, there are numerous photos of some examples of Birmingham’s wonderful architecture on this forum but they give very little detail of the buildings history. I thought that we might try to attempt that here; all that I ask is that contributors include with any photo that they may post a little of the history of that building, facts such as the date of building, architects name or company, original use, cost of building, type of material used, in fact anything of interest. I thought I would make a start with the Birmingham Market Hall.

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    3. Sporting History and Nostalgia.

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    4. Post your memories here. From time to time we will use some memories on the mainsite.

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    5. Do you have a story to tell about any of the Birmingham markets?

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    6. What are your memories of the great parks and recreation grounds of Birmingham?

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    7. Was it in Woolies or the House That Jack Built that you shopped for household goods

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    8. Where did you work, was it a small factory in amongst the houses or one of the bigger industrial establishments.

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    9. Where did you live? Who were your neighbours? Tell us about your community .

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    10. This forum is for sharing your medical memories. Did you have a kindly old doctor? What old remedies can you remember? Herbal Medicine was quite popular although not always legal!! Some of the doctors were colourful characters too back then, and some were heroes!!

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    11. If you're searching for your schoolchums, or have a story of your school, then maybe we can help you with this forum?

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    12. This is the place to post your old sayings, and discuss how we talk.

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    13. We'd love to hear about your eating habits of years gone by, or maybe you have a mouth watering recipe of yesteryear you can share.

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    14. Here's a place to post the memories of your childhood. For some childhood was a brilliant time, a time of fun and much love. For others, it may have been a time of great pain and anguish. You may want to share your childhood here with us?

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    1. Use the sub forum categories to post your relevant pictures. Because of space limitation I will have to delete older posts weekly or monthly depending on the amount of pictures posted. Please can you try size them so they don't go outside the forum boundaries, if this isn't possible I will do that for you.

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    2. Please share all those wonderful stories your children told you, and don't forget the Porkies!!

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    1. TV, Film, or Video share your thoughts with us here, of what's good and bad!!

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    2. This forum is for discussion of music. Recommend a CD or MC to our members.

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    3. Can you recommend a good read? Maybe or do you have a favourite book from yesteryear?

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    4. Did you keep pets when you lived down the "Old End"? Do you have a funny or interesting story we might all like to share?

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