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  1. DJRVST

    Prefabs

    Very interesting article. I lived in a UK100. ( I intend to liberally quote it in conversations- and ask in quizzes!!!!).
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    Caroline Street / St Pauls Square

    Thank you its the school at 1 and a half. Name fits perfectly with the details in my Great Grandfathers exercise book. DJRVST
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    Caroline Street / St Pauls Square

    Thank you. I'll see what I can determine with that information. Intriguing.
  4. DJRVST

    Caroline Street / St Pauls Square

    My great Grandfather attended J.T. Godfrey's Commercial Academy in Caroline Street in 1846 (I have one of his exercise books). I have not been able to find out whereabouts it was on the street. I know where Caroline Street is but the address of the Academy is proving elusive as the book only...
  5. DJRVST

    Turnberry road

    Thanks for the image, it has a great level of detail and I can see my childhood home and the line of the brook, woods and field which were our playground.
  6. DJRVST

    Turnberry road

    Thank you for the information and forbearance oldMohawk. I realised as I hit post that I'd made a mistake-I sometime have a dispute with my "2 in 1" machine if I fail to give it due attention!!!
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    Turnberry road

  8. DJRVST

    Writing up family history

    I can echo that experience. As it says above you can use clues and even if they are proven wrong it narrows your search down. On one issue it took me five years to find the correct pathway. I have in research put a great deal of work into analysing possible data, found what appeared to be the...
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    Writing up family history

    A further thought. Ancestry and others are OK for printing out charts but be very wary of copying unverified data from other contributed trees. Many folk are OK but there is a lot of poorly researched nonsense which can lead you astray. I have on a number of occasions pointed out to authors...
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    Writing up family history

    Hi If you want to buy downloadable maps or paper copies by post try Midland Ancestors (it's a Local History Site). They should have something to help. There may be other sources.
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    Writing up family history

    Thinking of what has worked for me when writing up the story in a readable manner.. I agree with the points made above regarding do what suits you particularly if you write it up on a computer (don't forget to back it up on a stick or an external disc drive). Keep a paper copy. PDF is a good...
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    Perry Barr Shopping Precinct 1960-9, Lynton Sq

    In the early 70’s I remember being in Fine Fare one Saturday morning when there was a “guest appearance” by Pat Phoenix (Elsie Tanner of Coronation Street). She was escorted around the store (Fine Fare I think) – walk about style. It must have been ’72 or ’73 as my elder daughter was a toddler...
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    Imagined map of Birmingham in 1730

    Mike useful map. Worth a read is A history of Birmingham (1783) by William Hutton. It's a Public Domain book and therefore free. As are--- the following. A Tale of One City: the New Birmingham. Papers Reprinted from the "Midland Counties Herald". Thomas Anderton. A Description Of Modern...
  14. DJRVST

    Lordswood Maternity Home

    I am remiss in not replying before about this interesting post. I was born there in 1946 and 44 Lordswood Road is given as the place.
  15. DJRVST

    Frankfort street, Hockley

    Thank you.
  16. DJRVST

    Frankfort street, Hockley

    Thanks brummy-lad, It was number 4 it's where my Dad was born. The numbering may well have changed over the years. I've just found an earlier post (an answer to me as part of another question -I had a moment of recall, which has made my day!!!!!) which may answer it. Thanks Dave
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    Frankfort street, Hockley

    Are you able to identify where are the even numbers are in Gee St I'm struggling to pick them out? We had family who lived there in the early 1900's. Thanks
  18. DJRVST

    Prefabs

    Mind more of a Thick Composite Cardboard than a Kellogg's box!!!!!
  19. DJRVST

    Prefabs

    That's it!!! Brilliant photo!!! My Mother always said that the prefab was American QED!!! The only change that came with time was the fitting of a fire escape in the back bedroom in the late 1950's. And yes it was cardboard eventually it was externally painted with a thick paint. Yes there was...
  20. DJRVST

    Prefabs

    We lived in the type that was erected in Beeches Road (just down from the Nursery) and in Trehurst Avenue. I cant recall any locally which had the same design but do remember seeing one of the same or near design at Duxford Airfield. There may have been some in Bristol but that could be a...
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