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The aim of this site is to collect  information in the form of History- Personal Stories- Photographs- Maps  to tell the next generation THE WAY WE WERE

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WINSON GREEN

BIRMINGHAM

 

 

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ODE TO WINSON GREEN                                                                                                               BY
FRANK THORNHILL 03/09/06                                                                                                     I have written my thoughts in the form of an ODE.
To tell you of my life as a kid, in my humble ABODE.
Some of you reading it may find it FUNNY.
But what must it have been like raising kids without any MONEY.
I have lived in this city all of my LIFE
I have witnessed its triumphs, its troubles and its STRIFE.
When I think back to how it was THEN.
When families could number four, six, eight, or even TEN.
Our house was quite tiny; in fact it was small, but very still NEAT.
When you opened the door, you were straight onto the STREET
The pavement outside was covered with GRIME.
But to me it dain`t matter, after all is was MINE
The area I lived in was then called a SLUM.
But to me it was my home, my house, and also my HUM.
No telly for me, when I was a KID.
No one had got one and nobody DID.
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We had gas in our house, and no ELECTRICITY.
For the wires hadn't got to our part of the CITY.
Fridays were washdays for our mom and ME.
And I`d light the fire under the tub, on my bended KNEE.
In the “brewhouse” she'd mangle and maid, rub and then SCRUB.
All of that washing that came out of that copper TUB.
She'd put in a “blue” to make the clothes clean and BRIGHT.
Never did find out how “blue” turned black mud into WHITE,
We played in the gutter, the road, and the STREET.
Cos that’s where your mates where, and that’s where you'd MEET.
We didn't have gardens, no lawn or a SHED.
And most of your mates slept three to a BED.
If you mate had a birthday that lived over THERE.
You would go to his party, with spoon, plate, and a CHAIR.
You sat down and ate whatever you'd GOT,
And pleased you'd been asked and so gulped down the LOT.
The loo was a building built at the BACK.
The side entry was cold it was bleak and BLACK
That’s how it was in the times way back THEN.
I do hope for mankind that don't come back AGGEN.
We played hopscotch, marbles and also FOOTBALL
We also played cricket, with the wickets drawn on the WALL.
When Christmas came round you hoped you'd get something you'd LIKE.
And if you were lucky it may be a BIKE.
The house that I lived in is long, long GONE.
Replaced by council with a bright shiny ONE.
When I think back to what it had BEEN.
I'm glad I'm a lad who lived in WINSON GREEN

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Name: Phyllis Ward  28/10/2015  (THE FLAT)

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Comments:  Wonderful site.keep up the good work.

Name:Charlie   14/09/2015                                                                                                                                        EMAIL: chaslyd_t@yahoo.co.uk
Comments: My name is Charlie and I have discovered your wonderful site which I am finding exciting

Name: Dorothy 20/02/08                                                                                                            EMAIL: curleydotti@hotmail.com
Comments: I just love visiting your site it has such amazing pictures and stories. Thanks for keeping the history alive. Dorothy.

Name: Karen Fryer 11/01/08
EMAIL: fryer234@btinternet.com
Comments:Thank you for a lovely website

NAME: John Lowe 30/10/07
Email: jon.lowe29@tiscali.co.uk
Comments: What a brilliantly nostalgic site

NAME: N Gillon 05/09/07
Email: jgillon61@hotmail.co.uk
Comments: Great site I'm glad I found it.

NAME: Martin K Sankey 14/07/07
Email: mart@ks1309.fsnet.co.uk
COMMENTS: wonderful trip down memory lane Ted

Ted the first thing I wish to congratulate you for the collation of our history, of Winson Green,
All Saints, Brookfields and Black Patch Park;and giving the people of this areas a chance to remeber
their own family heritage, their friends and school days this part of Birmingham never recived
creditability, because of the institutions ofAll Saints mental hospital and Winson Green prison. That did not discourage the people living these degenerate times, very happy and helpfull neighbours and friends.
Colin Mills Don Sreet  25/04/07


Kym Leckie 14/05/07
Email: klec123@hotmail.co.uk
Comments: Fascinating site, seeing the street I grew up on, and reading people's memories brought back so many of my own. I ived in Devonshire Street Winson Green from 1962 - 1970. The site brought
back so many memories. I will be putting some of my memories on there

NAME: Jackie Young 06/04/07
Email:  wonderwob@btinternet.com
Comments: I would like to say thanks to ted rudge for his help in putting photos on this site.
see Aberdeen Street 06/04/07

NAME: Roger Field 03/04/07
Email: roger.fd@ntlworld.com
Comments: I have just found this site and it is fascinating. See PEEL ST

NAME: JOE 23/03/07
Email: JGORGEOUSJOE@AOL.COM
Comments: What a site!! lived in winson green most my life 36 years wow!!!!!!

NAME: Val  21/03/07
Email: Reynolds292@aol.com
Comments: Great site,well done.

NAME: Ray Hardman 08/03/07
Email: olray@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: Hi Ted just discovered your site already been in touch with old school friends & neighbors keep the good work up Ted.

NAME: Billy Myles 05/03/07
Email: bill@swage.fsnet.co.uk
Comments: This is a great site. My street has long gone (Molliett St)

NAME: Geraldine Kelly (nee Carter) 26/02/07
Email: gel-ann-kel@hotmail.com
Comments: Great site Ted...Pleasure to browse.

NAME: John Bird 19/02/07
Email: jandm15@btinternet.com
Comments: Following an earlier visit to this website I have now found 59 relatives Many thanks Ted

NAME: Roger Bayliss 14/02/07
Email: rogerbayliss1@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: The web site is brilliant, it brought back so many memories. thank you, Roger

NAME: Peter Mcginty 14/02/07
Email: peter.mcginty3@ntlworld.com
Comments: I love this site. I'll be back. regards mac. ..

NAME: Colin Vaughan 11/02/07
Email: cg.vaughan@blueyonder.com
Comments: What a wonderful site.

NAME: Christine Aucott (maiden name)08/02/07
Email: foxchristine@hotmail.com
Comments: What a great site ..very nostalgic to read about Winson Green.
Thank you for the memories ,will be a regular user from now on !!!!

NAME: Lorna 29/01/07
Email: byrd@internode.on.net
Comments: I was browsing your site, having come from Brum originally--- Keep up the great work - --your site is an informative and entertaining read!

NAME: Soo Magee (Susan) 12/12/06
Email: soomg321@aol.com
Comments: Wow ..... found this site by accident and boy has it brought back some memories! So many I think I need to post as my childhood address of Carlisle Street is missing!!!!

NAME: Alan Elliott 07/12/06
Email: alanelliott62@tiscali.co.uk
Comments: Hi love the site.

NAME: Doug Cutler 18/11/06
Email: summerills@waitrose.com
Comments: The site is great - it is lovely to see the old places.

NAME: Arthur Evans 03/11/06

Email:archieev@hotmail.co.uk      or    margaret.evans40@tesco.net
Comments: I would like to thank you for a most interesting site, I have added it to my FAVOURITS.

Best wishes to you both ,and all who have made the sitesuch a pleasure to visit.

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NAME: Liz Eversfield nee Wood 24/10/06
Email: lizjohnevers@hotmail.com
Comments: I have really enjoyed reading this site.Which brought back some sad but good memories, well done!!!!

