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Recent content by RosieB

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    Support Birmingham Museums

    Dear all, Apologies, that link doesn't seem to be working - you can try this one https://www.change.org/p/birmingham-city-council-please-reconsider-proposed-15-cut-to-birmingham-museums and I hope that will work. Many thanks, Rosie
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    Support Birmingham Museums

    Dear all, I hope you don't mind me posting this here but we have been asked to share the message below as far as possible with people who have an interest in Birmingham's history. I have tried searching the site and couldn't see that this had already been posted elsewhere - apologies if it has...
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    Friends of Aston Hall and Park - March meeting

    Hi Eric - good question, I should have mentioned! The meeting will be held in the Stables Range cafe. The Stables is the long low building running to the right of the Hall - if you're able to come, you'll see lights on in the cafe windows. Staff will be looking out for arrivals, but if you...
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    Friends of Aston Hall and Park - March meeting

    Dear all, This is to let you know that the next Friends of Aston Hall and Park meeting will be held on Thursday 21st March, at 6.30pm. It would be lovely to see any of you who would like to come. We will be updating everyone on various funding applications that we've made, for work in the...
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    Next Friends of Aston Hall and Park meeting

    Hi Astonian, Really glad to hear you'd like to join us - I've seen a lot of your posts on here and you obviously know Aston really well! If you want to email me, my address is [email protected] - I can then add your email address to our list so as soon as I can confirm the date of...
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    Next Friends of Aston Hall and Park meeting

    Not sure if anyone was hoping to attend this meeting but just wanted to let you all know that unfortunately we have had to cancel the meeting due to the number of people who can't attend. I think summer holidays and the Olympics are taking their toll! Our next meeting will be in September, all...
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    Next Friends of Aston Hall and Park meeting

    Dear all, The next meeting of the Friends of Aston Hall and Park will be held on Thursday 9th August 2012, in the cafe at Aston Hall, from 6.30pm. I know there's a lot of you with an interest in Aston's history and future, so it would be great to see some of you! We're all working hard to...
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    Aston Hall by Candlelight

    Dear all, I hope you don't mind the post, but just wanted to let you know that Aston Hall will be holding its Candlelight event again this December. The event will be running from the 2nd to the 11th December (not including the 3rd due to an Aston Villa home match!), with timed ticket entry...
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    H.p Sauce Birmingham

    That's great - thank you! I'll have to see if I can track down a date and see what was in the paper - it's a great story! :-)
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    H.p Sauce Birmingham

    Hi all, I've read somewhere that there was a molasses flood from the HP Sauce factory in 1936 (and the vinegar flood in 1956) but can't find any reference to it anywhere else. Does anyone know if it really happened, and just how sticky it was - it sounds horrendous! Thanks in advance Rosie
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    Aston Hall Reminiscences

    Hi Nick, Thanks for that - there are so many stories going around about the Hall's ghosts (not surprising given the age of the building I suppose!). I know the Hall's halloween tours, which feature the stories, are always very popular (and you can hear the screams a long way off!) At the...
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    Aston Hall Reminiscences

    Hello Jean, Thanks for the (very speedy!) reply and brilliant pictures! I should have said that we're looking to do interviews over the next few months - probably into the autumn - so that wouldn't be a problem at all. If you want to email or give me or Rachel a ring, we can perhaps get...
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    Aston Hall Reminiscences

    Dear all, I work at Aston Hall as a Community Learning Officer and have been reading these forums with great interest for all the stories about Aston that appear! As I'm sure you all know, Aston Hall is currently closed for a major redevelopment project. All is going well with the...
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