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RE: Maps and Directories

#31 by Voltman , Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:34 pm

I believe the document at here http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14472/14472-h/14472-h.htm should prove interesting to all.

Gutenberg Project has been around a very long time and is always worth a look. http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

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RE: Maps and Directories

#32 by Voltman , Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:26 pm

Another document of great interest. This is a Birmingham City Council report on the Digbeth / Deritend cobnservation area.
It provides a history of the area through the ages.

http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/cs/Satellit...SPD+Adopted.pdf

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RE: Maps and Directories

#33 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:27 pm

Seen that one before VM it's very interesting with some very good photos.

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RE: Maps and Directories

#34 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:46 pm

Here is another very interesting mini history of Brumh ttp://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/WAR/Birmingham/Gaz1868.html

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RE: Maps and Directories

#35 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:52 pm

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RE: Maps and Directories

#36 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:43 pm

Another ...
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18821/18821-h/18821-h.htm
some brilliant old adverts at the end all from Birmingham.

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RE: Maps and Directories

#37 by Voltman , Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:37 am

Thank you Signman,
There's certainly some good stuff at the Gutenberg Project.

The one below is a marvellous reference source, I will try and find the file in PDF format.
I was looking at the adverts and found "Mercurial Vapour Bath . . 4/- each" what fun they had, go mad and die for just 4/- a session.


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RE: Maps and Directories

#38 by Voltman , Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:44 am

Foiling a Bank Raid.

During the preliminary disturbances in 1839, which culminated in the Bull Ring riots, Mr. Geach received private information one afternoon, which induced him to take extra precautions for the safety of the books, securities, and cash. While this was being done, the clerks had collected a number of men and some arms. They also obtained, and took to the roof, a great quantity of stones, bricks, and other missiles, which they stored behind the parapets. The men were so placed, that by mounting an inner stair they could ascend to the roof, from which spot, it was proposed, in case of attack, to hurl the missiles upon the mob below. News was soon brought that the mob was congregating in Dale End and that neighbourhood. At the request of some of the magistrates who were present, Mr. Geach started off for the barracks, galloping through the mob, who threw showers of stones, brick-ends, and other disagreeable missiles at him, and shouted, "Stop him," "Pull him off," "He's going for the soldiers," and so on. His horse was a spirited one, and took him safely through. He reached the barracks and secured assistance. He then came back by another route to the bank, and the expected attack was averted. There is no doubt that his energetic conduct that day saved the town from violence and spoliation.


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RE: Maps and Directories

#39 by Voltman , Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:39 am


Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, “What’s in it for me?”
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RE: Maps and Directories

#40 by Voltman , Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:04 am


Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, “What’s in it for me?”
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RE: Maps and Directories

#41 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:01 am

Some very good old ordnance survey maps with modern transparent overlay. http://www.ponies.me.uk/maps/osmap.html
No 72 is the Birmingham map from the list on the right.


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RE: Maps and Directories

#42 by Voltman , Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:33 pm

That's a clever site Signman, I think I will be spending quite a lot of time there, thanks for the link.
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RE: Maps and Directories

#43 by signman ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:16 am

Skyscraper city has always been one of my favourite sites, apart from some brilliant photos, it gives updates on work in progress and photos
of the same, here's the Birmingham link, over 51,000 posts. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=336


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RE: Maps and Directories

#44 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:07 am

Some lovely old books here ,mostly very cheap, and a few very expensive.

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/results.asp...ode%3d2HS-Dec10


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RE: Maps and Directories

#45 by mikejee , Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:08 pm

Including one on birmingham baths, which i had heard of , but not got, or rather didn't have, as i have just bought it. I am a regular visitor to the local oxfam bookshop, which is particularly good (have been in others that are a bit sparse of interesting items)
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