This is my first post but I have been reading about Nechells and particularly Coleman Street for some time. I was born in Birmingham during the war and was adopted in 1948 after spending some time in care. I had 7 siblings who were also all taken into care. My birth mother and grandmother lived on Coleman Street in the 30s and 40's. Do you remember a blind woman called Kate Shurmer who was married to Percy- not the Percy Shurmer and Marian (Poll) Woodcock? I know that my biological father lived on Coleman Street during the same period. He is mentioned on the forum and was something of a local character. I would be over the moon if anyone has any recollection of this family.