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    Handsworth Cemetery Flooded Again

    Just came across this article. I hope something can be done to stop this happening again. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-54451672 P.S. I didn't intend this to be a political comment!
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    Old Postcards and Photos of Birmingham

    Found this on youtube - a reminder of a beautiful city! https://tinyurl.com/ya7tuls3 (Apologies if this has been mentioned before)
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    National Theatre at Home

    During the present lockdown, The National Theatre are broadcasting 'live' plays on their YouTube channel from each Thursday commencing 2nd April, each one being available for a week: April 2 - 9 One Man, Two Guvnors with James Corden April 9 -16 Jane Eyre April 16 - 23 Treasure Island April...
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    Adding colour to B/W photos

    My Heritage has introduced a program to automatically add colour to black & white photos. I've tried a few and some of the results haven't been too bad. You need to be registered with My Heritage but this is free. See https://tinyurl.com/usrxjlh
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    Stowaway Cat

    See https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/lucky-cat-survives-125-mile-17497049 Unfortunately article doesn't say whereabouts in Brum he/she started. I'll try to find out.
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    Birmingham's Clean Air Zone Approved

    See https://tinyurl.com/yybje8o4 Now I'm confused (again!) I thought the idea was to ban older polluting vehicles especially diesels. However the article states: Diesel cars older than a EURO 6 (manufactured before 2015) and petrol cars older than EURO 4 (made before 2006) are exempt from the...
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    GRO Price Increases

    According to midland-ancestors.uk: The cost of certificates from the GRO will increase from 16th February. The charge for normal certificates will increase from £9.25 to £11.00, and PDF certificates will increase from £6.00 to £7.00 . There will be a new additional charge of £3.00 if the full...
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    Birmingham TV

    For several months I have been unable to view Birmingham TV on Ch 7. I seem to remember it started as BigCentreTV on Ch 8 but retuning the TV brings it up in the list on CH 7 although I get a No Signal notice. Can any of you still receive it? There were some quite interesting programmes...
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    WW2 Mince Pies!

    Found in an Isle of Man hotel originally meant for Able Seaman Davis from Birmingham https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-46638212
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    Windows Download

    Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 and Office 2010 can now be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/ For 8.1 and 7 you may need a product key and for 10 the April Version 1803 isn't available if you are already using 1809. As I needed 1803 for a computer which wouldn't run 1809, I...
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    Unclaimed photos at Knowle Sorting Office

    These photos were found loose in the bottom of a mail container that arrived at Knowle DO from Birmingham Mail Centre and posted on Facebook. Can anyone identify them please?
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    Download Birth And Death Certificates

    For a trial version it is now possible to download Birth and Death certificates in pdf format from the GRO. The cost is £6 compared with £9 for an actual copy of the certificate. Births: 1837 –1917, Deaths: 1837 –1957 For details see https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/ section...
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    Obtaining Service Records And Unclaimed Medals

    I recently discovered that it is possible to obtain unclaimed war medals (WW2 and later) and service records (1920 onwards) for your next of kin. My wife sent for her father’s records and medals at the beginning of September. She received the service records middle of October and the medals just...
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    Profile Posts Or Conversations

    Could someone explain the difference please?
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    New Book - 65 Brunswick Road

    Just noticed this: https://solihullobserver.co.uk/news/launch-tomorrow-of-new-book-capturing-family-saga-around-balsall-heath/
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    Oklahoma At The Proms

    Last night the Proms (BBC4) showed a full stage production of Oklahoma! from the Albert Hall following the original Broadway score. Fan-tas-tic! Available on iPlayer for 29 days, it's well worth watching if you like Musicals. Just under 3 hours of brilliant entertainment. (Edited to include...
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    City Of Birmingham Brass Band

    Enjoyed 2 hours of music played by Birmingham Brass Band in Stratford on Avon park yesterday. Mostly music from the shows (maybe all were but one or two tunes I didn't recognise!). The band is playing at a number of locations during the summer - next Sunday (25 June) at the Botanical Gardens...
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    Media Player Security Warning

    If you are running a media player program (e.g. VLC, Kodi, Popcorn Time, Stremio) make sure it is up to date (VLC is version 2.2.6). This is to block a security hole which allows malicious code to be downloaded via subtitles! See https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/23/malware_in_subtitles_return/
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    Find My Past - Free Until 1st May

    Free access from today (Thursday) until Monday. https://www.findmypast.co.uk/
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    Robots Online - what are they ?

    I notice that Members Online Now lists Members, Guests and Robots. Can anyone please tell me who the 'robots' are? John