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I have just come across this book,
"A century of Birmingham life: or, A chronicle of local events, from 1741 to 1841"
readable online (if you can cope with some slightly wonky characters resulting from the scanning). It looks to have a wealth of stories.
You can find it at...
I have a Hugh Williams in the 1891 census, listed as "retired chemist" aged 40 (seems young to retire). He is living at 80 Balsall Heath Road. (Place of birth: Holywell, Flintshire, N Wales).
I haven't been able to pin him down in the 1881 census.
So I just wondered if he...
This is really tied up with genealogy, but I wondered if anyone knew anything about St James Edgbaston Infant School - which does not appear still to exist.
An inscription in a "Commentary on the New Testament" book shows that it was presented to my husband's grandmother (Ida...