Graham Street Baptist Chapel – Mount Zion Buildings

In connection with the removal of the Graham Street Baptist Church to Handsworth, it is announced that after Oct 20th 1913, the Mount Zion Chapel buildings will be closed for religious purposes. On and after Oct 26th the Graham Street church will remove its Sunday services to the Assembly Room of the Handsworth Council House, where there will also be More...

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By admin On Thursday, December 20th, 2012
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Robbery of Jewellery

Published by Birmingham Mercury 5th June 1886 A portion of the jewellery stolen from Mr. Lucas, of the firm of Acott, Payton, and Co., Vyse Street, Birmingham, was discovered at a public-house in Somers Town, London, More...

By admin On Thursday, December 20th, 2012
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The Last – Last Drop!

The real place where the last public hanging took place was commemorated by the Birmingham Civic Society in late 2007 with an appropriate brass plaque at the junction of Great Charles Street, Snow Hill and Bath More...

By admin On Friday, September 14th, 2012
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A Silver Lining for J W Evans

First published The Hockley Flyer on April 21, 2008 An extraordinary piece of Britain’s industrial heritage has been saved from dereliction by English Heritage taking the unusual step of acquiring it for the nation. More...

By admin On Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Kenyon Street Police Station

(Researched by Marie E Haddleton and Sergeant Gordon Tracey) (Published here click to see extra comments) Kenyon Street Police station became the headquarters of C Division of the Birmingham City Police in 1862 More...

By admin On Saturday, August 25th, 2012
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Looking Back to The Day Trip From Hockley

First published in The Hockley Flyer February 1 2011 Nigel Grice of Ritz Jewellery brought the following two wonderful photos into York House, which a member of his family found ‘in the attic’. Two of the passengers More...

By admin On Saturday, August 25th, 2012
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Kettles and Motorcycles

First printed in The Hockley Flyer December 22 2009 Many of you will be fascinated to share this email we received from Eric Londesbrough. We certainly had no idea that motorcycles were being manufactured on Icknield More...

By admin On Saturday, August 25th, 2012
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Restoration of Key Hill Cemetery Gates and Piers

First published The Hockley Flyer on July 30, 2009 July 2009 saw the unveiling of the restored gates and gate piers to Key Hill Cemetery main entrance off Icknield Street, Hockley. The repairs were grant aided by More...

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