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St Barnabas Church Erdington

zzf00l

master brummie
Can anyone tell me when the organ pipes were relocated from the choir area (see page 16) and where exactly were they relocated too?
 

aschuck

proper brummie kid
Alan

I note that you have a photograph of the war memorial that was destroyed in the fire. I am currently researching my great uncle harold Edward Pitt who was killed in the Great War in 1915. His name appeared on this memorial. Is there a possibility of seeing your photograph please?
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Alan

I note that you have a photograph of the war memorial that was destroyed in the fire. I am currently researching my great uncle harold Edward Pitt who was killed in the Great War in 1915. His name appeared on this memorial. Is there a possibility of seeing your photograph please?
If it is of any help the photo below is on the forum's Image Host, I think I can see your great uncle's name at the bottom of the middle column.


The above image digitally enhanced to make names clearer
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The Memorial Roll digitally enhanced to make all names readable.
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aschuck

proper brummie kid
Many thanks for your prompt help in this matter.This photograph rounds off many years of research into my great uncle. I always thought his name would have appeared on a memorial in the area in which he lived before he was called up. I was wrong !!
 

shazs

Brummie babby
Hi oldMohawk,
I have been researching the men that are commemorated on this memorial. I have a community on 'lives of the First World War' :-https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/community/1059 At the moment I only have a photo of the top part of the memorial. Please may I have permission to use your photograph of the memorial on the men's life stories?

Many thanks,

Sharon
 

oldMohawk

master brummie
Hi Sharon - The photo is not actually mine, it is on the forum server and I just made it appear in my post with an image link. The forum name of the member who posted the original is 'subotone'. You can find him in the members list and probably send a forum private message to him. I would think using the photo for the purposes you describe would not be a problem.
oldmohawk
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
a bit late phil but thanks for the photo of the war memorial that was inside st barnabas...i have never seen it before

lyn
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Had a play around with the image to try highlight the names on the memorial. Not great but might help some searching for ancestors. Shall copy this and the original image to the "Lest we forget" section. Viv.
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Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Two interior views of the church before the fire. The first is c1910 from a magic lantern slide. Afraid no date for the second. Did any of this survive the fire ? Viv.

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Pedrocut

Master Barmy
This photo is opposite St Barnabs, I think it in the 1970s?

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The photograph was taken by my late uncle. I think there are others I can post.

In fact I think I posted one, sometime ago, of a parade of Scouts marching past St Barnabas, and from the same period. Some one actually recognized themselves, but I can’t find the post. May be under a different thread, so I will post again if I can locate the picture.
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmy
From a slide and needs some work on it, but the faces can be recognised. Again I think in the 1970s.

I must add that my uncle lost his right arm during the War, but could still hold the camera steady!

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Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
They're absolutely great Pedro. An excellent record. Thanks for letting us see them.

Do you know if the Girl Guides, Brownies and Scouts featured in the photos/slides were groups attached to St Barnabas ? Viv.
 
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