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                                   Requests for Info/Photos 

These are a selection of photographs submitted because help is needed in identifying the people who appear in them. If you can help, please contact either myself or, where there is an email address, you may contact the submitter direct.

If you can help regarding any photos that appear on this page, or you would like your photos to be displayed, please send an email to mail@blackcountrygenealogyandfamilyhistory.co.uk

Additionally, I will also add to this page requests by individuals for family photos or photos of the area in which their ancestors lived. I will also add requests if you require photos and information in respect of research being carried out for a project you have undertaken. If you can help with any of these requests, please send an email to mail@blackcountrygenealogyandfamilyhistory.co.uk.

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These beach photos show three ladies who lived in Bearwood. Everyone appears to be well wrapped up suggesting that the photo may have been taken in Autumn. Can anyone identify the significance of the hats worn by two of the ladies? Do you recognise the location? If anyone can help, please email me at mail@blackcountrygenealogyandfamilyhistory.co.uk  (Photos courtesy of Brian B).

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This photo was taken in the Corbett Hospital garden on 27th April 1915. We have the answer to when and where but who are they?  Do you recognise one of your ancestors or have any information? Anything will be gratefully received. (Photo courtesy of Kerry B).

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                                         THE BIRKS FAMILY
                                               OF DUDLEY

The following photographs and text were submitted by Colin Birks.

They are sourced from within the Birks family descendants. Primary Dudley births are Samuel Richard 1882 / Enoch Thomas 1884 / Louie Ann 1886 /Priscilla Lucy Martha (Maude) 1888 / Albert Sidney 1890 / Minnie Margaret 1891 /William Ernest 1897. These are children resulting from a Samuel Birks / Sarah Ann Lloyd marriage at 'Top Church'  Dudley, 1880.


Priscilla Lucy Martha Birks born 1888 called herself Maude, and married as such. She married John (known as Jack) Whitehouse in 1913.

The Dudley Policeman (known by Birmingham resident in-laws as 'Dudley Bill') is William Daniels born 1887 He married Louie Ann Birks in 1914.


The man in the suit, MIGHT be John Samuel Birks born 1859, but he was always called Samuel. This is entirely guesswork though. Any ideas anyone?


The photo below is Cornelia Lucy Lloyd born 1865 in Kingswinford, who married Joseph Davies in 1892 at St James Church in Dudley. The children are Florence Amelia Davies 1894 and William Ernest Davies 1896. Can anyone date the photographs from the clothes? Florence Amelia died age 24 in 1918.


PLEASE CONTACT:

COLIN c/o Jenni mail@blackcountrygenealogyandfamilyhistory.co.uk

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                THE PEACE, NICKLIN & BEEBEE FAMILIES OF WALSALL


Eliza PEACE Black
daughter of Henry Peace and Elizabeth Holmes.
Eliza was born in l812 in Walsall.  Her sister Elizabeth married George Nicklin, a
Saddler, another sister Mary, married Benjamin Beebee and another sister Ellen
married another Benjamin Beebee who was mayor of Walsall in l881.

Eliza had married a William Black from Scotland who was a draper.  William died in
l853 and never saw his youngest child born after his death. Together they owned
several apartments/homes/townhomes on Hatherton Street in Walsall.  They lived at
123 Hatherton.  The Nicklins also lived in this complex of residences as did the
Beebees and other family members.

Lizzie Peace Black, one of Eliza's children b. l851, married a James Edward Williams
of Willenhall in l871.  They traveled to Washington State and are considered
pioneers here where he opened and owned coal mines as a mining engineer.  My
grandmother was their youngest child.

Eliza Peace Black died in l896 in Walsall.
Her other children were, William, Hepzaba, Mary, Eunice, Frederick, Annie and
another girl who married a man named Adams.

Annie Black married Simeon Burns.  Fredrick Peace Black who married a Carolyn Julia
Reece and had a son Fowler Middleton Black.

