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RE: BACK TO BACKS

 by astoness , Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:01 pm

hi denise...depending on the ages of the back to backs some were better than others..i think in ladywood and in aston where i was born the houses were not built that well and they used cheap materials and basically just threw them up..but having said that although they didnt have much most folk took pride in what they did have...i had ancestors in ladywood from the 1840s and lord knows what the conditions were like for them and 100 years later mainly due to bad sanitaion and bad diet etc folk were still dropping like 9 pins from disease..i lost 3 out of my 4 grandparents all just in their 40s to TB...the one who did survive was our moms mom and she lived to the ripe old age of almost 101...i have seen lots of footage of the old back to backs and i often think how did anyone survive at all...the one dvd i watched shot in the early 1930s actually reduced me to tears such was the squalor...to appreciate what back to backs were like you really have to pay a visit as the inside of the houses tells a far better story than the outside which of course have had to undergo a lot of restoration.....

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