Oral History Database

dbFull details of the 50 oral histories that we collected as part of the Echoes project are listed below. You can search the database for keywords, topics and themes using the ‘search’ function and use the filters in the menu bar.

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Anonymous group 1Conversation: Part 1 of 6Highgate, Schools, Pregnant women being evacuated, war, factories and businesses38s Elgar, Rae street, School, 1m 31s St Albans, St Lukes, Hope Street. 3m 10s Highgate Park, St Annes Church. 4m 55s war, babies, pregnant ladies being evacuated, Angelina Street,. 6m 16s paint factory, Hill street (?) Dockers.Anonymous group 1.wav7m 42s, wavY
Anonymous group 2Conversation: Part 2 of 6Back to Backs, Irish immigration0s Back to Backs, Irish immigrationAnonymous group 2.wav1m 47s, wavY
Anonymous group 3Conversation: Part 3 of 6Voting, Politics16s council, Labour party, voting, politics, electoral roles, agent for Andy Harton (?)Anonymous group 3.wav6m 12sY
Anonymous group 4Conversation: Part 4 of 6Highgate, Digbeth, Swimming, Voton hole and river Rae, Changing roads, Buses/trams, Louise Ryland, Immigration, Markets, Bombing of the old markets, st martins flats. 0s Angelina Street. 25s Swimming, River Rae, Vorton Hole. 36s Balsall Heath, Red clay, Brick works. 1m 30s Dartmouth Street (?), Charles End Street, Changing roads. 3m 33s Buses/trams, Small Heath Park, Canon Hill Park, Louise Ryland (housing). 4m 12s Sun Street. 4m 40s Jewish School, Ingle Street, Back to backs. 4m 57s Welsh, Irish, Immigration. 6m Dust Bins, Montigue Street, 6m 17s Milk Street. 6m 29s Wagstaff Family, Bomb in fish market, Old markets, War, 7m 43s Factories, Family Businesses, 11m Immigration. 13m 17s St Martins Flats, morgue. 14m 03s WarAnonymous group 4.wav15m 33sY
Anonymous group 5Conversation: Part 5 of 6War, temporary morgues0s war, temporary morgue, st martins flats, 1m 02s war, Morgues, Paragon HotelAnonymous group 5.wav1m 18sY
Anonymous group 6Conversation: Part 6 of 6Pubs, Digbeth0 Pubs, 18s Angelina Street, Prince of Wales, 20s Queens arms, MacDonald street. 26s Carpenters Arms, White Swan. 1m 17s Town cryer, Macdonald street, town arms, the lampAnonymous group 6.wav2m 45sY
Carmel HolloranInterviewChildhood, working life, play, leisure, volunteering45s orphan in Ireland, 1m 16s work maid 1961, 2m 50s to England in 1967, 4m 36s applying to East Birmingham Hospital, 5m 10s (work) auxiliary nurse, 7m 58s childhood games, 8m 28s rag dolls, 9m 17s spinning tops/stones, 12m 06s robbing spuds n turnips, 12m 27s drinking toilet water,12m 53s bread n jam, 15m 10s working at Lucas, 16m 36s piece work, 19m 46s First bank account/municipal bank, 22m 05s acceptance letter for nursing job, 23m 17s dancehalls, 23m 37s meeting husband/'The Harp' Walford Rd, 25m 33s The Mermaid pub, 29m 29s The Antelope/cards/25s, 30m 33s St Anne's social centre, 35m 12s Moseley Rd Swimming pool/Mrs McKlennan, 42m 30s Nursing/managers, 46m 49s retirement, 48m volunteering, Carmel Holloran.wav52m 40sY
Carol, Conrad and MonicaInterviewmusic, food33s Good ol' days, 1m 01s living in Small Heath, 1m 04s House parties, 1m 37s Sound systems/duke alloy, 3m 10s Handsworth soho rd, 3m 52s change, 4m 48s food/curry goat, 8m 23s Windrush, 8m 53s dominos, 10m 38s barley wine/cherry b/babycham, 11m 35s police, 13m 14s Vassels/gambling house court rd, 13m 50s talk of the town Stratford rd, 15m 34s Lime grove (dodgy), Corol_Conrad_Monica.wav18m 40sN
Chris MooneyInterviewSt Martins Flats & Gooch St Highgate16s Chris Mooney b 17.10.58, 33s Moved from Camp Hill to St Martins flats 1968, 47s Parents came over from Ireland in 50s to Balsall Heath, 57s Lived with a Muslim family, 01m 21s Trinity terrace Camp Hill, 1m 35s Hostile community, other children not allowed to play with us, 02m 17s Not allowed into peoples houses, 2m 26s Sundays to mass at St Anne's church, 2m 49s Moving to 138 St Martins flats, 3m 19s Mrs Simon - Baptist preacher next door, 3m 34s The Aspinals - Mixed nationality family downstairs, 3m 54s Prostitute downstairs, 5m 15s describing St martins flats, 5m 44s very accepting community, 6m 01s The Emily Pub, 06m 18s Going to Gooch St for a job aged 11, 6m 39s Johal Singh's (Ringo) grocery shop, 7m 33s working & becoming part of the community, 8m 12s Mickey Murray - friend at work, 8m 35s working on the vegetable counter/afro-Caribbean food, 9m 09s looking after the mommas, 10m 29s learning your manners, 10m 56s Mrs Davis shopping for Yam, 12m 04s people - kind but fair, 12m 58s selling China Brush, 14m 38s Gay guys at the shop, 17m 19s local police having drop of whiskey at Johal's, 17m 52s burning speeding tickets, 19m 04s 1974 bombings, 19m 55s hostility towards the Irish - but not in Balsall heath, 21m 32s age 9 walking to the markets to work, 22m 13s The brummie market traders, 23m 37s working at the markets as a child, 24m 09s Police & community relations, 25m 16s Carl Foster arrested by plain clothes police, 33m 14s Pakistani cafes & barber shops, 34m 40s St Anne's Youth Club, 34m 48s St Michaels School - floodgate street, 34m 58s memories of the foundries & smells of metal on Cheapside, 35m 22s fight at the youth club, 36m 28s Jumped by Edris Crawford, 37m 56s Beer at the Town Crier after work at Johals, 39m 08s Crombies & two tone trousers, 40m 50s Tragedy - Mrs Simon's son suffered mental health problems, 41m 10s people under a lot of visible strain, 41m 54s Father died of heart attack, 42m 59s Fathers wake/funeral - being lifted by the community, 44m 13s Disco at St annes youth club, 44m 48s The different cultural sounds in the area, 45m 15s Blues party, 45m 30s Triangle cinema next to Woolworths/Hindi movies, 47m 52s TV only at certain times, 48m 27s Tree top cordial with Andrews liver salts, 48m 54s Shame at the barber shop, 50m 17s Calthorpe park on SundaysChris Mooney.wav51m 19s?
DavePost exhibition interviewChristmas, childhood, Front room (grans rooms), music, food, Christmas gifts 0 Christmas. 18s Club. 2m 21s Grans room. 2m 46s music. 3m 24s Food. 4m 10s Christmas gifts. 4m 34s mothers (impression).dave.wav4m 45sY
Dr Rock (Norman Doggart)Interview: Part 1 of 2Music, gigs, bands, 4m 05s Norman Doggart b1950, 4m 30s Mothers family from Cumbria, 5m 01s School nicknamed The Professor, 6m 02s Loss of brother Colin Francis Doggart, 7m 22s Grandfather 7m 32s Goal keeper for Workington Reds, 7m 36s Medal for saving child from drowning, 11m 02s 1968 university of Brum, 11m 58s Raglan Rd, 12m 09s BnB in Smethwick, 13m 05s band 'Ten Years After' at Mason Hall, 14m 22s Jimi Hendrix first tour, 15m 03s Carlisle Odeon, 15m 57s 1982 computer operator at QE hospital, 16m 57s Becoming a punk rocker, 18m 22s Hill St Bikers pub, 19m 19s The Golden Eagle pub/joining a punk band, 19m 37s The Hummingbird Dale End, 19m 42s Drongoes for Europe, 21m Australian bar Hurst St, 21m 04s speed/drugs, 21m 32s The Old Traf - Moseley, 22m 41s The Fighting Cocks/baseball bats behind the bar, 25m 09s Frakenstein Zone (band), 27m 22s 'The Damned' at The Reservoir, 29m 07s The Market Tavern, 29m 10s Rat Scabies, 36m 11s The Dead writers group, 37m 40s The Beast, 39m 56s Taff - Muthers Studio - Rea St, 41m 26s Cupid Stunt (band), 42m 11s Fudge, 42m 24s The Cracked Actors, 42m 32s Rich Bitch studios, Selly Oak, 43m 28s GBH (band), 46m 11s Birmingham Athletic Institute, 46m 16s Birmingham pub bombings, 49m The Barrel Organ pub, 49m 49s Electric Blanket (band), 52m 49s Bob Marley at the Odeon, 55m 08s Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention at Town Hall 1968, 57m 19s Odeon 80s, 57m 52s The Roadhouse, 58m 07s UK Subs, 1h 0m 45s Story of Dr Rock, Dr Rock 1.wav1h 07m 54sN
Dr Rock (Norman Doggart)Interview: Part 2 of 2Drugs2m 18s Taking LSD. 1m 49s Calthorpe Park: Drugs walk. 2m 17s Wake Green Road partyDr Rock 2.wav3mN
Earl Dunn1Interview: Part 1 of 3Birmingham markets, pubs0s family from Crumlin in Dublin, 12s born 11 Jan 1966 on Long Street Sparkbrook, 22s Johnny Burkes the butchers, 55m Victoria pub on Long Street, 27s local families - The Gaffeys, Burns, Mitchels, Dunns, 01m 02s The Angel pub, 01m 04s Dad was a long distance lorry driver & bricky, 01m 08s concrete running for spaghetti junction, 01m 28s brought up in the Angel pub, 01m 39s Mother worked at the New Inn in Moseley, 01m 52s playing on the bomb peck, 02m 14s Clifton Road - Brighton Road, 02m 37s hide and seek, 03m 06s swinging on scaffolding, 03m 15s playing in cellars of old houses, 03m 33s moved from Long St to Clifton Road, 03m 44s King Kong gorilla statue, 03m 54s King Kong car garage Ladypool Road, 04m 03s mate Andrew Wilson, 04m 07s Locked in car boot for 36 hours - on ATV today news, 05m 18s Silver Blades - Ice skating, 05m 24s Picadilly cinema on saturday morning, 05m 57s Dad plays dominos with the old gaffer of The Angel pub, 06m 14s The Queens pub Waford Road, 06m 39s Fire place in the games room, 06m 57s The Black Horse pub Stratford Road, 07m 06s Christened at St Mary's, 07m 13s brothers Colin Nigel Gregory John & sister Julie, 07m 33s Francis Earl Jason Dunn, 09m 05s didn't go to school, 09m 21s went to work on the markets aged 10, 09m 25s working for Mary Kelly on flower stall, 09m 48s Johnny Brown nicknamed The Count - fruit and veg man, 09m 58s the old Rag Market, 10m 33s tip top factory next to the church, 10m 57s Little Ireland, 11m 03s Irish & Jamaicans, 11m 16s The Mermaid pub waiting for work, 11m 45s pulling barrows, 11m 57s Sparrow & his brothers, 12m 01s 50p a barrow, 12m 22s old wooden barrows for fruit & veg, 13m 17s Moor St pitch for Po-po, 13m 33s Witton cemetery pitch with Nelly Kelly, 13m 39s Po-po Dean Kelly, 14m 01s Put into care, ran away back to markets, worked on the fair, Earl Dunn1.wav17m 14sY
Earl Dunn2Interview: Part 2 of 3Birmingham markets0s Victor at the fish market, Earl Dunn2.wav1m 17sY
Earl Dunn3Interview: Part 3 of 3Birmingham markets0s Mom's average day, 11s cleaner at The New Inn moseley rd, 01m 06s seamstress 01m 15s sing in the Angel pub, 01m 21s big houses on long st would take in lodgers, 01m 37s uncle Johnny Mitchel, 01m 57s Julia Teresa (Sheila)Earl Dunn3.wav2m 04sY
Georgina Cave 1Interview: Part 1 of 2Social centres and dancing24s Casino, 41s first black american, 2m 13s music, 2m 43s The Rainbow roomsGeorgina Cave 1.wav4m 43s wavY
Georgina Cave 2Interview: Part 2 of 2Fashion, dancing, school, work, play, housing, 37s taking wheelbarows to town, 44s mom made me a dress, 1m 47s Rackhams with my curlers in, 2m 16s Billy J Kramer at the Rainbow, 3m 10s Dancing the potato/locomotion, 4m 39s Rum n black, 5m 12s Blokes/drinks laced, 6m 10s dating, 7m 09s The Tower, 7m 20s Top hat n tails, 9m 32s work/jobs, 9m 41s opposite old hippodrome M. Rose, 10m 02s Mr & Mrs Rose - Jewish owners, 11m 03s making cloth buttons, 11m 58s Mr Rose's sons wondering hands, 12m 55s School - work recruitment officer, 13m 32s Book binding - george st Balsall Heath, 19m 36s Bradford st - factory press/making anchor chain links/spot welding, 20m 48s making mousetraps for the army, 21m 55s cafe across the road, 23m 19s noisy factory, 23m 45s Big Bertha (machine), 24m 54s Locarno Hurst St, 25m 11s Roller Rink Summer Hill, 29m 12s Clifford coverings, 31m 10s Dad work - ingols, parsons & clive - Bradford St, 31m 18s making hospital beds, 33m 34s firm christmas lunch n panto for children, 34m day trips to blackpool, 34m 13s Sharababg ride, 34m 48s home working, 36m 07s wire weaving, 37m 11s Timperley Villa - Little Broom St, 39m 05s Jarmans - sweets, 40m 28s Mrs Steel - big house - 7 children, 42m 57s St Martins flats, 45m 14s den/shed, 45m 48s brew houses, 47m 03s making ginger beer, 48m 58s american skipping, 49m 29s Kck the can, 49m 47s fag packet game, 50m 44s 7 stones, 51m 05s marlies, 52m 04s demolishion/play, 52m 28s dad made me some skis, 52m 43s rounders/elastic band ball, 54m 11s italian ice cream place - Ravenhurst st, Georgina Cave 2.wav56m 19s wavY
