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  2. All of the moderators are working very hard to tidy up the Forum posts, as you can imagine 15 years tidying takes a lot of time. Quite a bit of this is taken up with off topic posts It would be helpful in future if members could keep their posts relevant to the thread Title,those that are not will be deleted. Thanks.

Birmingham History Forum

  1. THE PETER WALKER ARCHIVES

    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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  2. GENERAL DISCUSSION

    IF IT DOSEN'T HAVE A HISTORICAL THEME, THEN THIS IS THE PLACE TO POST IT !
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  3. EVENTS AND MEET UPS

    FOR DETAILS OF EVENTS AND MEET UPS
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  4. Birmingham History Network

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

      The history of Birmingham and its districts.
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    2. APPEAL FOR REPLACEMENT IMAGES

      As most of our members are aware that our website was " hacked " and we lost nearly all our images. The moderation team have done a tremendous job of replacing them with new where possible. We still need your help with this work to replace some of the missing images... Thank you..
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      Latest: Repairs To The Forum Phil, Feb 26, 2017
  5. Network Information and FAQs

    Important information regarding the network and its sites.
    1. Forum Rules, Queries and Support

      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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    1. History Podcasts & MP3 Links

      Links For History Based Podcasts
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      Latest: I Can't Find Brummagem sospiri, Sep 20, 2017
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    2. Carl's Brummagem Magazine

      What's in this month's Carl Chinn Magazine
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    3. Recommended Reference Books and CD's

      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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    1. Genealogy News & Discussion

      Genealogy / History News & Events and general chat DO NOT POST RESEARCH REQUESTS HERE
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    2. Help, advice, tips and tricks!

      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. Census Look-Up Requests

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

      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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      Latest: Dennis Millington . Milk Float Death Karen Horton, May 22, 2018 at 8:08 AM
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    5. Trade Enquiries

      Genealogy enquiries regarding a specific trade or business can be made here.
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      Latest: Avery Scales Manufacture boomy, May 23, 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    6. Churches

      Genealogy searches relating to a particular church should be posted here.
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      Latest: St Phillips Church Cathedral mikejee, May 15, 2018
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    7. Homes Hospitals Workhouses

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      Latest: Fever hospitals in Birmingham 1930's Lady Penelope, May 24, 2018 at 2:39 PM
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    8. Your Family Website

      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. Genealogy

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    10. Birmingham Cemeteries

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    1. Birmingham Research Links

      Links to various havens of research for Birmingham and its districts.
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    2. Research Information & Discussion

      If you are doing research and need information, post your requests here.
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      Latest: Research Opportunity - Voluntary Vivienne14, May 22, 2018 at 1:28 PM
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    3. Maps & Mapping

      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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      Latest: Old Maps of Birmingham Glenys, May 11, 2018
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    1. Transport

      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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      Latest: Steam Trams mikejee, May 25, 2018 at 12:39 AM
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    1. Discussion

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    2. Links

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    1. World War 1

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    1. Army Life

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    1. Photo Roll Call

      Please use this forum to post photos of your family, friends, and relations, who served in WW2
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    2. WW2 Memorial Photo Requests

      Please post your requests for grave or memorial photos for WW2
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      Latest: The War in Burma jmadone, Apr 18, 2018
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    1. Other Conflicts

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      Latest: British Soldiers In Canada pjmburns, Oct 3, 2017
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    2. Links

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    3. The Services

      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. LEST WE FORGET

      Please use this forum to post thoughts of those that have fallen while defending our country.
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      Latest: ANZAC DAY 25th APRIL John R Cowell, May 8, 2018
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    1. Fire Service

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    2. Ambulance Service

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    3. Civil Defence

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      Latest: Prepared. oldMohawk, Jun 27, 2017
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    1. Blakesley Hall

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      Latest: Blakesley Hall Cartina52, Sep 13, 2016
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    2. Sarehole Mill

