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astwood

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HOBIN HILL
« on: August 19, 2009, 07:57:32 PM »
Me again
             Has anyone have on Hobin Hill my joyce ancestors lived
             there in the 1860s most of them were tube makers at
             that time Thanks
             ASTWOOD >:D

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Re: HOBIN HILL
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 12:22:40 PM »
Hi Astwood

I've had a look and can find no reference to a Hobin Hill, but knowing the way road and street names have changed and disappeared over the years it may be possible that this road is no longer with us.

Where have you sourced the name of this road from, is it an old hand written record that you may of misread? Could it be Holburn Hill which ran from Nechells Park Rd to Lichfield Rd.

I took a look in the 1863 Slaters Directory and could find no record of any Joyce's in the tube manufacturers section. Did they work for a company?

See if you can find any further information and let me know.


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astwood

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Re: HOBIN HILL
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 01:13:55 PM »
Hi Phil
         I got Hobin hill off a parish register Saint Peter&paul Aston
         Like you say it was probabley misspelt on the same page
         there a few living on the lichfield road so your holburn hill
         is likeley to be the right one also my joyces were just
         workers in the tube trade
          thanks
         astwood >:D

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Re: HOBIN HILL
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 01:18:58 PM »
Hi Astwood

So what you need then is someone with access to census records. I don't have anything to do with that sort of thing, but perhaps Mike will be able to help you. I think I will have to get some access to census information as it can be handy.

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astwood

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Re: HOBIN HILL
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009, 01:36:47 PM »
Hi phil
         I have all the censuses for them When they were living in " hobin hill"
It was in between censuses anyway What im trying to find is any maps
pictures etc to show what sort of place it was
astwood >:D

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Re: HOBIN HILL
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 02:10:18 PM »
Hi Astwood, Phil is probably right, it is most likely to be Holborn Hill, where my late mother was born in 1908, and all her family called Barton lived,  could it be possible that your family worked at Tube Investments, which were in Rocky Lane, Aston/Nechells,  I'm sorry that I cant help with maps or photographs, but good luck in your search.  Gibson

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Re: HOBIN HILL
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009, 02:22:25 PM »
Hi gibson
              So i must have the right place Im not sure of there place
of work in the parish registers it just says tube makers thanks
astwood >:D

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Re: HOBIN HILL
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2009, 02:31:51 PM »
Hi Again Astwood

Probably not the period you are after, it would more likely be more familiar to Gibson. I can't even bring to mind where I picked it up though it must have been recently. To be honest it has the look of a Phylis Nicklin Slide.

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Re: HOBIN HILL
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2009, 04:10:23 PM »
Hi Phil
          Nice picture mate maybe a different era but some of the
houses look quite old Anyway it shows me the area where they
lived You have some great pictures phil i was having a look at
some of your gooch street ones the other day so i can use them
for my winspur ancestors one of them had a newsagents there
in 1874 I just use them to illustrate my familily history
thanks a lot
astwood >:D

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Re: HOBIN HILL
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2009, 08:45:27 PM »
Phil, what a great photo of Holborn Hill, The small wall on the right , is over the river Rea, my grandparents yard is to the right of the wall.The houses you see past the wall, are in Plume Street, past the two shops on each corner of Plume Street, were a few houses, then the factory of AF PARKES, who used to make shovels, spades, forks etc.  On the left of the photo, starting at Long Acre, and going the full length of Holborn Hill, was the foundry of JOHN WRIGHT,  I do recall the buildings on the right, were still there in the late 1950s, but dont know when they were demolished, but I believe the building of JOHN WRIGHT is still standing, but put to other uses.    Gibson

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Re: HOBIN HILL
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 09:41:43 PM »
Hi Again Astwood

Probably not the period you are after, it would more likely be more familiar to Gibson. I can't even bring to mind where I picked it up though it must have been recently. To be honest it has the look of a Phylis Nicklin Slide.

Phil
hi what memories this picture brings back for me as we lived in the second house on the right from the shop from 1969 till 1977 my dad and us four boys (murdock family) elsie & tom cross had the shop. and just a short walk from st clements & eliot st schools i"d love to see any pics of old trevor st best regards bill.