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Recent content by Neilythere

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    Leopold Street

    Phil, That's great - exactly what I was looking for, many thanks for posting those :)
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    Leopold Street

    Hi there, Further to obtaining details from the 1939 Register, I'm trying to pinpoint an address on any available period map of the locality - the address I'm interested in is written as: 6/50 Leopold Street, if anyone could point me in the right direction I'd be most grateful. Many thanks
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    College Place, Springhill

    It certainly makes it a little more tricky when trying to pinpoint the location!
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    College Place, Springhill

    Mike - the person in question I'm looking into was indeed John Massam (rather than Messam) living at number 3 College Place
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    College Place, Springhill

    Many thanks for the replies and more detailed map, yes I think I can see a College Place off College Street
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    College Place, Springhill

    Hi there, I'm currently trying to find the exact location for (no.3) College Place, Springhill, B'ham at the time period of the 1911 census. Looking at other addresses on the census, it would seem to be a small number of addresses which fall between 158 and 164 Springhill.......I have looked at...
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    WWII Barrage Balloon Sites

    Interesting post - my grandparents lived in Oakhurst Road throughout WW2, as did my late uncle who would've been around 7 years old in 1940.My dad can also recount a few passed on snippets from that time - my gran apparently called the anti-aircraft gun 'Big Bertha' due to the noise when firing...
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    Middlemore Home?

    You may or may not have come across this website but there are references to the Middlemore Home locations in St Luke's Road on the following page: https://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/BirminghamMiddlemore/
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    Vicarage Road, Aston

    Excellent - just what I was looking for :-) - many thanks for that, much appreciated!
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    Vicarage Road, Aston

    That would be excellent - thanks :-)
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    Vicarage Road, Aston

    Hi, I wonder if anyone could advise me of/point me in the direction of a good quality detailed map of the Vicarage Road, Aston area - in particular, one which shows the location of individual addresses, i.e. court houses? I have two specific addresses relating to family members who lived in...
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    Maternity Hospital, Newhall Street (?)

    Thanks once again for the further details, I'll probably be make a further 'photo trip' into B'ham at some point as I also want to take a look at the building which used to be the Middlemore Home in St Lukes Road - it's just even more interesting and often quite poignant too in a way (to me...
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    Maternity Hospital, Newhall Street (?)

    Many thanks for the replies, very interesting!
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    Maternity Hospital, Newhall Street (?)

    Hi there, I've just had a very quick scan through the hospital threads and could not see a reference so thought I'd post an enquiry thread. I'm currently researching a person in my family tree who I've discovered was one of the Middlemore Home children sent to Canada under the mass emigration...
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    Fox Crescent, (off Fernley Road) Sparkhill

    Hi - somewhat of a longshot but thought I'd post an enquiry on the off-chance......wonder if anyone (or anyone's family) may have known of the 'Richards' family of no.8 Fox Crescent (off Fernley Road) Sparkhill (?) - I'm currently researching my maternal grandfather's family and this would...
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