Gerry KeaneInterview: Part 1 of 2Pubs, Ireland, family, growing up, school, housing, RAF, moving to Birmingham, games, religion03m 54s Gerry Keane at The Anchor Public House, 04m 26s born in 1960 Tuam, County Galway, Ireland, 05m 10s Parents came to Birmingham when I was very young, 05m 17s Came to England for work, 05m 21s Both parents worked in pubs, 05m 28s lived in a flat in Spark Hill, 03m 31s Large Irish community, 06m 03s The Salutation pub, 06m 09s Parents Thomas Gerrard & Mary Conway, 06m 28s Grandfather Michael James, 06m 34s Worked on Sidecars in Chicago 1910 got nicknamed "Yank Keane", 06m 54s Saved money to send back to family to buy a pub, 07m 05s The Railway House in Mill town, 07m 14s His brother ran the pub but died due to alcohol, 07m 19s So grandfather came back to run the pub, 07m 30s Match made marriage to Grandmother surname Malarkey, 08m 05s She was attracted by his great singing voice, 08m 33s Grandmother on moms side Ina Joyce married Conway, 08m 42s 2 brother married 2 sisters, 08m 55s When younger sister born - her mother died giving birth 1927, 09m 54s When mother was young she ran a postal shop in rural Ireland, 09m 59s Trading groceries & eggs - travelling to Dublin, 11m 13s Joyce Conway on nmothers side of family, 12m 20s Last auntie on dads side is 86 & running Post office, bar & grocery, 13m 19s Found grandfathers american passport, 13m 48s Found letters from grandads nephew in Chicago, 14m 33s Logs in the pub granary of people having food on tick, 14m 49s Family used to supply coffins & uncle would shave & lay out the dead - no undertakers, 15m 53s 2nd pub the Warwick Castle in Gosta Green, 16m 00s Next to back to backs, 16m 08s Metal bath 1969, 16m 21s Houses being knocked down to build Aston University flats & sports hall, 16m 49s The Salutation Pub, 17m 07s Old coaching Inn with stables at the back, 17m 12s Summer Lane, 17m 39s went to St Chads for mass & St Chads Junior school, 18m 17s Father left Ireland in 40s - joined RAF & already knew Birmingham, 18m 32s 502 Squadron RAF - Phoenix emblem, 19m 16s On leave in Ireland - both parents caught tuberculosis, 20m 08s Parents met in dancehall in Taum, 20m 37s Father worked for Hoover as a salesman 40s 50s, 22m 08s Steeple Jack - fixing chimneys, 22m 16s serving time in the bar industry in Ireland - 7 years, 22m 38s Bar work apprenticeship, 22m 57s Theatre of drink, 24m 09s Learning the pub systems, 24m 31s serving, taking orders & holding 3 rounds in their head, 25m 08s People accepted the fact it was 7 years to train, 26m 22s Served first pint aged 11, 26m 37s First cot was bottom drawer of a chest of drawers, 27m 51s Father worked in pubs - The Talbot, The Bull Ring Tavern, The Ship, 28m 37s Fathers first night in Birmingham - sleeping at Snow Hill station on a bench, 28m 47s Then got bar work & brought family from Ireland, 29m 31s Getting to junior school early to play football in the yard, 30m 06s An old man died in the pub, 30m 30s Barrels of beer & sizes, 30m 44s Hog's Heads of beer - 54 gallons, 30m 58s Cold cellars needed a gas stove to stop beer freezing, 31m 31s Only mild & biitter on draft, 31m 43s became a popular place for Jazz in Birmingham, 31m 52s American bands from New Orleans, 32m 12s Chilli & Rice nights for charity, 32m 55s Never had private room as a child, 33m 22s Just building the sewage system in Birmingham, 34m 56s Moved to Witton Lodge Rd, 35m 12s 1971 proud to have passed 11 plus at St Chads school, 35m 28s 1 class per year, 35m 41s Induction at St Phillips school on Hagley Rd, 36m 43s Bus tokens & the number 5 bus, 37m 56s hungered for the smell of broken glass, 39m 55s The Warwick Castle pub (1971-73), 40m 46s Law, economics books & swords behind the counter of the pub, 40m 54s Pawn shop during term, 41m 00s Father was a good raconteur - students loved him, 42m 38s Fathers friend in court for stealing cable off the railway, 42m 54s Father called his mate who was a QC (Queens Council), 44m 13s Had to leave the pub due to new developments in the area, 45m 06s Playing football on the roundabout, 45m 31s Police would come and chase us off, 45m 55s The Dunn family & playing by the canals, 46m 20s Friend fell into the drained canal sludge, 47m 13s Came to the Anchor pub in 1973, 47m 40s Back then it had 3 bars & an outdoor, 48m 22s Drovers arms & Birmingham arms were about to be knocked down, 50m 03s Attracted a good Irish crowd & sold a lot of bottled guiness, 50m 12s Small saloon bar called the red room after the midland red bus station next door, 50m 26s Midland Red bus station, 50m 59s Henessy's Pub used to be the Midland Red social club, 51m 08s Factories had big social clubs attached to them, 51m 20s in the 70s - drivers, affairs arguments & fights in the pub, 51m 41s like the wild west, 51m 46s fist fights in the bar always expected, 51m 58s Rural Irish guys venting fustration, 53m 28s The Rowton house up the road, 53m 38s Lord Rowton, 53m 46s Place for labourers to sleep - up until the late 70s, 53m 59s Wooden dormitory, 54m 07s Guy scared for his life - said it was like a sanitarium, 54m 18s Screeching, screaming, farting & burping, 55m 16s Lean on a rope - cheap accomodation, 55m 54s Local tramp Penny who was mute - found dead in a skip, 57m 30s Smog & traffic, 59m 17s St Eugenes Court - Cheapside - for elderly Irish men, 1h 00m 23s Ansells strike 1970s, 1h 00m 37s ESB Extra Strong Bitter, 1h 00m 46s Fights in the afternoon, 1h 00m 52s had to ration the beer, 01h 01m 03s archaic licensing laws/opening times, 01h 01m 34s only 1 outside toilet at the pub, 01h 02m 10s Stan who used to work on the markets, 01h 02m 22s Stoker first class in the Navy, 01h 03m 23s power rationing, 01h 03m 38s friends dad was projectionist at the ABC Cinema, 01h 04m 52s Birmingham 1974 pub bombings, 01h 05m 32s marginalised the Irish community, 01h 05m 45s Irish afraid to go out, 01h 05m 57s Parents were royalists, 01h 06m 51s had to keep your head down in school if you were irish, 01h 07m 41s Working mans pub, 01h 07m 50s used to have smoke rooms & saloon bars for the posher people, 01h 08m 14s Half & bitter & a pork pie brigade, 01h 08m 43s County gatherings & dances at The Salutation pub, 01h 10m 05s Card school played an Irish game called 25, 01h 10m 57s 1 pound turnover, 01h 11m 28s bottles of guinness, 01h 12m 52s the 3 part pull on the Guinness, 01h 13m 34s the meat market guys covered in blood, 01h 13m 45s flogging knocked off meat, 01h 13m 55s Tannery on Bradford St, 01h 14m 28s Harry Tricklebank from kings Heath - family worked the markets during the war, 01h 16m 27s having to kiss a dead body aged 8 years old, 01h 17m 04s Parents died in 1999Gerry Keane 1.wav1h 18m 45s
Gerry KeaneInterview: Part 2 of 2
Gloria Brand (formerly Boggatt) & Ray O'Donnell Part 1Interview: Part 1 of 2Immigration, racism, work, food, war, povety, prostitution 29s b.1927 - Sand St Birmingham City Centre, 56s Mother born 1885 in Poland, 1m 27s Mother leaving/escaping Russian occupied Poland, 1m 56s Jewish people not allowed to walk on the road, 2m 16s Jewish man attacked, 4m 52s Mother decides to leave Poland (Wroclaw), 5m 45s Mother -1 of 7 children, 5m 53s 2 brothers - 1 taken by Germans & 1 taken by Russians, 6m 56s Crossing the Polish border, 7m 50s Because of the Jewish blood you've spread over the land, 8m 22s Arriving in London, 8m 46s learning to use new Singer sewing machine, 10m 2s Mother getting job as a head milliner in France 1903, 11m 23s Mothers shop on Sun Street (in a back to back), 11m 55s Mothers arranged marriage, 12m 34s Sister Mady (lives in Israel) & brother Hugh, 14m 07s never made aware of being poor, 14m 37s Living on Belgrave Rd, 14m 41s Hebrew School on St Lukes Rd, 15m 14s Corner of Frank Street - taunted for being Jewish, 15m 59s Telling the Headmaster, 17m 15s Midwife frightened of black curly haired jews, 18m 04s Racist perceptions towards immigrants, 20m 55s Irish boys visit the fish shop, 21m 34s Irish going to pubs to socialise, 22m 52s Jewish - Kosher fish & chip shop used by muslims, 23m 36s Uni students/lecturers debates in the shop, 24m 59s Irish road sweepers - breakfast on shovels, 25m 53s Mother giving double portions to poor people, 26m 25s Welsh student from small village mine, 29m 15s Working in the markets, 29m 46s, Bankrupcy & Raising money for the fish shop on Sun Street, 31m 45s First night in shop/lessons learned/Greener/accident, 33m 27s young worker from St Lukes rd, 34m 39s visit from social services - warning, 35m 39s Poor children happy to go to borstal, 37m giving old clothes to poor children in rags, 37m 55s Joyce (prostitute) Bristol St, 39m 52s Dad cleaning potatoes & skinning onions, 40m 52s during the war/rationing, 41m 58s soldiers from america, 42m 49s Two american sergeants with underage girls, 44m 24s First coloured americans, 45m 8s Blackouts & very long queues at the shop, 45m 49s Racist tries to jump the queue, 46m 55s fights & attacks in the shop for being Jewish, 48m 59s Soldiers from the Jewish brigade, 50m 13s Mental hospital in Rubery, 51m 28s Thursdays split pea soup, 52m 39s Zionists emigrating to Palestine to make Israel, 53m 19s Kibbutz in Latania, 53m 47s coded letters from Poland, 54m 30s concentration camps & trying to find family, 57m 07s Air raid siren/Bristol St cinema/bombs, 58m 23s bombs like hail stones/many were duds, 59m 17s bomb landing in the bedroom, 1h 00m 28s shop closed for 6 weeks/severe bombing, 1h 01m 29s father going to Five Ways to fetch water/keeping coal fire going/making tea for passers by,1h 04m 45s Helen Goldkrantz & Harry Bogotski (before marriage), 1h 06m 01s working coventry markets/very thick fogGloria Brand Part 1.wav1h 12m 27s wavY
Gloria Brand (formerly Boggatt) & Ray O'Donnell Part2Interview: Part 2 of 2School, war, racism,9m 23s Glorias brother/airforce/died before 21st bday, 30m 59s sons at St Lukes School, 36m 31s Bullied/antisemetic teachers, 38m 21s Racism in the Airforce, 48m 41s losing the fish shop 1960s, 59m clubbing, 1h 03m 38s boys from jewish brigade going to London for demob, 1h 04m 50s Yitzchak marries sister Maidie, 1h 09m 32s Going to work in Israel, 1h 11m 00s Sabras - Israeli natives, 1h 11m 40s Gloria meets her husband, 1h 15m 12s Betty Fox's dance school/getting into the panto Bagwash with Arthur Askey early 1940s, 1h 22m 53s Brother & sister went to boarding school after returning from evacuation - Gloria refused, 1h 23m 36s watching the bombings & thinking they were fireworks, 1h 24m 57s Sister Maidie arrived back in Brum after the bombings, 1h 29m 36s wavY
Jackie BrownInterview: Part 1 of 2Jamaica, family, growing up, school, St Martins flats, Highgate0s Jackie Brown, 24s born in Jamaica the 1st of seven children, 44s living with grandmother, 01m 03s inspired to work in communities, 01m 30s grandmother, 01m 52s Violet Henrietta Wilson (grandmother), 02m 16s great grandmother was mixed race, 02m 32s english heritage, 03m 33s Violet sold groceries from the front of her house, 04m 00s cornmeal pudding & potato pudding, 04m 10s cleaning clothes in the sugar cane field at night, 04m 58s nan's cooking, 05m 42s nan's father was a text collector for the district, 06m 53s aged 12 wanted to go to England so wrote to parents, 07m 37s only planned to spend a year in England, 07m 58s Grandfather lived in england, 08m 49s when I was 12 grandfather came back to Jamaica, 08m 56s grandfather suprised me at school, 10m 22s remember getting 1st passport, 10m 24s remember getting 1st passport, 10m 41s Aunty made me a yellow dress, 11m 20s waving a white handkechief, 11m 25s Flying alone to England, 12m 04s landed Heathrow & had connection to Leeds where met Mum & Dad, 12m 28s hadn't seen parents for 12 years, 13m 04s had dreams about smoking buildings, 14m 07s felt like had been her before, 15m 29s didn't see grandmother again & she wouldn't fly to England, 16m 00s Grandfather died 1986, 17m 17s Grandmother visits England, 19m 14s Got married in 1986 while grandmother was here, 20m 57s Lived in St Martins estate & didn't know great aunty lived in the tower block across the road, 22m 04s great aunty had dementia, 22m 36s decided to put her in a nursing home, 23m 39s memories came flooding back when grandmother (her little sister) saw her, 24m 11s memories of when they were young in Jamaica, 25m 00s Memory lapse when she reached 17 years and went to Canada, 25m 46s Came to England on 1st October 1968, 26m 01s Stayed with parents in Leeds untill aged 15, 26m 09s Lived in Gloucestershire with aunt, 26m 13s Moved to Birmingham aged 17, 26m 21s school, 26m 33s social education in Jamaica, 26m 58s Jamaican school holistic teaching for life skills, 27m 17s taking a year to make a dress in UK school, 27m 41s International school, 28m 11s bad careers advice at school, 28m 34s being told I was incapable of certain jobs, 29m 28s Parents agreed with the teachers, 31m 11s Teacher continued to give bad careers advice to siblings, 32m 15s Mother realised what was going on, 33m 49s went to work in a sewing factory Marlbeck Leeds, 34m 23s wasn't allowed to take CSE exams, 34m 39s aged 15 you earned 5 pounds, 35m 15s had a row with mother, 37m 20s Dad told me I had to leave, 37m 46s back to back house, 38m 44s cleaning & polishing the neighbours houses, 44m 25s children born in the West Indies, 45m 13s Mother embarassed by me, 47m 40s washing clothes by hand, 48m 12s didn't have to iron dads shirts, 51m 46s 1st night out at a club, 52m 05s The Jamaican social club, 52m 32s christian guilt, 52m 55s had a Babycham & hid behind the curtains, 59m 46s pain killers & condensed milk, 01h 01m 34s slept for 3 days, 01h 04m 10s lived with uncle in Handsworth / Lozells, 01h 05m 02s 6 of us in one room, 01h 06m 16s working for Lesser Brothers assembly work - glass cases, 01h 06m 39s working on a hot plate & getting blisters, 01h 07m 04s house owner would barge into my room, 01h 07m 42s bought a knife from the Bullring, 01h 09m 59s got a room in a house owned by a couple, 01h 10m 20s met my husband & fell pregnant, 01h 10m 29s moved to churchill road Handsworth, 01h 11m 48s got a city council property in Rubery, 01h 13m 03s got offered a place at St Martins estate Highgate, 01h 13m 33s Big grey flats built by German prisoners of war, 01h 13m 43s built in the shape of a swastika, 01h 13m 55s drugs & prostitution - red light area, 01h 14m 19s agoraphobia, 01h 16m 35s St Martin's flats, 01h 16m 35s St Martin's flats, 01h 16m 57s, 2nd hand furniture from community transport, 01h 19m 07s tin bath, 01h 21m 08s TOPs course - training opportunities programme, 01h 21m 28s decided to learn about catering, 01h 22m 39s moved out of St Martins due to demolition, 01h 23m 35s always cooking for celebrations, Jackie Brown.wav1h 24m 05sY
