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  1. Kevkonk

    Mr Dixie, pub singer

    One of my neighbours used to be a pub singer in the 60s and I wondered if anybody else can remember him. I remember him singing ‘You Can’t be true to Two ’ once in the Royal Oak in Erdington one Sunday afternoon.
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    Great Uncle who served in WW1

    I wondered if there was a way to find out any information on my great uncle who was a soldier in WW1. Anything about his life in general as I was told many times I was like him. I note that we are nearing the June 28th 1914 Assassination anniversar. I did some googling and know that he was...
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    Spencer, living in Gravelly Lane / Somerset Rd area

    Looking for a connection with my family with this surname living the Gravelly La, Somerset Rd area around late 1950’s.
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    Looking for information Raymond Mudd, died in his 30's during the 1940's from TB after being married for about 3 years to a Miss Vera Cox. He had a brother who had a garage business in Shropshire?
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    In need of tidying up - 5 pictures

    I am trying to find out where the bus conductor (dad) picture was taken, I know it must be at one of the garages, he worked on 11 outer circle route a lot.
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    Pope Visit to Birmingham September19th 2010

    I was amazed not to see any posts on this event, maybe I did not search correctly....... I was near Chester Rd and saw that the roads nearby had been closed off and that there were helicopters flying above. I thought there had been a road accident or serious incident as this road was closed off...
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    Windows 7 64 - Scanner Problems

    Hi Everyone, I recently upgraded to a Windows & PC 64 bit. Now, my scanner is a Canon Lide 60 which has always served me well, but I have always used Vuescan as my scanning software as I just hated the Scangears thingy with Canon. Vuescan loads on my new 'puter' but cannot see...
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    Sutton Coldfield, Rectory Rd

    I hope it is ok to show pictures from Cemeteries, but I had a walk around the cemetery in the old part and took a few snaps today. There was one memorial which stood out of a 19 year old Pilot from WW2, Peter G Teale who died in July 1942.
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    Butcher Shop Wylde Green Birmingham Rd

    I think the butchers here was known as Bennett's at one time in the past then called Lowe's? I think the family that ran it were called Bridge's, who may have had a shop at Four Oaks. Any photo's of Bennett's or info on how long they were there for?
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    WW1 Record Request

    Hi, I'am looking for any Records for Samuel Ruscoe born 1886,(or brothers) Prees, who was on horseback division I understand, I think he was in Italy at some stage,also trying to discover if he was sent elsewhere after Armistice, Thank You
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    Completely don't belong here - but Wish it did....

    Found this on you tube, a place near Manchester, I found it so interesting, surely there must have been similar ones from Birmingham. I would love to see home movies in Brum of Weddings, demolitions or anything from 60's 70's , our members must have something...
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    Roscoe Butchers Shop Ladypool Rd

    Hello, I have discovered from some kind people on this site that a friends grandfather lived at 68 :thumbsup:Ladypool Rd, I would like to know if this was their residence or a shop as I know he was a butcher/slaughterman, around 1930's onwards. Ruscoe family name. When we used to visit the son...
  13. Kevkonk

    Tidy up please...

    Tidy up please...
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    Earning a few bob as a kid

    I had newspaper rounds,a butchers Saturday job at Scrivens Perry Barr, and even collecting rags in a van after delivering the empty bags to homes and collecting them the next day. But the best paid and most enjoyable job I had was working for a guy who supplied chippies (Fish and Chip shops) in...
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    Dick Turpin lynched at Chester Rd?

    Not sure if there is a Dick Turpin thread already, but someone told me a story which I never heard before and claims it is true. He tells me that the pub called The Place to Be ( Old Oscott Tavern? now part of Halls Garden Centre) stands on the site of a pub that Dick Turpin dropped by one...
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    Old photos given an airing - partners late fathers pictures

    I think there should be a law to scan every photograph, it makes me sad to think so many get thrown in skips etc...... Still, I have had these in the shed for a while and thought to put them on here My partner as a girl,
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    Help please

    Any help please, had a go myself, but can't get it right.
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    Alldays & Onions

    Hello Folks, scouring through some old pics of 1966 I found this one, I was wondering about the van in the background, any info, picture taken Wyndhurst Rd, Stechford........
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    Rollerdisco in Erdington?

    Hi, Someone was speaking about a RollerDisco in Erdington in the 80's, anyone know where it was located please..
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    Photos that have been composed out of curiosity or amusement.

    I think sometimes there is a wealth of pictures of certain era's which when composed with other similar pictures could recreate or show a possible scene that could have taken place but for which there is no photo. I was thinking of this, but consideration must be given to copyright issues, but...