Members of the Glorishears of Brummagem
dance at sunrise on May Day at Barr Beacon, near Walsall
Faced with the threats and demands of the Brummagem
Boys, and related off-shoots, some southern bookmakers, many of them Jews from London's East End, welcomed the arrival of the Sabini gang.
Daniel Aaron, the author of the essay on Raintree County, for instance, forthrightly admits that the novel "is hardly the classic Ross Lockridge felt sure he had written but one of those good/bad books difficult to categorize in which the gold and the brummagem
are fairly evenly mixed" (p.
Churchill's language puts the brummagem
verses of La Bite to shame, and as a dramatic vision Light Shining in Buckinghamshire may well exceed the author's other works, which are some of the finest plays of the last two decades.
WHAT a shock reading the recent letter in the Birmingham Mail from Ken Hyles, of Holyhead, North Wales, about the demise of the Brummagem
tour takes you through the commercial heart of the city, into the Jewellery Quarter, along Broad Street, the Golden Mile, Edgbaston, Eastside, Bullring and Selfridges.
Well, I'll always enjoy the Mercury and Mail letters pages and look forward to Prof Carl Chinn's Brummagem
I haven't got the foggiest what you are talking about and it doesn't surprise me given that a recent poll claimed Brummagem
was the least intelligent accent in the UK, scoring lower than complete silence.
Michael Feingold's translation maintains a tone of brummagem
noblesse, never in even the most ludicrous, Ludlamesque moments reaching for an easy laugh, and Carey Perloff elicits performances in the same spirit of earnest endeavor.
IT was a sad day when I received my last copy of Carl Chinn's Brummagem
(issue no 213, December 18).
Unlike in other cities, these trades were pursued in hundreds of small independent workshops, often involving finicky precision work with much attention to detail: jewellery, 'toys' (snuff boxes and the like), so called Battersea enamels (they were often Birmingham or Bilston made), 'japanning' (small paintings on papier mache strays etc, brassware (eg Boulton's), guns, buttons (we used to be called 'Brummagem
buttons), and what about chocolate?
The latest hoard is said to be worth zillions and the Midlands begins a bid to become an independent nation, with its own Brummagem
language and laws.
The great-nephew of pugilist Owen Moran is desperate to trace a Mrs J Jackson, from Nuneaton, who wrote to local history magazine The Brummagem
, appealing for information about his renowned relative.
The nearest perhaps is Brummagem
(ware) - a term applied to goods made in Birmingham but considered cheap, plentiful and perhaps of low quality.
I was teaching them that good old Birmingham folk-song I Can't Find Brummagem
and it seemed the best way to do the tune.