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manor house nechells

Vivienne14

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Henry Chapman was a cab proprietor in 1879. The RSPCA tried to prosecute him for ill treatment of a horse but the case was dismissed. Viv.

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Lady Penelope

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I remember this cutting from when I was researching the Chapmans. Many cabbies turned to drink and I think this may have been Henry's downfall.
 

Lady Penelope

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Viv, I think these bus drivers were a breed apart don't you? Mind you, I wouldn't like to have done their job. Even when they'd finished their working hours they still had to sort out the horse and bus.
 

Ivor Williams

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I read in a history of Aston that in the domesday book Aston was eastwards of a Manor House. Experts have ruled out that it wasn't Nechells Manor House. I didn't know Nechells did have a Manor House. Can anyone enlighten me on that?
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mikejee

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Earlier the manor house was sold in 1852 and 1858, as shown in Aris's Birmingham gazette
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