Comments for Hands on Handsworth https://handsonhandsworth.info Hands on Handsworth is a community blog, have your say, share your views and get involved Wed, 25 Jul 2018 20:34:27 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Comment on Excelda Works do you know it’s Story? by Malcolm Little https://handsonhandsworth.info/2010/11/17/excelda-works-do-you-know-its-story/#comment-67219 Wed, 25 Jul 2018 20:34:27 +0000 https://handsonhandsworth.info/?p=1250#comment-67219 I have a gold tie pin made by W.H.C. which has the Birmingham hallmark for 1908. It has a sapphire and diamonds. It also has an engraved serial number and some other marks that could be the jeweller who made it. Did Edward Marston sign his jewelry?

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Comment on Excelda Works do you know it’s Story? by Margaret Evans https://handsonhandsworth.info/2010/11/17/excelda-works-do-you-know-its-story/#comment-66950 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:22:55 +0000 https://handsonhandsworth.info/?p=1250#comment-66950 I have a Life-Long rolled gold propelling pencil, inscribed with the date 22.6.63, which was given to my late husband by a work colleague and have the leaflet giving ‘Directions for Use’which states that it was made in England and manufactured by W.H. Collins & Co. Ltd., Excelda Works, Rookery Road, Birmingham 21. Unfortunately, many years ago I borrowed the pencil and dropped it which broke off half of the clip. My husband was not very happy but merely said “What a pity, that has rather spoilt it”. Unfortunately the lower half of the broken clip was lost so the pencil is a permanent reminder of my sin!

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Comment on Excelda Works do you know it’s Story? by Gordon Chapple https://handsonhandsworth.info/2010/11/17/excelda-works-do-you-know-its-story/#comment-64152 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:50:15 +0000 https://handsonhandsworth.info/?p=1250#comment-64152 19th March 2018. I have been looking through my wife’s late mothers jewellery and I found a 9ct gold blouse brooch with the W.H.C stamp and a chester mark of B for 1902! This would make it out of sink with the dates given above and wonder if they were in business before. The brooch came from Scotland. From the info that they dealt in silver and were into small childrens things. I don’t know if this site is dead, but wait to see if anyone responds.

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Comment on Exploring the many faith buildings along handsworth heritage trail by Gill Rose https://handsonhandsworth.info/2011/04/05/exploring-the-many-faith-buildings-along-handsworth-trail/#comment-6915 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:02:48 +0000 https://handsonhandsworth.info/?p=1564#comment-6915 Sorry, that should say ‘…fine example of the work of architect…’

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Comment on Exploring the many faith buildings along handsworth heritage trail by Gill Rose https://handsonhandsworth.info/2011/04/05/exploring-the-many-faith-buildings-along-handsworth-trail/#comment-6914 Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:01:33 +0000 https://handsonhandsworth.info/?p=1564#comment-6914 St Andrew’s church was consecrated in 1909 (20th century, not 19th). It is a Grade 1 listed building and a fine example o th or of architect WH Bidlake.

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Comment on New Handsworth Heritage Trail Launched Today by Handsworth’s Heritage Comes to Life « Digital Native Academy https://handsonhandsworth.info/2011/03/11/new-handsworth-heritage-trail-launched-today/#comment-5784 Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:37:53 +0000 https://handsonhandsworth.info/?p=1491#comment-5784 […] information is available on the Hands on Handsworth blog and printed copies will be available at a range of outlets including Handsworth Library, Soho […]

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Comment on Exploring the many faith buildings along handsworth heritage trail by Kashav Sehra https://handsonhandsworth.info/2011/04/05/exploring-the-many-faith-buildings-along-handsworth-trail/#comment-4190 Mon, 02 Apr 2012 13:03:21 +0000 https://handsonhandsworth.info/?p=1564#comment-4190 Hi there. Please can you also add the Shree Geeta Bhawan Hindu Temple to the Faith section? This is the first Hindu temple opened in the midlands and has been there since 1969. It was originally the St George’s Presbyterian Church. Have a look at the wikipedia page I have created for the temple too. Just search for Shree Geeta Bhawan in Wikipedia.

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Comment on Excelda Works do you know it’s Story? by Karen Brain https://handsonhandsworth.info/2010/11/17/excelda-works-do-you-know-its-story/#comment-2080 Sun, 27 Nov 2011 14:24:09 +0000 https://handsonhandsworth.info/?p=1250#comment-2080 Hello Lisa I believe that we may be cousin as i also have a greatgrandfather call Edward charles Marston that is photographed in the Goldsmiths Journal I have done part of our Family tree and was wondering what you maiden name is. It would be nice to make contact with yourself.

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Comment on Blogging in Handsworth by Social Media Surgeries for Lozells, Birchfield and Handsworth – what are they? « Be Heard in Birchfield https://handsonhandsworth.info/2010/11/04/blogging-in-handsworth-2/#comment-1155 Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:00:26 +0000 https://handsonhandsworth.info/?p=1222#comment-1155 […] isn’t the first time social media surgeries have taken place in Lozells, Birchfield and Handsworth – so what to expect?  Well Andrew Brightwell has written about this over on the podnosh […]

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Comment on Excelda Works do you know it’s Story? by William Majurey https://handsonhandsworth.info/2010/11/17/excelda-works-do-you-know-its-story/#comment-928 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:13:52 +0000 https://handsonhandsworth.info/?p=1250#comment-928 I have recently been given, (as an item for a Tombola Stall) an unused Rolled Gold Propelling Pencil still in it’s box and complete with instructions. These show that the pencil was manufactured by:-
W.H. Collins & Co Ltd.,
Excelda Works,
Rookery Road,
Birmingham 21
As i feel that this is too valuable for a tombola stall, I started looking on the Internet, starting with Excelda Works and immediately came to the Hands on Handsworth page. Hope you find this helpful.
Bill Majurey

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