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It is interesting to note that the initial setting up of a permanent public library in Sutton Coldfield was due to Dr Richard Williamson, one of the Rectors of Holy Trinity Parish Church, who presided from 1843 till 1850.
In this article, you will read about Bird’s the Bakers and Confectioners of 384 Boldmere Road, Alice and Edwin Bird, Walter and Ethel Bird (née Lissaman) and Brian John Bird.
In this article, you will read about Ethel May Lissaman and Fernwood’s Abyssinian Boudoir, and Ernest W Beston, his Black Book, Ernest Beston Sporting Agency, Beston’s Advertising Agency, The Britannic Publishing Company and The Palladium Ltd Advertising Agency
In this article, you will read about 364, 372 and 374 Birmingham Road, Baker’s Shoe Repairers, Philip Baker, 2nd Wylde Green Scout Group, Philip Baker Hall, the Rotary Club, Pets & Gardens
A presentation created by the late Stan Brown, which records aspects of Sutton Coldfield through the 20th Century. ** Warning: contains large size images ** Due to the image size, this section is not recommended for mobile devices, other than when using WiFi.
No-one could be better placed to write the history of Sutton Coldfield Manor than John Dann who lives in Manor House, a property which was built in 1932 in the grounds of The Manor, one of Sutton’s most ancient sites. Here, John’s article has made full use of documents accompanying the deeds of his own property. Janet Jordan
How many times do we walk past war memorials without even seeing them? How often have the residents of Walmley ever paused by their own war memorial and thought about the sacrifice made by the men named on it or to wonder how their loss impacted on their families, friends and the village itself? Where they are buried? This article seeks to answer some of those thoughts.