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Birmingham Chat / Re: cafe night club
« Last post by maryjoseph on Today at 10:33:26 PM »
phil do not know if you will read this message but I used the grooto every Saturday night with some mates you had to go into a café pay your money then you went through a turn stile and down stairs to the club it was a bit dingy but we had a load of laughs students used the place as it was a cheap night cider was rough had to pick the wood out of glass before you could drink it best to put a bit of black currant in it to kill the taste my god were as the years gone the club went onto jazz for some reason not into it so stopped going shame had some good times their
Old Birmingham / Re: Harry Walker - Landlord - British Oak
« Last post by Claire Dyson on Yesterday at 07:48:21 AM »
Thank you so much Alberta for all this information.  It is much appreciated.  :)
Old Birmingham / Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Last post by Keith c mace. on April 04, 2020, 06:22:32 PM »
William & Ada Bowen of Riversdale Road B14...Had six daughters,Louie,Constance,Jean,Elsie,Iris and Freda..All now deceased...There are many grandchildren...Are YOU one of them?....KC.
Old Birmingham / gratham road
« Last post by maryjoseph on April 03, 2020, 11:56:52 PM »
can any one who lived on gratham road remember a family call orr dad bill daughter mary and sister margreat thay lived at 37
Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Last post by mikejee on April 03, 2020, 03:39:16 PM »
There is a limit to the maximum size of attachments. This can be diifcult (particularly with maps), but is presumably related to the cost of running the forum.
Old Birmingham / Re: Harry Walker - Landlord - British Oak
« Last post by Alberta on April 03, 2020, 03:35:01 PM »
Hi Claire, a bit about your Great grandfathers history.
Harry Walker was born 16th October 1891 to William Thomas Walker and his wife Isabella nee Stevens, whilst William was the publican at the Cambridge Inn in north Street , Cheltenham.

1901  CENSUS
Navigation Inn, Wharf Road Kings norton.
William T Walker age 45 b Bristol, Licensed Victualer
Isabella Walker age 4 wife b Bristol
Mabel age 21 daughter.b Bristol
Arthur age 14 son b Bristol
Harry age 10 b Cheltenham

In 1911 William was the publican at the Anchor Inn , Spon Lane , West Bromwich.

In 1914 Harry married Ada Vaughan and they had a son Robert William in 1915
Harry must have married for a second time.

1939 CENsus
British Oak , Pershore road.
Harry Walker b 16th Oct 1891  Hotel manager
Gladys M Walker b 1898 Manageress
Robert W Walker b 10th june 1915

Hope this helps, Alberta
Old Birmingham / Re: Balsall Heath as it was.
« Last post by Lauchlan10 on April 03, 2020, 03:23:15 PM »
Hello I am looking for old photos of Balsall Heath Road, Kings Norton,. My Ancestors lived at no 11 in the 1880s

can anyone help steer me to where i might find any photos,

Thank you

Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Last post by RobT on April 03, 2020, 10:23:31 AM »
I have noticed some of the early pages of this thread, under the photos it mentions 2 resolution sizes, are these viewable in the larger size as I find the photos on this forum extremely small.
I appreciate a small photo is better than none, is there a reason why they are so small, as you lose so much detail.
Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: Birmingham & the Midlands Pubs
« Last post by nathan on April 02, 2020, 10:02:56 PM »
punchbowl kingshurst
Old Birmingham / Re: Munns Brothers, Camden Street, Hockley 1965/67 ish
« Last post by roy one on April 02, 2020, 07:50:15 PM »
Hi Roy
           Were you the engineer who worked with Malcolm?

hi no sorry all iv done is add a bit of colour to the black and white photo
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