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NAME: Mary Tiernan 05/10/06
Email: anthony-quigley@hotmail.com
Comments:  Lovely site. Thanks.

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24/09/06

NAME: Rhoda Ware
Email: rw@ormskirk.lancs.sch.uk
Comments: Hi. What a find this web site is.

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06/09/06
NAME: Jenny Allen
Email: jenny@allen53.plus.com
Comments: A very interesting and informative site, which has brought back memories of my childhood, and has given me more information for my family history research, Thankyou.

see Heath Street  06/09/06 for more comments
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22/08/06

Congratulations on a fabulous walk down memory lane.
Geraldine and Barbara 'Carter'

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NAME: Judy nee Blocksidge 22/08/06
Email: bab90@hotmail.co.uk
Comments: Have just found your fantastic site which brought back many memories.

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NAME: John King 12/05/06

Email: king.johnny@gmail.com

Comments: This is an excellent site.Both my parents lived in and around this area in 1960's at Park road ,Bacchus road and Hingestion st.I am trying to find more info.     

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NAME: George Joesbury 29/04/06
Email: COUK"FAYANDGEORGE@NETBREEZE>CO>UK
Comments:  This site has pulled at the memory strings keep up the good work.

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What a fantastic find! I came across this site while mooching, you see my family; mom Sandra Trevis and Baba (Billy) Ali lived on Lees St; 3back a9, although I was born in 1969 I was too young to remember most of the fun, but having 2 older sister, Sharon and Angela, I still to this day love listening to the story’s they tell me only now I can put a picture to the park, All saints and other story’s thanks to this site.
Kind Regards
Jantina Allison
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Name: Mike Hyde 13/03/06

E:mail:

May I congratulate you on a superb website.

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NAME: colin 13/03/06
Email: colin1935@hotmail.com
Comments: So happy to have found your wonderful site quite by chance .I have withdrawals for a Marsh and Baxter sausage after many differing attempts to find a near as dam it one with no luck today perhaps it was the breed of pig?? so in search engine I typed Marsh and Baxters pigs and you mention the butchers so your link came up thankfully I shall dip in and out of the site for evermore THANKS

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NAME: Dave Hanson 13/03/06
Email: dave@hansonclan.co.uk
Comments: I have just come across your web site looking for information about Foundry Road - this site is BOSTIN!!!
Thanks very much Ted and Maureen for putting this web site togther.

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NAME: Frank Beckstein 03/03/06
Email: frank@frank10.wanadoo.co.uk
Comments: Ted.
Just a quick one to say  I still get a kick out of this site, and to say thanks again for publishing it, regards to you and your lady.

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NAME: Ray Norton
Email: ray.norton@btinernet.com
An excellent website
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NAME: Richard Wortley 20/01/06
Email: rwortley@parker.com
Comments: I have found this site fascinating, as both of my parents and Grandparents came from the areas of Winson Green.
Does the name of Wortley ring any bells with anyone out there.
Thanks for a wonderful site,  Richard Wortley.
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NAME: John Bird  13/09/05
Email: jandm@twobirds.f2s.com
Comments: I have just had a very enjoyable trip down memory lane on your website. As a former resident of Foundry Road, Eva Road and Icknield Port Road
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NAME: Patricia Sharratt (Nee Giles) 15/08/05
Email: chonkiblonc1@tiscali.co.uk
Comments: This is a great site to find out about old Winson Green,
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NAME: Steve Alldridge  23/07/05
Email: stephenalldridge@hotmail.com
Comments: What a great site Keep up the good work. I lived in Villiers St. . Does anyone remember the Alldridge family?
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NAME: Henry Morgan 07/07/05
Email: henry.morgan@freesbee.fr
Comments: Good work. Born in Winson Green (so were most of the Morgan family) and living there to the age of 9.5 I have very fond memories, but too young then to have photo's. Now at the age of 75, I am quite sure it would not in any way match my recollections
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NAME: Bert Fieldhouse  19/06/05
Email: sianabbs@hotmail
Comments: Great site brings back a lot a lot of memories

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NAME: Nita Clayton nee Wootton  11/06/05
Email: nita@danzweb.net
Comments: Wonderful site and the photo's are fabulous,
Keep up the good work,  Nita Clayton, (nee Wootton)
See James Turner Street on the Streets page

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NAME: Pearl Cutler 07/06/05
Email: habberley@ntlworld. com
Comments:  Thank you for a great website, so well put together.best wishes for the future to
everyone involved .regards Pearl Cutler

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02/06/05

NAME: Mark C. T. Healy   02/06/05

Email: mark.healy@bbcha.nhs.uk

I would dearly love to see a photo of the outside of those houses at the Park Road end of Musgrave Rd, with hope that it would include number 207.. Many thanks  Mark C. T. Healy    Email: mark.healy@bbcha.nhs.uk
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NAME: Andrew Brown 30/05/05
Email: andrewjbrown2@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: I came across this site looking for info on my great aunt Polly Beaman who ran a shop in Heath Street. She raise my grandmother Laura Snooks/Beaman as her own, and was a well known character in Winson Green.
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NAME: Eddie Ingram  11/05/05
Email: eddie1946@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: Great site loved to see old photos i will dig some out.  We lived in Eva Road with my 3 brothers Roger, Derek and Kevin we attended the local shcools.  Does any one remeber us??  
Smashing memories

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NAME: GRAHAM WEST
Email: graham@gwesty.freeserve.co.uk
Comments: EX- WINSON GREEN, NOW LIVE IN STOURBRIDGE, MOM STILL LIVES IN JAMES TURNER STREET, PLEASE CAN YOU HELP I AM LOOKING FOR PHOTOS OF HANDSWORTH RAILWAY STATION BOTTOM OF BOOTH STREET. THIS IS FOR A PAINTING I WISH TO HAVE DONE FOR MY BROTHERS BIRTHDAY. PLEASE CAN YOU HELP

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NAME: Michael Pratt
Email: Mike@pratt38.wanadoo.co.uk
Comments: What a great web site. I only found it the other day and I have spent hours reading about Winson Green. I noticed an entry relating to Perrot Street. My grandparents lived all their lives there and I would like to add some of my memories to the section. Would it be possible for me to enter some comments and a few pictures? I am trying to research my family history, maybe some leads could come from an entry.
Regards Michael Pratt
see PERROT STREET for Michael's story, appeal and photos
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NAME: JUNE ROBBINS NEE TAYLOR 21/04/05
Email: WHINCHATGROVE@AOL.COM
Comments: FANTASTIC SITE TO FIND OLD FRIENDS AND EVEN FAMILY, ANYONE WHO KNEW THE TAYLORS AT MOLLIETT STREET PLEASE GET IN TOUCH  THANKS
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NAME: David Bull 12/03/05
Email: watchet@hotmail.co.uk
Comments: great site keep up the good work Ted, Dave Bull 22 Lees Street now in Somerset.

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NAME: James Holloway 26/02/05
Email: james@gwr4111.freeserve.co.uk
Comments:. GREAT SITE!

