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Read that this company has been based in Birmingham since the 1700's. There can't be many that can claim such a record! Members of the current board are members of the founding family. Well worth a read. Maybe there are forum members who have...
Spent an enjoyable couple of hours this morning at our local library hearing about "Magical Maps". Some of the sites are West Country based, but then quite a few of us live down here and others come down here on holiday so could be of interest.
Just read that the head of McDonalds has been dismissed for an office romance. What are the rules these days? I know that in 1950's-60's office romances were rife, but I suppose they were mainly between folk of similar status.
In 1960's relationships were discouraged between supervisor and...
I have just read that Sir Frank Price died earlier this year.
This obituary well worth a read.
Looked hard but couldn't find any mention of him...
Just found this story on a Facebook site "Birmingham and the Midlands. Historic Times and Places.
19 young female workers killed March 11th 1922 while dismantling WW1 cartridges. Company owner found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 5 years.
Thanks to Joy Arnold for the research which...
Saw on news today that the York Rd track is to close after 90 years. Always meant to go along but never made it. Was that the last track in the city>
Found this news item on BBC this morning, couldn't find an appropriate thread on the forum to post it
I would think there are photos out there that remember the early years of the Polish Community in Birmingham. I remember attending...
Before yesterday I had never heard of this museum. But I learnt not only that it has been nominated as an Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 but that it was founded in 1880, so well worth a mention!