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My aunt Mary Carr worked at Morris Commercial in Bordesley Green in WW2, I believe she was a machinist on a drilling machine.
It would interesting to see any photos of the work inside Morris during WW2?
My Thompson ancestors were in the Gullet in 1841 having moved from Lichfield, I note the proximity to Lichfield Street which may explain how they settled there. This is the 'nicest' illustration I have seen of the Gullett, do you know where it came from or have any more info!
My Great Uncle was a motor bus driver in 1930 operating from the Arthur Street depot otherwise known as Coventry Road. Does anyone know what he would have been driving, ie a tram or a bus and are there any photos of the depot from that period - I can't find any!
how interesting, yes, definitely the same family! My direct Great Grandfather was Francis Lacey, son of George Lacey Jnr as I call him, b 1838. It's an interesting line moving from the Bromsgrove area of Worcestershire to Birmingham where as you say they moved between Gilt Toys...
I should've added that on the Saturday walking Hay Bluff we bumped into a party of girls doing a similar outward bound type thing, of course we young lads didn't have the courage to speak up but Don Grantham went up to the leader and just like conducting an army exercise...
Hi Bob, I'm replying for Phil. His Grans name was Ellen Lacey and she lived and in and ran a small grocers shop at 150 Cattell Road from about 1908 until about 1955.
My dad and Mom (Phil and Frances Carr) lived there with me as baby from 1953 until 1955. My Great Grandfather Jim Carr lived in...
a bit of time has passed since this post but I have also found a Howard Place with the following reference; note St Judes.
I believe it may have been somewhere between Hill Street and Suffolk Street
Street Howard Place
City or borough Birmingham
I can see that this thread is a few years old now but I am also trying to establish which Canal Street my ancestors lived in during the 1840s. I assumed it would be near New Canal Street but this photo from the Birmingham Mail suggests it was off Broad Street, any suggestions?
Thanks to everyone for their advice, I also contacted the National Trust and had a really interesting reply from a David Humphries who works as a volunteer for the Back to Backs in Hurst/Inge Street.
He provided a very detailed reply including an important person in the Co-operative movement...
Mike thats great, can I just ask you a question, I can see the red area but also what appears to be Court 1 in white next to it, separated by a wall I think.
Were both sides of the wall Court 1? Also I am guessing that they would have accessed the Court through the entries which seem to shaded...
I have just discovered that my ancestors lived in CT 1 House 3 Inge Street in late Victorian times and by the turn of the century had moved to 52, Back Inge Street.
Does anyone know how far away this might have been from the National Trust Back to Backs which are at the junction of Inge Street...
Hi Di, I have just discovered that my ancestors lived in CT 1 House 3 Inge Street in late Victorian times and also
52, Back Inge Street. Do you happen to know how far away this might have been from the National Trust Back to Backs? best wishes Dave
thanks Ian, that would be appreciated. I live in Paignton now but often travel back 'home' to pursue family history enquiries and just take in the air! I actually grew up in Northfield Institute on Church Road, quite an interesting place in it own right.
Does anyone remember buying shoes in the 1950s?
I remember going with my dad to the shoe shop in Northfield (not Huins Shoes, the other one near Woolies) where for a while at least there was an X Ray box that I was told to poke both feet into.
When I stretched to look into a what the butler...