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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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GENERAL DISCUSSION

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

FOR DETAILS OF EVENTS AND MEET UPS
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Birmingham History Network Links to and forums for members of the Birmingham History Network (formerly Birmingham History Webring)

Birmingham History

The history of Birmingham and its districts.
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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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Network Information and FAQs Important information regarding the network and its sites.

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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Information Sources

History Podcasts & MP3 Links

Links For History Based Podcasts
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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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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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Census Look-Up Requests

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Surname Interests

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Trade Enquiries

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

Genealogy searches relating to a particular church should be posted here.
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Homes Hospitals Workhouses

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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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Genealogy

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Birmingham Cemeteries

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Place Related & Birmingham Trade Directories Please Post Yor Look Up Requests Here PLEASE DO NOT POST LINKS HERE

Place related enquiries

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Non Genealogy Research

Birmingham Research Links

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

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

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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Conflicts Prior To WW1

Discussion

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Links

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WW1 1914 to 1918

World War 1

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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

Please post your requests for grave or memorial photos for WW2
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Other Historical Conflicts

Other Conflicts

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Links

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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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Lest We Forget

LEST WE FORGET

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

Fire Service

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Police

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Ambulance Service

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Civil Defence

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Birmingham Museums

Blakesley Hall

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Sarehole Mill

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The Art Gallery

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Soho House

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Aston Hall

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Think Tank

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Birmingham Museum Stores, Dollman Street

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

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Birmingham Breweries

Breweries

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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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Birmingham Entertainment

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Fun Fairs

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Cinemas, Theatres & Rinks

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History & 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 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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Famous People Of Birmingham

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Birmingham Sports History

Sporting History and Nostalgia.
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History

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

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

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

Was it in Woolies or the House That Jack Built that you shopped for household goods
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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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Neighbours & Streets

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

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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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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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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Members Recommended Links to Other Sites

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PERSONAL ANOUNCEMENTS

Condolences

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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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Personal Announcements

Use this forum for 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

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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Help & Advice

Advice

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