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    Default from sloggers to peaky blinders,gangs of birmingham

    I think this book has been mentioned previously,have just finished reading it and found it a very fascinating and informative book,cant rate it highly enough.steve:)

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    Hi Steve: The Book about the Birmingham gangs of long ago sounds fascinating. I haven't read the book but I had heard from another source last year about the gang called the Peaky Blinders. This gang sewed razor blades into the peaks of their caps for a quick hit in a fight! I found a link that hopefully will open.....http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&source=h...587ddb07bb59df
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    :)Hiya Brummie ..that's the one i am reading now
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    glad you are enjoying it Sis, :):):)

    Got it mail order from play.com if anyone wants one
    Searching for. Frost, Sadler

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    hi ya maggie,those sloggers and peaky blinders were a ruthless lot,i didnt realise there were so many gangs allover brum,happy reading! steve

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    Hi jennyann thanks for the link,they did have razor blades in there caps from what ive been told, but buckles and belts featured heavily,and later on catapaults and knives,knife crimes been going around for over a hundred yeards in brum, plus liverpool and manchester,happy days eh! steve

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    Hiya Steve:)Like you i didn't realise the amount of gangs around at that time :shocked:..from what i am reading in the book .i am glad i wasn't around then;)
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    Hiya Maggie,me too,glad im living in this world now!just a thought,do think the phrase cheeky blinder is a spin off from when our parents,relatives used to call us cheeky blinders lol!

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    I have just finished this book and thought it was brilliant! The detail and research that must have gone into it is fantastic. I was also pleased to see the BHF got a mention in the acknowlegments! For anyone who enjoys social history it's a must.
    Names interest; Jennings, Yates, Howell, McKnight, Parton, Stroud, Bratt, Baker, Caldecott, Zipfell, Hook, Marston, Norton.

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    Looking forward to reading this book, my copy from Amazon should be here on Wednesday.

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    Have just picked up this thread on the search, my dad has asked me to see what I can find out about peaky blinders, he remembers them from the 1940's, so thanks all, I now have a christmas pressie lined up too

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    I'm a bit confused - What is the exact title of this book, who is the author? I put in "from sloggers to peaky blinders, gangs in birmingham" into the amazon search and didn't come back with anything. I've tried amazon.com and amazon.co.uk.

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    Hi Fashionz,
    book is gangs of Birmingham, have just ordered it 10 mins ago on Play.com for 5.49, free p&p
    Sue

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    :)Hiya Fashonz
    The title of the book is ..The Gangs Of Birmingham ..author Philip Gooderson..it has 3 young Peaky blinders on front cover .on the top of the cover it reads .from the sloggers to the peaky blinders
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    Default Re: from sloggers to peaky blinders,gangs of birmingham

    Thanks Sistersue61 and maggiuk

    Quote Originally Posted by maggieuk View Post
    :)Hiya Fashonz
    The title of the book is ..The Gangs Of Birmingham ..author Philip Gooderson..it has 3 young Peaky blinders on front cover .on the top of the cover it reads .from the sloggers to the peaky blinders

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