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If  Robert Hewitt or Barbara Mann should read this, we would love them to get in touch.  albert_topoj@hotmail.com                      In June of 1964 I was working as a 16yr old for the Birmingham Co-op (B.C.S.) Grocery Dept in Broad Street, Ladywood when  I was asked to go and work at the Bacchus Road branch. Working next door in the Dry Cleaning dept was a certain Monica Richardson. We met, started courting and married in March 1967.  We are celebrating our Golden Wedding Anniversary this March  with family and friends in Birmingham. And they said it wouldn't last.  Robert Hewitt was a work colleague at Bacchus Road and Lived in Peel Street (if memory serves me right). Barbara Mann (Later O'niell) was Monica's manageress in the dry-cleaning dept.  She originally lived off Winson Green Road and moved to Bournville after marrying.  It would be great if we could meet up again after all these years. We lost touch as Monica and I moved around. We had several addresses in Birmingham, moved to Redditch in 1972 and latterly to Pembrokeshire in 2001.

Albert and Monica Moulsdale Wedding Day 18 March 1967

Best regards      Albert Moulsdale       albert_topoj@hotmail.com

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TREVENA and GLOVER had a factory in Icknield Street next door to Icknield Street School near  Hockley Brook. Photo of Cyril Glover above, one of the partners, the other photo was taken in Heaton Street and shows the other end of the factory. Cyril Glover was born in 1896. His father Thomas was a goldsmith. The family lived in Anglesey street, then Church Street, Aston Manor. I believe Cyril initially trained as a goldsmith but later established a non-ferrous metal business with his friend Harry Trevena in 1918. Cyril was an inventor and had a number of patents granted. The company were contractors to the G.P.O. and on the Air ministry list. They initially specialised in electrical contacts and other small metal parts. Cyril died in 1964. The company amalgamated with Bodill-Parker in 1967 and moved to Tipton, presumably around the time that demolition of the factory took place or was planned.  I would be very interested to know if there are people still alive who actually worked there???? or even have a photograph of the Icknield Street factory???

Thank you for reading this. David Glover (grandson of Cyril) any information please email drdavidrglover@btinternet.com

 

 

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PLEASE KEEP SENDING YOUR STORIES AND PHOTOS FOR INCLUSION ON THE SITE ANY PHOTO WITH A BIRMINGHAM INTEREST WILL BE WELCOME. LIKE THESE BELOW.

First photo was taken outside Winson Green Prison during radio BRMB walkathon. The other photo was taken in the 1960s in the Hall of Memory gardens Broad Street. If you want we can make them move like the ones that follow below.

A REUNION OF THE BLACK PATCH ROMANY GYPSY MEMORIAL GROUP WAS HELD ON SUNDAY 24 JULY AT THE SOHO FOUNDRY TAVERN                                  PHOTOS ARE ON the ROMANY MEMORIALS PAGE

   

                                 

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