Jackie Brown & EricaInterview: Part 2 of 2Highgate, school, community00s Ackee & saltfish, 25s teaching in Italy, 01m 15s ignorant police woman, 08m 47s found out I was pregnant, 10m 19s 3 month waiting list for embryo scan, 11m 07s decided to have baby back in England, 11m 16s got ill in italy, 11m 27s questionable nursing practices, 14m 29s got unpaid maternity leave, 16m 27s Marano, Italy, 16m 54s prostitutes & getting approached, 20m 35s grew up in Highgate, 21m 42s hated languages at school, 21m 46s french exchange, 22m 25s sent to stay with an African french family, 23m 31s broom cupboard with an altar in it, 24m 24s went to St Anne's Primary school, 24m 31s Dame Elizebeth Cadbury Secondary school Bournville, 24m 58s Jackie & husband decided to do care work, 25m 06s respite for parents who have disabled children, 25m 36s intergrated school, 26m 04s Chandos, Percy Shurmer, St Annes, 26m 46s moved from gordon rd to chuchill rd, 26m 54s burberry st to bernard st, 28m 00s Saw a lovely man across the road, 28m 17s his family routine, 29m 20s I was 7/8 months pregnant, 29m 28s noticed the home nurse help didn't arrive, 30m 13s thought she saw the door open, 30m 32s the woman had had a stroke, 31m 36s one neighbour walked past her, 32m 21s two young girls just laughed & ran away, 33m 04s grabbed a dress & went out to help, 35m 10s house was filthy, 36m 25s cleaned up, 39m 38s started to visit her regularly to keep her company in the day, 40m 19s moved to St Martins, 40m 28s he worked on Bissell St, 43m 08s on placement at Childrens Hospital Five Ways, 43m 31s Mr Brown visited me at work, 43m 42s came to tell me his wife had died, 44m 00s went to see Mr Brown, 44m 17s went to his wife's funeral, 44m 32s invited them to come over every Sunday for food, 44m 59s Mr Brown would pop round occasionally, 45m 09s Mr Brown helped me move into St Martins flat, 45m 26s relationship blossomed from there, 47m 23s looked after my friends disabled child in Studley tower block, 48m 04s she suggested I join Shared Care & get paid, 51m 29s draw my strengh from god, 52m 09s one of the toughest times, 53m 50s getting to know neighbours in St Martins, 55m 00s Acafess, 55m 08s mother & toddler group on MacDonald Street, 55m 19s link with Stanhope Hall, 56m 23s metal windows & bugs on the wall, 56m 54s Housing Liaison Board, 57m 31s Youth work training, 58m 04s access course to community & youth work, 58m 41s Karen Cheney, Anne Ingram, Irma & Dean Morgan, 1h 01m 07s application to Birmingham University, 01h 01m 18s Highgate Regeneration Board - Claire Bradley, 01h 01m 50s sat on citywide forward planning boards, 01h 02m 20s live dissertation on anti-social behaviour, 01h 03m 32s people from St Martins moved around the city - split community, 01h 04m 30s Birmingham City council agendas, 01h 05m 43s working for the benefit of everybody, 01h 06m 32s grandmother's teachings, 01h 06m 52s sharing, 01h 08m 13s love for Highgate, 01h 10m 57s regeneration, 01h 11m 52s fought to have a sink in the downstairs toilets, 01h 13m 27s keeness to get things done properly, 01h 14m 35s sad about the negativity attached to Highgate, 01h 14m 45s youth who now have good jobs, 01h 15m 42s skills & knowledge in Highgate, 01h 16m 11s wasted money, unfulfilled promises, cut services & degeneration, 01h 17m 23s people discouraged trying to keep the community together, 01h 17m 35s Canon Jim Pendoff, 01h 17m 47s Highgate Action Group, 1h 19m 36s SCAWDI - Sparkbrook Caribbean & African Women Development Initiative, 01h 22m 56s city council interference, 01h 23m 39s racism in the council, 01h 27m 57s New Jerusalem church in Nechells, 01h 28m 11s Lighthouse Christian fellowship at Stanhope Hall, 01h 30m 14s Sunday school at Stanhope, 1h 30m 48s four four four club, 01h 32m 02s Stanhope Hall boarded up for years, 01h 34m 51s Stanhope Hall refurbishment, 01h 36m 36s Activities at Stanhope HallJackie Brown & Erica.wav1h 39m 08sN
Janet Andrews & Shaun Andrews (formerley Canning)InterviewWar, factories, industry, school00m 03s Shaun Andrews formerly Canning & Janet Andrews, 00m 51s Shaun - Born on Vaughton Street 1939, 01m 06s Father joined the Army when WW2 started, 01m 14s Family moved to a farm in Ireland, 01m 42s Lost a sister in the Uttoxeter bombings, 02m 29s Moved back to Sherbourne Road - Gas mantles, 03m 05s 1 back of 134 Lupin Street Nechells, 03m 19s Dirty back to back houses, 03m 57s Thought indoor toilets were disgusting, 04m 48s Milkman delivered using horses, 05m 01s Used to follow the horses to collect manure to sell, 05m 22s Janet - born Lupin St Nechells, 05m 38s Back to back house in Nechells description, 06m 21s Dad built a shed for the coal, 06m 30s Lighting fire in the toilet, 06m 52s Newspapers used for table cloths then recycled for toilet paper, 07m 30s Went to school at St Albans, 08m 33s Calthorpe park, cannon Hill park & River Rea, 08m 52s Dandelion & Burdock and jam sandwiches, 09m 47s Playing in the street - only the Simpsons owned a car on our road, 10m 37s Make go carts, 11m 05s Bloomsbury Street School Nechells, 11m 21s School punishments, 12m 09s Dad getting cane for having dirty shoes, 12m 42s Ruler across the knuckles, 13m 16s Joined the Navy, 14m 14s Aluminium welding at BSA, 15m 17s Met at the Typhoo factory in 1959, 15m 32s Married at St Matthews Church Nechells in 1961, 18m 26s BSA social club, 18m 36s White Towers pub in Nechells, 20m 18s Cinemas, Flea pit, the Triangle Gooch Street, 21m 25s Piccadilly on Stratford Road - organ rises out of the pit for silent movies, 21m 54s The Tatler cinema (now The Electric) for saturday cartoons, 23m 33s Janet's mother worked her whole life on presses, 24m 10s Worked for Avalon furniture as a lorry driver, 24m 50s used to do photography, 26m 08s Lived with Janets auntie in Erdington then moved to Winson Green, 27m 42s Gave birth to daughter Lorraine in Peel St Winson green, 31m 36s Getting first house phone 1960s, 32m 26s Radio - getting the accumulator refilled, 33m 55s Playing in the back yard in bowls of water, 34m 12s little concerts in the yard, 36m 45s when we got electricity at home, 38m 30s Bomb peck on Sherbourne Road & River Street, 40m 17s taking toy guns to school, 46m 32s Transport & General Workers Union officer, 58m 30s Pawn shops, 01h 02m 32s Bus driver No. 8, 11, 01h 02m 45s First mass immigration - indians & pakistanis, 01h 05m 34s seeing their first black man on Sherbourne Road, 01h 06m 28s Janet started at Typhoo tea aged 15 - worked until married, 01h 08m 48s Being tea tasters assistant at Typhoo, 01h 12m 52s After school chores, brew house, washing, mangle, 01h 17m 49s Hand painted photographs, 01h 23m 14s Shopping at Rag Alley in town, 01h 23m 56s guy in chains - escapologist at the Bull Ring, 01h 26m 28sSkin yards near Typhoo factory, Janet and Shaun Andrews.wav1h 27mY
JennyConversation1800s - 1940s, Carpentry in Flats, War time, bombs, direct hit on Airaid shelter. Heritage0s 1800s. 58s mosley Street, Hen and Chicken Pub. 1m 55s George Billington, Carpentry, Flats. 3m 13s Gibsons, Factories, Harry Gibson, Rae Street (?). 5m 19s Soundbite, Bombs, Ulcester Street, Air Raids, war, 1940s, 7m 32s Upper Highgate Street, Buchers ShopJenny.wav12m 40s, wavY
John & TerryInterviewIndustry, factories, work11m 32s Making washer gaskets on Bradford St, 12m 05s world patent rights (pens) in Birmingham, 12m 27s Ronnie Harper works manager at Esther Brookes, 12m 42s designed tools to make the pen washers, 13m 22s first in the world disposable felt pen design, 14m 05s inundated with orders/business grew quick, 14m 15s bought our by Beryl, 15m 37s designed an automated system machine, 17m 50s sent products to Africa, 18m 42s couldn't get enough finance, 20m 47s Fountain pens, 44m 39s Thomas, Hadden & Stokes nuts n bolts/fasteners screws, 51m 38s Withers Tools floodgate st, 54m 02s Cleary's Pub lombard St, 54m 12s Poolers Brothers factory, 55m 38s Miss Williams shop, 55m 09s Harrison Drape, 56m 03s Houghton Saws, 59m 59s John - apprentice at Harrison Drape, 1h 00m 54s Chad Valley toys Bradford St, 01h 02m 30s Guidex stationery & printers, 01h 04m 11s British Heat Treats Bradford St, 01h 05m 09s Tempest Tools Bradford St, 01h 05m 55s F. W. Burns, 01h 06m 32s R. D Nicholls (wire works) Cheapside, 01h 06m 50s Burns Engineering, 01h 08m 14s Alfie Cross, 01h 10m 09s Drop forge nr Harrison drape, 01h 13m 32s Making hinge pins for Worcester Parsons, 01h 15m 27s Withers Tools Floodgate St, 01h 16m 45s Mrs Williams at the Chemist, 01h 19m 55s Crossroads TV studio / Holdens Glass Bradford St, 01h 22m 21s Having to be multi skilled in factories, 01h 22m 54s Engineering apprenticeships, 01h 24m 02s Great Grandfather was a machinist, 01h 25m 50s Grandmother moved to Birmingham in 1920, 01h 25m 58s Openend up a coffee house, 01h 26m 17s Job prospects were better in th Midlands, 01h 28m 04s Auxilliary fire service based under Birmingham City Football grounds during WW2, 01h 30m 15s Father started business with one lathe in a shed, 01h 35m 12s Aged 8 training to be an Engineer, 01h 36m 41s Apprenticeship schemes at the factories, 01h 39m 29s Engineering apprenticeship training period, 01h 41m 17s Uniqueness of Birmingham manufacturing, 01h 43m 39s Bordesley Engineering - Reggie Row, 01h 50m 37s Transfer press, 1h 51m 57s Gridleys - 6 spindle automatic turning machine, 01h 56m 18s Gladys & Eadie - hand presses & finishing, 01h 57m 39s Home working / out working, 02h 04m 59s Moving from Bradford St to Cheapside, 02h 05m 32s Arthur Wilton - Machine removals, 02h 07m 40s Reginald Walter Cresswell, 02h 10m 43s Inter related operations to make components, 02h 12m 48s Machine maintenance, 02h 28m 02s Deindustrialization, 02h 34m 57s Pet shop at the Bull Ring / German Bomb for donations, 02h 53m 25s Britax - cast & gold plated taps, John and Terry.wav3h 21mY
John CresswellInterview: Part 2 of 10Renting, Factory life, childhood, Cheapside heritage, character recolections, family memories, war4s renting. 2m employees. 2m 19 women in factories. 3m 22s school. 3m 54s Rylan Bedford High School(?). 4m 13s childhood. 5m 55s chemist shop and cheapside heritage. 7m 52s manufacturing. 8m 23s building conversion. 9m 38s manufacturing. 11m 6s soundbite on local inventor. 12m 33s recolection of father. 13m 50s war and tool maker st andrews road. 14m 45s soundbit war story auxillery fire service. 16m 16s family memoriesJohn Cresswell 2.wav19m 54sY
John CresswellInterview: Part 4 of 10Cheapside heritage, pubs, Bradford street, Lombard Street, Poolers, potential Illegal Activity, Derilict Building, Ulcester street, Irish Immigration, Heat Treatment, Jewelry Quarter7s Cheapside Heritage. 1m 13s Pub drinking culture alcholism and the workplace. 2m 41s Bradford Street. 4m 4s Poolers Lombard Street, 7m 46s Mr Loadi Potentially Illegal activity late 90s landlord soundbite. 10m 7s derilict building. 10m 40s Ulcester street and Bradford Street. 10m 59s Cherished House. 11m 19s irish Immigration. 11m 50s Heat treatment. 12m 51s poolers. 14m 10s Jewelry Quarter John Cresswell 4.wav16m 41sY
John CresswellInterview: Part 5 of 10Cheapside Heritage, 79-81 Cheapside, G.W. Pools, Illiterate workers, Friction Arts0s 79-81 Cheapside G. W. Pools, Cheapside. 0m 28s illiterate workers. 1m 50s Firction arts moving in 79-81 CheapsideJohn Cresswell 5.wav2m 32s?
