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Recent content by Rob1abb

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    The Boys Brigade

    Hi Steve. I wrote on here before I found your post on your other thread, sorry. Lots of pictures of the coach and Switzerland trip here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/1staboysbrigade/albums/72157628096380806 and videos on youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCmc1R-G1-w1ltaSmd2EQcFw Enjoy.
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    The Boys Brigade

    In 1950 the Boys, Brigade attached to John Bunyan Baptist Church was the Kingstanding platoon of the 1st A Birmingham based at People's Chapel in Hockley. They became the 11th in 1961. It started in the 1930s when the houses in Kingstanding were built and many people from the inner city moved...
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    Birchfield Road Perry Barr

    When it first opened it was Aston Technical College, transferred from Whitehead Road. I was studying HND Electrical Engineering there up to 1965 and my certificate says Aston Technical College.
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    Lucas Great King Street memories

    Yes Brian and memorial looks close to the likely location of the factory. (1889 map)
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    Handsworth Technical School

    I know this lot too. I was in 5A, the other 5th year form. Names on attached from prize giving programme.
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    The Boys Brigade

    List of Boys' Brigades active in Birmingham here: http://bb-birmingham.org.uk/companies/
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    bridge street west

    The attendance records and over 2,000 other photos and records are on the 1st A Flickr page. Follow the link at the bottom of the web site home page www.1abb.uk or directly here: http://www.flickr.com/1staboysbrigade/sets
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    bridge street west

    Thanks Lyn. Page was missing from new web site but now replaced. Rob
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    great king street in the 50's

    The girls are members of the Girls Life Brigade attending a district service at the People's Chapel. Carrying the district colour is Barbara Watkins (now Sabin) with colour party Eileen Mullett (on right) and I think Sylvia Clarke. Now called the Girls' Brigade the 14th Birmingham company still...
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    bridge street west

    Yes, I remember those great bonfires and I was guilty of aquiring the blocks from the Wheeler Street tram tracks and can confirm they burned really well.
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    Unknown locations

    Yes, that makes sense. All the blocks are similar. Now for another puzzle. Looking at the reversed version of post 1 picture 1, (09.jpg) Assuming taken at the same time with the scaffolding on the same tower as 11.jpg , it would be looking west (to the left) somewhere on the right of this...
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    Unknown locations

    Lyn. post 1 image 3 reversed and street view of Hadfield Croft. Not quite the same angle. Interesting to see all the changes to the maisonettes and flats.
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    Unknown locations

    Post 1. Picture 2 10.jp looks like Newtown, Westhorpe Grove off Mossborough Crescent. Picture 1 9.jpg and picture 3 10.jpg may be reversed if Newtown as the stair wells are towards the wrong end of the blocks. Were the photos off slides? If reversed picture 3 looks like Newtown, Hadfield...
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    bridge street west

    Lots more forms and pictures on flickr for all BSW residents who were in the 1st A Boys' Brigade. See post #278.
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    bridge street west

    Boxing Day football matches still happen at Perry Barr park, but unfortunately playing fields had to be sold after vandalism. Lots more info on the 1st A BB here https://1abirmingham.boys-brigade.org.uk/Contents.html Rob
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