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      Latest: Sarehole Mill mikejee, Feb 18, 2016
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    3. The Art Gallery

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    4. Soho House

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    5. Aston Hall

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      Latest: Pageant July 1938 Vivienne14, Feb 5, 2018
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    6. Think Tank

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    7. Birmingham Museum Stores, Dollman Street

      A collection of photos by John Houghton & Colin Baker
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    8. Other Midlands Museums

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    1. Breweries

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    2. Pubs

      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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    1. Birmingham Nightclubs

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    2. Fun Fairs

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    3. Cinemas, Theatres & Rinks

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  6. History & Nostalgia

    This section is for threads with an historic or nostalgic context only.
    1. Statues & Monuments

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    2. BUILDINGS PAST AND PRESENT

      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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      Latest: Ghost signs Morturn, May 25, 2018 at 6:31 AM
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    3. Famous People Of Birmingham

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    4. Birmingham Sports History

      Sporting History and Nostalgia.
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    5. History

      Post your memories here. From time to time we will use some memories on the mainsite.
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      Latest: Ten Guinea Club mikejee, May 25, 2018 at 12:19 AM
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    6. Birmingham Markets

      Do you have a story to tell about any of the Birmingham markets?
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    7. Parks & Recreation Grounds & Facilities

      What are your memories of the great parks and recreation grounds of Birmingham?
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      Latest: Mystery Garden Lady Penelope, May 1, 2018
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    8. Shops

      Was it in Woolies or the House That Jack Built that you shopped for household goods
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      Latest: Farrs Butcher Shop castalla, May 23, 2018 at 11:18 AM
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    9. Factories & Offices

      Where did you work, was it a small factory in amongst the houses or one of the bigger industrial establishments.
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      Latest: Drews Lane Factory Washwood Heath boomy, May 19, 2018 at 7:38 AM
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    10. Neighbours & Streets

      Where did you live? Who were your neighbours? Tell us about your community .
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    11. Doctor, Medical & Old Remedies

      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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      Latest: Dr Sankaraya pjmburns, Apr 11, 2018
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    12. SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.

      If you're searching for your SCHOOL, COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY chums, or have a story of your school, then maybe we can help you with this forum?
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      Latest: Wylde Green School, Green Lanes School Bob Davis, May 24, 2018 at 10:19 PM
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    13. Brummie Sayings & Language,

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

      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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    15. Childhood

      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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      Latest: Sweets We Used To Have Maria Magenta, Apr 14, 2018
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    1. THE PHYLLIS NICKLIN ARCHIVE

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    2. Original Artwork

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    3. Old Photographs

      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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    4. Childrens Stories & Fibs

      Please share all those wonderful stories your children told you, and don't forget the Porkies!!
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    5. Members Recommended Links to Other Sites

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      Latest: How Well Do You Know Brum? ellbrown, Sep 3, 2016
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  7. Birmingham Travel

    A place to talk about Travel
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    1. Condolences

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    2. Red Letter Days

      Post your Birthday, Anniversary, Special Occasions & Best Wishes here, it doesn't have to be another Forum Member it can be for anyone in your thoughts.
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    3. Personal Announcements

      Use this forum for Personal Announcements
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    1. Film, TV, Theatre

      TV, Film, or Video share your thoughts with us here, of what's good and bad!!
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    2. Music & Recommended Listening

      This forum is for discussion of music. Recommend a CD or MC to our members.
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    3. A Good Book at Bedtime

      Can you recommend a good read? Maybe or do you have a favourite book from yesteryear?
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    4. Pets & Animals

      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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    1. Advice

      General Advice: post your queries here and hopefully some helpful soul will have advice they can give.
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    2. Computer Help

      Have you got a problem with your PC, Mac or any other system for that matter? Post a message in here and one of our community will help you if they can.
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      Latest: Windows 10 oldMohawk, May 19, 2018 at 8:50 AM
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