John CresswellInterview: Part 6 of 10Ratenhouse (?), homelessness and work, Factories, converted back to backs, Harrisons, McKeknies(?), 505, Marshall contratcs0s Ratenhouse (?), homelessness and work. 2m Factories. 2m 22s converted back to backs, 2m 41s Green Street. 2m 53s Harrisons. 3m McKeknies(?). 3m 12s 505. 3m 21s Marshall contratcsJohn Cresswell 6.wav4m 18sY
John CresswellInterview: Part 8 of 10Night shift, boxing, noise in factories, finding jobs, factories, family business, remarriage, smell of the workplace, housing, flats, highgate, Metal work, Jewelry Quarter, manufacturing, inventing new machinary, health and safety, unions. 0s night shifts. 1m Boxing. 3m 45s Noise in factories. 5m 50s Finding jobs. 8m 20s factories family business, 11m 24s remarriage. 14m smell of the workplace. 15m housing flats. 15m 22s highgate. 17m 16s Casting. 20m 31s carbide tools metal work. 25m 11s Jewelry Quarte. 25m 30s Chaplains. 29m 14s Inventing new machines, manufacturing. 36m 15s health and safety at work, unions. 37m 14s accidents in factories.John Cresswell 8.wav38m 29sY
John CresswellInterview: Part 1 of 10Childhood, family heritage, community, back to backs, School, occupation, press tool maker, factory 27s birthplace. 54s family heritage. 1m 26s Charles Road. 1m 46s Back to backs. 3m 40s Childhood. 4m 13s School. 4m 36s occupations. 4m 47s bradford Street. 5m 16s press tool maker. 6m 19s Converted back to backs to factoryJohn Cresswell 1.wav7m 02sY
John CresswellInterview: Part 3 of 10Cheapside heritage, manufacturing, factories, Harris's, Apprenticeships, Food, Caf_, Wages8s 79-81 Cheapside heritage. 1m 22s Lombard Street and Cheapside. 2m 36s Lombard street towards Bradford street. 4m 44s Apprenticeships. 6m 58s apprenticeships working hours. 8m white swan harris's block. 8m 46s Buswell and Sweeny (?) Watery Lane (?). 11m 20s Cafe food near chemists. 12m 8s wagesJohn Cresswell 3.wav13m 38sY
John CresswellInterview: Part 7 of 10Golf, play, leisure, sport, Pallegan Hotel, work life in factories, factories, Bradford Street, cultures in Bradford street, light and heavy industry0s golf play. 26s Pallegn Hoten (?) Park Blue Hotel (?). 57s work life in factories. 2m 45s leisure after work. 3m 58s Golf play sport. 5m 15s Bradfor street. 5m 40s Cultures in Bradford Street. 6m 39s Light and heavy industries factory lifeJohn Cresswell 7.wav4m 47sY
John CresswellInterview: Part 9 of 10Accidents in factories, Bell making for childrens toys0s accidents in factories. 1m 15s Bell making. 1m 24 bell making for childrens toysJohn Cresswell 9.wav2m 04sY
John CresswellInterview: Part 10 of 10Accidents in factories.0 accidents in factoriesJohn Cresswell 10.wav1m 11sY
John MacQueenInterviewGrowing up, industry, factories, work, war, family00s John MacQueen b April 1945, 34s First job on Braod St Birmingham, 51s Interest in amateur radio, 1m 04s Father joined RAF & was involved in early infancy of RADAR, 01m 29s 1962 bought a radio from Charles Youngs Dale End, 01m 57s Chaz Young - Famous amateur radio supplier - call sign G2AK, 2m 39s Bought an AR88 by Radio Corporation of America, 4m 30s Appernticeship with Joseph Lucas in Hockley, 5m 02s Joseph Lucas - Large automotive electrial manufacturer, 5m 30s During WW2 instrumental in jet engine fuel systems, 06m 24s Trained as a draughtsman ended up as senior development engineer, 06m 59s Radio junk shops in Birmingham, 7m 36s government surplus equipment, 7m 48s in the days when everybody built things, 8m 27s Unlicenced long distance radio communications, 9m 03s sending out QSL cards to listeners abroad, 9m 33s Father & uncle worked at William McGuirk's factory High Street Bordesley, 10m 16s Brass founders in the electrical industry, 10m 25s Father was chief inspection engineer 1950s, 11m 01s Worked until he was 72 & retired reluctantly, 11m 36s Made switch gear for submarines, 11m 52s Electrical equipment for the Home Office, 12m 27s William McGuirk engineering director designed & patented multi pin plug & sockets for early guided missiles, 12m 55s Father - Roy Stuart MacQueen, 13m 03s Uncle - Ian Stuart MacQueen, 14m 43s Dowding & Mills - electric motor & generator rewinds, 15m 02s Uncle Norman MacQueen - electrical shop on Long Street in Sparkbrook, 15m 52s Grandfather came from Lanarkshire - Draper by trade also a carpenter, 16m 26s Built a horse drawn trap in the house & couldn't get it out, 17m 01s Father was the youngest of 11 children, 17m 41s McGuirk's rented offices above Lloyds bank in Digbeth, 18m 20s Bodesley Station / cattle brought down to the market, 19m 20s In the winter they used to tip lorryloads of snow into the river Rea, 20m 35s Bird's Custard became part of general foods company & started making Maxwell House coffee, 22m 14s Thomas, Hadden & Stokes - GKN group, 22m 33s Looking through the window & seeing various auto machines making screws & bolts, 23m 19s Demise of manufacturing in Birmingham, 23m 39s Innovation in Birmingham, 24m 15s Start of Falklands war - McGuirk's got an inquiry from Ministry of Defence to make search lights for Harrier Jump Jets, 25m 09s Small family businesses could often respond to orders quicker, 25m 42s Press Steel Fisher - Bordesley High Street, 26m 20s Birmingham flyover - top of digbeth, 32m 26s Lucas started to go down in the 80s - took voluntary redundancy, 33m 29s 30 years as a freelance engineering consultant, 34m 34s McGuirk's diverse range of products, 34m 41s Chandeliers, 35m 11s Aerospace industry on weapons side, 35m 27s Railway work started to die off in the 70s, 35m 40s Luggage racks for trains, 36m 00s Brass & aluminium castings, 36m 30s Had their own design & drawing offices & pattern shops, 36m 55s Bakelite moulding, 37m 20s Core work was for Ministry of Defence, 38m 29s Effects of WW2 on manufacturing in England, 40m 49s Vague recollection of getting the tram near Rea St, 41m 13s Trolly busses to Sheldon, 42m 36s bought a scale ruler for college in Highgate, 43m 54s bought a scale ruler for college in Hghgate, 43m 59s In the cellar used to charge accumulators for radios, 44m 43s Valve radios - waiting for it to warm up, 45m 29s Scary how quick technology has changed, 46m 17s buying first scientific calculator for £80-£100, 47m 12s Television came to Birmingham around 1948, 48m 34s Early amateur radio communications, 49m 00s Morse signal / wireless telephony, John MacQueen.wav51m 08sY
John PriestlyInterviewBalsall Heath, War, School, Wages, Work, Factory work, Birmingham Meat Market, Sport, basketball, Gambling dog racing, New Factory built on bomb site. 0 Balsall Heath. 29s William Edward Street. 40s back to backs. 1m 49s war. 3m 48s Darwin Street. 3m 59s Ulster street. 4m 34s school. 5m 04s wages, 7m 27s Jewers The Butchers, Bradford Street, 8m Bradford Street, Birmingham meat Market, 8m 31s sport, basketball, play, 8m 36s John Brice Street, Birmingham Athletic Institute club, 9m 56s Gambling, dog racing, 10m 21s Kings Heath Dog Track, 11m 52s New Factory, William Edward Street, Bomb site. John Priestly.wav14m 25sY
John TigheInterview: Part 1 of 2Hospitals, pubs, growing up, Ireland, domestic abuse, local industry1m 30s John Tighe introduces himself. 1m 53s Born in Birmingham with Irish ancestry. 2m 27s Spotted Dog pub. 2m 49s Parents from west of Ireland. 3m18s Parents relationship. 4m Disfunctional family. 4m 1s3 Grandparents and America. 4m 32s 100 year celebration of family home. 5m 32s Earliest memories of Birmingham: Snow and school at the Oritory. 5m 55s Scared of the old man coming home: Domestic abuse. 7m 11s Sisters. 7m 38s 32 years work at Dudley Road Hospital as a biochemist. 8m 4s Grammer School Old Boys Bar. 8m 59s Mid 1980s, Ansells and M&B. 8m 41s Run down and closed pubs. 9m 2s Pub tennancy agreements. 9m 28s Buying a pub. 10m 4s Born in Handsworth. 10m 23s Lived in Cavendish Road. 10m 38s Went to the Oritary School in Ladywood and St Phillips Grammar School. 11m 30sO'levels and discovering women. 12m 3s Teachers. 12m 32s School reunion. 13m 33s The Anchor pub. 13m 52s St Paul's and St Agnus' girls school. 14m 11s Bio chemistry and Sheffield University. 14m 53s London love. 15m 7s 32 years working in same place. 15m 9s Endochrinology Lab. 16m 32s Hospitals and Maggie Thatcher. 17m 6s The Women's Hospital, Sparkbrook. 18m 55s Automated machines in labs: increased productivity. 20m 30s Women's hospital not viable. 21m 23s Staffing and characters at the lab. 23m 9s Certificates for health and safety. 23m 32s Budgets. 23m 49s Lab manager, bench chemists and technicians. 24m 25s Layers of management. 25m 27s Parks and leisure department and cost cutting. 26m 31s Doubts about working in a lab. 26m 45s 1985-2001: working in the lab and running pub. 27m 8s Anne (wife) retired from teacher. 27m 50 Bomb Pecks in Handsworth. 28m 33s Playing in Monument Road. 28m 38s Back to backs on Dudley Road. 29m 5s Football in the garden. 29m 9s Irish lodgers. 24m 25s Visiting Ireland during industrial holidays. 29m 44s New Street station and train journey. 30m 9s Hollyhead. 30m 24s Ferry to Ireland. 30m 44s Land in Dublin. 30m 51s Turf and smell. 31m 13s Drummard vilage in Ireland. 31m 25s Staying in Ireland in a thatched cottage or stone house. 31m 58s Bogs and turf patchs/playgrounds. 33m 5s Irish turf board. 33m 9s Purchase of the bogs for power station. 34m 45s No toilets or electricity, oil lamps and candles, water pumps. 35m 44s Not wanting to leave Ireland: Hiding at cousins house. 36m 21s Factories in Birmingham: car industry. 36m 32s The Austin Motor Company employed 35-45k people. 36m 49s shops closed when factories closed during summer. 38m 13s Sand casters, chemists and shops on Cheapside, Digbeth. 38m 58s Bomb Peck. 39m 24s Playing in air raid shelters and footie in the street. 39m 56s Domestic violence. 41m 4s Factories on Cheapside, Digbeth still making bespoke items. 41m 14s Cameron and Rob wire makers. 42m 26s Panks Ironmongers. 42m 45s York Supplies, Kings Heath. 44m 7s Meeting Anne, John's wife, at school. 45m 18s Seamus' party when parents away. 45m 42s Midland Webs auction house. 45m 58s Second hand goods.46m 35s Getting dressed up for a party. 46m 56s Party buffett. 47m 24s Being shy and asking Anne out. 48m 1s Anne's dates with 7 other lads. 48m 26s Going to univeristy and still in love. 48m 56s Failing at school due to girls. 49m 16s A holy day of obligation - saints day. 50m 1s Singing and dancing. 50m 28s Sheffield University acceptance. 50m 48s First car: 1939 Austin 10. 51m 8s Sold bike to buy a car. 51m 24s long distance relationships. 52m 14s Courting at St Catherine's on Bristol Road, Abbey in Erdington and St Anne's. 52m 45s The Shamrock Dance Hall, Hurst Street. 53m 30s Old time dancing and resident show-band, The Down Beats. 54m 4s Irish tradition: break every three dances (1950s). 55m 18s Foxtrot, quick step, jive, waltz. 55m 44s Refusing a dance. 56m 34s The Harpe dance hall, Wolford Road. 56m 52s William Trevor, Irish author. 57m 28s The Ballroom of Romance book. 57m 59s Line of women and men in dance hall. 58m 41s Remembering Ireland. 59m 45s Pub rugby team and trip to Ireland. 1h 4m 11s 1993, 4 kids and multiple jobs. 1h 5m 24s Married at college in 1968. 1h 5m 59s The wedding and reception. 1h 6m 16s Anne won a contest at Irish festival and became a celebrity. 1h 7m 25s Honeymoon. 1h 8m 13s Junior club rugby. 1h 10m 7s St Philip's Old Boy's Club, Edgbaston. 1h 10m 30s Bellham Pump Folk Club, Waterworks Jazz Club. 1h 11m 3s Jasper Carrot and Barbara Nice. 1h 12m 22s Choosing the Anchor pub. 1h 12m 38s Old Boys Club. 1h 13m 27s Buying a sports ground off Tile House Lane. John Tighe 1.wav1h 15m 20sN
John TigheInterview: Part 2 of 2Hospitals, pubs, ghosts, police, work0s Pub opening hours. 45s Gangsters and horses. 1m 9s Solihull Ladies Team. 2m 33s Running a pub John's way. 3m 48s Supporting young bands. 4m 9s Developing a new music venue in Digbeth. 6m Gangsters TV programme. 7m 6s St Patrick's Day. 8m 8s John talks about the Spotted Dog's deeds 1775. 10m 15s William Tanks, John Geast, Dickory Harrington. 11m 19s Deeds for a house in Warren Avenue, Moseley. 13m 8s 1851 Spotted Dog born. 14m 44s Spotted Dog's interior. 16m 23s Nick Bayliss: Glass window designer. 17m 17s Lived in Mallfield (?) Road. 17m 55s Sold house. 18m 17s Pub cost £39k. 19m 14s Filthy pub before take-over. 20m 22s Salters at 5 Ways. 20m 37s Sandra Hall talks about Friction's project at 5 Ways. 23m 44s Dudley Road Hospital was Victorian workshouse. 24m 40s Leatherbound books/ledgers found in hospital. 25m 13s Soho loop and asylum. 25m 26s Sandra Hall talks about a Friction Arts project about asylum. 26m 42s Burials and ghosts. 27m 18s 1990s: demolition of Summerfield hospital and poppyfield. 30m 42s Moving to Birmingham 1985. 31m 25s Irish pub users. 31m 35s Changing the pub layout: DIY. 33m 58s Old juke box. 35m 27s Friends dating Anne in1964. 38m 6s Pub regulars. 38m 29s The Paragon Hotel / Rowton House. 40m 17s Paul Fitzgerlad, Ruscommon Bar 1985, burnt down for insurance. 41m 21s Digbeth Police Special Squad. 42m 10s Escaping arson charges. 43m 55s Lesley Kerrie took over Market Tavern. 44m 19s Moseley Arms. 44m 58s Punk night and Teddy Boys. 45m 36s Dublin Tommy - drummer and £13k electricity bill. 46m 17s Mother's Studio. 46m 51s Pecker and Lombard Street. 47m 39s Carpenters Arms Free House. 49m 2s Printing trade lock-ins at the Bag of Nails. 50m 39s Emily Arms Pub in Highgate. 51m 32s Hen and Chickens pub for Blues fans. 52m 40s Peacock Pub and growing canabis. 54m 48s Police doing community work in Highgate - never trust a copper. 56m 8s Peacock pub ran by Charlie and daughter. 56m 28s Lamp Tavern, Purple Peach, Queen's Arms. 1h 39s Free state of Digbeth. 1h 51s Digbeth Residents Association. 1h 2m 33s Anne in Australia and redundancy at 50. 1h 4m 4s Conversations and storties at the Spotted Dog. 1h 6m 31s Association of clinical biochemists gathering and pub debate. John Tighe 2.wav1h 11m 49sN
Juliette WaiteConversationGrans front room, community, Balsall Heath, childhood, school, family, mothers punishments.0s grans room, 41s community, Balsall Heath, 1m 40s childhood play, childhood memories. 1m 57s children together no racism, 2m 17s shops, Cox Street West, 3m 09s Prostitution. 3m 33s Family. 3m 53s Sneaking out, mother, punishment. 4.31 School, St Albans School? Juliette Waite.wav5m 08sY
