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On my way home from work this morning, I stopped in the lay-by at Frankley Beeches to take a few early morning photos and came across this memorial to Stanley Edge, who helped design the Austin 7 at a very young age.
I daresay it's common knowledge, but it's the first time I've seen it.
I have a 1907 postcard addressed to someone (who's name is unreadable) Bristol and I want to find out the name of the occupants in the 1901 census.
I don't seem to be having any luck finding out how to search addresses on Ancestry... is it possible?
Thanks in advance for any help to an old...
In the early 60's, my mum used to do some outwork at home, from a firm in the Jewellery Quarter.
It involved making up the pads that were used to display the rings etc. She was supplied with shaped cardboard backing pieces, a matching shaped piece of wadding, cream coloured velvet which was...
When I was a child I remember my Mom mentioning that we were related to a certain 'Viscount Alexander' who had been First Lord Of the Admiralty during the war. I always assumed that he was a distant relative, but recent research has shown that A.V Alexander's mother was my Great Grandfather's...
Many of my ancestors lived in Bristol and surrounding areas before my paternal grandparents moved up to Birmingham and I wondered if anyone knows of any local history sites of that area that are as good as this one.
Maybe not to everyone's taste, but I find Liz Fraser's voice on this cover of Tim Buckley's 'Song To The Siren' absolutely beautiful.
YouTube - This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren "Cocteau Twins"
Here is a picture of a picnic at Nonsuch Farm, Bartley Green taken sometime in the 1930's. My grandmother and grandfather (Bertha Viola Thatcher and Harold Sydney Thatcher are third and fourth from the right on the back row.
I have some more pictures of the farm which I'll gradually add here...
I found this photo with my Dad's belongings after he died in 2001. The only person I know in the pic is my Dad's older brother Sidney Thatcher (Back row, 4th from the right).
Just wondered if the photo would be of interest to anyone else. I think the school was/is in Adams Hill.
I think I have a...