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    Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa (Catherine Higgs, 2012.)

    Richard and George Cadbury took over the firm in 1861 and started to invest in cocoa. 1901 William Cadbury read a brochure about the sale of a cocoa plantation on the Portuguese Island of São Tomé and Príncipe, which included in the sale were 200 black labourers. William Cadbury had heard...
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    Birmingham and the Black Country on Youtube

    1960s Black Country Documentary. (23mins)
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    Antiques Roadshow will be coming to Aston Hall.

    Antiques Roadshow will be coming to Aston Hall. https://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/blog/posts/antiques-roadshow-is-coming-to-aston-hall?dm_i=4H0Y,10YNR,1XS3O0,4N9BP,1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4JZtctC1PB60MR5cV2V7C8d/aston-hall
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    Should Birmingham back the planting of blossom trees ?

    Birmingham follow the example of London, Nottingham, Newcastle and Plymouth ? https://www.envirolink.org/2021/02/25/national-trust-to-plant-blossom-trees-around-uk/
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    Birmingham and the British Empire.

    There doesn’t seem to be a thread about Birmingham’s role in the British Empire. So here is a start with a firm that, as far as I can see, slipped the net, being Messrs Walsh, Lovett and Co. at 10 Ludgate Hill. In the Birmingham Daily Post of April 1892 they report the successful opening of the...
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    Chinese History in Birmingham

    There doesn’t seem to much concerning the Chinese influence in Birmingham. The Birmingham Libraries Iron Room have produced an article... https://theironroom.wordpress.com/2021/02/09/chinese-history-in-birmingham/
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    Birmingham Municipal School of Art, Central School

    https://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/organization.php?id=msib4_1205923215#:~:text=The%20Central%20School%20was%20re-named%20the%20Central%20School,in%20modelling%2C%20casting%2C%20jewellery%20making%2C%20metal%20work%20etc.
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    Mendelssohn and other Classical Composers with Birmingham Associations.

    On the Good Classical Music on YouTube thread. Sospiri (Maurice) posted a link to Mendelsohn's Fingal Cave. Mendelssohn has a part in Birmingham history with his visits to the city. The first visit was in September 1837 in the Triennial Festival an performed the oratorio of “St Paul.”...
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    Where is this suburb ?

    From 1941, but where ?
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    Covid Miracle

    Lovely story in troubled times... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-54986070
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    Where is it, Outside Birmingham #11

    This was also in with Cheddar Gorge, but can’t place it...
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    Where is it, Outside Birmingham #10

    Another ruin, but where ?
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    Where is it, Birmingham #13

    Found this picture amongst those for Cheddar Gorge, but have a feeling it could be the gardens in Aston Park. There is a statue and a block of flats that may help...
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    The Edgbastonian Monthly Local magazine

    On the Union Club Colmore Row Thread there is a reference to The Edgbastonian Local Magazine... https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/the-union-club-colmore-row.49476/post-699342 An interesting publication that first appeared in May 1881...
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    Where is it, outside Birmingham #9

    This picture was amongst some from Stratford...
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    Where is it, Outside Birmingham #8

    Another picture from the 60s, anyone recognise this magnificent building?
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    Where is it , Birmingham #12

    A Dog show from the 1960s...
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    Where is it, Birmingham # 12

    Could this could this be another from Drayton Manor ?
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    Where is it, Birmingham #11

    Is this a Birmingham Park?
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    Where is it, Birmingham #10

    This was in with pictures around Aston Park, but it could have got jumbled
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