KatherineInterviewIrish immigration, community, highgate, childhood, childhood games and past times, family life now and then. 0 Irish immigration. 31s community, highgate. 1m 07s marbles, hop-scotch, chilhood games, childhood memories. 1m 33s blind mans bluff, kintting, skipping. 54s school. 2m 17s family life. 2m 44s work. 5m 21s shopping, games. katherine.wav5m 42sN
KevinInterview: Part 1 of 3Ireland, Coventy, family history, emigration, growing up20s Born 1957 in Shield Hospital in Bally Shannon. 44s Clune Barn(?) in Ireland. 57s Moving to Coventry as a 3 month old. 1m 18s Father lived in a hostel on the London Road. 1m 25s Father worked on the buses and then car factor (Austen Morris/British Layland). 1m 40s Three bedroom terraced house. 1m 48s Sleeping arrangements as a child: 3 in a bed. 2m 10s Ups and downs as a family. 2m 23s Mother was and administrator for a greengrocer, Francis Nichols. 2, 32s Father was director of British Leyland as a progress chaser. 3m 6s Father had miitary experience: Burma. 3m 39s Parent's history: Wealthy family called Shefswing (?). 3m 56s owned 12 shops, a factory and first Mercedes in Donegall. 4m 11s 12 brothers and sisters. 4m 34s Owned a hotel. 4m 43s Whiskey and milk with the priests. 5m 5s Factory strike and black labour. 5m 20s Cursed by a priest for not buying a pig. 5m 59s Men of the family drank too much. 6m 18s 1937. 6m 39s The Strand View hotel and monestry. 7m 11s Kevin's grandparents. 7m 53s Money and luck. 8m 2s Uncle was first man to be charged with drink driving. 8m 38s Rolls Royce engines in Coventry. 8m 57s Navvys. 10m 21 s Kevin's mother met his father, eloped, married and set up new life. 10m 46s mother cleaned school. 11m 2s Nightclub: Collosium. 11m 17s First school: Sacred Heart, Coventry. 11m 42s Raised catholic and sent to boys school, Potters Green. 12m 34s Growing up in Stoke: 13 years old. 13m 4s Dancing and experimenting with girls at youth club. 15m 16s Brother slept with a girl. 16m 34s Butcher boy at 15: saturday work, for 3 years. 17m 27s Mother's stroke. Kevin part 1.wav17m 53sY
KevinInterview: Part 2 of 3Working15s Nurvell's (sp?) and a company car: Mini 850cc. 28s visiting Kirby, Liverpool as a shop relief manager. Kevin part 2.wav4m 48sN
KevinInterview: Part 3 of 3Work, pubs, night clubs, Birmingham, alcohol19s Shops staff in Bedford won lottery and left. 1m 46s reginald bosanquet (newsreader) and other celebrities used to visit shop. 2m 49s nterview with star selection manager - got job. 3m 25s Working from home. 4m 55s Ben Kieder, German company. 5m 36s working at Braun. 7m 40s Packed International Leicester. 8m 6s Working for Guiness. 9m 23s Geoff Murray recommended Kevin for a job. 10m 59s Selling task at interview. 13m 6s Got job at Guiness. 15m 15s Getting ready for work. 15m 51s Live or Let live pub in Wood End. 18m 23s Benefitting the brand. 18m 45s Mark values. 19m 50s Classifying pubs: Mark values. 20m 28s visited 1750 pubs in one year. 21m 1s Cutting teeth in Birmingham. 22m 19s Ghetto in Blasall Heath. 23m 15s Earl Grey Pub: Drugs, prostitutes. 24m 2s Handsworth pubs: Monte Carlo. 26m 4s Guiness Girls in clubs. 26m 56s Pub owner shot. 27m 35s Best fish and chips in Handsworth. 27m 68s Racism charges. 28m 11s Wearing a suit: Tax man, CID. 30m 50s Afro Caribbean night club. Kevin part 3.wav34m 5sN
Lisa KarimInterviewImmigration, race, rascim, moving home, highgate heritage, childhood memories, community centres, community activities, chnaging face of Highgate. 0 war, immigration. 40s St Martins Flats Highgate, 1m 21s demolision,. 42s Raymonds Halal Butchers, Edmond Road, Family, 3m 32s baking, cooking. 3m 48s war, Bauton Street (?), 5m 22s music. 5m 53s hair styles. 6m 22s den, play, childhood memories. 7m 11s sunday school. 9m 43s St Martins Youth Club, 13m 39s St Albans, School. 16m 47s pubs. 19m 40s race, immigration. 23m 27s community centers, leisure, community activities, 26m 17s racism. 28m 55s Housing in highgate, 30m 15s music, Blues Parties, 35m 56s domestic voiolence, 36m 30s community, women. Lisa Karim 1.wav41m 22sN
Lisa Karim and StevenWalking tourHighgate, highgate businessses, highgate factories, places in highgate, pubs and children in pubs.13s highgate factories, highgate heritage, highgate business. 1m 10s bombsite, St Annes Club, 4m 27s Post Office, Burtal street (?). 6m 46s children in pubs. Lisa Karim and Steven.wav9m 42sY
Lisa Karim with Marleen Parker and othersConversationChildren working in factories, St Martins Flats, Factory life, trips with factory workers, immigrations, back to backs, Multiculturalism, alcohold/drinking, death in a workhouse1m 29s Factory work, children at work. 2m 08s Musicals. 3m 49s St Martins Flats. 5m 28s Outings / trips, Factory coach trips, factory life. 6m 05s pubs. 7m 16s Immigration, Hurst Street, Back to Backs. 8m 05s Multiculturalism, soundbite. 8m 51s Alcohol, deathin a workhouse, drinkingLisa Karim with Marleen Parker.wav9m 30sY
Lisa Karim with Susan Osborne and othersConversationHighgate, drinking, pubs, St Martins Flats, School, Queens Corronation and Visit to Birmingham, SmallPox Outbreak. 10s Highgate, drinking culture, pubs, St Martins Flats. 10m Facebook, Technology. 18m highgate. 27m 39s school. 30m 41s Vorton Street, Corronation, Flats, Queen. 31m 15s St Lukes Church, Bristol Street. 32m 37s Coal, St Martins Flats, 33m 43s Small Pox Outbreak, 36m 23s SchoolLisa Karim and Susan Osborne.wav38m 23sN
MarkInterviewIllegal activity, prostitution, drugs, gang activity, nightclubs, unemployment, housing, immigration, council housing eviction, house/flat parties, drinking culture0s Illegal activity. 16s prostitution, war (Americans), 1m 59s drugs. 3m 15s Accafest (?) Nightclub, 3m 22s, gang activity. 5m 32 bike, football. 5m 53s unemployment. 8m 11s housing, council estates, 13m 35s immgration. 17m 30s colour television. 20m 07s evictions, council housing, flat/house parties, night club, disco tech, parties. 20m 31s Drinking cultures Mark.wav24m 39sN
MarkInterviewWork, living conditions, religion, morals, unemployment, housing, domestic abuse, racism 41s Lack of ambition (work). 1m 15s Mark's mum working in a factory in the 1960s. 2m 07s Pre work routine: getting up. 2m 19s No bath or hot water in the house. 3m 15s After work routine: going home. 3m 39s Mark's mum's job: Making road lights. 4m 13s Family arguments. 4m44s Mark's mum's evening chores: washing clothes. 5m 2 s No TV or carpets: Listen to Radio 4. 5m 35s The Rover Group / British Leylands 1960s. 6m 24s Tough work affected family life. 6m 39s The church and owning property. 7m 25s Calthorpe Family / Park. 8m 10s Terraced housing 1870/80. 8m 37s Factories financed about religious groups. 9m 31s Mark's roots: St Kitts. 10m 26s 1960/70 rebellion against old order. 11m 10s Teenage pregnancy. 11m 32s Mark's successful brother. 11m 59s Boy Scouts. 12m 46s Highgate School / Mount Pleasant 1969. 12m 56s Teenage rebellion. 13m 15s Domestic abuse. 15m 12s First generation African Caribbean. 16m 7s Impressions of African Caribbeans today. 17m 12s No sexual education. 17m 17s The Sun newspaper: Topless model. 18m 8s Sexual immorality 1975. 19m 24s Farthers and mothers. 20m 39s Mixed messages in society. 21m 35s Beating children "whooping". 24m 50s White friends in the 1960s. 25m 24s Kids parties 1960s. 25m 46s 10 year mortgages. 26m 16s A job for life. 27m 21s Proud to be British. 28m 2s First bathroom. 29m 10s Dirty kitchen. 30m 47s Party games. 31m 58s Dad drinking. 32m 26s The Angel Pub, Stratford Road. 34m 3s Mid 1970s decline of industry. 34m 32s Family, factory life becoming unpleasant. 35m 4s Council estates. 35, 28s Bulldozing old housing. 35m 47s Building a new society late 1960s. 36m 50s Unemployment in 1970s. 37m 18s Mark's school life. 37m 53s First Asian family on road. 41m 57s Plans for a family. 43m 27s Un-Christian white community. 45m 8s English white people. 45m 21s Yardley Wood - Bad white people. 46m 23s The Acocks family. 47m 41s The Island family 1969. 51m 20s Harry the milkman. 51m 50s Working culture. 53m 13s Growing up in Yardley Wood in the 1970s. 54m 10s Stealing. 55m 4s Derilect Bordersley Heath. 55m 35s Following in bad footsteps. 57m 53s 1980 factory strikes. 58m 32s Unemployed youth. 58m 47s 1980s computer games. ih 42m 11s Wiso(?) cafe and Chris' Cafe, Moseley Road. 1h 1m 35s "Bad-ass brothers" Stealing and unemployed. 1h 2m 36s 1980s news - firms closing down. 1h 3m 4s No jobs after finishing school. 1h 4m 49s Planning for life. 1h 5m 20s Needless Ally - underage drinking den. 1h 6m 13s Mr Sam's bar 1980-81. 1h 7m 10s Le Carno (sp?) Club and Holy City Zoo Club. 1h 7m 41s Dad's personality disorder. 1h 8m 7s Working with his Dad. 1h 9m 45s Riots after Royal wedding. 1h 11m 1s Abandoned by Rover. 1h 11m 37s The Tories and economy. 1h 13m 43s The importance of hard work. 1h 14m 20s 15/16 years old - career choices. 1h 15m 17s Dancing for recreation. 1h 16m 51s The summer of 1981: Falling into criminality. 1h 17m 44s Restaurants closing. 1h 18m 8s Lap dancing club / pubs. 1h 19m 27s Stealing. 1h 21m 38s Pensions and health care. 1h 22m 37s Blair government - council houses. 1h 23m 21s Packaging company - Bradford Street. 1h 24m 1s Factories and shops on Moseley Road. 1h 25m 4 s Working in a TV repair shop. 1h 25m 40s Car trade - George Heath 1982Mark 2.wav1h 33m 12s wavY
Monica LeeInterviewCommunity21s Monica Lee, resident of Highgate, community worker, 1/11/64. 57s Born in Cheltnam. 2m 11s Malcolm McClarie (sp?), Grandfather, committed suicide? 3m 11s Only member of family that didn't go to public school. 3m 33s Wants to trace family tree. 3m 45s Talks about life in Cheltnam, privedged upbringing. 4m 45s Community spirit within Council estates. 5m 7s French heritage. 6m 7s British working class heritage from father. 7m 45s British Nylon Spinners, Father worked for- ICI. 8m 35s Nuntom Park School, Cheltenham. 11m 3s Put into care system. 11m 33s Brother, Richard, died when she was 16, talks about his quality of life. 13m 38s Parklands in Whitminister, care home for children. 14m 7s Moved to Denmark Road for girls. 14m 36s Lyndon Road for girls and talks of improvements with education. 15m 31s Moved schools to go into GCE stream but went into work at Mercia house (office/IT- binary numbers). 16m 46s 70's Moved to Birmingham at 16 with friend to Hagley Road. 17m 41s Worked in Jewelery Quarter as a Receptionist. 18m 9s 1974, Son Patrick born. 18m 26s Moved into St. Matin's flats- culture shock. 19m 28s Worked in a factory, making door handles in Charles Henry St. 22m 12s Dr. Weller, treated son for Cystic Fibrosis. 24m 57s Patrick moved to Dudley Road Hospital. 25m 40s Son then moved to Heartlands Hospital treated under Dr. Stainthorpe (sp?). 27m 35s Son died in 1994 after a lung transplant. 35m 40s Moved to Merritt St. 36m 01s Ran playschemes whilst unemployed-1979. 37m 24s Sayeed Ahmed based at the old art school, 38m 23s Mount Pleasant- youth work. 38m 45s Heath Mount School on Mary St. 40m 27s Daughter, Becky- born 1982. 41m 05s Husband worked at Birmingham Sports Centre. 42m 42s Friend's Institute, Women in Theatre, Birmingham Theatre School. 44m 08s Matchbox Cafe. 45m 31s Moved to Highgate. 46m 42s worked at local neighbourhood office. 46m 58s put in position at Stanhope Hall. 47m 29s Youth build 2000 - self build. 47m 48s Carpenters court highgate. 47m 56s Steve Dalloway Birmingham City Council. 50m 42s St Martins flats. 51m 30s blues parties in the flats. 55m 12s started highlighting highgate group due to muggings. 56m 10s highgate action group. 57m 22s Russell Green - 1 love project. 58m 41s mount pleasant youth club 1979. 59m 29s Immigrants. 1h 00m 59s The Hideout pub / The Emily Pub. 01h 01m 15s Central Mosque & friday prayer day. 01h 03m 22s housing, 01h 06m 55s Southacre estate. 01h 07m 39s the people of highgate. 01h 08m 18s needle exchange. 01h 09m 29s dominos group. 01h 11m 25s slaughterhouse. 01h 12m 59s self build housing. 01h 15m 17s Womens drop in / keep fit. 01h 16m 00s over 40s club. 01h 16m 08s breaking down age barriers. 01h 18m 17s Yvonne Mosquito - ward councillor. 01h 22m 45s community lunch at Stanhope Hall. community lunch at Stanhope Hall. 01h 24m 21s highgate residents forum. 01h 26m 03s community work. 01h 26m 52s The Ale Stake Pub - Gooch St. 01h 27m 34s muggers alley / dealers alley. 01h 27m 55s deprived areas & birmingham city council services. 01h 29m 21s school kids - trouble on gooch st. 01h 30m 12s child discipline. 01h 30m 51s The Ale Steak pub. 01h 31m 43s the Pint Pot pub. 01h 32m 57s pubs are community centres. 01h 33m 57s Highgate Action Group - Community Nursery. 01h 36m 26s plans for a new community centre. 01h 39m 37s neighbourhood managers. 01h 42m 24s Mary street bomb peck. 01h 46m 37s St Annes. 01h 46m 57s Sergeant Mick O'Loughlin. 01h 48m 25s stresses and strains on the neighbourhood. 01h 48m 36s Hanwood house. 01h 49m 31s Highgate park. 01h 50m 14s Pete Short park manager. 01h 52m 14s tennis courts. 01h 52m 36s The rowton house became a wet centre. 01h 54m 13s Mount Pleasant bar. 2h 06m 50sN
Natalie Sutherland (Paradox)Interview03m 03s Natalie Sutherland born April 1978, 03m 17s Serento hospital Moseley, 04m 10s Generations of my family have lived in this flat (Studley Tower Highgate), 05m 30s Moved back to nan's aged 17, 05m 52s had to speak in patois, 06m 09s Young Afro-Caribbean's speaking patois, 08m 29s Nan's qualities, 09m 46sDaisy or Hazel Maud Sutherland born in St Andrew - Jamaica, 11m 54s Nan istilled a lot of good values in me, 12m 52s Grandfather was a Forsythe, 13m 20s Sutherland name from 3 brothers who set out to make their fortune in the slave trade of Jamaica, 14m 02s Something happened to mother which made her very over protective of me, 15m 07s nan was a short curvy woman with a permed hair, 21m 07s Younger sister with 3 kids, 22m 38s Different unknown dads, 23m 33s Jamaicans & Yardies, 26m 11s Mother was born in Birmingham 1961, nan came here in late 50s, 29m 41s storytellers role - keeper of books, 31m 29s had a breakdown, 32m 45s discvovering meditation, 45m 23s Changes in Highgate, 45m 38s new immigrants, 45m 55s Crack Cocaine in the late 80s, 46m 56s sense of community, 48m 36s Local Parks, 49m 06s St Martins youth centre, 50m 26s beatings from mother, 52m 30s School & colleges, 53m 07s discovered alcohol & weed, 55m 32s respect for Irish people, 55m 49s Jamaican & Irish similarities, 56m 28s Irish friend in the block, 58m 42s Incident in an Irish pub, 1h 00m 00s no blacks, no irish, no dogs, 01h 00m 33s Immigrants setting up businesses, 01h 05m 03s Roi Kwabena, 01h 05m 54s made a track to mark his death in 2008, 01h 06m 52s the music industry, 01h 07m 25s Pablo Rider - mentor, 01h 08m 34s book - The coldest winter ever by Sister soldier, 01h 09m 41s music, 01h 11m 23s Dancehall is sanctuary - but so many broken spirits, 01h 11m 53s started writing in 1995, 01h 12m 04s wasn't allowed to listen to hip hop, 01h 13m 53s becoming a female MC, 01h 15m 31s how i met Pablo, 01h 18m 03s Christmas day 1995, 01h 20m 45s draw strength from music & meditation, 01h 23m 07s why i like the phrase 'One Love', 01h 44m 44s Paradox & Arnie track - Flyaway, Natalie Sutherland (Paradox).wav1h 49m 43sN
