Amazing drawing Bob, where did you find that from?
I have scanned this from this month's Brummagem magazine with the permission of Carl.
There is a section of photo's by Stan Millington sent in by his sister in law. Stan was a wedding photographer but for pleasure he took photo's around Birmingham. Stan was born in 1909 and died in 1972. I thought it would be nice if we could put more information on this photo.
I originally posted this and despite tremendous efforts by everyone an exact location was never found. You are correct when you say new members may have some new information so resurrecting the post does no harm.
Although the large number of what I call picture/caption books are produced with the right spirit, many errors crop up. Sometimes the person who gathers the images together will rush it out, more or better evidence comes to light after publication, the author drifts from their area of expertise and comments on an element of an image without proper research, or any number of reasons. The caption books are not generally proof-read. The main problem these days is that the errors get replicated on websites and forums and this further entrenches the flaw and often reinvents the truth. In this case, I wouldn't be too harsh on David Harvey as, even after a lot of investigation, some folks still thought it was the Spring Hill Library.I think that all of us who persevered with this thread in the past came to the belief - if halfheartedly - that it was the Wycliffe Church and not Springhill Library. I had hoped that David Harvey may have made a comment (I did send a PM to him) as he might have more details being as the photo concerned was taken from his book.
Engraving - Wycliffe Chapel, BirminghamRob's illustration is the best I've seen from the that angle showing both the Chapel and the Sunday School.
James Granger seems to have been a Bookseller and gets a mention at 65 Islington in 1850, moving to 40 in 1851. He disappears after about 1858.
There is a signature to the bottom left, anyone make it out?
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