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    RIP PHIL

    Sadly I've never met Phil but one of those folks whose warmth and kindness was felt from a distance. My condolences to family and friends. Rest in Peace Phil.
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    burbury st park

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    burbury st park

    Lyn. Know the pic - will search - I see you have to tick the box.
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    burbury st park

    Thanks lyn. Can anyone recall the name of the grove/place opposite the Sally Army by the phone box. Wife's mate down there was Mary mine Dennis.
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    burbury st park

    Thank you! If the black vehicle was 2 houses down it would have been outside our house which formed part of the alley way leading to Prospect Place. Its said my mother only joined the Sally Army so she could have a hat. As Lyn says re maisonettes. Was that a bomb peck? If so another what 50...
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    burbury st park

    Yep they built another annexe next to it. I think from the front of Defford Place bedroom window you could look at the girls - not that I did of course. Wife informs the house she lived in Burbery St caught fire around mid 60's so they had to leave.
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    burbury st park

    Thanks. That's later from when I was there. Reckon left about 1964/5 Parenrs a bit later. It was between Nursery Rd and Guthrie? St. Pretty much in-line with Clifford St.
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    burbury st park

    Thanks for the photo, brings back some memories. Now if you look at the school (white building annex to Lozells Girls) then down from that is a wall separating the back of Defford Place houses from the backs of Burbery street. About half way down is where I fell off the wall to lower side of...
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    burbury st park

    Lyn posted this on jump to. Came across this map showing Burbery Park. Lots of trees back then. I can recall some trees but mostly, besides swings etc a large area of sand which according to Library it was belived to be the first all weather park. I know from email via Central Library it was...
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    Is a parish/church a good guide in selecting ancestor?

    Think I got there at last. After a few hours checking for other close by marriage possibilities chose for starters the given marriage in Handsworth. Found Jane Davis, parents William & Elizaberh Ann Davis, St Phillips, B'ham birth 02/01/1818 and baptism 22,/02/1819. Elizabeth Ann only occurs...
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    Is a parish/church a good guide in selecting ancestor?

    Oh damm check check check I had a fair bet marriage on 1804 lanymynech, shropshire, england - back to the drawing board then. So either wrong Jane birth or wrong Jane Davis on mar or wrong father stated - or who knows ;)
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    Is a parish/church a good guide in selecting ancestor?

    Thanks both. On Thomas, I learn if it doesn't look right check, check and check again. On Jane b1818, years back I gave family history to help someone. From that person: Handsworth, parents Samuel and Jane. It seems there is a joint baptism, could someone with a bigger screen than mobile...
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    Is a parish/church a good guide in selecting ancestor?

    Just picked up your post Sospiri .Thanks will read and digest.
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    Is a parish/church a good guide in selecting ancestor?

    It seems not just distance in miles but age. 1851C Heny Lloyd 48 has a brother 20. At some point just for interest I'll endeavour to see how many children his parents had.
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    Is a parish/church a good guide in selecting ancestor?

    Thanks. No I hadn't considered that, the perils of setting boundaries (St Phillips etc) in your head. Its certainly a possibility. Also found on 1851C was William 1785 and Eliza abt 1801 from Pedmarth Essex. There is an Elizabeth Richards 1802 Colchester, a Pedmarsh is close by. Whilst I'm not...
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