Author Topic: The Holmes, Garrison Lane  (Read 15991 times)

colin walker

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Re: The Holmes, Garrison Lane
« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2016, 12:36:46 PM »
Peter I think I was there later on 1962 /3 my family did know most people in the area though

peter round

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Re: The Holmes, Garrison Lane
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2016, 12:59:13 PM »
Peter I think I was there later on 1962 /3 my family did know most people in the area though
I  think I made a Error, in sending you my last e-mail.
It's nice to talk to people from the old end.
I'm writing book about my life in the flats, it will be finish in about week also.
Peter

NoelW

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Re: The Holmes, Garrison Lane
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2017, 12:42:23 PM »
Hi...I was born in those flats in 1970... if anyone has any books of history on them I'd greatly appreciate if you could let me know of any!

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Re: The Holmes, Garrison Lane
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2017, 01:00:03 PM »
Hi Noel

Welcome to you, I can't remember reading any definitive work on the Holmes Estate, it has more or less been written about by anyone of note who has a historical interest in Birmingham,  such as here.

https://municipaldreams.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/early-municipal-housing-in-birmingham-and-the-prejudice-against-flats-part-1-2/
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Re: The Holmes, Garrison Lane
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2020, 02:13:08 PM »
Hi I know this is a long shot but my Mother and her Dad and two brothers lived in The Holmes in the thirtys and maybe 40. The family name was Balmond (Doris, William, Harold and Gordon) She was taken in by a family called Moran (not sure of the spelling). Would anyone on here remember anything about them? Thanks

Scipio

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Re: The Holmes, Garrison Lane
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2020, 08:28:16 PM »
Welcome Sue , may I ask are you the SJ that was in Brookside , then The Royle Family ?
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Re: The Holmes, Garrison Lane
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2020, 08:35:49 PM »
Scipio
No I'm not