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1918 General Election

The 1918 General Election was held on December 14th and had extra importance due to the recent cease of hostilities in Europe. The economy had obviously been affected by the war, men were returning home ...

1918 General Election Poster for Norman Tiptaft

Tiptaft was the Independent candidate and is here trying to appeal to the women of Handsworth to vote for him. The use of the Elite Picture House for the talk is of interest as is Tiptaft's possibly hopeful ...

A Soldiers Wife For Ladywood

A. Cohen at Singers' Hill

This picture was taken during the Feast of Tabernacles in September 1915 at Singers Hill Synagogue. This is the Reverend A. Cohen entering the Succoth. The image is from Picture World newspaper.

Adverts from St Thomas's Church Magazine

The church magazine contained many adverts each month from local retailers. Included here are the following: E. Bowkett - Baker and Confectioner of Broad Street, Richard Broomfield - Tailor of Holloway ...

Adverts from the war years in The Oratory church magazine

A double page spread of adverts from the magazine. they are easier to read by using the "zoomify" tab. Relevant to the area of this website are the following: Hunts Garage Ltd of 197-199 Hagley Road. ...

Aerial view

An atmospheric view taken during one of Lieutenant Lempriere's balloon flights.

Aerial view from the balloon

Aerial photograph from an album, taken from balloon of roof tops - sadly the photograph does not list the location. The long line in the bottom right hand corner is probably a rope from the balloon. Lempriere's ...

Aerial view of Dudley Castle from the balloon

Aerial photograph from an album, taken from balloon of crowds at event at Dudley Castle. Visible in the top left corner is the bandstand with crowds arranged on seats around it. Lieutenant Lempriere, ...

Airship design for Lieutenant Lempriere

Printed postcard, with illustration of an air ship called 'America', with address printed to side '466 5th Ave., Brooklyn, New York'. On reverse, written in hand, 'With Compliments of the inventor, to ...

Albert Edward Heaton

Albert Heaton was the Vicar of St Luke's Church in Bristol Street from 1909 to 1926.

Aldridge Road, Perry Barr

The new bridge carrying the Aldridge Road over the River Tame, Perry Barr. Postcard view of the bridge that superseded the Zig-Zag Bridge.

Alfred Knight VC - Press report on his award

This article is taken from The Weekly Mercury. Use the zoomify tab (plug in download required) to read the full article. Knight’s award was gazetted on 8th November 1917 and the citation read as follows: ...

Alfred Knight VC - the road naming in his honour

The padre says a few words before the unveiling of Alfred Knight Way by his family. Standing to the right is Alfred's grand-daughter Anne Walsh.

Alfred Knight VC from the Post Office Rifles

Alfred is pictured here with his wife Mabel relaxing while on leave from the front. Knight was awarded the Victoria Cross for his series of gallant actions at Ypres on the 19th to 20th September. Knight ...

Alfred Knight Way

The family of the late Alfred Knight VC gathered by the road named in his honour. On 9th November they were present at the opening of this new road in the Park Central development of Birmingham. Knight ...

Alfred Smith - Grave at Keyhill Cemetery

Alfred Smith served with the RAF in World War Two. He was killed on 17th June 1941 and is buried at Keyhill Cemetery in Birmingham. Smith was an aircraftman second class in 218 squadron of the Royal Airforce ...

All Saints Church

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