Monthly Archives: October 2015

Party to mark the success of Birmingham Heritage Week

  A very very low key affair in the grounds of Soho House. The tall man at the back is Symon Easton, brains and brawn behind the week’s show. He was doing traffic duty when I thanked the Sealed Knot … Continue reading

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BARRA service at St. Martins in the Bullring

A magnificent tribute to the victims of the Luftwaffe whose memorial we respect this Saturday. Over 2,000 people lost their lives, and my father came back from the RAF to view the damage from EA, before being asked to get … Continue reading

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Hand on the safe box.

Here we are in the Vaults of  the Birmingham Municipal Bank. Andy Street – one of the best Brummies there is, brings us all together to celebrate the Anniversary of the dinner held there for the staff of the bank. … Continue reading

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Weoley Castle Festival

It was very successful  this year. The weather was fine, and an immense thank you from the residents goes to Tony Maslin, (first picture) without whose great organisational skills, and fantastic work (not only for us but Rednal and Frankley … Continue reading

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Aston Hall and the Sealed Knot

The Sealed Knot are a great bunch of people. It is run similarly to a TA outfit, with ranks, procedure, and camping. They came down at short notice to give a first rate set of performances which I was honoured … Continue reading

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Kate Elizabeth Bunce

Kate was a post pre raphaelite, but I had no idea of  this term. I always loved her picture of the Mandolin Player, which seemed to me  to epitomise pre raphaelites. However she rarely got a mention, as her father, … Continue reading

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Coffin Works, Birmingham

To the Palace Theatre where Andrew, Lord Webber presents the prize to the Coffin Works in Fleet Street, which we bought off Advantage West Midlands (under the fragrant Elizabeth Perkins) and has been brilliantly restored by Simon Buteaux and staff. … Continue reading

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