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RE: OLD BRUM PHOTO REQUESTS

#106 by astoness , Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:03 pm

that sounds about right to me volty...times i have said why can't we swivel photos?


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RE: OLD BRUM PHOTO REQUESTS

#107 by mikejee , Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:47 pm

Sorry here is map. Did not check it had uploaded OK

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#108 by mikejee , Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:58 pm

I'm afraid the Birmingham Mica Co , which is in the distance on the side road in the photo is 3 South Road, so the junction is the Claremont Road. south road junction, but no 7 is on the other side of the junction

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#109 by Voltman , Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:30 am

Thanks Mike,

What makes it all look so different now is that the original Soho Hill road is under the flyover and the buildings we are looking at have all been flattened to make way for the side access ramp.
So all the empty land was in fact the back gardens of No.9 upwards and South Road joined Claremont Road well before they reached Soho Hill.

What I noticed interesting about No.3 South Road is that in 1880 it is shown as the residence of Mr Frank Dodd, the same name as the Curate who presided over the marriage of my GG Aunt at St Georges Parish Church in the same year.
Things just keep falling into place.


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#110 by astoness , Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:20 am

tell you what volty if this family history things gets into your blood its very addictive..ive been at that and the history of my old end for 8 years now and you never stop learning....ive got folders full of maps..newspaper cuttings and photos and even more of family history...i am a bit busy today but later on i will try and start a new thread and post all the smith st pics i have...ive also got quite a few of soho hill as it was before the days of the flyover including some new ones i only found last year so will also start a soho hill thread..gives us a sense of what it was like when our rellies trod those streets..


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#111 by Voltman , Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:02 am

Good idea Astoness,
We have touched on it before with the Palladium Cinema but I can't remember which thread that was.

As for family history, I didn't really know I had one. I was always told that I was made by a machine just before the Luddites smashed it.


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#112 by astoness , Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:08 pm

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Good idea Astoness,
We have touched on it before with the Palladium Cinema but I can't remember which thread that was.

As for family history, I didn't really know I had one. I was always told that I was made by a machine just before the Luddites smashed it.




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#113 by astwood , Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:17 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #110
tell you what volty if this family history things gets into your blood its very addictive..ive been at that and the history of my old end for 8 years now and you never stop learning....ive got folders full of maps..newspaper cuttings and photos and even more of family history...i am a bit busy today but later on i will try and start a new thread and post all the smith st pics i have...ive also got quite a few of soho hill as it was before the days of the flyover including some new ones i only found last year so will also start a soho hill thread..gives us a sense of what it was like when our rellies trod those streets..

Im much the same as you lyn i was printing out overseers records for barston warwickshire on the week end
my ancestor was the overseer 1715-1720 + i got my great uncle in the uk register for soldiers effects WW1


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#114 by astoness , Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:23 pm

excellent astwood i also got my rellies ww1 effects record as well and that of a friends rellie


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#115 by Sheldonboy , Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:28 pm

Lucky you Astwood, Lyn found out that my great Granny was thrown in jail for stealing cloth from a market stall.


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#116 by astwood , Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:31 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #114
excellent astwood i also got my rellies ww1 effects record as well and that of a friends rellie


I like the rate books ive got darwin street where my ancestor had 5 houses


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#117 by astoness , Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:35 pm

astwood i like all the records on ancestry...to my mind they are the best site.. blimey your rellie was well heeled then[Little LOL]


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#118 by astwood , Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:43 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #117
astwood i like all the records on ancestry...to my mind they are the best site.. blimey your rellie was well heeled then[Little LOL]

He had a letter cutting business in the printing trade most of my
ancestors were rich we had a farm another had a tube works in
small heath but im very humble[Silly Grin]


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#119 by astoness , Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:56 pm

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #115
Lucky you Astwood, Lyn found out that my great Granny was thrown in jail for stealing cloth from a market stall.



oh the shame of it..[Quiet Please]


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#120 by astoness , Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:04 pm

i found out that my gt grandmother alice froggatt was from the froggatt family who from the very early 1800s made leg irons handcuffs and dog collars and were trading up to 1930s....thomas froggatt was great friends with harry houdini who used the froggatt cuffs etc in his escape acts...


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