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St James Church Frederick road Aston

pam1949

knowlegable brummie
Can anyone help
Looking for a photo of St James Church Aston on the corner of Frederick road and whitehead road
Hoping to surprise my sister and brother in law with it as they were married 50years ago April 1st 2011
Many thanks
Pam
 
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mike-g

Guest
This church photo has been searched for before with no success. My parents were married there in 1937 the wedding photos only show the doorway. Hope some of the newer members may be able to help as I would like a copy for my files.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
pam and mike..ive added the church to my list of pics to search for at the library...fingers crossed...mike i recall looking for pics of this church ages ago without success but there wil be one somewhere...

lyn
 
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Wendy

Guest
My Dad's family were all christened and married at St James. I put an appeal out for photo's of the church back in 2006, a kind lady who I can't remember her name posted these.

 
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mike-g

Guest
Thanks Wendy. My brother and I and most of my cousins were christened there, lots of family weddings as well.
 
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Wendy

Guest
Welcome to the forum willey. Yes Aston has changed a lot so has Birmingham. I have difficulty finding my way around now. All my Jennings family attended St James Church I hope the records are at Central Library as I would love to find my Dad'd christening record he would have been 100 this year.
 
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mike-g

Guest
St James registers are at the library. I found all me family weddings and christenings.
 
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Wendy

Guest
Oh thanks Mike I will have to go now!! I think there will be a few of my family weddings and christenings there. I wonder if our families knew each other?
 
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Wendy

Guest
I have re instated the photo's of St James Church on this thread originally posted by Gillian Atkins. It would be nice to find some more photo's of this church.
 

mrspooner

master brummie
My late brother was married there in the mid 60's, I recall there being some photos, I'll ckeck it out this evening.
 
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Wendy

Guest
Here is a lovely photo of St James Aston taken from our Facebook page.



St James Church Aston.jpg
 

Jayell

master brummie
As I said to Tom Burke on Facebook, I have a copy of Good Wives which was given to my Mom in 1922 as a Special Prize when she attended St James's Sunday School. I don't know what the special prize was for though. It's good to see what the church looked like.
 

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
I, too, was christened at this church in 1937. Thanks for re-posting the photographs.

Maurice
 

NORTHFIELD

master brummie
I don't think Tom Burke is a member here. Just as well, as he seems to be a member of all the Birmingham sites and copies photos from all, and quickly reposts them on all the other Birmingham sites. Sadly, he doesn't bother about the detail of the original post, so is constantly posting wrong dates etc. Facebook can be good for local history, but can also be very harmful. Once someone posts wrong information, it is copied, and becomes gospel. On this forum it would be picked up by another member, and corrected.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
I don't think Tom Burke is a member here. Just as well, as he seems to be a member of all the Birmingham sites and copies photos from all, and quickly reposts them on all the other Birmingham sites. Sadly, he doesn't bother about the detail of the original post, so is constantly posting wrong dates etc. Facebook can be good for local history, but can also be very harmful. Once someone posts wrong information, it is copied, and becomes gospel. On this forum it would be picked up by another member, and corrected.
hi northfield i agree with you...even on here we get photos posted that gives the wrong info but at least on this forum if someone thinks the captions are wrong we have the ability and the knowledge of some fantastic dedicated members to research it until we get to bottom of the mystery as i did before posting the mills munitions photo earlier today..i knew the caption was wrong but double checked just to make sure before i posted....if we are to learn about the history of brum then as far as we can lets get it right...

lyn
 
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Wendy

Guest
I am lost here so is this not a photo of St James, Aston?? I will remove it if its wrong but it looks like the earlier photo's?
 
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BernardR

Guest
Northfield I'm am not sure how you can assume that Tom is not on the forum as you use a now de plum. If he is incorrect why not correct him rather than leave incorrect. The best of us can make mistakes and many photos in the Birmingham Mail have been wrong. Lyn people do correct incorrect posts wherever they are posted David Benbow spots many of them. Let us not make this an us or them issue please.

Note: This my personal opinion not of the Admin Team.

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