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NAME:. Dave Brown 24/02/05

Email: throstles54@hotmail.com
Comments: What a great site, lots of old memories.
See Devonshire Street

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NAME: Doreen Adams Nee Round 12/02/05
Email: doreen.adams@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: Great site, seen a lot of people on there I know .
We All Lived in Moilliett Street. " Great days"
Doreen Adams nee Round

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NAME: Don Hunt  23/01/05
Email: lynbrey@aol.com
Comments:  Great site.
Best wishes  Don

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NAME:-Stewart Else  22/01/05
Email: info@stewartelse.com  
Comments: Hi!
If you want further information about the Lunatic Asylum, you can look at my website:
http://www.stewartelse.com
where you will see details of some cases, history, etc

We have also placed a link (on the links page) to  STEWARTS site
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NAME: Ruth Devaney nee Nicholl 14/01/05

Email: rdevaney1@mmm.com
Comments: Looking at old photos of Devonshire street was fantastic.

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NAME: Rita Freeth 10/01/05
Email: ritafreeth@aol.com
Comments: Great site.Brought back many memorises.Keep up the good work.Thank you.

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NAME: Kath Dowell (nee Greensall) 28/12/04
Email: hwinthepark@aol.com
Comments: What a great site, it bought back all my childhood memories, happy days in Devonshire St.

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NAME: John Adderley  23/12/04
Email: johnadderley@btinternet.com
Comments:. I find your site very interesting

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NAME: Gary Smith  19/12/04
Email: winsongary@aol.com
Comments: An area such as ours didn't warrant a mention, as far as the good and great were concerned in Birmingham.
But people like you have made it happen, and we weren't all dummies that came from the 'Green'
See Gary's books on the book page.
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NAME: Peter Mcginty    16/12/04
Email: mac_mcginty@hotmail.com
Comments: a very good site, and very interesting.
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MAME:.PHILIP WILLIAMS  13/12/04
Email: PHILANNE@JOWETT8.FREESERVE.CO.UK
Comments:.The old schools and photos in fact the whole site brings comfort-thanks
See Musgrave Road

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NAME: roger humphreys  11/12/04
Email: roger@thedoge2.hotmail.com
Comments: winson green and brookfields, What a great site.
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NAME: Harry PALSER  30/11/04
Email: jugman6@aol.com
Comments: Love the site!!
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NAME: Alan Woodcock 09/11/04
Email: alan_woodcock@birmingham.gov.uk
Comments:  A great site, well done and thank you.
See Winson Green Road and Back Houses pages
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NAME: Graham Moore 27/10/04
Email: portland.george@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: What a great sight,the memories came flooding back.Would it be possible to trace old friends from Moillliet St in the 1960s

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NAME: Monica Couchman  26/10/04
Email: monicacouchman@btopenworld.com
Comments:  very informative website.
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NAME: MALCOLM COTON  03/10/04
Email: MACTORI4@BTINTERNET.COM
Comments: JUST LIKE TO SAY THANKS 4 THE MEMORIES THE SITE IS BRILL,I LIVED @197 LODGE RD AND ALSO 90 LODGE RD. BORN IN 1959 WENT TO BENSON RD SCHOOL AND THEN HANDSWORTH NEW ROAD GREAT DAYS.HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH SCHOOL CHUMS,LOXLY TAYLOR,TREVOR GREEN ect.R THERE ANY RECORDS OR SCHOOL PICTURES ABOUT 1964/5 TO 1975 ROUGHLY PLEASE HELP.
See Lodge Road for Malcolm's story and photos.
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NAME: Betty Gibson (nee Leavesley) 30/09/04
Email: amandalinkin@aol.com
Comments:  Great site, I have met a couple of friends and it has brought back some happy memories for me. I lived in Talbot street, with my sisters Margaret and Doreen. Nice to see old faces again.
Well done to the site and good luck.

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NAME: David Mann  18/09/04
Email dave_mann@ntlworld.com
Congratulations on a great website

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NAME: Gill and John Rowley  18/09/04
Email: johneastleach@eircom.net
Comments: Very interesting site. We would love to have borrow any old photos that anyone might have to copy, as we are about to compile a this is your life history book for our mother who was born and bred in Winson Green in April 1905 and who hopefully we would like to present it to her next April on her 100th Birthday (God willing ) when we hope to have a party for her surrounded by her very proud family.
Regards Gill and John Rowley

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NAME: Gillian Kavanagh nee Beecham 18/09/04
Email: gillkavanagh@msn.com
Comments: I really enjoyed your website.
But I did not see Harding Street listed. It was situated at the other end of Don Street.
see Harding Street 1st entry

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NAME: Roy Warren 18/09/04
Email: rwarren@dodo.com.au
Comments: Ted great site i was born in Heath St now in Australia had a mate at school Robert Rudge any relation i think he lived in Dugdale St by Grove cinema

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NAME: Sharolyn Redfern 12/09/04
Email: sha.redfern@mweb.co.za
Comments: What a wonderful web site. Well done. It has brought my family members back to life for me. Seeing photos of the places that they lived.
see Park Road
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NAME: cynthia gebhard (nee Pritchard) 06/08/04
Email: cynthiagebhard@amserve.com
Comments: Hello ! I was born Cynthia Pritchard daughter of George Pritchard (postman) and Rose Pritchard (nee Godwin) at 171 Devonshire Street on 13th July 1933. Would love to share any memories.
 Please call 01543 268424 Thank You

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NAME: Norman Hanson 13/07/04
Email: nrmnhan@AOL.COM
Comments: Does any have a photo of the "Malt Shovel" Tudor Street please
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NAME: AVRIL PARRISH 05/07/04
Email: avrilclough@aol.com
Comments: Ted what a great site,i was born in Birmingham in 1955 and moved to Scotland in 1970,your site brings back sooo many memories for me,thanks,like they say once a brummy ALWAYS a brummey.

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NAME: Maureen Perks 04/07/04
Email: Peksi2004@Aol.com
Comments: Ted a great site,Thank You Ted.
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NAME: Frank Beckstein 02/07/04
Email: frankbck@clara.co.uk
Comments: I just found the site .. wow what memories, I saw Clive Roaches picture of boys brigade camps and low and behold there i was "the puncher" where did the years go ? will try to find some pics for you ...
See Organizations and Park Road for Franks story and BB photo.
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NAME: Viv Styles  10/06/04
Email: vivstyles@tony1984.fsnet.co.uk
Comments: Wonderful! I'm so glad you've done this. I'd like to put something on about Carlisle Street where I grew up. I think I've got some photos of Foundry Road school somewhere.... I'll be back! Many thanks.

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NAME: Jackie Warren 09/06/04
Email: wonderwob@btinternet.com
Comments: I Have Just Visited Your Site It Is Unbelievable, I Pictured Myself There As I Grew Up In Aberdeen Street,And Went To Summerfield School And Handsworth New Road For Girls.Please Keep Up The Good Work.

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NAME: Alan Bell 04/05/04
Email: exton.bell@virgin.net
Comments: Does anyone remember a group of young teenagers singing on Averys steps 1947-50.Names?
Pat Williams,Lily Harding,Margret Deakin,Billy Hunt,Jean Phillips,Frank Chatwin,Mavis Carr and many more.Does anyone remember Alan Deakin from Smethwick engaged to a girl from Wellinton rd?
 All news welcome

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NAME: Jean Norton(nee Stevens) 27/04/04
Email: macjean37@ws111pw.fsnet.co.uk
I have recently come across your website for Winson Green, I was so pleased to read stories and comments.

see Villiers Street for Jean story

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NAME: Susan Tolley (nee Holmes) 08/04/04
Email: Tsuetolley@aol.com
Comments: I was delighted when my brother directed me to this site. I recognised a few names and would like to know if anyone remembers me. Thanks for the opportunity Ted.

