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#3001 by Sheldonboy , Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:44 am

Fantastic, does it take Black and white.
Did you know Leica's were the first still cameras to use 35mm film.


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RE: Open All Hours

#3002 by mikejee , Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:46 pm

Did you say Lego, or Legover , John ?


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#3003 by Sheldonboy , Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:18 pm

It's quiet tonight. No-one about. Time to retire early. Goodnight anyone who appears. SB


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#3004 by berniew , Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:33 pm

http://www.birminghammail.net/multim...7319-27585054 Hi John a link to some of the blitz pictures in the Evening Mail Bernie

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#3006 by berniew , Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:45 pm

http://forum.birminghamhistory.co.uk/sho...?t=33764&page=1 sorry John the link's not working but the one on this thread did Bernie

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#3007 by phil ( deleted ) , Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:01 pm

Bernie & John

I have been reading these supplements in the Mail each day. To be quite honest I'm not that enthralled I think most of it has been covered time and time again by either Carl Chinn or Alton Douglas in their books and magazines. I would have thought that they had both made enough money from these photos and articles already.

Perhaps its just me getting crabby but I buy a lot of books and I am now getting tom the point where I find that I am buying the same old book that has been rehashed given a new name with a couple of extra photos and articles added.

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#3008 by Sheldonboy , Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:06 pm

I must agree Phil, but not everyone has read the books, hopefully more people will get to be interested in our history.


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#3009 by berniew , Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:11 pm

There are some I haven't seen before Phil but you have such a fantastic collection of photos and books that you have probably seen most of them . It does seem that when a photo appears on a website within a very few days any other site with similar interests also has the pics posted on it but I supose once they are in the public domain they are fair game .

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#3010 by Deleted User , Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:33 pm

It is like that with Gardening books Phil,come to realise it is the same old stuff.

Only buy specialised books now.



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#3011 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:53 am

I agree with Phil, very hard to find anything new now, I collect Marilyn Monroe stuff and there are so many re-prints with new covers and the same stuff inside, big money I suppose.
The only new stuff around is held within peoples possessions,(such as photos) and who do not belong to any forum and have no interest in geneology
whatsoever, even BHF is now getting very boring with folks coming up with some silly threads (latest photos of your pets) comes to mind.
I would love to be let loose in the Central library photo collection, at the moment it is all being catologed to go on-line when the new library opens, but ,then, I suppose we will have to pay, which I object to, why should we pay to see our own history.
One of the best resources were the old book shops, now fast disappearing.
I was in a shop in Worthing, (Badger Books) and they have 4 Kelly's directories of Worthing, £12 each, the girl said they had been there years,
all their history books are locally based, but at the same time a shop out of town is your best bet, because no-one in Timbuctoo wants a book about Swansea.


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#3012 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:49 am

My beef is not about books being repeated, but about people making money from the process and fooling customers in the process. Yes I probably have got a varied collection of photos and books bigger than most others who are interested in Birmingham's history. I think my problem is that I tend not to specialise in one aspect but spread my interest across the whole field.

Possibly this is why I notice that so many books are just rehashes using all the same resources. I used to buy all my books on line mostly from places like Ebay, Amazon & Abebooks. But I began to find that when the books arrived I had seen most of what was enclosed in other books. If you order a book at somewhere like W.H.Smiths and when it comes in, they are not very happy if when you look at the book you say "Sorry I don't want it".

What I am reduced to doing now is waiting until the local library get a copy, and popping along and taking a look. If I like whats inside then I buy a copy. Another thing that I do is buy on the recommendation of friends, at least you can ask them what the book is about and what it contains.

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#3013 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:15 am

I am about to compile a list of potential photo sites, for when I come back to Brum in a couple of weeks, any one want anything in paticular, be only too happy to oblige.


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RE: Open All Hours

#3014 by Sheldonboy , Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:12 pm

John how about the inside of your Lap dancing club.


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#3015 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:10 pm

I've always wondered if the dancers at these lap dancing establishments wear high heels or flat shoes, another think how do they manage to keep their balance whilst dancing on someones lap.

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