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  1. devonjim

    Salt's Healthcare Products

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salts_Healthcare_Ltd 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...
  2. devonjim

    Birmingham. Tree city of the World!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000hghz Radio 4 programme at an early hour this morning!
  3. devonjim

    Inauguration of Birmingham Inner Ring Road

    Couldn't find a copy of this newsreel on BHF https://www.macearchive.org/films/midlands-news-08031957-inauguration-inner-ring-road
  4. devonjim

    On line maps.

    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. https://hillforts.arch.ox.ac.uk/...
  5. devonjim

    Office Romance!

    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...
  6. devonjim

    Moseley Letter Box

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6714571/Homeowner-asks-100-year-old-postbox-moved-widened-driveway.html A cutting from today's Daily Mail. Your thoughts?
  7. devonjim

    Sir Frank Price

    I have just read that Sir Frank Price died earlier this year. www.birminghamupdates.com/sir-frank-price-who-was-a-key-figure-in-the-modernist-redevelopment-of-birmingham-in-the-1950s-and-60s-has-sadly-died-aged-95/ This obituary well worth a read. Looked hard but couldn't find any mention of him...
  8. devonjim

    Knowles & Black Country Disaster

    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...
  9. devonjim

    Hall Green Dog Track

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-40755704 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>
  10. devonjim

    70 Years Of Polish Community Life

    Found this news item on BBC this morning, couldn't find an appropriate thread on the forum to post it https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-39991006 I would think there are photos out there that remember the early years of the Polish Community in Birmingham. I remember attending...
  11. devonjim

    Lapworth Museum Of Geology

    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! https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/lapworth-museum/index.aspx...