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NAME: Adele Cornes 28/03/04
Email: adelecornes@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: What a great site, I am tracing my family tree the names are Bolas and Loveridge,Tutty and Harwood through your site and your book Brumromain I've found another branch of my tree so thank you Ted, also if anyone reads this and knows anything about the above families or can tell me anything about Foundry Lane and Vittoria street shop, I would be glad to hear from you.

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Name: Keith Devaney  20/03/04
E:mail Keith.Devaney@amersham.com
Comments:Thanks for the site, I can't tell you the pleasure it brings us.

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NAME: Mary Shurmer nee Mallaband 20/03/04
Email: mary shurmer@btinternet.com
Comments: Great site Ted keep up the good work from Mary Shurmer
See Winson Green Road (Smiths Arms)
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NAME: Frances Sheen ( Nee Mason) 18/03/04
Email: Tfshen@aol.com
Comments: I love your site..
See little Peel Street, Aberdeen Street and Bryant Street for Frances's stories.
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NAME: Kay Brine (nee Kirby) 11/03/04

Email: cross_62@optusnet.com.au

I have read your site and love it.  the memories that have come flooding back, are amazing.

See Kays story on the Streets page (Park Road)

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NAME: Margaret Coates.(nee Kirby.) 11/03/04
Email: margaretcoates@optusnet.com.au
Comments: HELLO Ted I came across your website and it's good to read about where my younger sister and I used to live. at 1/342 Park Road in 1968, we went to Camden St School.keep up the good work
 Margaret Coates(nee Kirby)
See Margarets story on the Streets page (Park Road)

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NAME: Pauline Philbeck (nee.Hewitt) 27/02/04
Email: Britldy@aol.com
Comments: Thank you Ted Rudge for all your hard work in building this website

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NAME: Sue Perfect    27/02/04

Email: superfect@evemail.net

Comments: Have just made a nostalgic and happy tour of The Flat thanks to your contributers. Sue Perfect

Sue makes a request about the railings in Ickneild St see THE FLAT page.

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NAME: Christel Haddon (Prokowski) 15/02/04
Email: chrisken@haddon.fsnet.co.uk
Comments: I am so glad I found this site tears poured as I read through the pages.

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NAME: Chris Ramsbottom 03/02.04

Email: pandora.is@argonet.co.uk

Comments: What a great site!My ancestors were the Barratts, who ran greengrocers shops on Devonshire Road and also in Smethwick, mind this is going back 100 years, I'd love to hear from any Barratts out there.

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NAME: Pauline Philbeck nee Hewitt 21/01/04
Email: Britldy@aol.com
Comments: I have enjoyed looking back through your site. I lived in Park Road, close to the "Engine" pub.
I now live in North Carolina, USA.

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NAME: Simon Fielding 19/01/04
Email: simonharveyfielding@yahoo.co.uk
Comments:Best wishes and many compliments on a great site - I learnt a good deal on where my great grandparents came from! I'll be a frequent visitor.
See Simons request and his grandads story on theStreets page DON STREET
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NAME: Walter Williams 17/01/04
Email: w.r.wiiliams@ns.sympatico.ca
Comments: Great site.
See the Schools page  (Icknield Street School Boxing Photograph) update.
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NAME: Edna. Bridges 16/01/04
Email: jebednatiscalico. uk
Comments: Thank you for such wonderful memories on Winson Green
Does any one remember my late husband John Bridges of.329.Lodge.Rd.

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NAME: Lillian Alder 14/01/04
Email: rayalder@sympatico.ca
Comments: Thank you so much for such a wonderful site!!!!  The best site I have been on.
See Foundry Road

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NAME: Val(erie) Hingley (Nee Chaplain) 12/01/04
Email: joval-thepines@supanet.com
Comments: Just found your excellent site - What memories -
See Kent Street North

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NAME: Lillian alder 12/01/04
Email: rayalder@sympatico.ca
Comments:  Thank you for this great site.
Lillians grandfather Benjamin Cherrington worked at Tangys foundry in the early 1900's.
 Does anyone have any info on him or the foundry?

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NAME: Angela Jones      18/12/03
Email: millfields2002@yahoo.co.uk
Comments: I would like to thank the neighbours of Talbot Street year 1969 for **saving mine and my sisters life***
Read the story Angela has sent thanking the neighbours of Talbot Street See the Streets Page

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NAME: Daniel Cogswell 12/12/03
Email: danielcogswell5@msn.com
Comments: I would just like to say what a great site this is. I am 14 years old and I still live in Winson Green and I find it so intresing how Winson Green use to look like. It has helped me a lot with my school work and my nan is so intrested because she has been living in Winson Green for 79 years.
 Thank you so much for this wonderfull website.

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NAME: Roy King  09/12/03
Email: rk004d3133@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: Thanks Ted for bringing back so many memories of Winson Green and surrounding areas.Like so many of your comments I to went to Benson Rd. and HNR schools up to 1957. I lived in Wharf st. then Radnor ST. My wife Eileen lived in Devonshire St,we have been married 40 years next year her maiden name was Hannon.Any one remember us we would love to hear from you.  Roy and Eileen King

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NAME: Phil Edwards 29/11/03
Email: philje@myself.com
Comments: I have just found your website. Fantastic!!!! I was born and lived in Peel Street from 1955 to 1967. I hold the place in great affection. Your site bought back a good few memories for me. Well done and thanks for a great site. I really enjoyed it.
See PeeL Street  and the Steam Train on the Photographs page for Phil's other comments.
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NAME: Jim Moody  26/11/03
Email: JamesDDay@AO.COM
Comments: Great Site.Brought back happy memories.
See Peel Street for Jims other comments.
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NAME: Len Holland 05/11/03
Email: holland_leonard@hotmail.com
Comments: Wow, what a great site, brought back lots of memories.
See Bacchus  Road for Lens other comments he would like to hear from old friends.

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NAME: Jim Wallis  19/10/03
Email: Jameswallis12@hotmail.com
Comments: Great to see the old place on the web, has made my day because I have obtained a photo of my mum which means so much to me as I lost all my old photos in a fire some time ago. Many thanks to all concerned Jim Wallis Preston Road

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NAME: Michael Windsor 29/09/03
Email: sybilwindsor@aol.com
Comments: great site just found it while looking through heartlands web site.
see Devonshire Street for  Michael's other comments.
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NAME: Alan Small 15/09/03
Email: ajs6594@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: Very impressed with website. Certainly of interest in that my grandparents and greatgrand parents originally came from Winson Street and Molliett Street respectively. Many thanks for the memories AJS

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NAME: Gloria Wilkins 05/09/03
Email: gusher66@btopenworld.com
Comments: I came across your site by accident and am I glad I did
see MOLLIETT STREET
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NAME: Eric C Hill 17/08/03

Email: heartlands.history@blueyonder.co.uk

Comments:  What a great site, you have put a lot of thought and hard work into it, lots of lovely memories and photographs, well done, keep up the good work.