Nita Newman and Ray ODonnellNita and Ray walked around the Echoes exhibition space and were encouraged to remember their time working in factories and homeworkingIndustry, factories, work, redundancy, housing, homelessness0m 0s Ray remembering the sights and smells of factory life. 3m 31s Ray remembers his Mum homeworking. 10m 42s Thatcherite time: Factory closing. 11m 12s An iron fairly. 12m 37s Names of factory workers and their jobs. 13m 1s Making furniture for hospitals. 13m 27s Rough sleepers and dead bodies.14m13s Loss of skills forever. 15m 40s Willmot Dixons factory: salvaged wire. 16m 47s The recievers / banks selling off factory contents. 18m 53s Ray remembers Cafes. 20m 26s Factories in Digbeth: Lance Cabinets Fazeley Street, Hoskins Cabinet Works Opportunity Street. 21m 8s Training mothers in DIY during 'Family Night' at St Martin's Youth Centre. 22m 11s Skin and bone factory. 23m 8s Cold tea. 26m 59s Dens and hideaways. 28m 10s Ray talks about his views of the final Echoes exhibtion. 36m 26s Curwicks Lane barbers. 37m m 17s Children's den. 37m 58s Works parties in the 1950s-70s. 39m 26s East Birmingham's Constitution Club. 39m 43s Fisherman's Club Hurst Street. 44m 10s Nita talks about her experience of working in factories. 48m 31s Nita remembers her Nan's front room. 52m 40s Lee remembers his Nan's front room. 55m 13s Telephone voices. 55m 47s Nita and Ray talk about homeworking room. 59m 43s Nita talks about the homeworking room in the exhibition. 1h 32s Destuction of factories and life. 1h 4m 16s Nita remembers working in a mill and the impact of redundancy. 1h 7m 25s Digbeth and politcal decisions. 1h 8m 11s Skilled mill workers and tannoy calls. 1h 9m 24s Work's social events / Christmas. 1h 11m 2s Christmas: factory working hours. 1h 13m 28s Factories: segregation. 1h 14m 28s Factories: Promotions and benefits. 1h 16m 4s Factories: lunch. 1h 17m 41s Factories: Safety record. 1h 19m 2s Ray feedbacks on his Flatpack talks on gangs. 1h 23m 22s Factories: Tea lady. 1h 26m 16s Ray talks about his walkabout around Digbeth. 1h 27m 32s Factories: A job for life. 1h 28m 37s Factories: smoking. 1h 29m 46s Ray talks about early retirement. 1h 32m 5s Nita talks about the bombpeck and pub sections of the exhibition. 1h 35m 16s Factories: locker room. 1h 36m 20s Factories: Health and saftey. 1h 37m 13s Factories: overalls and tools. 1h 39m 25s Factories: personalising lockers Nita Newman and Ray Odonnell.wav1h 49m 24sY
Oliver PlunkettWalking tour: Part 1 of 4Growing up, school, work4s Oliver Plunkett b.1944 - 13th May, 14s family moved to birmingham 1947, 20s sent to a childrens home, 26s left school at 14 to get a job, 1m 21s working in customer services, 1m 53s Newey & Eyre electrical wholesale, 2m 36s Mr Bird (bird's custard) 158 Wake Green Rd, 4m 1s remembering the Rowton House, 4m 4s down & outs in highgate park, 6m 12s Bus 48 on Alcester St, 7m 2s Moseley Hall hospital - Mr Cadbury, 8m 14s Father Hudson's home & St Edwards school, 9m 7s Mr A. T. Flynn - Moseley Rd, 9m 14s Knights of Saint Columba, 12m 58s 98 Moseley Rd - A.t. Flynns house, 13m 46s life at the working boys home, 15m 14s the masters homes, 15m 24s Mr & Mrs Flaherty, 15m 29s Mr & Mrs Mason, 15m 49s the chapel, 19m 23s The Ravenhurst Pub, 20m 05s The Brewer & Baker pub, 24m 27s St Anthony's home for working men - Ravenhurst St, 25m 16s Theatre hall - Camp Hill theatre, 25m 31s Shows for the elderly from the Alms houses, 26m 17s producer Coleman Kelly, 26m 53s little broom st, 30m 53s The Bull tavern, 35m 6s The Mailbox, 35m 24s St Lukes Jewish school, 55m 03s Fancy dress shop, 56m 03s Father Hudson's charity, 57m 59s working in the wholesale trade - many companies went bust due to big companies (Comet), 58m 19s Job at the council - customer services, Oliver Plunkett Part 1.wav1h 33m 12sY
Oliver PlunkettWalking tour: Part 2 of 4Industry, work, redundancy11s Industry: Japanese products used to be made in Brum. 1m 16s Small companies in the area prior to take over. 1m 32s Selling wholesale. 2m 28s Redundancy at the council. 4m 30s The life of a wholesaler. 5m 2s Working at the councilOliver Plunkett Part 2.wav11m 27sY
Oliver PlunkettWalking tour: Part 3 of 4Industry, factories13s Mr Newie and Mr Eire: Electrical Industry. 48s Stan Turner. 57s F W Needham. 1m 35s Working as a wholesaler. 2m 5s Attending Birmingham Trade and Commerce University/Business School. 2m 49s Warner Engineers. 4m 50s Digbeth Pubs. 6m 26s Lucas Lights factory on site of Cameron Rob? 9m 2s Bensons' Engineers. 9m 19s Arch Bishop of Cantebury. 10m 17s Carpenter's Arms. 10m 52s Lombard Street. 11m 55s Darwin Street. 13m 5s The Market Tavern Pub. 14m 10s Ray Street. 15m 47s Smith Francis Tool Factory. 18m 26s Harris and Drake. 18m 38s Cannings'. 19m 42s Sand R Kang. 20m 1s The Birmingham Industrial Society. 20m 54s The Old White Swan. 21m 28s Irish in Birmingham. 25m 26s Father Taff. 22m 17s Birds' Factory.Oliver Plunkett Part 3.wav23m 26sY
Oliver PlunkettWalking tour: Part 4 of 4Industry, factories47s Mr Bird. 1m 1s Typhoo factory. 2m 36s Lucas Lights. 3m 57s Lived in Watery Lane, Small Heath. 4m 10s Birmingham City Football Club. 4m 56s Old bus deport Liverpool Street. Oliver Plunkett Part 4.wav13m 52sY
Pablo (Paul) RiderInterviewJammaican Imigration, Music, family stories25s Immigration. 37s Q club(?) clubs, blues, Mosley, lime Grove. 59s women, music, highgate, cannabis. 6m 24s UB40Paulo Rider.wav31m 09sN
Paul KennerInterview: Part 2 of 2factory life, women and children in factories0s summer holiday jobs, fatory life. 5m 14s women in factories, union reps. 11m 53s wagesPaul Kenner 2.wav17m 50sN
Paul KennerInterview: Part 1 of 2Immigration, shared accomodation, lifestyle, childhood, earning money, play, rasism, cultures, arts and working class, youth culture0s Irish, Immgration. 51s Shared accomodation, digs, 2m 11s drinking culture, 1950's covenrty road, overcrowding. 4m 44s friendships, factory life, 8m 09s immigration, play, toys, summerval road (?). 9m 14s petty theft, wing yip, chinese supermarket, magazines, play, bruce lee, 15m 36s television. 19m 12s odeon, films. 21m 41s Kung fu club. 22m 50s bob marley, in birmingham. 25m 16s Crowd, birmingham f.c., football. 27m 27s irish heritage. 28m 52s young pregnant women, housing in highgate. 31m 31s police, racism, police brutality. 33m 35s community. 34m 21s punk. 35m 54s play schemes. 41m 03s rastafarians, cannabis, 45m 24s arts and working class, 45m 42s corproate sponsored events, trips, christmas parties, funded, theatre, entertainment, harrisons, brass foundary. 48m 50s cultural findings, religious festivals, mixed communities, pakistani immigration. 53m 27s rude boys,. 57m 33s youth culture. 59m 46s small heath youth centre, bbc community broadcast unit, programme in small heath, 1h 05m 59s matthew bolton college. 1h 08m 18s table tennis. 1h 09m 23s multicultural community Paul Kenner 1.wav1h 28m 59sN
Peter NightInterviewDeath, work,factories, pubs, 25s Born 1944 in Harbourne. 36s Weoley Castle. 51s Bournville Trust. 1m 2s Thoma Hadden and Stokes: GKN Factory (1966), Alcester Road. 1m 31s Roll fed machine screws. 1m 54s The Rainbow Pub and Old Crown. 2m 4s Irish Pubs in Digbeth. 2m 20s Pub characters and stories. 2m 41s Spotted Dog Pub. 2m 52s Little Bob and the slaughter animals. 3m 32s The Grapes pub, 'Muscles' and a parrot. 5m 17s Drinking in pubs in the early 1970s. 5m 50s Televisions in pubs.6m 29s Paddy Walshe's kindness and the Inland Revenue. 7, 29s A brown and mild. 8m 33s A contraversial brochure for roll fed screws and washers. 9m 42s Spike Milligan, promoting book at The Crown Pub. 10m 52s GKN employee functions. 11m 47s GKN Pantomine. 12m 49s Roger Scott the Scouts and a town crier. 14m 23s Getting married. 14 37s Ivor Evans and Crossroads (TV). 16m 10s Bob Nichlson, Sales Manager. 17m 48s IBM. 18m 19s Denis Bishop and the starving children of Africa. 19m 23s Herbert Mountain Hackworth, Financial Directorand Mason. 20m 46s An open day at the Masonic Hall. 21m 44s Tucker Eyelets Factory, Perry Bar. 22m 17s Digbeth in the 1960s and well used pubs. 23m 6s Pat Tilby, stock taking. 23m 57s Jo Low, Chief progress chaser. 24m 14s Arthur Welshe and photographic memory. 25m 21s Table tennis and billiards in the canteen. 26m 47s The stucture of Peter's sales team. 28m 4s Beryl Thompson and Beryl Godwin, telephone operators. 29m 50s Graham Butler, schedueling section. 32m 37s A friend's dead body. 34m 32s Little John and Big John from the pub. 36m 29s John Gillmore's club in Hall Green. 37m Harry Ward served in the Navy and member of the Nautical Club. 39m 9s Customer Liasion Clarke's (Progress Chasers) for European sales. 40m 9s Lionel Blair and The Dolls Strip Club. 41m 35s GKN Cricket Club. 45m 22s Jane Haelsy (sp?) and a team of typists. 46m 5s Tucker's, world-wide sales. 46m 58s Ted Dunkley, Sales Director. 48m 41s C Brandhour (sp?), New John Street West, Aston. 48m 59s crinckle washers. 53m 47s Eddie Walshe, Landlord at the Rainbow. 55m 15s Adderly Street, out of hours drinking. 56m 2s St Anne's Church functions. 1h Midlands Red Bus Station. 1h 1m 17s Social clubs. 1h 3m 54s Change in attitudes to pubs. 1h 4m 22s Family employment.Peter Night.wav1h 10m 34sN
Ray O'DonnellInterview: Part 1 of 3highgate, digbeth, businesses, family businesses, family life, hairstyles, industry18s relocating/ moving, digbeth, highgate. 3m 47s Chandas Road school (?). 5m 05s dog breeding. 5m 48s horse cart. 6m 14s landlords. 7m 11s car. 7m 53s business. 8m 21s second hand clothes, furnature, family business, shops. 10m 53s marriage. 11m 39s appearance, photos, 11m 45s dancing. 12m 29s hairstyles, haircuts, soundbite, short back and sides, barbers shop. 14m 50s willmot preeden (?), Perkes metal firm, halfway hosue, shops, Seagers (?), Turners paper shop, dry cleaners sketchley (?), Beesleys electrical shop (?), cafe, postofice, knitting shop, alley way. 17m 13s candy box, leopold street. 18m 03s family business. 18m 40s atherton hosue (?) boys home, Hordis bakery (?), bread boys, 20m 20s st albans school, angelina street, leopold street, 20m 39s ray die school (?), annex, mcdonald street, alcester street. 21m 24s new st albans school, 22m 14s punishment, school, caning. 23m 23s punishment, after school, math, teaching, chess, 24m 11s mindless vandalis, being a nusance, gang. 24m 53s illegal activity, soundbite, police, air rifel, shooting, trespass on railway, 28m 58s wages, faseley street, Larns cabinets (?). 32m 24s racism Ray O'Donnell 1.wav38m 10sN
Ray O'DonnellInterview: Part 3 of 3Pubs, highgate0s work as a cabinet maker at pub, pint pot, pubs, strengths in highgate, 40s first kareoke, dancing, music. 1m 17s factory life, bag of nails. Carpenters arms, 3m 14s ub40, musicRay O'Donnell 3.wav3m 24sN
Ray O'DonnellConversationBlues Parties0s blues parties, policeRay O'Donnell 4.wav3m 52sN
Ray O'DonnellInterview: Part 2 of 3illegal activity, scams, leisure activities, factories, war, class system, petty crime, st martins youth centre0s illegal activity, theft, money making, scams, leisure activities, mosely road swimming baths, 1m 09s go karts, dating. 2m 49s illegal activity, theft, copper wiring. 3m 32s cinema. 4m 56s music. 7m 8s leather hides, glue, animal scraps factory. 8m 08s hoskin cabinet firm. 9m 56s change, back to backs, highgate regeneration. 11m 17s class system, highgate, 15m 47 war, morgue, st martins flats. 17m 05s homeless, warm air from the ground, leonald street, mcdonald street, conspiracy theory. 19m 49s petty crime, bread firm, seconds of bread, bread boy, 21m 53s st martins youth centre, 23m 13s rent. 23m 41s st martins youth centre, go karts, projects, yoth uk, bayc, jumble sales, football, family nights, weekend aways, penny club, educating children, 25m 39s smashing windows, deals with companies, football kit. 28m 30s party, mbe, rose meadows. 32m 48s racsim, prison, police, soundbite pint pot pub, pubs, 34m 50s selling written off cars, car dealing. 35m 22s play. 39m 27s wood carving. 40m 59s nightclubs. 46m 46s stabbing, home care, knife, pub fight, avioding the law. 52m 07s the accy (?) hospital, 56m 08s strengths of highgate, somali immigration, immigration, changes in highgate. 58m 04s friction arts, the edge, 1h 0m 54s milk monitor, leopold street, lady pool road. 1h 09m 07s broken promises, new housing, milk street. 1h 09m 24s mo ped bikes. 1h 15m 08s flooding, valley of the rae, river rae Ray O'Donnell 2.wav1h 27m 32sN
Rob MessengerInterviewGrowing up, family, work, housing, redundancies54s Back to Back living, 57s family, 2m 1s Playing Canon, 3m 45s out work/home working, 4m 10s Mother work as Chromer, 4m 10s McGruffs/McGurths(factory in digbeth), 5m meeting mom from work, 5m 47s memories of digbeth, 5m 49s factories, 6m 01s 'hands wanted' availability of jobs, 6m 30s modernization, 7m 18s home working/safety pins, 8m 08s Using prams to carry materials, 8m 47s nuts n bolts on wires, 9m 48s stacks of boxes, 10m 22s Cafe in Digbeth, 12m 27s filling xmas stockings, 14m 14s being on the dole, 15m 05s (food) Rabbit stew & dripping, 16m 19s Bread n jam n porridge, 16m 32s moving to Sheldon, 17m 22s Mums front room, 19m 45s grandad selling cockles, 24m 11s changes/factories on every corner, 24m 59s housing changes, 25m 43s 80s redundancies, 28m 15s apprenticeship at BSA, 28m 49s (work) toolrom at GEC, 30m 07s leaving school, 30m 34s first wages, 31m 26s toolroom at GEC, 32m 26s Belt driven machinery, 33m 23s Health & safety at work (lack of), 34m 45s unionRob Messenger.wav39m 47s, wav?
