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Warwickshire, Birmingham, New Street c. late 1950's

Warwickshire, Birmingham, New Street c. late 1950's

Warwickshire, Birmingham, Double Decker Bus 1950's

Warwickshire, Birmingham, Double Decker Bus 1950's

Old Photos of Birmingham (Page 2) in Warwickshire in England, United Kingdom of Great Britain.

Warwickshire, Birmingham, Council House c.1915

Warwickshire, Birmingham, Council House c.1915 - showing a very early example of a motor car - image courtesy of Karen McLellan.

Warwickshire, Birmingham, Eva Williams with Harold Turley Band

Warwickshire, Birmingham, Eva Williams with Harold Turley Band.

The above image was kindly shared with us by Mr Don Sherratt, who writes: This photo dates 1924 to 1926, it is of the resident band in a cafe in Birmingham. They were broadcasting from Birmingham when wireless was in its' infancy. My mother, Eva Sherratt (nee Williams) is at the piano, and she also played at theatres for the silent films. I will be interested in any information about this band and the venue where they played. Was there a Princes Cafe in Birmingham at that time? I visited the cafe in 1964 with my mother but cannot be sure of it’s name but I believe that it was later demolished.

Update provided by Mr.Chris Hewitt - Grandson of Mr Harold Turley: Harold Turley was my maternal grandfather, whose full name was Edward Harold Turley, though the Edward was never used.
Harold died in 1976, at the age of 88, and I remember him very well.
In the picture, he's playing the percussion, on the left hand side. He was also quite an accomplished pianist, and had some patriotic songs published around the time of WWI. He was shot whilst serving in the Army, on the Somme, and lost a lot of use in his left arm, which limited, to some extent, his pianistic abilities. He was still a good pianist, though, and organist. The Princes Cafe did exist. I don't know much of the details, but my Mother, his daughter, remembers quite a bit. She's now 90 years old and lives independently, not far away from me, and she can still recall the names of some of the other band members.

webmaster's note: Edward Harold Turley was born in the last quarter of 1888, and his birth was registered in the Aston registration district. During WWI Harold - of Small Heath - served in 'B' Company, 7 Platoon, 14th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, and in 1915 was considered for a commision.

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Warwickshire, Birmingham, Chamberlain Square

Warwickshire, Birmingham, Chamberlain Square

Warwickshire, Birmingham, The Cathedral c.1920

Warwickshire, Birmingham, The Cathedral c.1920 - image courtesy of Karen McLellan.

warwickshire, birmingham, highbury, vintage photo of neville chamberlains residence

warwickshire, birmingham, highbury, vintage photo of neville chamberlains residence

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