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    A Lost Memorial

    This appeared on Facebook in a post from the Ark Tindal Primary Academy. "This beautiful plaque, commemorating the ultimate sacrifice made by the old boys of Tindal Street school in the Great War, has sadly not been sighted for some years. We would love to see it returned to the school for...
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    Memorial found in a skip

    This memorial was found by someone in a skip and has been passed to other people who are trying to find out where it came from so that it can be relocated. Although most of the people listed come from Balsall Heath there are some on there from Bordesley and Kings Heath. From the picture itself...
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    Balsall Heath memorial

    This memorial was found by someone in a skip and has been passed to other people who are trying to find out where it came from so that it can be relocated. Although most of the people listed come from Balsall Heath there are some on there from Bordesley and Kings Heath. From the picture itself...
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    Kench’s Chip Shop Balsall Heath

    Since there seem to have been a lot of you taking pictures around this time, I've got someone looking for a picture of Kench's chip shop as a single building (everything else demolished). I'm not entirely sure whether it was on Gooch St or Longmore St but it would be around the late 60s early...
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    Talking Pictures

    Every so often, they change the channels available on freeview. Earlier this year they added a new channel called Talking Pictures (channel 81). They run old (mostly British) movies and the odd TV show. Look at the schedule on the TV guide. You might see something you remember.
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    Plastic Bags

    In the 70s and 80s I bought a lot of vinyl records from various shops around the city and, for some reason, I still have some of the plastic bags they came in. It seems that most of the old record shops had their own designs that they either kept up or changed over the years. Anyway, I...
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    Funny Brummie Pictures

    https://robspaintings.com/ Not so much of the historical material and the style is more cartoony than regular paintings but this guy paints birmingham scenes that some of you will recognise and, if you can see the captions, he does have a sense of humour. He sells most as framed, unframed or...
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    A Confidential Agent

    Slightly off-thread here as it's a radio show. As far as I can tell this is a period detective show set in Birmingham. The vagueness is from the show itself not mine. The central character is from Wolverhampton (although not originally) and moved back to the city that she was born in. At one...
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    Trove Historical Archive

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/general/faq I found this site looking for old articles about Calthorpe Park. It's an archive of old Australian newspapers and such. I'm not sure if they keep material from other papers or they just have reports that their own papers picked up from the British press but...
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    Suburban Birmingham

    https://www.suburbanbirmingham.org.uk/default.asp This site doesn't seem to have come up before and there isn't that much to it The easiest way to look through it is with the essays page which only lists 9 articles including Edgbaston, Cadbury's, World War One and Adult Education.
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    Europeana

    This came up as a result of a meeting at the new library. It's an archive of selected material from museums, libraries, galleries etc. over Europe https://www.europeana.eu/ . From the little I've seen, there's a lot that might be of interest to some of you but there are items missing and a lot...
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    Something good for nothing

    What follows are a set of links to sites that offer free music on the Creative Commons license. There are lots of others but these in particular point to pages of out-of copyright recordings. I know most of you prefer the 50s and 60s but this is generally older stuff...
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