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    History of Vyse Street

    Hi. So opposite 88 Vyse Street? It was rough ground in 1890, built on before 1904, buildings still there in 1960, and demolished since. My GG Grandfather owned and ran a jewellery workshop at 88 Vyse Street, 1888? til about 1920.
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    Vincent Vaughton

    Good afternoon all. I'm wondering if anyone can help me. I'm looking for entries from Kelly's Directories or similar that relate to a V. Vaughton, or Vincent Vaughton, who was a manufacturing jeweller in/around Hockley/JQ. Particularly looking for information between 1920 and 1932. Many thanks.
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    A shop called "Lopins"?

    I've come across reference to a shop by the name of (I think) Lopins, from the early 1900s. Does anyone have any knowledge of where it may have been located and what it sold? Thank you!
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    Peter Campbell

    Anyone remember a Plating Company (Chrome etc) run by a Peter Campbell? He would have retired or sold up perhaps 1980's/90's?
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    Ionic Plating Works

    Don't think it was at Ionic, but anyone remember a Plating Company run by a Peter Campbell? He would have retired perhaps 1990 ish?
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    The Jewellery - BBC Radio "Birmingham Ballads" - Pebble Mill

    Happy New Year all! "The Jewellery" was a BBC Radio Ballad broadcast in 1961 and made by Brian Vaughton. Does anyone know where/if it's possible to hear a copy - is it online anywhere?
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    Heathfield House, Handsworth

    Moorfields as in 16 Church Lane ... in 1901 was occupied by the family of Howard Spencer, professional footballer for Aston Villa and England (later captain) and known as the "prince of full-backs” for his good sportsmanship.
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    Heathfield House, Handsworth

    Edward Vaughton was my GG Grandfather. He died in 1895 and at that time owned both Heathfield House and Moorfields (where he lived). The map from yesterday was the first time I had learned of a Moorfields next to Heathfield House - so quite obviously that was his "Moorfields". I had been barking...
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    Heathfield House, Handsworth

    Thanks so much for all this info. I have quite a bit more to share soon but just double checking. Was Moorfields definitely 385 Soho Road? Not 395 by any chance?
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    Heathfield House, Handsworth

    That’s brilliant. I knew where it was but the map you’ve sent is just what I’ve been looking for. I’ve been unable to locate Moorfields at all - see my previous post and hey presto - they are neighbouring properties and my six month hunt is over!
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    Heathfield House, Handsworth

    Hello all and a happy new year in three days time. I'm keen to learn what became of Heathfield House (not to be confused with James Watts' Heathfield Hall (aka House). Heathfield House existed on the corner of Holyhead Road and Booth Street, Handsworth certainly in 1895 to 1915. It was quite a...
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    Handsworth - The Moors | Moorfields, Church Lane, Handsworth.

    Good evening - this is my first post. Doing some family history research and I wonder if anyone would be able to tell me if a big house in Handsworth called "The Moors" in c. 1875 is the same house known as "Moorfields, 19 Church Lane, Handsworth" in 1900? Thank you.