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    Yardley Wood

    Did this become the builders merchants, Q? ( I think it's called something else now)
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    Birmingham Open Air Schools - Cropwood, Hunter's Hill, Marsh Hill and Skilts (excl. Haseley Hall and Uffculme)

    This is the house I have stayed in and visited many times https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3168557
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    Birmingham Open Air Schools - Cropwood, Hunter's Hill, Marsh Hill and Skilts (excl. Haseley Hall and Uffculme)

    Yes, I don't think Cropwood is Blackwell Court, the houses are similar but the second photo does not look like Blackwell Court to me.
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    Birmingham Open Air Schools - Cropwood, Hunter's Hill, Marsh Hill and Skilts (excl. Haseley Hall and Uffculme)

    They have lots of events that are not to do with Scouting, it's also an activity centre. If you give them a ring I'm sure you could visit the site. It's not gated or restricted access, you could walk around the grounds but may need permission to go in the house
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    Birmingham Open Air Schools - Cropwood, Hunter's Hill, Marsh Hill and Skilts (excl. Haseley Hall and Uffculme)

    Thanks for your reply littleemily. I had never heard of this type of school before. I know there was a sanitorium for recouperation in Blackwell and wondered if they were connected. My connection is to Blackwell Court. I was quite involved with the Scouting organisation there for about 10 years...
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    Birmingham Open Air Schools - Cropwood, Hunter's Hill, Marsh Hill and Skilts (excl. Haseley Hall and Uffculme)

    What was an open air school and why were you sent there? Is Cropwood now Blackwell Court used by the Scouts as a Camp and activity site?
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    Lee Crowder, solicitors

    I've read the link and it seems to say that the Crowder family owned the business Smythe Etches & Co going back three generations from John Crowder in 1936. The name Lee Crowder & co was adopted in 1936 and Lee Crowder in 1989.
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    healy family Help needed on the

    Hi Bewdley, do you have a link to the site you used to get the above info? Thanks :fat:
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    healy family Help needed on the

    The census is good, you can see signatures, house details etc but, unless you know more than a surname it is difficult to narrow down the number of returns and as all of the above were born after the 1911 census their info can not be used. I hope the OP finds out a bit more info and we can be of...
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    healy family Help needed on the

    It's quite difficult to narrow down the results and be certain they are accurate, sorry
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    healy family Help needed on the

    Ireland is not so easy to search. Do you know which part of Ireland they are from and roughly when they were born?
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    Where is This Schools? #11

    It has the look of a 60's build, a little like Queensbridge school at the bottom of Kings Heath.
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    Hemming Annie Cannot find Death

    Re: Cannot find Death If she did remarry, there is a death for Annie E Allen recorded 1912 Deaths Mar 1912 Allen Annie E 38 Aston 6d 356
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    18 highcroft road

    Ah thanks. I can't get to the library in person so it would have to be a written enquiry, Oh well I'll just have to be patient. Thankyou for the info :fat:
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    18 highcroft road

    My geat grandad died at 18 Union Rd which I know realise was Highcroft Hospital, in 1930. Is there an address I can write to for more information or should I contact the Library? Thanks
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    Live Webcams

    Gwithian Towans looking out into St Ives Bay https://www.sunset-surf.com/Surf-Check I love this view
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    Burial register.

    Have you tried Oscott Cemetry? It is near the priest training college and definately has catholic links.
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    Our Lady of Lourdes, Yardley Wood

    I have a photo taken in front of the altar, my son's baptism. I can still remember the beautiful painying/mosaic(?) behind the altar
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    Our Lady of Lourdes, Yardley Wood

    Our Lady of Lourdes was my parish church from the late 70s until the mid 80s. I often heard the priest talk about the 'other' church that the parishioners had paid for but never realised that Our Lady of Lourdes church was so new. It had the feeling of being a much older building, I am surprised...
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