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The word manillas on this thread rang a bell with me and then I remembered I had seen one on display earlier this year as part of an exhibition project (quite complicated to explain) to do with British involvement in the slave trade.
The exhibition leaflet states they were brass manillas...
Nice tribute from Steve Winwood on his FB page.
Statement on the passing of Spencer Davis: “I’ve known Spencer since I was about 13–he would have been about 22. I was playing a show at Birmingham University with my brother and his band. Spencer, who was a student at Birmingham, was playing with...
Yes thank you!
I was at the girl's school and i think you must have been the same school year as me. We didn't really mix with the boy's school very much but I remember a few of the names.
Some of the pupils got together for the end of term stage show, my friend and I did the make up one year...
Glad you have enjoyed reading the website pages!
No, I didn't know any of the members of Frosty Moses and I can't remember if I ever saw them play live but I certainly remember the band's name.
I did see the Locomotive play a few times, they were one of Jim Simpson's Big Bear bands and they...
I remember Norman Haines when he was in the Locomotive and I think he had his own band afterwards. I don't live in Birmingham now and I have no idea where he went from there!
You would probably be better to post your enquiry with the Birmingham Music Archive, they have a website and a page on...
I have just found out about this company with a connection to Birmingham by chance when I was looking for some information about a tin church in the London Borough of Hackney where I live.
The church was constructed in 1858 from corrugated iron and is still standing! The company, Tupper and Co...
I wonder if John means they are dismantling it with more care so as to keep anything from inside that maybe recyclable?
There are specialist second-hand people who can sell on interesting bits and pieces - tiles, wood features etc for re-use.
I do hope so!
That's been bugging me this morning - I was sure i remembered Smiling Morn as a name from a book (apparently it's an old song too)!
Finally found it :grinning: he was a character from a book I had as a child...