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Old Birmingham / Re: The Flat, Lodge Road, Hockley
« Last post by Edmund Fifield on August 09, 2018, 07:12:45 PM »
In the late 40s my wife her name was Wathen went for a good few years to the Sunday School in the church on the flat,she still as the little Bible she was given for good attendance.Still keeps it by her side of the bed.
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Old Birmingham / Knox Street
« Last post by townie on August 09, 2018, 11:52:22 AM »

Can anyone help I found this lovely photo of Knox Street Birmingham but I cant find where it was, does anyone remember it? It may have been around Hockley,Ladywood but that's just a wild guess.


thanks townie.
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Old Birmingham / Re: The Flat, Lodge Road, Hockley
« Last post by Peg Monkey on August 09, 2018, 04:13:45 AM »
1955 General Election - Its the 26 May nearly all schools are being used as polling stations so I've got a welcome day off, my best friend Colin, a few years older than me and always with an eye for a business opportunity calls at my house: Got an idea to earn a few bob - interested? That's a foregone conclusion and he goes on to explain: You put a Vote Labour poster on your cart and I'll put one on a placard and we'll offer to parade around the streets promoting the Labour Party for a fee. I had no political affiliations so as far as I was concerned I didn't care who we were promoting as long as there was some donut vouchers in it for me. With our posters ready we make our way to the Labour Campaign Office on The Flat (I think it was above the Co-Op), this is where the plan went off-track: Colin called at the office and asked: Is it Ok if we parade around the streets promoting your party? Colin thought it was implicit some money would change hands for the service provided - the Labour guy wasn't on the same wavelength - he took one look at our promotional gear - said Yes and closed the door. We were devastated - our plan hadn't even got out the starting gate. We went our seperate ways, I wasn't too distraught - I went to play with my other mates in the Icknield St School playground.
Peg.
P.S. Who was elected? - Sir Anthony Eden, Conservative. I wonder in a parallel dimension where we did strike a deal whether the outcome may have been different?!!!
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Old Birmingham / Re: Elkington Brothers, Balsall Heath.
« Last post by cocacolakid on August 08, 2018, 07:46:34 PM »

Thank you, Phil, that is great work, tells me all I needed to know.  Like you, I must have passed it most days of my life when I lived in River St. just around the corner off Seymour St. O0
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Old Birmingham / Re: Elkington Brothers, Balsall Heath.
« Last post by Phil on August 08, 2018, 06:50:49 PM »
Malc


The Elkington Brothers in Great Barr which I should imagine are the same company are pattern and model makers for toolmaker and tooling industry.


I've included a map showing the location of 227 on Belgrave Road and also a photo of the premises. It would be the building with the white painted upper floor toward the middle of the photo.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Elkington Brothers, Balsall Heath.
« Last post by Phil on August 08, 2018, 06:36:21 PM »
That could be difficult to answer  Malc  even if I did live local and must have passed there thousands of times. It could be woodwork patterns, it could be clothing patterns, but I think it was more than likely patterns for the toolmaking trade. I'll see if I can find out anything further.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Elkington Brothers, Balsall Heath.
« Last post by cocacolakid on August 08, 2018, 06:21:38 PM »

Thanks Spud & Phil for your response.  Phil, you say they were pattern makers, excuse my ignorance, but what exactly would they be making patterns for, any ideas?

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Old Birmingham / Re: Elkington Brothers, Balsall Heath.
« Last post by Phil on August 08, 2018, 05:49:31 PM »
Malc


Elkington Brothers were at 227 Belgrave Road between the Electric Tavern and Seymour Street. They were pattern makers.
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Old Birmingham / Re: Elkington Brothers, Balsall Heath.
« Last post by Spud on August 08, 2018, 05:01:53 PM »
Just off the top of my head I believe that they were toolmakers and engineers and Google tells me that they are now in Baltimore Road Great Barr
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Old Birmingham / Elkington Brothers, Balsall Heath.
« Last post by cocacolakid on August 08, 2018, 04:27:50 PM »

Hi, I am hoping someone can tell me something about Elkington Brothers that were in Belgrave Rd, Balsall Heath  c1950s. What was the nature of their business, and whereabouts in Belgrave were they?   Thanks.

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