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A belated birthday remembrance for Greta Annie Teiger. Greta was born 4th September 1922 in West Bromwich. Her father was Martin Teiger who was an uncle to my nan, Dorris Ada Teiger and her mother was Annie Flavell.

All I know at present about Greta has been gleaned from the Electoral Roll.

In 1945 she was living at 39 Albert Road in the Handsworth division with her twice widowed mother, now Annie James. Annie had remarried after Martin’s early death in 1928. Sadly Annie’s second husband, William John James, had also died by this time having passed away in 1941.


A fairly typical Victorian terrace of houses.

Albert Road, Handsworth from Google Street View


In September 1946 Greta marries Leslie Ballard and the Electoral Registers from 1947 through to 1955 show they both resided at 421 Reddings Lane, Sparkbrook which appears from the electoral records to be the home of Leslie’s parents, Timothy Spencer Ballard and Ada Rollinson.

If anyone has any photos of Greta or her family I would be pleased to receive them!