Russell GreenInterview: Part 1 of 4Friendship, growing up, pubs, family heritage, play, racism, spirituality, music, family, ideology30s Russell Green introduces himself. 51s Stanhope Community Centre, Highgate. 1m 52s Russell's heritage: Scottish, European, Jamaican, French, Irish. 2m 57sGrandparents and roots in Jamaica. 4m 38s Trips to Jamaica from 1993. 6m 2s Growing up in the 1970s: Racism and values. 7m 47s The infleunce of music growing up. 8m 19s common friend: poverty. 8m 37s nicknames. 9m Balsall Heath: prostitutes. 9m 26s Balsall Heath and Lee Bank pubs. 11m 13s Poverty and liberation from oppression. 11m 59s Dads multi cultural friends. 12m 42s Playing Dads records as a 6-7 year old. 13m 27s Balsall and Highgate relationship with each other. 13m 59s Bomb Peck playgrounds. 15m 3s Subways as art gallery spaces. 15m 17s River Rae walk from Cannon Hill to Neachells - treasure hunting. 16m 24s Pubs. 18m 29s Local police - Belgrave Middleway. 19m 42s Multi cultural group of friends. 20m 36s Cheddar Road and Edward Road. 20m 45s Cinema on Balsall Heath Road. 20m 58s Karate films - Bruce Lee. 21m 25s Sweet shop and 1/2p sweets. 21m 47s Rainbow Club knocked down. 22m 11s Calthorpe Park and Princess Road: football, pool. 23m 12s Jewish friends and synagogue. 24m 45s Redeveloping the area. 24m 48s Parents split up and moved to Rednall in early 1980s. 25m 34s Became aware of race at 9 years old. 26m 14s BMP marches. 26m 58s Junior school. 27m 31s Hell's Angels and tatoos. 28m 18s Childhood and spiritual insight. 28m 59s Mum punched teacher because of racism. 29m 33s Dad's music taste: Bob Marley, Jacksons. 30m 32s Strength through God. 31m 21s Support from unlces growing up. 33m 57s Work life balance. 36m 43s Collecting vinyl records. 37m 42s Children. 37m 52s Living in Handsworth. 38m 59s Moseley ghetto. 40m 37s Ideology. 41s 18s Barrack Obama. 43m 47s God, angles and friends. 44m 43s Working as a youth worker. 44m 57s Murders in Highgate and Balsall Heath. 46m 17s Economic migration. 49m 1s Sense of community. 52m 37s Returning to Birmingham. Russell Green 1.wav55m 3sN
Russell GreenInterview: Part 2 of 4Community0s Highagate's community: irish, Italian, Polish, Afro Carribean. 39s Youth groups. 55s Lack of social mobility. 1m 24s One Love project to discuss issues about community. 2m 4s Guns and gangs. 2m 41s Multi faith community in Highgate. Russell Green 2.wav3m 10sN
Russell GreenInterview: Part 2 of 4Childhood, playing, diversity, race, racism, community cohesion, class, identity27s A description of a bomb pecks and playing in them. 1m 52s Pre-free running fun. 2m 30s 1950s maisonettes. 2m 42s Assault course initiation for gang members. 3m 5s Rope swings. 3m 40s Playing tig and monkey climbing. 4m 36s 12 year old Peter Paki, smoking jumper and hospitalisation. 6m 25s Moving from Balsall Heath ghetto. 7m 10s Conker trees and fights. 7m 49s breakdance and football crews. 8m 34s Throwing stones, bomb noises and concusion. 9m 9s Rhino head nickname. 9m 50s Russel introduces his siblings. 10m 29s Den culture. 10m 54s 1950s materials and free running. 11m 35s Falling through garage roof. 12m 18s A friend from Glasgow visits. 13m 2s Testing boundaries as a child and becoming a man. 14m 5s Living in a vacuum with no risk. 14m 51s South side mafia - diverse group. 15m 8s Stratford Road and tracking on busses. 15m 54s chased and bitten by guard dogs. 17m 31s No go areas. 18m 38s Resilience and transition - 11 to teens. 18m 59s Tradition and culture (Quanza). 20m 2s Religion and testing. 21m 7s Bravardo manship. 24m 5s One Love: anti racisms, caring, community project about Highgate. 25m 44s BME and emerging communities: old way of describing people. 27m 22s the rise of Islamiphobia. 28m 31s hiding heritage to be accepted. 23m 39s structures of power and common enemy. 30m 44s marginalised white groups. 33m 32s Black and white marriages and mixed race children. 35m 37s Social construction in the 1960s and today. 38m 9s Black History Month. 38m 46s Class and social mobility. Russell Green 3.wav40m 12sN
Russell GreenInterview: Part 3 of 4Proverbs, wisdom, youth work, 1m 23s Wisdom, memory and spirituality. 2m 10s Change agents and legacy. 3m 32s Russell talks about his work as Youth Worker. 5m Proverbs and weighting conversation. 7m 37s The Dream Catcher project. Russell Green 4.wav8m 17sN
Thelma FrancisInterviewimmigration, 60s, teddy boys, schools0s immigration, abandoned child, police. 29s violence, discrimination, teddy boys. 59s immigration, racism, national school, catholic school, schoolsThelma Francis.wav3m 02s, mp3Y
Tony BethuneInterviewGrowing up, grandparent's house0s Furniture. 18s PST Club, Digbeth. 43s Blues parties. 1m 55s Crochet. 2m 26s Plastic on the setee. 2m 45s Elvis. 3m 16s Kim Reeves. 3m 30s Dumplings. 3m 53s Banana porridge. 4m 14s Apples and oranges for christmas. Tony Bethune.wav4m 43s, wav?
Tyrone HugginsInterviewschool, moving and returning to birmingham, demolision, council hosuing, music04s Dudeston manor school. 46s rehearsals, drama, plays, extra curricular activities. 2m 24s demolision, bloomsbury street school. 5m 52s council housing. 7m 31s motown, music, 12" record player. 8m 54s soul music, reggae music, classic music, calyso music, folk musicTyrone Huggins.wav12m 06s, wavY
ZonaConversationBlues Parties0s blues party, clothig, dance, 34s diamond white, thunderbirds, k, cherry b, alcoholic drinks, 49s dancing with men, 1m 08s blues party, church road, 1m 16s edward road, mosely road, hallway, 2m 44s lime grove, 3m 51s prostitutes, chedar road Zone.wav4m 09s, mp3Y
Jackie BrownInterview: Part 1 of 2Jamaica, family, growing up, school, St Martins flats, Highgate0s Jackie Brown, 24s born in Jamaica the 1st of seven children, 44s living with grandmother, 01m 03s inspired to work in communities, 01m 30s grandmother, 01m 52s Violet Henrietta Wilson (grandmother), 02m 16s great grandmother was mixed race, 02m 32s English heritage, 03m 33s Violet sold groceries from the front of her house, 04m 00s cornmeal pudding & potato pudding, 04m 10s cleaning clothes in the sugar cane field at night, 04m 58s nan's cooking, 05m 42s nan's father was a text collector for the district, 06m 53s aged 12 wanted to go to England so wrote to parents, 07m 37s only planned to spend a year in England, 07m 58s Grandfather lived in England, 08m 49s when I was 12 grandfather came back to Jamaica, 08m 56s grandfather surprised me at school, 10m 22s remember getting 1st passport, 10m 24s remember getting 1st passport, 10m 41s Aunty made me a yellow dress, 11m 20s waving a white handkerchief, 11m 25s Flying alone to England, 12m 04s landed Heathrow & had connection to Leeds where met Mum & Dad, 12m 28s hadn't seen parents for 12 years, 13m 04s had dreams about smoking buildings, 14m 07s felt like had been her before, 15m 29s didn't see grandmother again & she wouldn't fly to England, 16m 00s Grandfather died 1986, 17m 17s Grandmother visits England, 19m 14s Got married in 1986 while grandmother was here, 20m 57s Lived in St Martins estate & didn't know great aunty lived in the tower block across the road, 22m 04s great aunty had dementia, 22m 36s decided to put her in a nursing home, 23m 39s memories came flooding back when grandmother (her little sister) saw her, 24m 11s memories of when they were young in Jamaica, 25m 00s Memory lapse when she reached 17 years and went to Canada, 25m 46s Came to England on 1st October 1968, 26m 01s Stayed with parents in Leeds until aged 15, 26m 09s Lived in Gloucestershire with aunt, 26m 13s Moved to Birmingham aged 17, 26m 21s school, 26m 33s social education in Jamaica, 26m 58s Jamaican school holistic teaching for life skills, 27m 17s taking a year to make a dress in UK school, 27m 41s International school, 28m 11s bad careers advice at school, 28m 34s being told I was incapable of certain jobs, 29m 28s Parents agreed with the teachers, 31m 11s Teacher continued to give bad careers advice to siblings, 32m 15s Mother realised what was going on, 33m 49s went to work in a sewing factory Marlbeck Leeds, 34m 23s wasn't allowed to take CSE exams, 34m 39s aged 15 you earned 5 pounds, 35m 15s had a row with mother, 37m 20s Dad told me I had to leave, 37m 46s back to back house, 38m 44s cleaning & polishing the neighbours houses, 44m 25s children born in the West Indies, 45m 13s Mother embarrassed by me, 47m 40s washing clothes by hand, 48m 12s didn't have to iron dads shirts, 51m 46s 1st night out at a club, 52m 05s The Jamaican social club, 52m 32s Christian guilt, 52m 55s had a Babycham & hid behind the curtains, 59m 46s pain killers & condensed milk, 01h 01m 34s slept for 3 days, 01h 04m 10s lived with uncle in Handsworth / Lozells, 01h 05m 02s 6 of us in one room, 01h 06m 16s working for Lesser Brothers assembly work - glass cases, 01h 06m 39s working on a hot plate & getting blisters, 01h 07m 04s house owner would barge into my room, 01h 07m 42s bought a knife from the Bullring, 01h 09m 59s got a room in a house owned by a couple, 01h 10m 20s met my husband & fell pregnant, 01h 10m 29s moved to Churchill road Handsworth, 01h 11m 48s got a city council property in Rubery, 01h 13m 03s got offered a place at St Martins estate Highgate, 01h 13m 33s Big grey flats built by German prisoners of war, 01h 13m 43s built in the shape of a swastika, 01h 13m 55s drugs & prostitution - red light area, 01h 14m 19s agoraphobia, 01h 16m 35s St Martin's flats, 01h 16m 35s St Martin's flats, 01h 16m 57s, 2nd hand furniture from community transport, 01h 19m 07s tin bath, 01h 21m 08s TOPs course - training opportunities programme, 01h 21m 28s decided to learn about catering, 01h 22m 39s moved out of St Martins due to demolition, 01h 23m 35s always cooking for celebrations, Jackie Brown.wav1h 24m 05sY
Jackie Brown & EricaInterview: Part 2 of 2Highgate, school, community00s Ackee & salt fish, 25s teaching in Italy, 01m 15s ignorant police woman, 08m 47s found out I was pregnant, 10m 19s 3 month waiting list for embryo scan, 11m 07s decided to have baby back in England, 11m 16s got ill in Italy, 11m 27s questionable nursing practices, 14m 29s got unpaid maternity leave, 16m 27s Marano, Italy, 16m 54s prostitutes & getting approached, 20m 35s grew up in Highgate, 21m 42s hated languages at school, 21m 46s French exchange, 22m 25s sent to stay with an African French family, 23m 31s broom cupboard with an altar in it, 24m 24s went to St Anne's Primary school, 24m 31s Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Secondary school Bourneville, 24m 58s Jackie & husband decided to do care work, 25m 06s respite for parents who have disabled children, 25m 36s integrated school, 26m 04s Chandos, Percy Shurmer, St Anne's, 26m 46s moved from Gordon rd to Churchill rd, 26m 54s Burberry st to bernard st, 28m 00s Saw a lovely man across the road, 28m 17s his family routine, 29m 20s I was 7/8 months pregnant, 29m 28s noticed the home nurse help didn't arrive, 30m 13s thought she saw the door open, 30m 32s the woman had had a stroke, 31m 36s one neighbour walked past her, 32m 21s two young girls just laughed & ran away, 33m 04s grabbed a dress & went out to help, 35m 10s house was filthy, 36m 25s cleaned up, 39m 38s started to visit her regularly to keep her company in the day, 40m 19s moved to St Martins, 40m 28s he worked on Bissell St, 43m 08s on placement at Children's Hospital Five Ways, 43m 31s Mr Brown visited me at work, 43m 42s came to tell me his wife had died, 44m 00s went to see Mr Brown, 44m 17s went to his wife's funeral, 44m 32s invited them to come over every Sunday for food, 44m 59s Mr Brown would pop round occasionally, 45m 09s Mr Brown helped me move into St Martins flat, 45m 26s relationship blossomed from there, 47m 23s looked after my friends disabled child in Studley tower block, 48m 04s she suggested I join Shared Care & get paid, 51m 29s draw my strength from god, 52m 09s one of the toughest times, 53m 50s getting to know neighbours in St Martins, 55m 00s Acafess, 55m 08s mother & toddler group on MacDonald Street, 55m 19s link with Stanhope Hall, 56m 23s metal windows & bugs on the wall, 56m 54s Housing Liaison Board, 57m 31s Youth work training, 58m 04s access course to community & youth work, 58m 41s Karen Cheney, Anne Ingram, Irma & Dean Morgan, 1h 01m 07s application to Birmingham University, 01h 01m 18s Highgate Regeneration Board - Claire Bradley, 01h 01m 50s sat on citywide forward planning boards, 01h 02m 20s live dissertation on anti-social behaviour, 01h 03m 32s people from St Martins moved around the city - split community, 01h 04m 30s Birmingham City council agendas, 01h 05m 43s working for the benefit of everybody, 01h 06m 32s grandmother's teachings, 01h 06m 52s sharing, 01h 08m 13s love for Highgate, 01h 10m 57s regeneration, 01h 11m 52s fought to have a sink in the downstairs toilets, 01h 13m 27s keenness to get things done properly, 01h 14m 35s sad about the negativity attached to Highgate, 01h 14m 45s youth who now have good jobs, 01h 15m 42s skills & knowledge in Highgate, 01h 16m 11s wasted money, unfulfilled promises, cut services & degeneration, 01h 17m 23s people discouraged trying to keep the community together, 01h 17m 35s Canon Jim Pendoff, 01h 17m 47s Highgate Action Group, 1h 19m 36s SCAWDI - Sparkbrook Caribbean & African Women Development Initiative, 01h 22m 56s city council interference, 01h 23m 39s racism in the council, 01h 27m 57s New Jerusalem church in Nechells, 01h 28m 11s Lighthouse Christian fellowship at Stanhope Hall, 01h 30m 14s Sunday school at Stanhope, 1h 30m 48s four four club, 01h 32m 02s Stanhope Hall boarded up for years, 01h 34m 51s Stanhope Hall refurbishment, 01h 36m 36s Activities at Stanhope HallJackie Brown & Erica.wav1h 39m 08sY
