R.I.P. Phil. We never met but a great source of knowledge and the answer to lots of my many and varied queries on this forum. You will be sorely missed.
hi banjo when i first joined this forum i had not got one single photo of villa st where i grew up..phil posted an old 1900s shot of the street for me and encouraged me to start searching for photos ...i was delighted... so i started to search for any old photos of brum..streets..schools..pubs etc and slowly over the years my collection grew into many hundreds...even now not to the extent that phil had...however about 3 years ago phil very kindly put onto sticks all of his collection and gave them to me...something i have always been grateful for and in turn i gave him photos that he did not have...this kind deed gives me comfort now as his collection will not be lost or kept on a hard drive never to be seen again..I'm sorry to hear about Phil. A couple of photos that he posted in the past that I'd never seen before really meant something to me and memories of my childhood. R.I.P.