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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by Peg Monkey on October 15, 2018, 04:19:12 PM »
hi peg have you found your attendance records yet.. ??? if not and for anyone else interested the links are below...ive got our kids  O0


lyn


The attendance records and over 2,000 other photos and records are on the 1st A Flickr page. Follow the link at the bottom of the web site home page [/font][/size]www.1abb.uk[/font][/size] or directly here: [/font][/size]http://www.flickr.com/1staboysbrigade/sets[/font][/size]


I've just checked the site, Lyn, very impressive - Pictures of Lord Justice Finnemore reminded me he was an avid supporter of the BB in general and the 1stA in particular - if I've got it right he purchased a sports ground in Perry Barr opposite The Boar's Head for the 1stA - very generous.
Peg.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by astoness on October 15, 2018, 03:25:43 PM »
yes its a fantastic site...you may even see photos of yourself on your camping trips with the BB
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by Peg Monkey on October 15, 2018, 03:09:58 PM »
yes peg ive seen those i just thought you maybe interested in seeing your actual hand written attendance records...they also give your address as well...my brother was chuffed when i found his O0


lyn
Crikey Lyn - that is memorabilia in depth!
Peg.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by astoness on October 15, 2018, 02:26:09 PM »
yes peg ive seen those i just thought you maybe interested in seeing your actual hand written attendance records...they also give your address as well...my brother was chuffed when i found his O0


lyn
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by Peg Monkey on October 15, 2018, 02:20:02 PM »
hi peg have you found your attendance records yet.. ??? if not and for anyone else interested the links are below...ive got our kids  O0


lyn


The attendance records and over 2,000 other photos and records are on the 1st A Flickr page. Follow the link at the bottom of the web site home page [/font][/size]www.1abb.uk[/font][/size] or directly here: [/font][/size]http://www.flickr.com/1staboysbrigade/sets[/font][/size]
Hi Lyn, my membership cards are on Post #8.
Here's your challenge should you decide to accept: BB Companies are usually identified by just a number (I was in the 3rd Sutton Coldfield) why 1stA?
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Old Birmingham / Re: Park Road, Hockley
« Last post by Peg Monkey on October 15, 2018, 02:02:36 PM »
were you an only child peg?? as phil said the reasons for large families was simple really....of course by the late 60s birth control and sex education was a little better but before that it was nothing to have 15 children in one family and that would not include a few infant deaths or still borns...how they coped i will never know...quite rare to only have a couple of kids in our day possible reasons being the wife could not have anymore or they just stopped doing the thing that caused them  O0


lyn


Yes, I am Lyn - probably somewhat surprising given my mother was the youngest of 11 children - all born and raised in our 3 bed terrace in Heaton St - I've been number crunching: my grandmother had the first child at 24 and the last (my mum) at 45 so for 21 years my gran was either pregnant or rearing an infant.  So there was 21 years between the oldest and the youngest and I imagine you were kicked out the nest as soon as you could stand on your own 2 feet.
But here's the thing (you might remember this from my posts on the Heaton St Thread) my grandfather had a badly deformed leg, (made worse by botched surgery), permanently set at a right angle backwards (he used a wooden peg leg) but it clearly didn't cramp his style - lord knows how many children he would have sired if he had not been disabled!
Make love no war? He could have been the author.
Peg.
P.S. And he still had time for fishing - won many contests when he was in The Bull (The Flat) Fishing Club.
P.P.S. Have I inherited his labido? Some questions will never be answered. ::)
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Birmingham Chat / Re: Digbeth
« Last post by JudithM on October 15, 2018, 01:10:50 PM »

Judith you seem genned up on this , who are what are they or is it ?

These are a couple of press items about it -

https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/midlands/work-to-start-on-birminghams-largest-office-tower

https://www.fmj.co.uk/gva-to-manage-birminghams-landmark-beorma-quarter/

And a link to the architects site.

http://www.trevorhorne.com/projects/urban-design/birmingham-beorma-quarter

Their blurb does say that the intention is to refurbish the cold store & keep some other frontages.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Park Road, Hockley
« Last post by astoness on October 15, 2018, 10:54:57 AM »
were you an only child peg?? as phil said the reasons for large families was simple really....of course by the late 60s birth control and sex education was a little better but before that it was nothing to have 15 children in one family and that would not include a few infant deaths or still borns...how they coped i will never know...quite rare to only have a couple of kids in our day possible reasons being the wife could not have anymore or they just stopped doing the thing that caused them  O0


lyn
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Old Birmingham / Re: Park Road, Hockley
« Last post by roy one on October 15, 2018, 10:48:52 AM »

hi phil
           we lived in a two up and two down and you say there was 8 in your family and to keep warm mom and dad went to bed early and we know what happens then     so more kids less money for coal no money more kids  catch 22  yes our house was full until mom got her own house
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Old Birmingham / Re: Boys' Brigade - Birmingham Companies
« Last post by astoness on October 15, 2018, 10:45:47 AM »
hi peg have you found your attendance records yet.. ??? if not and for anyone else interested the links are below...ive got our kids  O0


lyn


The attendance records and over 2,000 other photos and records are on the 1st A Flickr page. Follow the link at the bottom of the web site home page [/font][/size]www.1abb.uk[/font][/size] or directly here: [/font][/size]http://www.flickr.com/1staboysbrigade/sets[/font][/size]
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