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NAME: Alan Sorrell   28/07/03
Email: alan@sorrell.fslife.co.uk
Comments: Thank you for an excelent site
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NAME: Gary Callaghan 18/0703
Email: garypatsy@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: This is a great site.
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NAME: MANDY SMITH 26/06/03
Email: smthmarky@aol.com
Comments: So glad we found this site.
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NAME: Linda Daniels (nee DOE) 18/06/03
Email: lindoe@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: Just discovered this site, by accident, so glad I found it, I grew up in Winson Street and just skimming through has brought back many memories, will put some of my own on paper, to add to the site. Many thanks for a brilliant site.
Linda's story can be found on the STREETS page Winson Street
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NAME: Lynsey
Email: lynsey34@msn.com
Comments: Just came across your great site and it started me thinking of the times i spent in Winson Green and Black Patch.
See Markby Road
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NAME: Phil Mansell 13/06/03
Email: phil.mansell@newport.ac.uk
Comments: Great site!
Phil's story is on the Schools page (Benson Road)
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NAME: Ken Bibb 29/05/03
Email: kwb33@optusnet.com.au
Comments: I looked at your site before and found it interesting. Every time I open the site it get's better.
My Uncle, Aunt & Cousin lived in Victor Rd off Lodge Rd for many years after the war I worked for him for 12 months 1948-1949. I came from Handsworth a stone's throw away. Keep up the good work. Ken B

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NAME: theresa connolly[nee fitzpatrick]  29/05/03
Email: cjjk1965@aol.com
Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE INFORMATION AND PICTURES OF HEATH ST WINSON GREEN RD AND ST PATRICKS SCHOOL
Theresa,  If you would send some we will put them on for all to see.
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NAME: Alton Douglas 23/05/03
Email: altonjo@btinternet.com
Comments: As a publisher of many nostalgia books about Birmingham may I say "thanks" for keeping the memories alive. I have just launched my own web site, which can be found at
http://exhib.homestead.com/alton001.html
Keep up the good work. Alton and Jo.
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NAME: Pam Willis (nee Byfield) 23/05/03
Email: pamela.willis@whsmithnet.co.uk
Comments: What a great site and what memories it brings back! My Mum who's eighty three was thrilled to see the photographs of the REAL (Rowlands Electrical Accessories Limited) factory in Devonshire Street.
See Devonshire Street
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NAME: pearl carter 13/05/03
Email: teaern@aol.com
Comments: It is wonderful looking at this Winson Green website,  thank you & my best wishes. Pearl Carter
See Winson Street
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NAME: Rosemary McPherson  12/05/03
Email: rosiesmail123@aol.com
Comments: Keep up the good work, it is so lovely to read and remember the good old days. Rosemary
See Rosemary's Story about Lees Street  and the Rail tragedy on the Streets page.

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NAME: Len Judge  06/05/03
Email: Lenjudge@btinternet.com
Comments:  A site full of "eye-openers" very good reading. Thank you for everyones input.
I was wondering if anyone has information on St Cuthberts church where my great grand parents were married in 1892 ?  Thanks again  Len Judge

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NAME: Ray Norton 06/05/03
Email: Ray@Norton1781.fsnet.co.uk
Comments: I was amazed at the quantity on the Website on the W.G.Area. My particular interest is
Devonshire Street (Lodge Road End). I wasn't born there but my family and 3 sisters and a brother were.

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NAME: Linda Richardson (nee Dagless) 04/05/03
Email: craftygirl_9@hotmail.com
Comments: A fantastic site.  Thanks for a great site.
See Norman Street
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NAME: Lorraine 30/04/03
Email: floyd_lorraine@yahoo.com
Comments: It was so nice to go back in time, remembering old schools and streets where I was born.
See Whalf Street
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NAME: Chris Terry  29/04/03
Email: joerich02@aol.com
Comments: excellent site brings back memories.
See Heath Street
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NAME: Sheila Shell (formally Blackwell) 23/04/03
Email: s.shell@btopenworld.com
Comments: I think your sight is fantastic I hope more people will bring back the memories of Winson Green.
I would like to hear from anyone who attended Foundry Road School from 1953-1960 also anyone who went onto City Road School? Sheila
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NAME: Charles Giles 14/04/03
Email: mogiles@tiscali.co.uk
Comments: Your site has bought back so many memories
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NAME: Arthur Killeen  13/04/03
Email: akilleen@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: I find this site fascinating, Thanks for the memory. Arthur
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NAME: Sheila Shell (formally Blackwell) 13/04/03
Email: s.shell@btopenworld.com
Comments: I found the Winson Green site very nostalgic. Sheila
See Foundry Road
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NAME: DAVID WHITEHOUSE 09/04/03
Email:davidwhitehouse@ntlworld.com
Comments: I have just seen the website about Winson Green. What a wonderful website it is. Brings back many happy memories. Many thanks, David.
See  Musgrave Road
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NAME: Sue Hancox  31/03/03
Email: suehancox@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: Great site! I believe an ancestor of mine may have been an patient at the Winson Green lunatic asylum from 1881 - 1901.
Can anyone help with the following:-
Does anyone have information / pictures from that place?
Any ideas how I could find out why he was in there?
Also any idea when All Saints church was demolished?
Thanks Sue.
If you are able to help please contact  Sue direct. Could we please have a copy as well for the site.
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NAME: Val
Email: valmu564@msn.com
Comments: Great site
See Franklin Street
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NAME: Mrs Sandra Cooke (nee George) 26/03/03
Email: sandra_cooke@bun.com
Comments: Great site.
see Barford Road
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NAME: Roderick Scott 24/03/03
Email: roderick@scott5036fsnet.co.uk
Comments: A great site I look forward to seeing what new each week glad to be able help. Rod

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NAME: Amanda 22/03/03
Email: none supplied
Comments: FANTASTIC!!!
When I was younger my dad used to tell me some of the stories that are on this site. However I would like hear more if you were born on or after 1949 in or around Talbot St / Devonshire St.
(AND DON'T FORGET THE PICTURES) !!!!!
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NAME:Walter Wootton (Wal) 19/03/03

Email: WALTER@wwootton.freeserve.co.uk

Comments: Your website is much appreciated by myself and many other folks who lived up the Green many thanks for your excellent site. All the best Wal
see  Wal's request on the OLD FRIENDS page.
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NAME:Barrie Eccles (Joey) 10/03/03
Email: mt159@xtra.co.nz
Comments: I shall be visiting UK durring April 2003.
I went to Foundry Road Infant and Junior School from 1949 till 1955.
Then to Handsworth New Road School from 1955 till 1959
Very interesting site. Barry
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NAME: Alan Aston10/03/03
Email: alan@aston2002.fsnet.co.uk
Comments: wonderful site.alan aston

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NAME: KEVIN   02/03/03
Email: BOLAN47@HOTMAIL.COM
Comments: NICE SITE VERY INTERESTING KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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NAME: Gary Callaghan  28/02/03
Email: garypatsy@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: What a superb site. I shall be writing down my memories of my early years in Ford Street very soon. I'm sure my Mother will have lots to say too!
Excellent site.......my congratulations.

