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Recent content by AnnieB

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    Balmoral Road Erdington

    Thank you. I have now found the road on the 1923 Electoral Register with no inhabitants but 5 in 1924 so presuming it was built in 1923.
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    Balmoral Road Erdington

    Does anyone know when the houses in Balmoral Road, B23 were built, please?
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    Metro Cammell

    Hi Dave! Thank you for this info. I have emailed the Birmingham Library, as I believe they have an archived section for Metro-Cammell, and asked if they are able to match it with anything they hold. Other than that, I am at a loss as to what it relates to. My Dad also worked at MC in the 60's...
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    Avatars Profile pictures

    Thank you, Maurice! :)
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    Avatars Profile pictures

    How do I get my profile pic the right way up, please? Whatever I upload, it always ends up on its side! Thanks
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    Metro Cammell

    My cousin in South Africa has recently come across the coin/medal attached which belonged to our grandfather. Is there anyone on here able to tell me if this was issued by MC? We are thinking it may be a medal for some shooting club but is it one to do with MC. Any suggestions out there would be...
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    Steel Toy Maker

    My great grandfather was a steel toy maker. Would this have been a reserved occupation during WW1? I know steel workers were but was this occupation included?
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    Birmingham TB patients

    My great grandfather was born and lived with his family in Nechells from 1878 until 1924. In 1924, he contracted TB (he died of this in 1926-confirmed by his death certificate)as the family went to live in Malvern. I have been trying to ascertain which hospital he may have been sent to (again -...
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    Metro Cammell Saltley

    My dad worked for Metro Cammell for 20 odd years until he was made redundant in the 80's. I have this legacy on my garden shed door.
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    MEM Tyseley

    My grandmother worked at the MEM for years until her retirement in 1972. Her 'best friend' there was Beattie but that's all I can remember. We lived with my Nan and her second husband, Les, in OBW for 6 months whilst my parents new house was being built. My Mom did some night work at the MEM to...
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    Court Farm Primary Tedbury Crescent School Erdington

    Court Farm was my first school. I started in September 1962 and left in July 1968 when my family moved to Lichfield. I remember Mr Hill, Mr Mortiboys and Miss Percival. I was a long time member of the choir and skittleball team of which there are photographs out there somewhere. If anyone has...
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    Summer Road Erdington

    Thanks, Alberta! You have confirmed my husband's memory. Maybe I can find out who the builders were which may jog my memory. I remember the alley you are talking about and I remember Dodd's the 'wallpapeer shop'. Mrs. Dodd's brother was Engelbert Humperdinck!
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    Summer Road Erdington

    Thank you! Great Photo! I am still convinced that Bakers yard was at the bottom of my garden and Google maps is sort of confirming this but my husband still disagrees. I have an aunt who might be able to remember.
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    Summer Road Erdington

    When I lived in Balmoral Road, Erdington during the late 50's until 1968, there was some sort of delivery yard at the bottom of our garden which is off Summer Road. I was always led to believe it was Baker's removals. My late father-in-law worked for Baker's and my husband used to go to the...
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