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Famous Birmingham Businesses

#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:16 am

Some of theses I think are worthy of note, some of the company's that have helped to build Birmingham



http://www.fattorini.co.uk/
http://www.oldcopper.org/buttons_birmingham.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadbury


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RE: Famous Birmingham businesses

#2 by Voltman , Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:57 pm

A directory of Birmingham businesses is available for download here… Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97
Also at General & Commercial Directory of Birmingham, 1858.

Many of the adverts are well worth printing and framing, you can display a new one when you get bored with your current choice.


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#3 by Micky boy , Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:33 am

Anyone remember,monks sausages it used to be in cranberry avenue,of garretts green lane birmingham. My mother worked there for sometime in the canteen her name Hannah b or Anne for short. Als a little known laundry business in the yew tree name unknown she was a busy women


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#4 by astoness , Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:22 pm

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Anyone remember,monks sausages it used to be in cranberry avenue,of garretts green lane birmingham. My mother worked there for sometime in the canteen her name Hannah b or Anne for short. Als a little known laundry business in the yew tree name unknown she was a busy women


sorry micky i dont as its not my neck o the woods but there could be others on here who may...

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#5 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:00 pm

Yes Mick, Monks made great stuff. It has been a snooker hall and a cafe for many years now.
Just a slight correction though. It wasn't Cranberry Avenue it was Granby Avenue. So named after the bakery.


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#6 by Cleopatra , Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:44 pm

My mom worked there for years she used to put the meat into the skins and make the "links" - her name was Barbara. She has been passed away for many years now otherwise I would have asked her if she knew your mom. I remember going to work with her one day and being allowed to have a go at "linking" it was great fun and I'll always remember the banter between everyone. Everyone was so friendly.

I also went to Blakenhale Junior and Infants School. I have fond memories of Mrs Jacques, (infants). She gave me a good telling off for trying to bury someone in 2" of sandpit and during the school holidays we all went to "Play Centre".

Junior school was altogether different, although great fun. Mr Lamb always used to wear a white suit and we used to have to stand in line and hold out our hands to have them inspected for cleanliness.

 
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#7 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:47 pm

I remember Colin Lamb from Blakenhale, he used to come into our pub with another teacher Mick Harwood. I used to play Badminton with them on Thursday nights in the school hall. About ten of us then off down to our pub.


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#8 by astoness , Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:58 pm

Quote: Cleopatra wrote in post #6
My mom worked there for years she used to put the meat into the skins and make the "links" - her name was Barbara. She has been passed away for many years now otherwise I would have asked her if she knew your mom. I remember going to work with her one day and being allowed to have a go at "linking" it was great fun and I'll always remember the banter between everyone. Everyone was so friendly.

I also went to Blakenhale Junior and Infants School. I have fond memories of Mrs Jacques, (infants). She gave me a good telling off for trying to bury someone in 2" of sandpit and during the school holidays we all went to "Play Centre".

Junior school was altogether different, although great fun. Mr Lamb always used to wear a white suit and we used to have to stand in line and hold out our hands to have them inspected for cleanliness.




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#9 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:01 pm

Cleo we all used to go over to the Blakenhale Play Centre in the summer holidays, that was in the 50s and 60s, there was never any trouble from the local kids. because the were people who kept us busy and cared.


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#11 by Micky boy , Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:02 pm

Good evening,my fellow brummies,I have a question I hope someone can answer what was the name of the shop/buisiness at the yew tree that was selling school uniforms and stuff it stood where the t s b stands now?? I'm sure s b will no

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#12 by Sheldonboy , Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:26 pm

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Good evening,my fellow brummies,I have a question I hope someone can answer what was the name of the shop/buisiness at the yew tree that was selling school uniforms and stuff it stood where the t s b stands now?? I'm sure s b will no

Hi Micky, I know exactly the shop you mean and yes I know it. When I remember the name of it I will let you know. Was it Peter something?


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#13 by astoness , Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:38 am

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #12
Quote: Micky boy wrote in post #11
Good evening,my fellow brummies,I have a question I hope someone can answer what was the name of the shop/buisiness at the yew tree that was selling school uniforms and stuff it stood where the t s b stands now?? I'm sure s b will no

Hi Micky, I know exactly the shop you mean and yes I know it. When I remember the name of it I will let you know. Was it Peter something?



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#14 by Voltman , Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:27 am

Wasn't it in the small building around the corner from the bank?
The bank has been there for a very long time.


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#15 by Voltman , Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:45 am

Peter Jackson was at 104 Church Road


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