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NAME:Paul  27/02/03

E:Mail pn203@cam.ac.uk

What a pleasure to stumble onto your Winson Green / Brookfields pages. Very interesting;
I learrned a lot, and then recalled things I didn't even know were in my
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NAME:Fred Herbert
Email:fredherbert1@hotmail.com
May i start off with saying you are both doing a fantastic job about the old end keep up the good work.
see The Flat
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NAME: Adrian Burford 19/02/03
Email: adrian@aaburford.fsnet.co.uk
Comments: Thanks for a great site. It's brought back a lot of memories.
see Devonshire Avenue
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NAME: Noel Stone 19/02/03
Email: stoned999@aol.com
Comments:Great site.
see Heath Street photo required can you help.
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NAME:Alan Butler
Email: alan740@aol.com
Comments: What a nice site ted, about time Winson Green was put on the map for the right reasons

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NAME: Donald Stringer 07/02/03
Email: dgstringer@onetel.net.uk
Comments: Brilliant!
See Winson Green Road >>  Has any one got a photo of Winson Green Rd from Summerfield Park????
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NAME: Jacqueline Perry (CARNELL)
Email: dotmay2003@yahoo.co.uk
Comments: BRILL,BRILL, what a brill site!!! its great, seen some names I recall already. Thanks Ted I think its going to be wonderful. Iits about time `The Green` was put on the map. WELL DONE TED & CO.
Jacqueline 05/02/03
See Abbey Street on the streets page and The Flat.

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NAME: Paul Gattrell  28/01/03
Email: carole.hewitt@btinternet.com
Comments: What a nice surprise this site was to find and reading your comments brought a few memories back. Paul

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NAME: Robert Lowe
Email: rob.lowe @ntlworld.com
Comments:
May I congratulate you on a wonderful site, it has brought back so many memories for me.
Kind regards  Rob.
Rob story on  "The Flat" page.

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NAME:Anita Gregory (Cunniffe 14/01/03
Emai l: mc012b3353@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments:
I have just been on your web site it is great thank you.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WITH THE SITE IT'S GREAT GOING ON THERE , BYE FOR NOW
best regards.  Anita Cunniffe nee Gregory
Anita's lived in Benson Road see Stories page

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NAME: Craig Deeley 13/01/03
Email: craiguito@hotmail.com
Comments: I was so pleased to come across this website. . What was even nicer was I've just seen my uncle Pat Deeley on one of the phots taken in the Alex pub, along with Trevor Field, an old family friend. Can't wait to tell my parents about this site. Craig Deeley
Devonshire Street is where you will find Craig's story
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NAME: Tony Stack-Hawkley 12/01/03
Email: tjazz@pacific.net.au
Comments: Greetings from Australia
I have spent another Saturday driving my wife mad with  'Look at this photo, I went to school with her and look at my old school'.
Well done Ted I have looked at my past as a child and realised how lucky I was. Tony

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NAME: James Reed 06/01/03
Email: james@yewtree2.freeserve.co.uk
Comments: Absolutely the best site I have found,so far. Jim  
Jim lived in Little Devon (the posh end) see the stories page.

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NAME: Peter Westwood 28/12/02
Email: peter.westwood@phnt.swest.nhs.uk
Comments: I lived in Bacchus Rd on the corner of Preston Rd. I can still remember some of the shops, ours was the post office. If anyone has an old map it would be a nice addition to the website.

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NAME: Carol Nicholl 28/12/02
Email: chrisphel@aol.com
Comments: I lived in devonshire street till 1969.My grans name was Violet Lowe, and my parents were Bill and Barbara Nicholl. Can anyone remember a coach or train crash with pupils from benson road school from 1964 to 1969.                   
Carol would you please get in touch ***ted.rudge@btinternet.com

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NAME:  Tony Stack-Hawkley 28/12/02
E-mail :tjazz@pacific.net.au
Comments:
I have lived in Australia for thirty two years and am now getting on a bit. I browsed on the internet and found your site. What a relief to know that I was not the only person in the world to remember good times. I found your site full of nostalgia, I remembered things that I sometimes wondered if they were true. Thank you for a wonderful morning. I even found a photo of a young lad called Tony Hawkley.Pity it wasn't me. I wonder who it was.Thank you again for a nice time.     

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NAME: Tom Loughridge 18/12/02
Email: tom@loughridge.fslife.co.uk
Comments: Brilliant site. lived with my Gran and Aunt at 14 Vittoria Street during the war, then moved into one of the indoor bathroom and toilet fabulous prefabs on the Black Patch when my dad came home.
A different and better world even though everyone was poorer.

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NAME: Anne Smith
Email: rustymick21@hotmail.com 09/12/02
Comments: I have been reading your items on Winson Green and it brought back a lot of memories for me, there was a lad from my old school on one of the photographs.

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NAME: P.I.Stewart 03/11/02
Email: STEWARTP48@HOTMAIL.COM
Comments: Your site brought back many memories.

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NAME: Roy Bassett  28/11/02
Email:
I love your site, it brings back many happy childhood memories of when  I lived at no 70 Devonshire Street from 1961 to 1969.  Keep up the good work  best wishes    Roy.
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NAME: John Tohill 11/11/02
Email: tohilljp@aol.com
Comments: Great site,  there still lots more info out there. I intend to send some about Heath Street.
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NAME: Rob Lowe 09/11/02
Email: rob.lowe@ntlworld.com
Comments: A really interesting and worthwhile site, it has brought back a lot of memories, Thank you,
Regards Rob
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NAME: Robert Buckley 17/10/02
Email:Robertbuckley@onetel.com
Comments: Thank you for a very interesting website and hope to see more pictures and comments in the future.
See Roberts Benson Road School playground picture on the Schools page.
and Leonard Street on the Streets page.
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NAME: Elaine 11/11/02
Email: elaine@heolmartin.fsnet.co.uk
Comments: What an interesting site!  
The photos of the area are wonderful in building a picture of what life was like.Many thanks. Elaine
See Elaine's request on Old Friends page.
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NAME:Michael Malin 09/10/02
Email:michael.malin@virgin.net
Comments:
Your website is very interesting for me because it brings back many happy childhood memories.
see Park Road on the stories page for Michaels story about the area.
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NAME: John Brown 04/10/02
Email: johnsbrown@onetel.net.uk
Comments: , situated on the corner of Winson Green Road, Heath street, Cuthbert Road, now long demolished?  "A site such as yours is a boon".
If you are successful John can we have a copy please.                 See Cuthbert  Road on stories page
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NAME: Elizabeth Skros 11/09/02
Email: lizstamps@yahoo.co.uk
Comments: What a great site.  
See  alsoVilliers St on the stories page.

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NAME: Ty Newnham 30/08/02
Email: tyski67@hotmail.com
Comments:Many thanks it's good to be able to 'see' the past!

See also "Winson Green Prison" a request story from TY.

