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RE: WW1 PLAQUE FOUND AND SAVED - 4
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thank you cleo thats very nice of you to say that..
had an email from hannah who wrote the article in the mail and she has been left 2 messages to make call backs..one from a councillor and she thinks the other is from a rellie of one of the 7 postal workers...will let you know when i know more about that..
thanks SB...and would you believe it...the grandson of one of the men albert edward sharp has contacted the mail..he and his family are also backing the campaign..alan thinks he has a photo somewhere of his grandad which would be brilliant..alan has been given my number and he is going to phone me for a chat..actually he can come round here if he wants as he also lives in kingstanding lol...almost certain there will a follow piece in the mail in the next few days so keep em peeled...this is gathering pace now and me head is really spinning
quick update...very happy to say that the postal plaque will be going to the royal memorial arburetum in alrewas..erdington SO was an option but planning permission would have to be applied for and we cant say for certain granted and we dont have the time to wait if its to be sorted out before the centenary of the outbreak of the great war...the plaque will be collected by the royal mail from me.. cleaned up and a nice wooden one made to go in front of it saying where the postmen came from...then followed by a proper re dedication service with hopefully some rellies of at least 2 of the men in attendance as the family of cornelius neal and albert edward sharp have contacted me...a good result all round and now ensures that these 7 brave men will never be forgotton...
Quote: Cleopatra wrote in post #58Great News. Well done. It is a pitty that planning permission has got in the way of it staying in Erdington, but the memorial site is just as fitting.
thanks cleo..yes the dreaded planning permission but on reflection who is to say the sorting office at erdington will not close at any time..we could lose the plaque again and then there is the chance of vandalism..at least this way the men will be in the royal mail section at alrewas where it will be very safe indeed..will keep you all updated with progress...
My wife Jo was telling Barbara (the Chair of the Birmingham Air Raids association) about the the plaque a couple of nights ago, she said that she thought it should have gone to The Peace garden, that would have been another good place, too late now obviously.