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    Abacus Building - Alcester Street

    Hi all, New to BHF so not sure if this is the most appropriate place to post this query... I'm moving into a flat in Abacus Building, 196 Alcester Street Digbeth (B12) and have been told the building is a 1930s factory converted to flats in 2006. Does anyone have any information on the...
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    Female factory workers in Small Heath

    Did you have female family members working in Small Heath factories during WWI? We are starting a heritage project in Small Heath, looking at the lives of these women and gathering research which will lead to the creation of a new theatre piece. If you have family stories, photos and...
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    Newman's Coffin Works Tours

    Please see latest post as more tours have been released. Hi All, I am a volunteer for the Birmingham Conservation Trust and I thought that users of this forum may be interested in a very special heritage event that the Trust is running later this month. For the first time this October (26...
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    Business Records

    Is it possible to get business records dating back to the early 1900s, if so where would I look? I am looking at what I believe was a factory/home business run by the Schulze family at 60 Pershore Street (and also they had another business in Devon which I am hoping to get further details on)...
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    Photo of man at lathe

    This was in a collection of family photos I inherited. On the back it said 'Post,' so seemed to have been taken for the paper. Any ideas as to exactly what he is doing at the lathe?
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    An industrial photo

    It looks like lunchtime. At/outside Newton Shakespeare, some time in the 1930s, I think. My father is second from the right. The two at either end look like real characters!
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    Record pressing plant in Digbeth

    Hello, I'm new to the forum so apologies if this is in the wrong thread. I'm an artist based in Manchester but over summer I'll be artist in residence at The Rea Garden, a plot of land on Floodgate Street next to the River Rea. (info here: https://behindcloseddoors.org.uk/?page_id=149) Much...
  8. LucyJayne

    W.M Purslow

    Hi, My Grandad used to work in a factory/shop on Great Hampton Street called W.M Purslow which was a boot/shoe company. Does anyone have any information or pictures of this? Thanks Lucy