• Welcome to this forum . We are a worldwide group with a common interest in Birmingham and its history. While here, please follow a few simple rules. We ask that you respect other members, thank those who have helped you and please keep your contributions on-topic with the thread.

    We do hope you enjoy your visit. BHF Admin Team

BHF Rules


By holding membership of the Forum, members agree to be bound by these rules.

Members will do their utmost to abide by the spirit of the Forum and to follow the Rules which are shown below and will make whatever contribution they can to the store of Birmingham history held within the Forum.

You own the copyright to your messages. By posting or submitting material on this site, you grant the site owner a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to publish, edit, modify, adapt, distribute, reproduce, communicate to the public, perform and display the submitted content (in whole or in part) on the worldwide web for the full term of any rights that may exist in the content.

These simple rules are intended solely to maintain the usefulness and survival of the Forum and those using it.

1. No member may submit a post or send mail to another member which the Team judge to be: Racist, pornographic, personally abusive, libellous, sexist, rude or tactless, excessively contentious or liable to cause distress in any way to any member or visitor to the Forum.

2. Members will not submit posts for financial gain or for distribution of political, religious or any other kind of propaganda, this includes spam and advertising of any kind. Any such post will be deleted without notice unless it has been previously discussed with and - in exceptional circumstances - approved by the Moderating Team.

3. Members will do their utmost a. to keep threads good humoured, courteous, tactful and well-ordered, and b. to ensure that their posts are comprehensible, appropriate and relevant to the thread. Members will not react to the bad behaviour of others and they will help monitor the wellbeing of the Forum by reporting unsuitable posts.

4. Members accept that the decision of the Team in all matters relating to the maintenance of the site, interpretation of the spirit and rules of the Forum, moderation and membership is final and binding. Your permission is not required in order to tidy up threads or postings.

5. Members will hold only ONE membership at a time.

Moderators are just ordinary people, with lives that extend well beyond the boundaries of this forum, who have volunteered (unpaid) to continue to moderate one of the more busy and difficult forums. Please try not to make their lives any more difficult than you have to, and be aware that they will not enter into any discussion about any decisions they make as there isn’t enough time in the day to do so. Neither will they explain or justify any such decisions for the same reason. You may think they should write and explain why they have done something, but just think of having to do that dozens of times a day or more. Not going to happen!