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NAME: BARBARA JONES (nee TIMMS) 26/08/02
Email: jjones5417@aol.com
Comments: Since visiting your site I have made contact with my school friend.
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NAME: Glyn Round
Email: glyn@wbafc.org
Comments: Love to get hold of a A-Z map or copy of this area of my youth, brings back many memories, but makes me feel very old.
(Can anybody help??  1940s ??)
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NAME: Bob Jones 14/08/02
Email: jjones5417@aol.com
Comments: A great site which brings back so many happy memories.
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NAME: Debra King 02/08/02
Email: Debs37bir@aol.com
Comments: This site is great .a lot of hard work gone into it.keep it up!
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NAME: Tricia 29/07/02
Email: tricia-dm@care2.com
Comments: Have just discovered this site. It's great. Love the old photos.
I teach local history and sites such as this preserve our heritage and help us all to learn more about it.
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NAME: maureen harwood 26/07/02
Email: mrh223@hotmail.com
Comments: I think this site is brilliant, thanks, I found a couple of friends.
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NAME: Albert.Harwood
Email: albert26588@hotmail.com
Comments: Well done Ted I think this site good I like to going down Memories Lane .I like the photos whats on there thanks for the Memories.
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NAME: Maureen Holtham nee Fowler  11/07/02
Email: shoe@holthamm.freeserve.co.uk
Comments:My what wonderful times we lived in, if only we could turn the clock back.
Great Idea your site all the best.  
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NAME: Jackie Clarke nee Simmonds
Email: kdbg@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: I was very pleased to come across this website. It has brought back many happy memories of when I was a child back in the 60s.
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NAME: Paul Holmes 09/06/02
Email: paul@pholmes76.fsnet.co.uk
Comments: I was born in Wellington Street in 1946.
Who'd have thought of a thing like this when we were ragged-arsed tykes running around Black Patch Park? There was nothing so futuristic as the www imagined, not even in the fantasy films we watched at The Winson Green Picture Palace.  Great Site!
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NAME: Paul Holmes 04/06/02
Email: paulholmes8@hotmail.com
Comments: Being born and bred in Winson Green I find your site fascinating. Well done to all concerned.
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NAME: Beryl Raine (Wilcox) 01/06/02
Email: nobel@rainen.fsnet.co.uk
Comments: Thank you for the opportunity to come on to your wonderful site and to remember all the good friends and neighbours we had all those years ago
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NAME: Gary Whitehouse 28/05/02
 Email: gary.whitehouse@sympatico.ca
Comments: Hello Ted:
I enjoyed your website. I got a real good insight on what I can expect when I visit your fair city in the next year. My sister and I have planned coming over from Canada for a few years now and your information has helped greatly. Keep up the good work. Maybe I will look you up when I get across the pond.
(I know the following request is not in Winson Green but someone may be able to help Gray )
I have been looking for a picture or some info on Birmingham Cemetery (Witton Cemetery). Do you have any pictures or history on this place. I am researching my family tree, and all of my distant Whitehouse relatives
are buried in this cemetery.  Thanks Gary W.
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NAME: Alan Kelsey 21/05/02
Email: alanjkel1239@netscapeonline.co.uk
Comments: I too would like to know about the photo in Talbot St was it taken in 1945?( yes end of the war party) I just wondered what time of year the photo was taken as my aunt might be interested, she would have been about 11 and could have been on it. She married Don Rose and they live in Leicester.
I was born 1946 and lived at 67 Talbot Street  for about 7 years.  I went to Benson Road School for a few years before moving to All Saints School when we moved to Abbey St.
My Grandad who passed away in 1962 lived up the entry at the back of 65 Talbot St, my mother was Lily Clemmens, and  my aunt Gladys, uncle Bill both also Clemmens.
I am also looking for a James Wood who was around at that time. He was from Berwick on Tweed.
Anyone with information please email me.
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NAME: Trevor Garrigan 15/05/02
Email: davronhughes@aol.com
Comments: We are the Garrigans from Talbot Street. Mom & Dad (Bet & Dan) Trevor John & Dave. We were always football mad. Played on the reck. Remember the Don - singers the Weir Twins, Phipps, Gregson's, Godsalls. Those were the days - Great site.
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NAME: Danny Clawley
Email: Danny@clawley633.freeserve.co.uk
Comments: Congratulations to Ted and anyone else concerned in creating a brilliant site
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NAME:Keith Bird 11/05/02
Email: birdie@brum29.freeserve.co.uk
Comments: I must congratulate you on an absolutely wonderful site and getting better by day, thank you for all the hard work you have and  still are putting in.
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NAME: Rod Birch
Email: rod.birch@ntlworld.com
Comments: Great Site! I am not connected with Winson Green, but I do like to see any Birmingham Based Sites! Your work here is important because it preserves the past. Well Done to all involved
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NAME: Carole Hannon 10/05/02
Email: carolework@aol.com
Comments: How could I contact Colin Aston who submitted one of the photographs on your site? My mother-in-law is pictured in the photograph and would really love to get a copy of it.
Many thanks.
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NAME: DOUGIE BANCROFT
Email: DOUGIEB@DOUGIEB.CO.UK
Comments: HELLO AND GREAT SITE,
MY DAD WHO IS BRIAN BANCROFT OF J H BANCROFT AND SONS FROM 124 DEVONSHIRE STREET, WINSON GREEN.
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NAME:Janet Diane Hunt  neeCantell 08/05/02
Email: david@diehunt.fsnet.com
Comments: What a fantastic site ,I was born in Winson Green, Don Street to be exact.  We lived just opposite a scrap yard and "The Don" pub was on the corner, I remember we would stand out side on a Saturday night and listen to the people having a good old sing song, it was such a good place to live I remember Lodge Road and the little old sweet shop called Goodacres where we would take our ration book.  I love your web site keep it up.
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NAME: John And June Houghton nee Chapman
Email: Gin738@AOL.com
Comments: it gets better every time I visit the Winson Green site
can any one put me in touch with Doreen Cook out of Kent Street North that was her single name.
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NAME: Richard Rayment
Email: hmrayment@yahoo.com
Comments: I would like to see more photos of my home area
Winson Green, Willes Road.
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NAME: Maureen Hickin
Email: MaureenandLen@aol.com
Comments: You haven't put the Maypole
shop on the flat,my eldest sister worked there 1949, after she left school.She
had a boy friend who was a telegram boy off Keyhill (The Maypole is now on "THE FLAT" page thank you)
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NAME: Gerald (Ged) Rutter
Email:
Comments: Great site this is going to take over from friendsreunited
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NAME: Stuart Waldron
Email: Stuart.Waldron@Talk21.com
Comments: Winson Green to Brookfields
Great web site, the memories come flooding back.
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NAME: Derek 23/04/02
Email: dekjess@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: Visiting your site has brought back so many memories.
I lived in Kitchener Street from 1945 to 1962 and attended Foundry Rd 1945 to 1950.
I went to Handsworth New Rd from 1950 to 1955 and remember "Jammy Hartley and all the other teachers on the photo very well.
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NAME: Monica Scribbans23/04/02
Email: monicascribbans@hotmail.com
Comments: I'm trying to find out any information I can about the Scribbans Bakery pictured in one of your photos (Lodge Road). Can you put me in touch with anyone? Most appreciated!
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NAME: Roger Dennelly 22/04/02
Email: roger.dennelly@bt.co.uk
Comments: May I congratulate you on your site it's wonderful.
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NAME: Clive Roach 21/04/02
Email: cr021g8930@blueyonder.co.uk
Thank you  for a great site, very interesting and it gets the memory working.
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NAME: susan davis 18/04/02
Email: susan@sdavis63678.fsnet.co.uk
Comments: Just visited your site for the first time-great to know so many people have such great memories for the area. Our family lived in the area till 1976 my brothers and I lived in Park Road by the church and we all went to Benson Road School. If anyone remembers us our surname was Dennelly (John,Roger and Susan)
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NAME: Roy William Smith 17/04/02
Email: roymariansmith@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: Have just visited your site.....brilliant.....I lived in James Turner Street l944 until l964 with my 2 brother Ron and Ray.....I attended Foundry Road School l949 until l955 and then Handsworth New Road until l959.....I remember Bishop Latimer Church.....Bannister and Thatcher Chemist on corner of Lodge Road and Handsworth New Road......we bought sweets from Mrs Masters shop in James Turner Street.....we played in Black Patch Park and on canal towpath in Winson Green Road....I also remember Willy's Radio Shop.....Newman's meat shop.....Edgar Potter butcher by Winson Green Cinema...The Acorn Public House and the Smith's Arms both In Winson Green Road....Hope this jogs a few memories.....anybody remember me?
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NAME: Eileen Daniels (Horton) 14/04/02
Email: jrdaniels@cobweb.com.au
Comments: Another great Birmingham site.
I lived in Vittoria St. and have a few old photos that I will scan and send when I get my act together.
I was born in Oct. 1940 and lived in Vittoria Street at the bottom of Foundry Road, attended Foundry Rd. junior school and then on to Handsworth New Road Sec. Mod.
Hi to Dave, Clive and Maureen, old Foundry Road friends contacted again through Friends Reunited.
I have lived in OZ happily for 38 years but love visiting this site.
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NAME: Peter Ellis 13/04/02
Email: peteellis@blueyonder.co.uk
Comments: This is the website l've been waiting for and given the knowhow its exactly what l would like to have created myself.I have lots to contribute & will be spreading the word, l have ex-pat friends in Australia who will be delighted to look at this site too. I will be looking out some old photos & inputting some memories which l hope will be of some interest.
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NAME: Glyn Round 13/04/02
Email: glyn@wbafc.org
Comments: I used to live in Franklin St.and went to Foundry Rd.and HNR, My eldest daughter went to All saints in the 60's. My school days 1947-8 to 1957
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NAME:Colin Aston 12/04/02
Comments: Your web site is growing more beautiful every time I visit.
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NAME: Rita and Ken Moor
Comments:I checked in on your new web site it was great to see the old places

