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ziggysox

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Windsor Banjo factory Newhall street
« on: March 09, 2016, 02:24:14 PM »
Hi
Does anyone have any photos or info on Windsor Banjo factory ? My grandparents met and married while working there in 1925/26
Thanks
Jen

Phil

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Re: Windsor Banjo factory Newhall street
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 03:16:25 PM »
Hi Jen

Welcome to you, can't tell you much more than you already know, The correct name was Arthur. O. Windsor Musical Instrument Maker 94 Newhall Street which after the junction of Great Charles St and was 3 doors from the junction of Lionel Street and now is under Beaufort House on the West side of the street.

Though I have a few photos of Newhall Street before it was modernised I don't seem to have one of number 94, but I will see if I can sort one out.
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ziggysox

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Re: Windsor Banjo factory Newhall street
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2016, 01:48:48 PM »
Hi Phil
Thanks for that , what is a coincidence is the building was '94' and Nan & Grandad spent most of their married life at
'94' Bromyard road   .
Kind Regards
Jen

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Re: Windsor Banjo factory Newhall street
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2017, 02:23:16 AM »
Hi, can't help you with your query, but my GGF Arthur John Taylor founded Windsor and Taylor Banjo Manufactory in Newhall Street at some time in the late 1800s. I know their partnership was dissolved in 1901, and then Windsor carried on as Windsor banjos, and I have been trying to find our information about W&T and the Birmingham Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra which they founded sometime in the late 1800s (around 1895 I think). If anyone out there reads this message and can help me, please reply. I would dearly love a photo of AJT. He died in tragic circumstances in 1930 and I know very little about him as my mom was only 7 at the time. Thanks in anticipation.

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Re: Windsor Banjo factory Newhall street
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 06:33:19 PM »

Ziggtsox,
you might find these places of interest - assuming you haven't seen them before.  Banjos are, for most older folk, associated with George Formby.  For anyone who thinks banjos noisy the find a clip of Jeeves & Wooster  where there is a minster slow.  The music is hard on the ears.  ;D   Actually a web search will bring up a fair amount.


Now mandolins, which it seems Windsors made  are much more pleasant a sound.  There is, somewhere in the south west

https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/showthread.php?31487-Windsor-mandolins


http://vintagebanjomaker.com/#/windsor-part-1/4569362031


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PEri5rcPOw
best wishes,  Alan