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RE: Maps and Directories

#46 by Voltman , Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:15 pm


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RE: Maps and Directories

#47 by Sheldonboy , Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:55 pm

Thanks for bringing this up to date Volty, very useful.


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RE: Maps and Directories

#48 by Voltman , Wed May 08, 2013 4:16 pm

Not the first time some of us will have seen this map but this is a particularly high resolution and clear version.
The zoom capability is excellent.

Birmingham. Engraved & printed by J. Henshall


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#49 by Stirling Single , Wed May 08, 2013 8:54 pm

Thanks Volty, Very helpful and very much appreciated. This J.Henshall one is certainly a very clear version. Lynn.

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#50 by lynne webb , Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:20 pm

Mike, do you have any maps for Aldridge around 1900ish please.

 
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#51 by mikejee , Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:31 pm

This one is dated c 1902. the survey would have been 1897-1901. Is that OK. does it cover a wide enough area?


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#52 by lynne webb , Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:29 am

Thanks Mike, I'm looking for 3 addresses Shrubury Cottages Aldridge, Shelleys buildings Aldridge, neither of these have a street or road. The other add. is No 5 and No 7 The Bank. Aldridge. I'm hoping to spot something on the map because the times right, they were there till the 1911 if not longer..
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#53 by mikejee , Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:12 pm

Lyn
An addition to map is below.
Census gives enumerator going:
Shrubbery cottages,
Bank cottages (4 households)
The Bank,(one household)
Bates buildings, Bank (2 households),
Shelly's buildings (2 households)
Elms cottages (1 household)
The Bank (1 household)
1 Pool terrace (1 household)
no 4 almshouses
What I assume is The Shrubbery (lettering might indicate the house the other side of the road, but I don't think so) is shown in red, and the almshouses in blue. the other houses presumably are between them.

The houses listed as The Bank were on what is now Erdington road
Almshouses dated from 1897 (http://blackcountryhistory.org/collectio.../WOHER_MBL1460/)
I don't think the house on the site is the original. If it is it has been very well tarted up


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#54 by lynne webb , Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:55 pm

Thanks so much Mike, with the help of the map I know where these folk used to live. my sister in law lives just round the corner from there, what a small world.
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#55 by astoness , Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:05 pm

mike when time permits could i have a map please showing where no 301 heath st was...i picked up this 1939 little pocket book from a car boot on sunday that works out betting prices and winnings etc...i am presuming that samuel smalls was a betting shop...

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#56 by mikejee , Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:06 am

Lyn
I would agree that he would have been to do with betting., but don't think betting shops as we now know them were stirictly legal then. Not being a betting man I'm not sure of the details. No 301 is not listed in Kellys (electoral roll lists May Hodgson), but next door at 299 is Samuel Small , motor coach proprietor. Map is below, 301 in red

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#57 by astoness , Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:28 am

very interesting mike..this little ready reckoner is deffinately written for the rules of samuel small its even got his paying out times..done a bit of research and it seems that betting shops did not become legal until 1961 but they must have been about well before then providing you could prove you had enough credit to set up an account and placed bets by telephone...but of course bookies runners were still about until then...as a youngster dad was one who used to run bets to the back st houses who set up what i guess were gambling dens lol..


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#58 by Sheldonboy , Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:34 pm

Quote: astoness wrote in post #57
very interesting mike..this little ready reckoner is deffinately written for the rules of samuel small its even got his paying out times..done a bit of research and it seems that betting shops did not become legal until 1961 but they must have been about well before then providing you could prove you had enough credit to set up an account and placed bets by telephone...but of course bookies runners were still about until then...as a youngster dad was one who used to run bets to the back st houses who set up what i guess were gambling dens lol..


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We always had a bookies runner down the road from us in a gulleyway. I used to take bets for my Brother In Law. I never knew at the time what I got that Sixpence for.


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RE: Maps and Directories

#59 by Voltman , Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:51 am

The latest list of Godfrey maps of Birmingham ...
http://www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk/birmingham.htm


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