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For me this has been a journey of discovery and about the folk in Brum from the 1900's till 1928's ish what I have uncovered is quite amazing and with over 30 photo's of the people involved what a gem of information that has been left ..I am trying to sort the fact from the fiction which really is quite easy as I know my history about Brum and the Folk who lived their ..and I know where to look to confirm facts..shortly names will emerge and if anyone has anything to add ...please do (I have got a good lawyer)
The Story of Fernwood does not end ....As I am going to try to dispute some of the evidence of above which will come later At the centre of the roulette wheel is Ernest Walter Beston 1 Mrs E.W.Beston 2 Miss Daisy Mabel Hannan 3 Mr Harry Millson 4 Mr Walter Turner 5 Mrs H.Millson 6 Mrs W.Turner 7 Mr E.J.Whitehouse..Printer 8 Colonel Hannan 9 Mr T.W. Tibbets 10 Mr Shuan Glenville 11 Miss Dorothy Ward, Music Hall Star 12 Professor A.Blitz 13 “Bob Martin” 14 Mr E.H. Symonds 15 Mrs Eric Beston 16 Miss R.Reaney 17 Mr Charles Wilson 18 Mr C.Sharp-Smith 19 Mrs Jessie Thurston 20 Captain Beckerleg 21 Mr H.Beston 22 Mr Frank Mathews 23 Mr Charles Lane..Birmingham Jeweller 24 Mr Len Thorneloe of the “Gazette” 25 Mr W.H.Burford 26 Miss Connie Footitt 27 Mr A.E.Guy Pritchard 28 Mr Tom Black 29 Miss Nellie Blitz 30 Mr Archie Millership of “Lanchester” Cars 31 Mr A. Porter 32 Nurse Emily Oran “Ernestine” 33 Mrs W.Claypole 34 Mr Claypole 35 Mr E.C.Mountfort “Cartoonist” 36 Miss Kitty Beckerleg 0 Miss Muriel Beckerleg Picture to follow ............................
I was taking a long break from the forum for reasons I don't want to go into....but the large package I received this morning change things slightly...it came by Amtrak, as at the moment the post is on strike..
Large Heavy Parcel so unwrapping it what did I find ?
Something from the past
A wooden Black Box and inside two bottles of G.H.Mumms Cordon Rouge Champagne and a bottle of my favorite tipple.....
and a confidential letter
So Its nice to know someone appreciates all the hard work I have put into this thread and I roared with laughter ....is someone trying to silence me by buying me off or is this a gift for all the info I have put out
or something from the past ?
Old E.W.B. would be laughing his socks off......
So now I cannot leave it at that ..
Pics... the box and contents
and I have put a page on from the Little Black Book