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St James Church Frederick road Aston

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
lovely photo of mrs howes gord ..love her pinney.....nobby has an impish face and i can just imagine him swinging from the bells ropes as he did:D

lyn
 

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
Lyn,

These are the sort of pics that everyone took of friends and neighbours, and must exist in their thousands. It is just that they have been put away and forgotten about. The danger is that they will be rediscovered in thirty years time, no one will remember who they were, and they will be destroyed, lost forever. Great stuff.

Maurice
 

Jayell

master brummie
St James's.jpg My mother went to St James's Sunday School when she lived in Clifton Road. She had a book given to her in 1922 as a Special Prize. The book was Good Wives by Louisa M Alcott which I still have. Sorry the photo is sideways - I can't change it!
 
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Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
hi judy how lovely that you still have the book that your mom received thanks for posting...yet another little family treasure for you...

hi maurice it really only dawned on me a few months ago when i was looking through my family photos that not everyone has films developed nowadays unless they are special ones that are for framing..most are kept on their phones and social media so i guess it wont be long before the days of finding old photos in skips and attics etc will be more or less at an end this is why it is so important to hang onto the old ones that we have...guess thats progress for you


lyn
 

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
Well, Lyn, with data privacy laws, IVF, even more adoptions, and gay weddings, genealogy will become nigh on an impossibility in the future. Make the best of it while you can!

Maurice
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Another view of the church. It seems to have been extended at the side in a very odd style . I don’t have a date for this one and unfortunately there are few clues in the photo. Viv.

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