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18th July 2017



Memories of John Yates

My name is John Yates my son was researching our family history and he came upon your site unfortunately he came upon a dead end with regards to the family history because for most of my life I lived in Hockley until I was 18 and the I Joined the Royal Air Force until I was 56 years of age and never moved back to Birmingham.


However, my Mom and Dad moved to Fulmer Walk just off Monument Road in 1969-70 they lived there until Mom died in 1975. They had previously lived in Ford Street, Hockley.


Enclosed is a photo of Mom in the deck chair (Minnie Yates), myself, wife and two sons fishing in the Res in July 1973 just after I came back from Cyprus and was waiting for a married quarter at my next RAF Station.



The water level was low because British Waterways had just done work on the Dam and had to lower the water levels to carry out the work.


I hope this might be of some use to you