ROWLEY VILLAGE, ROWLEY REGIS

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Geoff Matthews
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81 years old
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I was born at No. 41  Heath Street Blackheath 1941. Went to Beeches Road school and Britannia Boys Secondary School until 1956 moved to Old Hill in 1956. I was  member of the 1st.Rowley cub pack. Did my Apprenticeship @ the Austin Motor Co. Got married in 1963 and moved back to Blackheath. In 1976 moved with my job to South Wales where I still live. I am currently studying for a Masters Degree in The History of the West Midlands @ the Universaity of Birmingham. That is what drew me to this web site which I find very useful and interesting. My dissertation is on the Histrory of Blackheath. When finished later this year i intend writing a book on my life in Heath Street & Blackheath




Goosetop
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76 years old
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I was born in Smethwick. I'm married with 3 grown-up daughters and 2 grandsons.  I've been tracing my family tree. My maternal grandmother and all her family were born in Rowley Regis.  Most of them were nailers, although there were a couple of coal miners amongst them also. Her maiden name was While. and her mother's maiden name was Hadley.  I have managed to trace back to 1820 so far, but will need to go back to the Parish registers for further information. Obviously I'm interested in the area where they lived and to find out what Rowley was like in those days.  I've been to the Black Country Museum and watched the nailers working there and was told that the nailers were very, very poor people. In view of the number of children I've been able to trace I can fully believe that their lives must have been very hard.



Graham Darby
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Graham Robinson
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75 years old

Groovy
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I used to live on the new estate built on the Quack, off Reservoir Road. Groovy was my nickname when I went to Sunday School at Providence Strict Baptist Chapel on Bell End. if anyone remembers me, get in touch!



HR
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Hamish Danks Brown
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65 years old
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performance poet, writer, carer for elderly parents in Australia and a descendant of the Danks famil\y who originally came from Rowley Regis in the 17th century.



Heather
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Hill
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43 years old
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I am From Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. trying to find my roots in England.   The farthest back I am able to find is that my ancestors George Hill, born 1847 lived at 24 moore lane, in Rowley Regis. Parish, St. Giles.  Trying to find any info about any extended family that may still remain in England, or to trace my roots back further than what I have found.



Iris Ward
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Jane
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71 years old
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Hi my name is Jane. My maiden name was Jane Watson and I used to live in Newhall Road and later in Central Avenue. I used to go to Rowley Hall School in the 1956 and then to Powke Lane Junior School. I then went onto Siviters Lane School, left there in 1967. I remember when I was young playing over the quak, we used to silde down the banks on cardboard. Those were the days carefree and nothing to worry about. Is there anyone out there that remembers those great days. I would love to here from you.



Jane
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Jano
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Born Old Hill, lived in Rowley 35 years



Jenny
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70 years old

JerryAtric
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JoRup
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JoRup
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I learnt about Rowley Regis through tracing my family history through my gr, gr, gr grandfather Daniel Ruston Renatus Johnson who was born at Portway Hall. I am one of his descendants living in Australia.

 



Judi Llewellyn
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67 years old
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Born in Cheltenham, family from Rowley regis - Tilley, Porter,Billingham.



Jules64
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K.T.
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