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GENERAL DISCUSSION (non-Birmingham history)

BHF is first and foremost concerned with Birmingham history. This section allows members to raise and discuss general, non-historical matters. Posts or threads will be deleted without notice/explanation when, at the sole discretion of mods, they are judged to have run their course or to be contentious, unhelpful, inconsequential or otherwise inappropriate.
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BIRMINGHAM NEWS

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DONATE

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BrumBay

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Information Sources

History Podcasts & MP3 Links

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Carl's Brummagem Magazine

What's in this month's Carl Chinn Magazine
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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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Genealogy & Family History

Genealogy News & Discussion

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

Please use this forum if you need help to identify occupations. Some definitions can be very long, on these occasions we will try to send a clip from the book.
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Help, advice, tips and tricks!

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Surname Interests

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Churches

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Your Family Website

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Birmingham Cemeteries

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

Place related enquiries

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BIRMINGHAM RESEARCH (non-genealogy)

Birmingham Research Links

Useful links to historical information
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Maps & Mapping

Members have some historic map sections of Birmingham which may be helpful. Please post requests for help here.
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Birmingham Transport

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Conflicts Prior To WW1

Discussion

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The Services 1919-1939

Army Life

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WW2 1939 to 1945

Photo Roll Call

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

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Other Historical Conflicts

Other Conflicts

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The Services

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Lest We Forget

LEST WE FORGET

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Emergency Services

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Birmingham Breweries

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Pubs and Hotels

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OVERVIEW OF BIRMINGHAM HISTORY

Archaeology of Birmingham

The archaeology of Birmingham tells us much about the area, the structures, it’s people and activities over time. Use this section to record any former or planned excavations, reports or findings
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Birmingham-wide topics

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BIRMINGHAM HISTORY, MEMORIES & NOSTALGIA This section is for threads with an historic or nostalgic context only.

Statues & Monuments

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BUILDINGS PAST AND PRESENT

Birmingham has had many wonderful buildings. Sadly a lot have disappeared, be it due to urban renewal, development, or just lack of care. Post a photo and 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.
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Famous People Of Birmingham

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Birmingham Sports History

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Birmingham Markets

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Parks & Recreation Grounds & Facilities

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Shops

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Factories & Offices

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Neighbours & Streets

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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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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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Brummie Sayings & Language,

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

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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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Made In Brum

BOB MOORE BIRMINGHAM PHOTOGRAPHER

INNER CITY PHOTOS IN 1960/70S
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Brum as it was

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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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THE PHYLLIS NICKLIN ARCHIVE

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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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Childrens Stories & Fibs

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

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Red Letter Days

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Personal Announcements

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MISC

Film, TV, Theatre

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

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

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Computer Help

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