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    WWII Barrage Balloon Sites

    Hello Peter, I would be grateful for any assistance I can get. Being on the other side of the world makes it a bit difficult to do things in person. Thank heaven for the Internet! Anne
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    WWII Barrage Balloon Sites

    Hello, Shortie, Yes, sorry, I hadn't fully taken in that Handsworth and Handsworth Wood are different entities. I am pretty certain that where we were living was in Handsworth Wood. And thanks for the tip re: electoral rolls. I'm not sure that my parents would have been in residence long...
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    WWII Barrage Balloon Sites

    Thanks, Shortie, much appreciated. I am writing a family history for my grandchildren, and have been able to trace most of the houses in which my family have lived, but the Handsworth house remains a mystery. Thanks anyway. Arrow
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    WWII Barrage Balloon Sites

    Hello Shortie and Willey, Thank you for your responses. Romilley Avenue rang no bells, although Wood Lane caused a faint tinkle (but that might be due to it being such a common street name). Looking at the area on Google Earth, it appears that the area has been considerably redeveloped. All I...
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    WWII Barrage Balloon Sites

    My family was living in Handsworth Wood at the time that WW2 was declared. I cannot remember the name of the road on which we lived, but the house was called Highfield, and backed onto a large recreation field, on the other side of which was a council housing estate. A barrage balloon was...
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