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I'm desperately searching for a photo of my 2 x great grandmother Naomi Ray (nee Davis). Naomi was a Romany by birth, but spent most of her life in Aston where she had a very large family with her husband Samuel. Naomi died in 1912 aged 72.
My late mother often spoke of having seen...
That's interesting - my great-grandfather and namesake, John Browne, lived at 151 Herbert Road, having moved from Whitmore Road after 1911, and lived there until his death in 1925. Maybe our great-grandfathers knew of each other or were neighbours. I know a lot of the buildings in the road have...
My aunt and uncle lived in a prefab in Sheldon from c.1947 up to about 1967 when I believe they were demolished. I remember it well as I used to stay there a lot when I was a kid, and I smile at the recollection that it always felt a bit odd not going up the "wooden hill" when I went to bed.
Apologies if this information is somewhere in this thread and I've missed it, but a great many of my ancestors are buried in Witton Cemetery and I'd love to visit, take photos and leave some flowers. Can anyone point me to any online details of plot references or is it best to contact...
Thank you very much for looking anyway, Lyn, really appreciated.
I’d be very interested if anyone has any photos from the period - my family lived round the area of Staniforth Street, Sheep Street, Balloon Street.
Thank you!! I had a rough idea where it was but that’s really helpful in pinning it down.
I have seen the newspaper article, it makes quite gruesome reading. I also have a photo (well, mug shot) of Benjamin courtesy of the West Midlands Police Museum, and have found details of several other...
Does anyone know anything about the Red Lion in Lancaster Street? I've recently uncovered a rather grisly family story about my 3 x great uncle being sentenced to 10 years' in prison for the manslaughter of his common law wife, my 3 x great aunt (who was also my 2 x great grandmother's twin...