WW1 POSTAL WORKERS TABLET

#1 by astoness , Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:18 pm

just thought i would post this on here folks...100 years this august since the start of the great war...this memorial belongs to the people of erdington and i am just hoping to get it back there...

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/mid...emorial-6790170


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#2 by chocks , Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:21 pm

Nice bit of detective work Lyn. Well done to you and all those on the BHF who assisted you.
Lets Hope a good home is found for it in Erdington. Mind you, I would have thought that that should be on display at the National Memorial Arboretum with those other factoty and office memorials that have been saved from in and around Brum.

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PS:- And here's me thinking you were only about 40 yrs old !!!!!! Fancy the paper printing your age.


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#3 by Frothy , Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:30 pm

We'll done Lyn xxx


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#4 by astoness , Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:43 pm

thanks froth and chocks..chocks they did ask could they print me age..not got a problem with it at all..as for going to the arboretum i would personally prefer it in erdington as a 1st choice...i am in touch with the postal archives people but they are talking how much to restore and have it put up...that does not cut with me..its in good nick so no restoration needed..all it needs is two bolts and a suitable place to put it..another option is to put it at st barnabas church erdington...one of the 7 men was bought over to england and died in a military hospital in bury st edmunds but is buried at st barns...long way to go yet..will keep you updated..


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#5 by chocks , Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:47 pm

I agree Lyn. Erdington would be the best place for it. All memorials should be left in their original locations. They should never be moved but it's a sad reflection of the time when people just didn't care.
I wish you every success. Only wish I could do something to help.


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#6 by astoness , Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:58 pm

Quote: chocks wrote in post #5
I agree Lyn. Erdington would be the best place for it. All memorials should be left in their original locations. They should never be moved but it's a sad reflection of the time when people just didn't care.
I wish you every success. Only wish I could do something to help.


thanks chocks and you can help...tell em they got me age wrong


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#7 by chocks , Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:04 pm

Will Do Lyn.

In all honesty though. I really am passionate about War Mememorials. I lost family in both the Great War and WWII and friends in the Falklands and Afghanistan. These people should never be forgotten and where better to remember them than their home towns.


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#8 by astoness , Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:57 am

quick update...yesterday morning i was told that the memorial would be going to the NMA then on the afternoon i had another call from the royal mail saying it can be re dedicated on the outide wall of erdington sorting office which is where i personally felt it should be...things have to be confirmed yet but its looking good..

chocks just like you i had rellies who died in france and also during ww2..


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#9 by chocks , Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:27 am

Good News all round Lyn.
I would prefer it to go to the NMA for all to see but Erdington would be great. My only fears with a site in Erdington is that it will soon be forgotten and like most nice things in Erdington it will soon have grafitti sprayed on it or get vandalised.

Keep us all posted Lyn. I for one would like to attend the dedication wherever it's put.

Thank's for all your hard work.


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#10 by astoness , Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:08 pm

Quote: chocks wrote in post #9
Good News all round Lyn.
I would prefer it to go to the NMA for all to see but Erdington would be great. My only fears with a site in Erdington is that it will soon be forgotten and like most nice things in Erdington it will soon have grafitti sprayed on it or get vandalised.

Keep us all posted Lyn. I for one would like to attend the dedication wherever it's put.

Thank's for all your hard work.



just a quick update chocks...signs are looking good for the memorial to be re dedicated back in erdington and it is hoped there will be a service and all are welcome...all this has yet to be confirmed and i am being kept up to date by peter armitage MBE of the royal mail..also great news that the grandson of ALBERT EDWARD SHARP has come forward and he and his wife came to see me on saturday...lovely couple with so many memories..should be another article in the evening mail sometime this week..its all looking good so now we wait..


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#11 by Frothy , Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:14 pm

Well done again lyn


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#12 by astoness , Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:28 pm

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Well done again lyn



thanks froth....the battle is won but the war aint over just yet...im sure we will have a happy conclusion though


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#13 by chocks , Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:49 pm

Always pleased to hear good news


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#14 by Dooberry Firkin , Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:25 pm

Fantastic Lyn - and all the BHF people who helped.


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#15 by Templer , Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:52 pm

Good job Lyn.


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