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loisand

master brummie
Taken from the Evening Standard, Thursday October 4 1945:

"Shelter Soccer crowds Plea"
Birmingham City Football club are to ask local M.P.s and the F.A. to raise the question of repairs to League grounds, where because of war damage, spectators are exposed to the weather. Birmingham are not alone, West Ham, millwall, Manchester United, Southampton and Sheffield United all have similar problems. A Birmingham F.C. director says "Goverment spokesmaen have emphassised how much the game means to the people, and it should be a matter of concern if thousands of spectators, mostly industrial workers, get wet through. Temporary cover, such as scaffolding and corrugated iron, could be put in quick time, and neither the labour nor materials would interfere with house-building."
 

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loisand

master brummie
Taken from The Daily Mirror, Tuesday May 8th 1945
"No coupons for Red, White, Blue"
Until the end of May you will not have to give up coupons for cotton bunting providing it is in red, white and blue or any of these colours and does not cost more than 1s 3d per square yard.
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loisand

master brummie
Friday November 21 1941

"SCRIMSHANKER"*
Said to have paid an unfit man £125 to impersonate him before a medical board to obtain exemption from service. Alfred Tashofsky, 27 year old works manager was fined £50 yesterday.
*Army for dodger

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loisand

master brummie
Saturday February 8 1941

"MAILS LOST"
Mails from South Australia for this country posted November 14 and 18 and parcels posted November 8 and 15 have been lost by enemy action.

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loisand

master brummie
Saturday Feruary 8 1941

"BREAD PRICES FIXED"
From Monday the prices of all types of bread must not be higher than on December 2.
This order is complementary to the Goverment's offer of a subsidy of a half penny a quartern for bread sold at 8d. a quartern or less.

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loisand

master brummie
Monday March 31 1941

"COWS ON HALF RATIONS"

It was announced at the weekend that the weight of the ration unit of feeding stuffs for milk producing cows in Northern Ireland will be reduced from 14lb. to 7lb. from April 7. Supplementary ration books are to be issued to owners of herds producing Grade A, B, or C milk.

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loisand

master brummie
Monday March 31 1941

"WOMANS DEATH RIDDLE"

Mrs Jane Turner, aged 64, a Birmingham Lavender seller, of no fixed address, was found battered and dead on the footpath in Franklin Road, Cotteridge, early on Saturday morning. Last night the police stated that a man had been detained and will appear in court today.

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loisand

master brummie
Thursday September 26 1940

"Because of black-out difficulties, notices have been posted terminating the engagements of the staffs at the Theatre Royal and the Hippodrome, Birmingham. The Empire Theatre is already shut."

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loisand

master brummie
Wednesday May 28 1941

"A BASIC "NO""
Mr Churchill, asked in the House yesterday if he would favour the writing of our laws in "basic English", replied in basic English: "No, Sir".

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loisand

master brummie
Tuesday May 13 1941

"THE RIGHT BREED"
When German bombers started a fire among farm buildings near an East Anglican town early yesterday it was extinguished by stampeding cattle which broke out of their stalls and trampled blazing timber underfoot.
The brigade arrived to find the fire out.

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Oisin

gone but not forgotten
I particularly like the one about the buntings. But what about the poor old NI cows?
 

loisand

master brummie
Tuesday May 13 1941

"NEW POTATOES 5d. A POUND"
New potatoes will be 5d. a pound next Saturday.
Maximum prices for the season laid down in a Ministry of Food Order, cover sales by growers, wholesalers and retailers, and will be reduced as the season advances and supplies increase. The maximum price at the end of July will be 1 3/4d a l.

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loisand

master brummie
Thursday June 11 1942

"KEYS MAKE SALVAGE"
Birmingham has begun a drive for old, unwanted keys for salvage.

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loisand

master brummie
Saturday November 15 1941

"BOARD REELS"
Spools for cotton are to be made of cardboard, saving hundreds of thousands cubic feet of timber normally used each year in producing millions of wooden reels.

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dennis

master brummie
LONDON HEARS IT'S FIRST RAID WARNING
London was calm yesterday when it hear it's first air raid warning.
This is the official statement issued by the air ministry:-
At 11-30am,an aircraft was observed approaching the South coast,
as it's identity could not be readily determined,an air raid warning was given,
It was shortly afterwards identified as a friendly aircraft ,
and the all clear was given
Daily Herald Monday September 4 1939
 

loisand

master brummie
Sunday July 2 1944

"NOW JIMMY HAS A LITTLE LAMB"
A ten week old lamb which thrives on table scraps and weak tea, and goes for daily walks through Birmingham with its 15 year old master, owes its life to the pleadings of the lad, Jimmy Knott.
The lamb, Barbara, came into Jimmy's life when it was four days old. The ewe was slaughtered in the citys abbatoir opposite the lads home, and when he learned that the lamb was to meet a similar fate, he pleaded so earnestley for its life that the abbatoir staff presented it to him.

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loisand

master brummie
Thursday December 2 1943

"ALARM CLOCKS FOR EARLY RISERS"
Workers who can fulfil three conditions will be granted an alarm clock buying permit, the Board of Trade announced last night. They are those who have to get up between midnight and five am because their work makes it necessary, who do not already possess an alarm clock, and who have no other means of being called.
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loisand

master brummie
Thursday October 5 1944

"£30 TELEVISION"
Britain's radio industry expects permission within the next few days to begin developing post-war radio and television sets. This statement was made by Mr C. O. Stanley, managing director of Pye Radio.
British manufacturers, he added, will have to produce a first rate radio set for not more than £12 12s. to compete in the export market. If television is to become popular, British makers will have to produce a simple set for about £30.
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loisand

master brummie
Monday February 1 1943

"THERE MUST BE NO THIRD WAR"
Washington Sunday - Mr Joseph Grew, former American Ambassador in Tokio, in a broadcast today, said:
"We do not intend to fight this war for a third time, but demand that this cycle of oppression, impoverishment, demogogy and war be stopped forever. We must annihilate the forces of militarism in Germany and Japan and we must make sure that no other militarist fanatics take their place." - Reuters
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loisand

master brummie
Sunday September 5th 1943

"BEEF LOSES 2 VEG"
Kale and cabbage crops grown as fodder may be sold for human consumption this winter to reduce the shortage of green vegetables.
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