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    Sherbourne Road School

    Can anyone possibly help me with information on Sherbourne Road School? I have my fathers leaving certificate dated 1924 and would love to learn a little of where he spent his school days...Thank you, Florence
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    UB40 in Brum

    On Midlands today, there was a item about UB40 visiting Brum and being honoured with a Music Heritage Award - a plaque outside the Hare and Hounds pub in Kings Heath where they performed their first gig in 1979. One fan had travelled from Wales to be there.... This award apparently is quite rare...
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    Family bible deaths - Craddock/Kempster/ Lee

    Found part of a family bible in a charity shop which records the above deaths totalling 13 in all. Some would have been born in the 1700's....ie: John Kempster dide July 26 1861 aged 99.....Would be happy to pass on copies to anyone who has an interest. Florence :)
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    Kings Heath Horse Showground

    I have been given a letter written to my uncle in Canada, (now deceased), from a young lady friend living in Birmingham dated May 1929. Here is an extract: 'On the Kings Heath show ground, they are holding a Torchlight Tattoo. It is a splendid...
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    English conversion please

    Confirmation register entry in Catholic church, Taunton 1812 ie: 'Nomina imposita in confir' Can anyone help me with this one please? Florence :)
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    Marriage certificate wording query

    Can anyone explain what 'by Certificate' means rather than 'after Banns' on a (catholic) marriage cert in 1868 Birmingham. Thank you, Florence :)
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    The Dingle - Wake Green Road

    Any chance of a look up please in 1927 for The Dingle Nursing Home, Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham 13, where a Great aunt died. Many thanks, Florence :)
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    Help wanted - printing 1911 census

    I've just subscribed to the 1911 census website. When I find the census I want, I pay my 30 credits for the original page which then comes up on the screen. I click on 'file'...then...'print preview' which brings up 3 pages to print - 2 with unecessary stuff I don't want. I've clicked on 'print'...
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    Henry Wright, Edgbaston

    1881 census. Looking for Henry Wright b. 1857 Edgbaston, Warwicks. 1891 census living with wife Ellen Ann. Children Henry Uriah, Chas Lawrence, Nellie and Florence Gertrude... Not sure when he married. Many thanks, Florence :)
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    whistle PC Thomas - New Street Police Station

    About 25 years ago when working away from Birmingham in the south of England, my brother was given a police whistle by a Canadian antique dealer after he heard his beautiful brummie accent. Sorting through some stuff the other day, he came across it and and would love to locate the family of...
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    Butler/Tranter connection

    Hi Lindsey....Re your post #247 on the Key Hill Cemetery thread. Thank you for the information.... As for Walter Butler. Unfortunately I don't know yet what happened to him either....Regarding your William Tranter (Elijah's Grandfather b.1816). Is his father also called William b.1787, and his...
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    William Butler - Mitchells & Butlers

    Unable to find 1861 & 1871 census of William Butler b.1843 Hinkley, Leics. Can anyone help? Many thanks....Florence :)
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    44, pershore st

    Could someone check 44, Pershore Street in 1845 please. Was it a private residence or commercial.... And who was there? Thank you. Florence :)
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    Sparkhill Congregational Church

    Great news for Sparkhill :) Work has just started on the derelict and badly vandalised Congregational Church in Sparkhill opposite Knowle Road, later to become the United Reformed Church. Sold by auction in March, the structure of the Grade 2 listed building is to be restored to it's original...
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    Old Bordesley Palace, Digbeth

    Elizabeth & Ted Biddle used to do a song and dance routine at the Old Bordesley Palace, probably early 1900's....These are the maternal Grandparents of a friend and I'm trying to help her to research their entertaining years. Any help would be much appreciated...Florence :)
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    What are the best subscription sites?

    A couple of months ago, I can recall a member posting this question - re: family history. Can't find it now. Can anyone help? Many thanks...Florence :)
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    Part of Brandwood End Cemetery 'sell off'

    In Adrian Goldberg's Birmingham Mail article dated 16 Apr 09, he mentions that Coun Neville Summerfield wants to sell off a section of the cemetery to a property developer to build 38 new houses. With the money raised from the sale he hopes to restore the rundown chapels on the site :( Anyone...
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    Church register entries

    Phoebe mentioned in another thread that additional information may be given on church register entries other than recorded on the certificates. I wasn't aware of this. Does it happen often? Florence :)
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    Brummie Drink Driver 1867

    My husband was at the Central Library on Saturday scanning the 1867 Birmingham Daily Post microfilms for interesting tit bits about ordinary everyday folks to add to his family history pages. Here's one: Furious Driving: Charles Bassett (15) Villa Street was ordered to pay a fine of 10s and...
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    1871 census - George Woodhouse

    George Woodhouse b.1848 Newtown/Ivington/leominster, Herefordshire..... I have all the other censuses. George married 1873 Birmingham but his wife died 1877. Two children: Gertrude b.1873 - George b.1875, both Birmingham. Many thanks...Florence :)