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Humorous And Interesting Newspaper Stories

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A Brummie Dude
1924

A little boy was offered a chance to spend a week in the country, but he refused. Coaxing, pleading, arguing brought from him nothing but the stubborn answer. "No country for me!"

"But why not." He was asked.

"Because," he answered, "I am told they have thrashing machines in the country, and it is bad enough here, where it's done by hand."
and what has that got to do with bham or history mate sorry it must go ? lol only joking pete
 
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jmadone

master brummie
What an amazing story. I did not know about this. I wonder if the construction of the building was similar to that of the Twin Towers
 

Spargone

master brummie
I had not heard of this before from the Birmingham Post of July 1945, Empire State hit by bomber...
Is this an early instance of 'fake news'? The picture looks as if it dates from before the building was finished as it doesn't have the tower on top. The US papers of the time say that the fire was put out in 40 minutes. Incidently the pilot came from Birmingham... the other one! Fourteen people died, most of them on the ground.

The construction of the World Trade Center was completely different to that of the Empire State Building, the former essentially had a steel outer shell that allowed for open-plan floors while the later is built upon an open steel girder framework.
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmmie
Is this an early instance of 'fake news'? The picture looks as if it dates from before the building was finished as it doesn't have the tower on top. The US papers of the time say that the fire was put out in 40 minutes. Incidently the pilot came from Birmingham... the other one! Fourteen people died, most of them on the ground.

The construction of the World Trade Center was completely different to that of the Empire State Building, the former essentially had a steel outer shell that allowed for open-plan floors while the later is built upon an open steel girder framework.
It may be that the Post have used any picture they find available, or from an agency?
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmmie
Quoted January 1878 in the Colonies and India publication...

"The Birmingham Post understands that large orders have been given out at Birmingham by the War Department for mess tins. As many as 30,000 have been, it is stated, ordered from a single house.”
 
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