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Whats on in Birmingham / Re: xmas market
« Last post by JudithM on November 21, 2017, 01:22:44 PM »
Birmingham's one this year is smaller due to the Paradise building works & road works along Broad Street. I read somewhere that there's a reduced number of stalls in the German Market & no Craft Market this year.

Usually, we have the craft market, Birmingham Eye & Ice Rink outside the Rep, but that's a building site right now & the Eye & rink have been re-located to by Millennium Point & the craft market is having a year off.

I will take a wander through at some point as there is a stall that sells glassware that I buy a little glass animal from each year, but I probably won't buy much as the stalls are always repeats of previous years & you can't keep buying the same things for people.
Whats on in Birmingham / Re: xmas market
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on November 20, 2017, 11:35:00 PM »
Been to a lot of markets in Germany MKTS  the best one without doubt is BONN 5 different parts to it great
Whats on in Birmingham / Re: xmas market
« Last post by Scipio on November 20, 2017, 10:00:08 PM »

anyone checked out the german market yet this year? any good?

I don't go any more after the second visit , I realised the same stuff was on sale at different stalls , the same as the first year
Whats on in Birmingham / xmas market
« Last post by Rebeccajones on November 20, 2017, 09:11:25 PM »
anyone checked out the german market yet this year? any good?
Old Birmingham / Oakly Road School
« Last post by Tubbyhubbie on November 20, 2017, 06:10:09 PM »
Hi All

 Did any on the forum attend Oakley road school between 1965 to 1970 some of the teachers were Mr Evans the maths teacher( nicknamed Killer Evans) he was deadly throwing a piece of chalk. Mrs Turner i think assistant head  I cant think of the others at the moment

Old Birmingham / Re: Small Heath
« Last post by Tubbyhubbie on November 20, 2017, 06:03:12 PM »
Hello everyone
This is also my fist post 6th try, I am Stanley Thompson and lived at 315 Bolton road and went to Jenkins street and Oakley road schools 1968, I believe I know Geoff we were in the same class for 4 years at Oakley, I have sent him an email and await an answer. This site is awsome and love it, if anyone recognises me please get in touch it would be crazy to hear from you after such a long time.
Knd regards

Hi Stanley

If you have a younger brother called David i believe i knew your family we lived in Bolton Road at the same time as you
You may or may not remember the Rose family



Here's a short clip about slum conditions in  Bolton Road it says Handsworth on the title but it is Small Heath
Hi, I've been searching for this video clip for months, my mom was one of the protesters.  The link doesn't work, any chance of uploading again for me to view?  thanks.
Birmingham Chat / Information about Duddeston
« Last post by lavanyaln1195 on November 20, 2017, 01:13:01 AM »
Hello All. I am a postgraduate student at BCU. As part of our community-driven communication class in University, I am trying to find out some of the local problems in Duddeston, Birmingham. I am an Indian student, now based in Birmingham and I am still scratching the surface as far as identifying problems people face here goes. Any information along the following lines will be appreciated:

1. family histories surrounding Duddeston
2. Any civic issues around the area
3. Any services that the area lacks
4. Anything historically interesting in the area
5. Something about Duddeston that not many people know of

Looking forward to your responses. Birmingham is a lovely city. I hope you all help me understand it and soak it in better! Cheers :)
Birmingham Photos and Videos / Re: The number 8 bus route
« Last post by GardenGerald on November 19, 2017, 11:29:11 PM »
Hello Lyn
Cathcart led troops at the battle of Alma and the battle of Inkerman.
Best wishes
Old Birmingham / Re: Shard End
« Last post by townie on November 19, 2017, 08:51:45 PM »
Arthur have a look at page 62 you might recognise some of the kids. Plus there are lots of photos on this thread showing the kids at Alderlea, all you need is a bit of time to go through it.
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