BarbraInterviewHighgate, community demographic0m Highgate, demographic of community, 03m 11s Black British History barbra.wav04m 10sY
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Martin GuestInterviewImmigration, Racism, Highgate Action Group, Digbeth03m 08s reading, asthma, 17m 20s Immigration, Irish immigration, Pakistani immigration, 27m 51s Hockley, 3om 10s Concierge in Tower block, residents association, norfolk tower, 49m 50s Racism, political correct culture, 53m 48s Highgate, 1h 0m 20s Highgate Action Group, 1h 33m Digbeth, 1h 43m 59s rats, litter, 2h 07m 08s Bi-lingual communities, 2h 24m 53s Cean Easy TrainingMartin Guest 170210.wav2h 44m 09sN
Jackie Brown InterviewImmigration, school life, discrimination, housework, factory work, st martins flats0m Immigration, Jamaican family life, 3m 25s Jamaican Café, 19m 12s marriage, 26m 21s school life, international school, discrimination, 37m 51s back to backs, 48m 29s housework, washing, 53m 45s Clubbing, 1h 46m 06s Rooms to let, Lesser Brothers, Assembly line, factory work, blistered fingers, 01h 13m 55s st martins flats, 1h 15m 55s bus stop, number 8 busjackie1.wav1hr 25m 50sN
Vivienne HarrisonInterviewImmigration, back to backs, School of art Margaret Street, Homelessness, Swimming Baths, Gay culture10m 34s Immigrants and immigrants changing their names to more English names, 15m 19s back to backs, 27m 41s School of Art Margaret Street, 28m 17s Vivienne Harrison Artist, 33m 37s Studio Space Floodgate Street, Digbeth, 37m 40s Regeneration/rebuilding, 45m 59s St Patrick's church, 48m 57s Neighbourhood forum, demographic of Digbeth an highgate, 52m 48s homelessness, 1h 09m 55s recycling, 1h 19m 01s Highgate, 01h 26m 14s Drug culture, 01h 35m 08s swimming baths, 1h 44m 32s gay culture, Digbeth. Vivienne Harrison Nov 27 9.wav 1h 58m 52sN
mp3='http://www.digbethechoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Chris-Genner-taster1.mp3"Chris GennerInterviewDigbeth, Hairdressing Training0s hair dressing training, Martin James Hair Design Group, Moat Lane, Digbeth, 1988, 3m 45s training methods, 3m 59s NVQ level 2, 4m 52s NVQ level 3, 6m 04s demographic of students, 8m 06s opportunities for young people, male trainers, opportunities for men, 9m 36s commuting, traffic, 10m 25s rag market, bullring, shopping, food market, 14m 52s changes in Birmingham, traffic, parking, 15m 45s Digbeth coach station, 16m 49s textiles wholesalersChris Genner.wav17m 53sY
Nigel GennerInterviewHighgate, Water Equipment supplies0s highgate, Mosley road, water equipment ltd, 3m 43s company reference library, 4m 21s commuting, transport, traffic, 5m 41s homeless hostel, doss house, paragon hotel, west midlands police dog training, 7m 02s pub, 8m 25s highgate businesses, 9m social services, alcoholics, 9m 47s police, 10m 40s homelessness, hostel, Alcester street, 12m 34s alcohol shop, security, 15m paragon hotel, 15m 13s renovation in Birmingham, 15m 46s music, radio§Nigel Genner.wav16m 27sY
Tamlyn XInterviewImmigration, childhood, Jamaica, music, Rastafarianism, Blues Parties, Family, Abuse, Highgate28s Tamlyn X (Uses 'Taylor' - slave master's name - as a surname for legal identity) introduces himself as interviewee. Born in Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica. Grew up in Spanish Town, St. Jago de la Vega 01m 06s Paternal grandfather, Robert Taylor, bought 100 acres of land after being emancipated from slavery for the price of a penny an acre and instructed his family to keep the land. 01m 52s Trevor Beckford introduces himself to the record. 02m 36s Tamlyn speaks about his great-great-grandmother Rosanna Scarlett, who came on the last slave ship from Brazil, still spoke African in Jamaica, claimed to be African royalty, worked as a mid-wife, danced ballet and lived to 105/107 years 03m 19s Father Abraham Taylor a Maroon from Cockpit Country, Jamaica. 04m 4s Mother called Ursulyn (?) Taylor - maiden name MacFarlane. 04m 11s Maternal Grandmother Emilia Houghton 04m 24s Maternal great-grandfather Robert Houghton, a blind baker and musician (travelled with his own choir as far as Spain) who is in Jamaican Hall of Fame for Music 04m 47s Millie Smallhouse, Winston (Peter) Macintosh 05m 16s Dad 'put blacks on buses' in America (Civil Rights Movement), in Connecticut and Texas 06m 27s Grew up as Seventh Day Adventist in Spanish Town with aunt. Not allowed to mix with other children. 07m 13s Mother went to join father in America and left children with Miss Millie, under whose care Tamlyn suffered and almost died from pneumonia. Illness. 08m 26s Spent nine months in hospital. 08m 51s 'Born in a bag like a goat' 'they had to cut me out' 09m 06s Father a mystic who told fortunes 09m 56s Ran away from Miss Millie to Aunt Esther, who was 'very, very rich' and the wife of the mayor of Signum in Spanish Town 10m 17s Uncle fought in war, kept medals, guns 11m 30s Swimming as child. 12m 11s Living with aunt, who was a pork-eater. 12m 37s Letter from mother in England to take children away from Miss Millie 13m 13s Recounts life with Miss Millie, who starved the children and would not allow them to follow their religious observances as Seventh Day Adventists 15m 10s Working and watching television at factory belonging to rich Americans 15m 35s School ten miles away from home. 16m 28s Aunt Esther kept family children (Cynthia, Junior, Rose) whose parents were all around the world - England, America, Canada, Montreal 18m 40s Took food from the pot at Uncle Esther's house for his hungry sister. Uncle, who came home drunk, accused Tamil of stealing, beat him and shot at him as he ran away from the house. 22, 28s Couldn't stay at aunt's house any more, but she gave Tamlyn money so he could eat. 24m 29s Tamlyn went to 'T-Square' (?), where people went every night to tell stories, eat mango and roast corn. 25m 05s Homeless - sleeping rough under a cherry tree for some weeks. 26m 05s Meeting brother and sister in different places to care for them. 26m 33s Sleeping in various places - community centre, friend's house, in a field 27m 24s Shooting at a burglar (?), but missed. Soldier and police searching for Tamlyn. 28m 08s Tamlyn hiding out. Friend Seymour helps out to buy food. 28m 34s Seymour's father boxed Tamlyn, so Tamlyn chopped him with a machete. Police search for Tamlyn again. 29m 04s Evading capture by police and soldiers. 29m 53s Waiting for mother to come home. She has still not returned by age of 15, when Tamil is still homeless and now a 'proper' gangster 30m 26s 'Rudeboy' called Zachariah(?), nicknamed Zakky(?) gave Tamlyn money, bought him shoes and clothes and looked after him. 32m 23s Zakky goes into hiding and gets shot. 33m 02s Tamlyn shot three times in foot. 33m 32s After Zakky died and Tamlyn was sleeping in the cherry tree again, his mother returned. 35m Planting mango, sugar cane, oranges and making cocoa butter to make a living 36m 10s Partnered with friend Coffee Tea (?) to make money. 37m 17s Re-united with mother - she fainted at the state of Tamlyn after his time spent homeless. 38m 59s Return to living in forest - did not want the rules at mother's house. 40m 23s First night at mother's house - stung in face by black scorpion 41m 21s Tamlyn stamps on a rum bottle and cuts his foot to get out of going to church - can't walk properly for a year while it heals. 42m 33s Mother's teacher and nurse friends come to teach Tamlyn while his foot heals. 42m 54s Tamlyn's mother pays the police to stop pursuing him. 43m 03s Tamlyn came to England on the last passenger ship journey from Jamaica to England on the SS Begona (?) 43m 34s Tamlyn's brother Kevin declared dead on board ship in Tenerife waters. 44m 03s Given a bunsen burner to light the fire. 45m 02s Ship to England went to Brazil and Spain first. 45m 48s Tamlyn's mother speaks in tongues (glossolalia) 48m 14s Boiled burr-bush(?) administered via silver spoon brings Kevin back around to consciousness 49m 20s Arrival in Southampton, 'dad box me down' 50m 14s In England, Tamlyn plays the drums in church. 51m 22s Tamlyn leaves his father's house in Wolverhampton - 'two bull couldn't rule in one pen' 51m 43s Tries living in London with an aunt, but it doesn't work out 51m 51s Moves in with brother in Moseley, in the late 70s/early 80s 52m 21s Run-ins with police 52m 37s Locked up without charge 52m 55s Sent to Wellingborough Borstal for 6 months. 54m 18s Tamlyn founds a band with his brother called Natural Mystic to speak out about the oppression he suffered and because nobody would employ him because of his race 55m 17s Tamlyn rehearsed with the band for six years before getting a gig 55m 23s Gibson Bass. 55m 32s Gig at Redditch. 56m 03s Stevie J joins the band as a guitarist 56m 23s Benjamin Zephaniah becomes involved. 56m 41s Played gig at New Inns 57m 17s Rehearsed at home at Woodstock Road 57m 38s Band Members - "Danny, Ezra, UB40, Irwin" 57m 53s Natural Mystic headlined Handsworth Carnival 58m 56s Natural Mystic voted Number One People's Band 59m 35s First black person to paint picture for People's Wall 1h 00m 8s "I never signed on" 1h 00m 15s Made a living selling paintings 1h 00m 40s Sold marijuana to pay rent 1h 01m 08s Don Christie got Natural Mystic's song played on BRMB 1h 01m 23s Natural Mystic dropped from the UB40 tour line-up 1h 01m 42s Potter Benton 1h 01m 57s Benjamin Zephaniah 1h 02m 04s Speaks out against Margaret Thatcher 1h 02m 10s UB40 1h 02m 37s Stop-and-Search 1h 02m 47s Natural Mystic song lyrics. 1h 03m 12s Street Riots 1h 03m 18s Song with Rankin Roger sold 75,000 copies 1h 03m 48s Worked with Trevor Burton, of Babylon 1h 04m 01s Bands in Moseley - Cornerstone, African Star. 1h 04m 42s "I was a gangster because I was brutalised in Jamaica" 1h 04m 52s Facing anti-black racism in England 1h 05m 25s 'Good white people' 1h 05m 47s Reporting racism to the police would get the one making the report arrested 1h 06m 31s Racism in England 'is not totally gone away' 1h 08m 49s Indian (Hindu) shopkeeper called 'Uncle' on Ladypool Road 1h 09m 31s Rasta gave black people in England an identity 1h 13m 35s Trip back to Jamaica 1h 13m 46s 'P.J. Patterson the Prime Minister called my mum niece' 1h 13m 26s Birth of daughter, son and twins 1h 14m 42s "I've got 11 kids" 1h 15m 58s "I was painting when I was 17" 1h 16m 46s Tamlyn talks about carving wooden statues/staffs 1h 17m 37s Maroon background, telepathic communication 1h 18m 48s "Mum was chosen to sing with Dionne Warwick" 1h 19m 14s Mum taught brother Errol to sing opera. 1h 19m 43s Tamlyn's dad referred to Tamlyn and his siblings as 'my royal children' 1h 21m 19s Blues Dance - Lime Grove, Woodstock Road, Sparkbrook 1h 22m 05s Black and white people coming together over music and food 1h 23m 22s The Blues Dream - 'not just a black dream, a dream of all people' 1h 24m 53s Musicians/Performers - Radix(?) Sound, Duke Ally, Duke Red, Quaker City, Mafia Tones, Stafford Douglas, Sir Christoper, David Radigan 1h 24m 43s Blues in Highgate 1h 25m 09s HHighgate DJs sang about what was happening 'in the street' at the time 1h 25m 55s Pharoah burnt the Bible 1h 27m 42s Bungu(?) Hi-Fi, white DJ from Scotland 1h 28m 24s Society doesn't allow people to have house parties, or play music (live or recorded) in their own homes as they used to 1h 29m 41s Shootings and gun-shots in Highgate 1h 30m 17s Using music to turn anger into something positive 1h 30m 37s Unable to sell music or buy a house because of being black.tamyln x part 1 of 1.wav1h 33m 12sN

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