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Phil

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« Reply #979 on: December 17, 2017, 04:41:42 PM »
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The photo was taken, by a young lady (Phyllis Nicklyn) who was generaly very good with her records as she was a lecturer at Birmingham University and she took the colour slides as an aid for her lectures on the geography of Birmingham. Though with other people handling her records since her death in 1969 anything is possible.
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Re: sparkhill sparkbrook highgat
« Reply #980 on: December 17, 2017, 04:48:15 PM »
phil 1952 was a long long time ago  it could have  been a woman dressed like a man who knows
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« Reply #981 on: January 22, 2018, 01:17:27 PM »
I know I mentioned this before when I was posting about my Granddad who lived in Grove Road, Sparkhill, but the BBC had an article the other day about unsolved murders & one of the ones heighted was the murder of the Rowley sisters above their shop on the corner of Greswolde Road/Grove Road in 1987.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42063834

As I said before, I remember it very well as the sisters were good friends of my Granddad.  The shop was just a few houses away & I bought sweets there many times when I was a kid.  Granddad would take the shop takings to the bank for them as he didn't like the idea of them carrying money to the bank as he considered it dangerous & then they were killed in their own home where they should have been safe  :(.

He had a group of who he referred to as 'his ladies' who'd meet up at his house once a week to play cards & they were part of that group & he was deeply affected by their deaths.  He died 5 years later (aged 90), but by then had become pretty much a total recluse & wouldn't answer the door to anyone unless he knew in advance they were coming, it made him lose faith in the goodness of others.  Such a shame to see.
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Re: sparkhill sparkbrook highgat
« Reply #982 on: January 22, 2018, 01:23:54 PM »
I remember the murder a my Mother lived in Percy Road at the time one of her neighbours was interviewed by the Police at the time [best not to quote his name]
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