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NAME: Maureen Hicken

Comments: have been on your web,and think you have done very well

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NAME: Albert Howes 07/04/02
Email: a.howes3@networld.com
Comments: Does anyone remember the Soap Hole,we use to spot trains there, it was at the bottom of Foundry Road , also the cake shop opposite Foundry Road School, I used to buy a 1d worth of stale cakes or broken bicuits, at home time. About 1936.
I wonder what became of three mates of mine Billy Pierce lived by Villier St,
Jonny Feilds and Albert Pell Musgrave Road
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NAME:Dennis Mallett
Email: malden@cwcom.net
I have visited your site and think it is great.
You must remember "Jammy" Hartley, Berryman, Little Mr Philips, Mr Eden, he took us for P.T., & Mr Priest the Lab.
I came to that school(Handsworth New Road)from Camden Street, in 1949. We used to live in "Little" Park Road, before moving to Hingeston Street. I remember going to Icknield Street
for a short time also. Your site, as well as oldladywood
has brought back many memories.
Regards  Dennis Mallett
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NAME: Irene Jones nee Hickin 03/04/02
Email: Irene@homelea26.fsnet.co.uk
Comments: I think it is great that at last us Winson Green ites have
our own site at last.I was almost five when war was declared.I remember a lot.
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NAME: Pat Garland 02/04/02
Comments:I think your web site for the winson green & brookfields is brilliant keep up the good work. Pat
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 NAME: Doreen Hudson nee Jones 26/03/02
Email: Email rdhudson@xtra.co.nz
Comments: You have made my day!! I have been reading the notes in your website. I was reared in Abbey Street Hockley, lived in the area 1938 to 1967and schooled at Benson Road, and Handsworth New Road.
Today accessing your site was like a trip home. All the stories, and photos' I could relate to.
I have lived in New Zealand for many years and   I would love to hear from old acquaintances.
Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a good street map of inner birmingham pre 1970? Regards
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NAME: Mac Joseph
Email: macjoseph@ntlworld.com
Comments: Excellent site, glad to see the "triangle" made. Brookfields, Winson Green and my home area of Ladywood. This type of site makes it more personal to the people who lived in the areas, well done
Mac refers to his excellent site at     www.oldladywood.freeserve.co.uk  well worth a visit.
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NAME: John and June Houghton26/03/02
Email: Gin738@AOL.com
Comments: the site has improved tenfold spent some time checking it all out BRILLIANT
regards June Greenie and John Astonian
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NAME: Colin Aston 26/03/02
Comments: Thank you Ted..a smashing site.I will search my collection of photo's and send some to you.
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NAME: Jean Tomlinson 22/03/02
Comments: Hello I really like your site and hope you get lots of feedback.
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NAME: Tony & Jean Warrington (nee Beaman) 22/03/02
Comments: Hi ted just logged on the site brought back a few memories, you have picked two good areas for me.
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NAME: Reg Reeves 22/03/02
Comments: Keep up the good work, a very good site. Regards to you both from Reg.
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NAME: Albert Howes 23/03/02
Comments: I now live in Fareham Hampshire I use to live in Kirby Road Winson Green to see Winson Green in Photos brought tears to my eyes I left in 1956.
What a wonderful Web site, I shall certainly put it in my favorites.
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NAME: Barry Broadbent
Email: Barbro@TinyWorld.Co.UK
Comments: Hello Ted Remember me Barry Broadbent, 4/40, Kent Street North, just been in contact with Gary Smith like to hear from you. Barry
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NAME: B. Smith
Email: billybarb@lineone.net
Comments: Is Peel Street in Winson Green. My husbands Grandfather was born there in 1881, no 82. Any pics?     
 If anyone can help with Peel Street photos could I have a look  please Ted@winsongreentobrookfields.co.uk
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Comments: Very nice presentation,easy to read,good idea.
John R
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Nice one, Ted.
Really good site and you should be really proud of it - CONGRATULATIONS
Mac Joseph
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Hi Ted
Just visited your web page I like it once you get more content it will
be even better
John and June Houghton
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Well done!!
I'm sure that this is going to be an informative, yet informal, and interesting web site.
Although I know many of the places you mention I'm not familiar with their history - yet!! The layout is nice and easy, with enough splash of colour to make it more interesting.
regards, Roy
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Hi Ted and Maureen
What a bostin site! Cracking stuff. Well done. Really like the lay out, the themes, the information - especially the stories. First class well done.
 Best Wishes
Carl Chinn
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NAME: Patrick Garland
Email: www.baggyboy68@btinternet.com
Comments: A great site about time somebody put Winson Green on the map.
I used to live at number 8 Cuthbert Road.
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NAME: Gary Smith
Email: winsongary@aol.com
Comments: What a fantastic site, I wished I had lived there. The smell of the gasworks from the back of Avery's, the bull from the afformentioned, to wake you up to a glorious new day.
Keep up the good work
Gary
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20 February 2002
ARE WE THE FIRST TO LOG ON TO YOUR NEW SITE ??
Michelle and Stephen Rudge
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