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    John Mead's Shoe Shop, 7 Edward Road B12

    Thanks to Val at Balsall Heath Local History Society, here is a pic of John Mead's shoe shop at 7 Edward Road circa 1906/7. I did not know this pic existed until today. John, my gr gr uncle, is in the doorway with his eldest daughter Bertha Eliza, my first cousin twice removed. The man to the...
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    Henry Street Balsall Heath

    Hello all. Henry Street was merged with Oldfield Road sometime in the 1890's. Does anyone have any information on the exact location of Henry Street, please? Do any relevant documents survive? Also, any information on when and why this merger took place, and any impact on the house numbering...
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    Germans In Birmingham During World War 1

    am trying to tease out any stories about my great great grandparents, George and Eliza Mead, who lived at 40 Tillingham Street, Starkbrook, during World War 1. George was born in Hannover, Eliza was born in Birmingham but was German by marriage. They had been married since 1872. Does anyone...
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    West Midlands Police Museum

    All I just wanted to tell everyone how impressed I was with the service I have recently received from West Midlands Police Museum. I posted on a BHF thread that I was looking for information on my German great great grandfather, George Mead (Alexander Mede). Steve Rice from the Museum picked up...