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  1. dwilly

    National Library of Scotland

    https://maps.nls.uk/ Someone showed me this site the other day, allows overlay of os maps old and new and also comparison side by side, allows you to alter the intensity of the over lay so new map or old map is more prominent, looks like you could have hours of fun with it, although it the...
  2. dwilly

    Clock Junction Warwick Road & Old Warwick Road Olton

    Does anyone know anything about the clock at the junction of Warwick Road and Old Warwick Road in Olton?
  3. dwilly

    Old & New

    https://www.some-cities.org.uk/ some 40,000 pictures posted, so it says on BBC website, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-26632160 , some old some new, must be some of interest i'm sure!
  4. dwilly

    Birmingham "My Kinda Town" BBC

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-23346131 Some interesting pictures and comments
  5. dwilly

    Links: Library Of Birmingham Web Site

    Birmingham Central Library have released an application for smartphones and iphones, its got a strange name, dozens and trails, the link below explains what its all about, i think its something that they will expand with time, looks interesting as it has trails around Birmingham...
  6. dwilly

    1777 Trade & Street Directory

    A re-print in 1896 of a 1777 trade directory of Birmingham, also some street directory https://archive.org/stream/birminghamyears00scargoog#page/n107/mode/2up
  7. dwilly

    Links : Whites Directory of 1849

    https://archive.org/details/birminghamhistor00whitrich Just found this directory from what I think is 1849 of Birmingham. There are other books about Birmingham on the site and you may be able to find video clips etc. It seems to be an American site so you may find reference to the other...
  8. dwilly

    George Snipe

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-21673570 interesting article and an interesting find for any family historian.
  9. dwilly

    Birmingham Chest Clinic

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-21618365 Celebrating 80 years, some nice pictures on the BBC News website, not sure if those outside the UK will be able to see them.
  10. dwilly

    Ellis Florence

    Have bought another Birmingham Education Committee Attendance medal, This one is for a Florence Ellis and was awarded in 1906. If anyone has connection to this family please get in touch. This medal has lost its presentation box but would still be a great addition to someones family history...
  11. dwilly

    Holocaust Memorial Day

    Sunday 27th January 2013 is Holocaust Memorial Day, Birmingham City Council have a service at the Town Hall 13:30 to 16:00 https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/holocaust-memorial BBC1 have a program on Sunday night at 22:25 which I heard reviewed on the radio this morning and sounds very moving and...
  12. dwilly

    West Midlands Police 1974 Onwards

    Edit. This thread covers West Midlands Police 1974 onwards For Birmingham City Police 1839 - 1974 see this thread here https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/birmingham-city-police-1839-1974.28555/...
  13. dwilly

    How Britain Worked

    Bit late but can be seen later on 4oD. Guy Martin, who is sort of a young Fred Dibnah, well thats the way he seems to be being built up, visits the Botanical Gardens, and some other areas of Birmingham. Think its about the sixth episode. Bit different look on our history but worth a view...
  14. dwilly

    The City Of Birmingham Baths Department 1851 - 1951

    Just picked up a book of the above title, gives a little history into the baths built and maintained by Birmingham City during the years mentioned. Has some old pictures and drawings, some will have been seen before, gives an insight into these baths. If anyone interested will try and copy some...
  15. dwilly

    Phillips William J

    Have bought a Birmingham Education Medal off ebay for an Annie Tew and am trying to locate the family so I can give them the medal back. From what's been found out so far she may have married of a William J Phillips in Aston in June 1919. If anyone has this person in there family and think they...
  16. dwilly

    Yardley Cemetery Map

    Tried searching previous posts for a map of the layout of Yardley Cemetery but couldn't find one so contacted the Cemetery direct. They have sent me one so thought i'd post on here. If anyone wants a picture of a grave etc and know where it is am happy to have a look round and take a picture...
  17. dwilly

    The Eagle, Floodgate Street

    After lots of post regards pubs closing here's one about one reopening! Not sure if the name is the original name but at least its a pub thats opening in Digbeth and not one closing! https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/37673/
  18. dwilly

    1940's Wedding Buffet

    My sister-in-law works in a workingmen's club in Gloucester and supplies food etc for various functions. She has recently been asked to supply a buffet for a couple celebrating 70 years of marriage and has been asked to produce a 1940's themed buffet. What food would typically have been seen on...
  19. dwilly

    Griffins Shard End/Lewis's

    Just read this article in the Evening Mail regards the stone Griffins that once stood on the roof of Lewis's, some might remember them at the entrance to the Yorkswood Scout Camp. Wonder where they could be relocated to...
  20. dwilly

    Olga Kevelos

    Anyone have any memories of this lady? Born Birmingham 1923 worked the canals during the war and was a great motorcyclist in her day. Have had a look but can't find a biography or autobiography book about her which seems a shame as she must have had a great few tales to tell. If anyone has or...