On going Project of Virtual Reality of Video for Little Shadwell and Shadwell Street 1880s
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by ASY
2w ago
Hi ! For the that last few months, I have been working on creating a virtual video project for my upcoming blog, I thought I would share a sneak peek with you all! attached are some initial stills of Little Shadwell and Shadwell Street. . I create all the virtual buildings... Read more ..read more
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Workhouse Infirmary
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by debran
2w ago
Hello everyone New member here. I am wondering if anyone knows if there are records of the old Workhouse infirmary (admissions or any other info), great grandma appears to have gone in and out of the workhouse (or Workhouse infirmary) between 1898 and around 1910 Where would I enquire about records. Many thanks and Happy Easter ..read more
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Allen Pearson
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by Clivesky
2w ago
I'm looking for details about my great grandfather who died in Winson Green Asylum in June 1891 aged just 45. Does anyone know any more about what happened in the family at this time ..read more
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Infant Mortality
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by MWS
1M ago
With the high mortality rate for children in the past I do wonder how our ancestors dealt with this ever present threat. Was it viewed as big a tragedy as it would be now or was it just accepted as a fact of life? How did parents who lost multiple and sometimes all their children cope? It's hard to imagine. And would they feel bitter to family and neighbours that lost none? For Birmingham were there specific streets that had a higher mortality rate than others? Did people who had lived in... Read more ..read more
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Looking for some assistance
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by Del-boy
1M ago
I am trying to trace the relatives of people who knew my grandparents - Cyrus and Mary Field. They lived at 42 Serpentine Road, Harborne between 1920 and 1952. They had 5 children:- James, Doris, Edna, Barbara and Diamond. Neighbours names that I can recall are Harry & Isobel Minchin, Reginald & Anne Brett, William & Sarah Lester, Abert & Isabel Dutton. In particular, I was hoping someone who was friendly with the family might recall what happened to Barbara. The story goes that she had a... Read more ..read more
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Munitions factory work for women
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by debhh
1M ago
Hello all. I've just found this site after following links on various sites, while looking into my family ancestry. On looking at the 1939 census, my nanna is recorded as being a cleaner finisher in munitions factory. On speaking to my nans last remaining sister she mentioned it was 'over Birmingham way'. Was wondering if anyone has any information about such sites and where / how many they were asbthisbwas a total shock to us and especially my dad. Thanks ..read more
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Sutton Coldfield Maney Cricket Club
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by c.kember
1M ago
Does anyone know if there are any pictures of Sutton Coldfield Cricket Club around 1900-1904. My ancestors ‘The Harrison and Turner family’ were Chairman of the Club and the Headquarters for the Club was the Duke Inn which the family ran for many years Sarah Matilda Harrison opened the new Sutton Coldfield Cricket Pavilion in 1900 Any information would be greatly appreciated ..read more
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Robin Hood Society
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by debbieironmonger
1M ago
Been browsing through old newspapers and found an article in which my ancestor appears to have been in rent arrears at 2 bk of 13 Fox Street and 3 Fox Street, Bailiffs (Rabnett & Co.) were called in on behalf of the morgagees of both properties - The Robin Hood Society. I would love to know if they were the 'social housing' of the day. Does anyone have any information about them? Register | British Newspaper Archive Register to get involved in the biggest newspaper digitisation project that's ever taken place in the UK! www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk ..read more
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Birth Certificate
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by mrbluesky1957
2M ago
Hi all, I need some advice please. Trying to get a birth cert for someone born 1992. I have all the blooming details after research. My daughter has a friend who lost touch with her birth dad. Her mom remarried and that was it.. I've found her dad born 1950 died 2005. She said his name etc and when he married her mom is correct. I've found he later remarried. Had a son who would be step brother. She is desperate to at least try and make contact. 99% sure I'm correct. Just his Don on govt... Read more ..read more
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Station Road Kings Heath
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by dianegs
2M ago
hi im new on here.im looking for anyone that new the smiths on station road,kings heath birmingham around 1930s till at least 1942 thankyou diane ..read more
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