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Published on November 10th, 2015 | by Gaelle Finley

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CAN YOU HELP? SHARE YOUR SOHO ROAD STORIES

In September, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery invited Birmingham people to come and have their say about the objects Birmingham Museums should be collecting. As a result, they have been working with wonderful groups of people who have met monthly to talk about Birmingham stories and share ideas, memories and reflect on the incredible city we live in.
This month they need your help again as they search for objects and stories linked to Soho Road. Can you help? Do you have a memory of Soho Road? Did you own a shop on Soho Road? Have you ever bought something from Soho Road? If you can answer yes to any of these questions they would love to hear from you.
This picture, showing the road in 1910, may spark some ideas. How has the road changed since then?If you have a story or an object that you think the team might be at all interested in please get in touch with Becky at collectingbirmingham@birminghammuseums.org.uk or 0121 348 8283.
By Rebecca Fletcher, Community Engagement Office


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2 Responses to CAN YOU HELP? SHARE YOUR SOHO ROAD STORIES

  1. Jean Collen says:

    I was interested in your request for stories about Soho Road. I have never been to Soho Road, but my singing teacher and dear friend, the famous tenor, the late Webster Booth was born at 157 Soho Road on 21 January 1902. His father, Edwin Booth owned a ladies’ hairdressers there, and the family lived in the two storeys above the shop. The business was taken over by his eldest son, John Edgar Booth in the 1920s.

    • John OMeara says:

      Hello Jean – I have forwarded your comment on to Becky Fletcher at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, in case you hadn’t already done this.

      best wishes,

      John O’Meara

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