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Jackie

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Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2008, 07:44:28 PM »
Does anyone know anything about Joseph Blakeway who owned a Grocers shop in Alvechurch Road, West Heath? He ran it until about 1959 with his wife Lillian, son Frederick, daughter in law Mary and shop assistant Polly Wright.
I have put another post on the Birmingham History board with a couple of photos, so if these ring any bells please let me know.
 

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Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2008, 11:33:36 AM »
I am looking for relatives of my father John Reginald Jones his brother Philip S Jones or his sister Phyllis M Bird.  Can anyone help me please.  Thank You

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Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2008, 02:11:42 PM »
Hi lindarossi

Welcome, I am sure if anybody knows anything they will respond, I'm sure any further information such as locations, places and dates will be of great help to others who may try to assist you. Any information, no matter how small may be the clue that they need.

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Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2008, 06:30:11 PM »
Hi lindarossi

Welcome to the forum.  There was a 'Bird' family living at a shop at 153 Ombersley Rd, Balsall Heath from the late 40s to the early 60s.  They had come from Shirley. Mother was Margaret, never knew her husband's name. Their oldest, is Terry (about 70 now) daughters Angela (66) and Vivienne (61).  I think they all moved away. Terry married a New Zealander but was still living back in Shirley in 1970, Vivenne married a Dutchman, and Angela a local man.  I've no news of them for many years except that Terry's wife had a daughter Fenella.  She'd be in her 40s now.

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Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2008, 04:22:56 PM »
Hi Phil47

Unfortunately none of the names you gave me matched up. Phyllis's husband was called Stanley.
Last known address Leominster Road Birmingham.  My dad John was Wildfell Road Acocks Green.
Phillip last known at Graham Road Birmingham.  I know that Phyllis had a daughter called Pamela who married a D W Brown.
Anyone with any information I would be grateful

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Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2008, 04:54:10 PM »
Hi Phil, i understand you lived in Inkerman St., Which end ,Railway Club or Duddeston Mill end? My Gran lived Club and pub end,she used to organise the kids outings,parties etc.,(and the pub was her 'local') Her next door neighbor was a Nellie Crossley, and across the road lived the 'Bookie's' which was a hush hush affair then, i remember Gran sending me over to put a bet on for her,but-- if i saw 'That cross- eyed bloke'  - Dont put the bet on!!

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Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2008, 07:03:30 PM »
Hi goody

If I haven't already bid you welcome to the forum, then let me take this opportunity to do so now.

Yes I did live at the Railway Club end of Inkerman St, and was known to occasionally frequent it. I didn't use the Midland much at all, bit did occasional get in the Britannia. I worked a little firm just up the road from the Brit but on the other side of the road that would be in about 65. I soon gave it up though like all the rest of the jobs for youngsters in those days it was just slave labour.

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Jacqueline

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Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2009, 12:57:58 AM »
I can find more dead people via genealogy than i can live folks.

OK here is a request that i doubt anyone can resolve. Missing a friend who i knew in the late 70's. Her married name was Sheila Taylor but spelt the Irish way of Shelagh. Know she spent most of her childhood in childrens homes in Brum but sadly cannot remember her maiden name. She since divorced her Taylor hubby so have no idea of her current name.

She lived in Moseley Street, Birmingham in the mid/late 70's and would be in her 50's now.

Would love to contact her again. ;D

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Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Reply #52 on: January 03, 2009, 01:33:03 PM »
Hi Jacqueline

I hope you had a nice Christmas and New Year. I'm sorry but I don't have any information about your friend, but I noted you mentioned Moseley St.

The Moseley St as I remember it in the 70's didn't have many residential properties as most of it was commercialised. I do remember that there was a woman's refuge type hostel that utilised the old police section house near the top between the Rowton House Hotel and The Lamp public house.

Is it possible she lived there, if so there could be records that you could check on, though you may have a problem getting access.

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Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Reply #53 on: January 03, 2009, 03:48:41 PM »
I am still looking for friends or relatives of Bert Banks of Highgate Street, married to Mary and had many children. Bert served in Burma. Desperately seeking a picture of him. If there are any clues out there to where all the Banks family have gone, please let me know!! Thanks folks.

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Re: Looking for old friends or family?
« Reply #54 on: January 06, 2009, 11:25:52 PM »
Phil i think you have the correct property in Moseley Street. The place i am talking about is a three high block of six flats which was between a mens hostel and the pdsa jumble sales place which in turn were between Rowton house and the pub.
However in the late 70's it was not a womens refuge but an aid for families who had either faced eviction or just could not manage to budget for one reason or another. It was run by Middlemore Homes which previously was a childrens home charity which i understand sent many orphans to a new life in Canada. There was another similar site in Hay Mills which later moved to somewhere in Rubery.
I knew the secretary there and through her befriended Sheila. I am fairly sure the organisation no longer exists as i remember a news item of a murder in those flats some years back and it was then yet another mens doss house. However again from memory i think all residents there had partners and all were probably married.
This has made me think...i do occasionaly ;D  Does anyone know the percentage of marriages in the 70's to those now? I had to book some weeks in advance at the registry office for a saturday wedding in 1972. Bet there are loads of times available these days >:(