The families were large and extremely close. 
Anyone who has a Peace connection or information regarding any of these families
listed would be very welcome to contact me.  There are Adams children...
Fowler Middleton Black and Edith Gilson may have had children.  Certainly there were
many Nicklin children, one being Sir Reuben Nicklin of Australia.  Beebees are
plentiful...but it's difficult to know which ones are "mine."

I have two wonderful samplers that Eliza Peace made at age 7  in l818. 
My Great grandmother, Lizzie Peace Black Williams, died in l932 in Seattle, WA
leaving five adult children.  She had been widowed in l900.  She was, quite frankly,
a stunningly beautiful woman in each and every photo I have.  My mother remembered
her very well and said always that she was "very British to her last day and always
a lady."

PLEASE CONTACT: clairel5@msn.com

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The following photographs were submitted by Laura Eddowes and were recently found in the company archives of Steelway Fensecure and are from the 1930's/1940's. Please see the following link for information on the history of the company: http://www.steelway.co.uk/history.php 

The first two photographs each show two men from St John's Ambulance and the other gentlemen could have been the company's owners.The third photograph shows members of St John's Ambulance and the others show people who worked for Steelway as it was then known. The company's address was Queensgate Works, Monmore Green, Wolverhampton. It was also associated with J Brockhouse and merged with F Hammond in 1931. The company made and still makes hand rails, ladders and open mesh flooring.

If you recognise anyone please contact me, or if you know anyone who may have worked for the company at that time, please let them know about these photographs.












Laura Eddowes of Steelway Fensecure Ltd has kindly submitted a further three photographs from the company archives. They were taken in the 1930's or 1940's by Bennett Clark who was a local photographer.

The gentleman in the photographs could have worked for T. T. Bladon & Sons Ltd from whom Steelway may have bought weed burners.




The following photograph may have been taken in the yard at Monmore Green. If you can identify this gentleman or help in any way with any of the photographs, please send an email to mail@blackcountrygenealogyandfamilyhistory.co.uk


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Do you have any old photos or connections to the Paddock family of Walsall? Request by Elizabeth P, 5 October 2010.

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LYE CRICKET CLUB

All the club photographs were lost in the fire that destroyed the pavilion in 2007. Does anyone hold old photographs that they would be happy to provide copies of? Request by Suzanne D, 2 October 2010. 

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Any information or pictures of the established Trap making factory of Samuel Boddis, Wright's Lane, (formerly Garratts Lane), Old Hill. Any photos of Samuel and family would be greatly appreciated. Request by Ann B H, 30 September 2010.

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Can anyone provide photographs of Dudley Street, Wednesbury in the first 30 years of the 20th Century? Any photographs will be gratefully received. Request by John McLinden, 8 March 2010.

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Photographs and information are needed in respect of Robbins & Co Ltd of Fountain Street, Dudley. The company appears in Kelly's Directory of Worcestershire, 1921 as a grate manufacturer. Can anyone confirm that the factory was bombed during World War II? Any information at all would be greatly appreciated.

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Can anyone help with a request for old photographs of Newtown Street and the Chapel, Cradley Heath? Anything prior to the compulsory purchase orders of the 1970's would be gratefully received.

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Can anyone help with a request for old photographs of Brookside in Wednesbury? Anything around the 1940's would be gratefully received.

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Does anyone remember the Cider House at the bottom of Church Lane, Halesowen. It was a private house in the 1950's and people sat in the lounge for a drink. It was near to the timber framed cottages which were saved from demolition in the 60's. Any info will be gratefully received.

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Help needed re a place called The Green Building in Wednesbury. Does this have any connection with the former Green Dragon Pub? Any information relating to the origins of its name or photographs will be gratefully received.

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Does anyone have any recollections, memories or photographs of Ivy Cottage, 45 Bowling Green Road, Netherton, in the 1920's? Any info will be appreciated.

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