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    My Birmingham Municipal Moneybox

    Thanks Edifi. Tried that. A puzzed counter clerk went away and came back saying they were discontinued 20 year before she was born. (Her dad, she phoned him!, had said they were withrawn in the late 60's or early 70's)
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    My Birmingham Municipal Moneybox

    Hello there I till have my Birmingham Municipapal Bank money box. With no Municipal Bank to open it, I'm stuck. It still has some of my 1958 pocket money in it! Would love to use it again. Does anyone know the least destructive way to get in. (Fairly sure if could get to the lock and see the...
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    Birmingham Pin Makers

    Hello there Before starting I need to apologise to the fraternity of Pin experts (yes they do exist) for a short and inexact story. Pin Making was an important industry in Birmingham, dress making, clothes pins, fastening pins, hair pins, hat pins. etc. Pin making wa held up as a model of...
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    Ward / Dale Doris

    Thank for the post Solihull54. Another confirmation. 10 years after getting stuck ancestor tracing. Amazing.
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    South Birmingham Sports

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    Icknield Street Alert!

    Thanks Mikejee The map with numbers on it is a great start. Now I have the location of their house (Elec.Role Address) I should be able to pin down 137 the shop (Trade Dir.) Excellent
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    Icknield Street Alert!

    Thanks Astoness Have done a search for threads containing 'Ickneild Street' for any references, anecdotes, maps or photographs. Don't think I've missed anything but having another look. Thanks again
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    Icknield Street Alert!

    Hello folks I don't know if anyone can help but here goes. I'm looking for a photo and/or a map showing tobacconist and house on Ickneild Street between the wars. The shop at 137 was managed or owned by Vernon and Lily Frogatt. They lived at number 187. Cheers
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    WW1 Birmingham Employers Roll of Honour City of Birmingham Gas Department

    I have looked back to see where I got the reference to WW1 Birmingham Employers Roll of Honour for the City of Birmingham Gas Department. It was in relation to the brother of John Johnston, James Percy Johnstone who also worked for the Gas Department and came from Terry Carter
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    WW1 Birmingham Employers Roll of Honour City of Birmingham Gas Department

    Thanks Janice I have seen details of the memorial on the war museum site. Its the roll of honour I'm looking for as this, I believe, lists all those from the Gas Company who served. (John or John Thomas Johnston returned home dying in 1947) I just hope that this memorial has not suffered the...
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    WW1 Birmingham Employers Roll of Honour City of Birmingham Gas Department

    Hello folks Does anyone know where I can access the WW1 Birmingham Employers Roll of Honour for the City of Birmingham Gas Department? I'm looking for John Thomas Johnston (or Johnstone) born 1892 who worked for the Gas Company. Cheers.
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    Siddall.

    Thanks pjmburns. Yes, I have a Minnie Florence born in 1917. She married William Shingles in 1940 and they went on to have two boys, Robert and Laurence. The problem with 'Renie' is that I think its a stage name. My guess is that it is Lilian. (I've looked at the Pardoe lines for other Renie's...
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    Siddall.

    Rosie I forgot to mention, my Grandmother Emma, a sister of Sarah Elizabeth, was in her later years a Dresser at the Alexandra Theater. I have no idea what she did after her juvenile employment as a cigar roller although her husband James Percy Johnstone had a sideline of playing piano in pubs...
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    Siddall.

    Hello Rosie You were right about photos posted on Ancestry. they were useful but a couple were intriguing. Not Siddalls but Pardoes. Two daughters of Percy and Sarah Elizabeth Siddall, Gladys Ada and 'Renie' (Suspect a name change) are on perhaps theatre photo cards. Gladys as dancer and a...
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    Siddall.

    Hello Annliz again I'm staggered, my post about Arthur was in 2008! Nothing and then a deluge in 20018. Newspaper cuttings from Sospiri and Mikejee, Clues for photos from Rosie (yes they are on Ancestry) and a new cousin. Like you, I rather hoped for a connection to Lizzie Siddal, Rossetti's...
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    Siddall.

    Thanks Rosie, I'm off to search through Ancestry to see if I can pick these up. I take it you have todays posts about Arthur. kindest regards.
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    Siddall.

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    Siddall.

    Amazing Mike, greatly appreciated.
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    Siddall.

    Hello there Annliz, I think we must be second cousins or thereabouts. My mother Grace was the first daughter of Emma Siddall, fourth child of Walter Siddall (1856-1901)and Sarah Ward. I think Arthur (1900-1935)was their tenth child and he married Dorothy May Shakespeare on June 27 1920. I have...
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    Severn Street Swimming Club

    Hello again JW250. Good to know you are still out there! Ah yes I rember it well: well not exactly. As usual I paid no attention at the time then attempted to piece together the few memories later, along with asking the questions I should have asked at the time. Following the first...
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