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Warwickshire, Birmingham, New Street c. late 1950's
Warwickshire, Birmingham, Double Decker
Photos of Birmingham (Page 2) in Warwickshire in England, United
Kingdom of Great Britain.
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.
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
(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.
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
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, The Cathedral c.1920 - image courtesy
of Karen McLellan.
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