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Phil

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Re: Balsall Heath Memories 50's and 60's
« Reply #869 on: November 21, 2016, 01:13:11 PM »
Mike what happened to the map?
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« Reply #870 on: November 21, 2016, 03:51:44 PM »
Sorry. missed it off.  Have added to the post

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« Reply #871 on: November 21, 2016, 04:00:40 PM »
Thanks for all this.  I have found out that my gt grandfather Walter Long lived at 14 Wenman Street (next door) and that house survived the bomb.  It happened around the 13th Dec 1940.  Any more on where the photo actually is?

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« Reply #872 on: February 22, 2017, 04:59:12 PM »
Hi im knew on here and not quite sure how it works ..but does anyone remember the Robinsons who lived on gooch street in the 1940s 50s .... Lillian and Tommy x

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« Reply #873 on: February 22, 2017, 06:37:09 PM »
Hi Lynsey,

Welcome to you, what are you not sure of "how it works"? If you are looking for someone or a memory of a location just do as you have done and if anybody can help you with your enquiry then they will.
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« Reply #874 on: April 04, 2017, 07:54:53 PM »
Hi,


My mom and dad had The Wallace in the 50's they were Jack and Joan Heath. Just wondering if anyone remembers a prostitute that was nicknamed Sligo Kate?! I was always told stories of the prostitutes trying to ply their trade in the snug of the pub by my older sisters and wondered if anyone had any more information on her.


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« Reply #875 on: April 04, 2017, 08:06:02 PM »
Hi Jan

Although I knew and used the Wallace occasionally in the 60's the 50's was a bit early for my drinking days. I have to say the name Sligo Kate sounds very familiar so perhaps she was still around in the 60's though many of the working girls had odd street names and rarely used their real names unless they were appearing in court.

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« Reply #876 on: March 05, 2018, 12:22:59 PM »
hi your nan would certainly known my nannie Rainsford livet to be 102 and never had electric light while living in highgate st she still had the old gas mantles she was one of nine with only two bedrooms. alan

Hi Alan
I used to work for a Ken Rainsford at Smith's Industries, which, at the time, was on Coventry Road, Balsall Heath. As you had a Nannie Rainsford in the same area, I was wondering if you might be related to Ken and if so, whether you can tell me  anything about him? I was Karen King at that time and he was 2nd in command (before his promotion to head of division).
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« Reply #877 on: March 05, 2018, 01:44:05 PM »
Hi Lady Muck


Welcome to the forum, just a point of clarification, but wasn't Smiths Industries on Coventry Road in the  Small Heath / Hay Mills area and not in Balsall Heath?
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« Reply #878 on: March 12, 2018, 06:44:31 PM »
Did any one live in balsall heath road in 1946 looking for cousin who was adopted from there

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« Reply #879 on: March 12, 2018, 10:50:26 PM »
Hi Yvonne41, Yes I lived in Balsall Heath Road at that time, Between Longbridge  Road and Longmore Street
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