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Old October 3rd, 2019, 03:45 PM   #1
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Old Birmingham Pictures 2

This thread is for people to post old photos of Birmingham. City centre, inner city, suburbs, black and white, colour, lost streetscapes, existing streetscapes, parks, motorway construction, sporting events, festivals etc.


The only limitation is that it must be Birmingham.
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Old October 3rd, 2019, 03:59 PM   #2
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Can you at least include the original 'Old Birmingham Pictures' thread in your opening message so that people can view that when they want? Thousands of images there. Some may be lost to Photobucket dude, but there's loads there that are still alive and kicking thanks to Flickr. Lets not let that go to waste.

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=468406
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Old October 3rd, 2019, 04:01 PM   #3
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Old Photos of the Ladywood Ward of inner city Birmingham. 95% of the Georgian housing was demolished back in 1950s, 60s and 70s and was replaced by low density council housing. (http://www.oldladywood.co.uk/)

Alston Street


Johnstone Street



Alexandra Street



Anderton Road


Barford Road


Barker Street


Bellis Street


Broad Street




Blythe Street


Five Ways




Ladywood Road


More Ladywood Road




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Old October 3rd, 2019, 05:14 PM   #4
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Pictures and quotes from SSC Legend Erebus555 back in 2007.


I have a funny feeling this is Gas Street Basin. To the left will be the Hyatt.
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Looking Edgbaston-way?
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More canals.
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Gas Street Basin
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Gas Street Basin again.
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Canals
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BT Reflection
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Gas Street Basin facing towards Broad Street.
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Looking towards Broad Street. Tunnel in the far distance.
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Snow Hill
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Old October 6th, 2019, 11:41 AM   #5
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Birmingham 30 years ago

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/new...ke-30-16985195
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Old October 12th, 2019, 01:43 AM   #6
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Britain From Above

Birmingham, 1920 -1930, 60 Photos,


www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/search/?keywords=Birmingham&country=global&year=all&view=grid&page=1

Includes views from above of
- Birmingham Small Arms Factory,
- St Philip's Cathedral and Colmore Row,
- Council House and Town Hall,
- University of Birmingham,
- Birmingham New Street station
- and many others.
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Old October 12th, 2019, 01:51 AM   #7
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Britain From Above

Birmingham, 1923 -1934, 60 Photos,

www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/search?keywords=Birmingham&country=global&year=all&view=grid&page=2

Includes views from above of
- Fort Dunlop and Birmingham Racecourse,
- Wolseley Tool and Motor Car Works,
- The Bull Ring, St Martin's Church and environs,
- The General Hospital,
- and many others.
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Old October 12th, 2019, 02:01 AM   #8
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Britain From Above

Birmingham, 1933 -1937, 60 Photos,

www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/search?keywords=Birmingham&country=global&year=all&view=grid&page=3

Includes views from above of
- Pershore Street and environs,
- Hall of Memory, Central Goods Station and environs,
- The Digbeth area,
- Steelhouse Lane, Corporation Street and environs,
- The Birlec Electric Furnace Works,
- and many others.
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Old October 12th, 2019, 02:11 AM   #9
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Britain From Above

Birmingham, 1937 -1938, 60 Photos,

www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/search?keywords=Birmingham&country=global&year=all&view=grid&page=4

Includes views from above of
- Great Charles Street, Lionel Street and environs,
- Factories along the Birmingham Canal from Rolfe Bridge to Soho Railway Bridge,
- Summer Hill Road and environs,
- Bordesley,
- Bradford Street, Cheapside and environs,
- and many others.
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Old October 12th, 2019, 02:21 AM   #10
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Britain From Above

Birmingham, 1938 -1948, 60 Photos,

www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/search?keywords=Birmingham&country=global&year=all&view=grid&page=5

Includes views from above of
- The Hall of Memory and the Brookfields part of the city,
- The Atlas Works on Oozells Street, Bingley Hall, the Birmingham Canal and environs, Ladywood,
- The Bromford Tube Company Works and the Birmingham Racecourse,
- New Street and Snow Hill Railway Stations,
- and many others.
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Old October 12th, 2019, 02:28 AM   #11
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Britain From Above

Birmingham, 1948 -1952, 60 Photos,

www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/search?keywords=Birmingham&country=global&year=all&view=grid&page=6

Includes views from above of
- City Centre, including High Street and Corporation Street,
- The Artillery Street Paint and Varnish Works, Wolseley Street and environs,
- Lozells,
- City Centre around Bull Street and Martineau Street,
- and many others.
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Old October 12th, 2019, 02:41 AM   #12
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Britain From Above

Birmingham, 1948 -1953 (plus a 1924 photo), 60 Photos,

www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/search?keywords=Birmingham&country=global&year=all&view=grid&page=7

Includes views from above of
- The construction of the residential area at Shard End,
- The Crown Metal Works and Fazeley Street,
- Princip Street, Lower Loveday Street and environs,
- Lewis's Department Store on Corporation Street,
- and many others.
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Old October 12th, 2019, 02:48 AM   #13
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Britain From Above

Birmingham, 1920 -1953, 35 Photos,

www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/search?keywords=Birmingham&country=global&year=all&view=grid&page=8

Includes views from above of
- Windsor Street Gas Works and environs,
- Five Ways and environs,
- Industrial buildings along the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal, near Love Lane,
- and many others.
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You've inspired me to revisit my old posts Ralph, so I'll plonk these here..
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Old October 12th, 2019, 09:20 PM   #15
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Hill Street up to SBQ




Now Gallan House/ Future Bloc C Hotel

Anyone have a Fleur de Lys chicken pie at Alex's Shack growing up?


THE BIG BROWN THING BEFORE THE BIG BROWN THING?










Onto Victoria Square









Back down to Navigation Street











18 John Bright Street



William Coutts's New Theatre - land acquired



Station Street




St. Judes Passage



Smallbrook Ringway










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Inge Street
(ran across Hurst Street)

The side sporting The Old Fox pub has now been renamed and pedestrianised





[



Bromsgrove & Pershore Street





O.C. Hawkes Globe Works










Upper Dean Street





Jamaica Row to the junction of Edgbaston Street and Spiceal Street



Moat Row/ Jamaica Row 1901






Moat Lane 2017




Edgbaston Street / Jamaica Row 1957



In the other direction. Thorpe Street



Queing for Christmas Dinner, 1935



Smithfield Street







Moat Row to St Martins Lane.








Moat Lane remains of the old moat




St Martins Row to the rear of St Martins Church.


Is someone chopping onions (?)


Vintage Car Parade, 1978. Who went?













Edgbaston Street looking towards The Bullring, Moat Lane, Jamaica Row - 1963



Heading up from Spiceal Street to the Bull Ring













The Market Hall. 1835 to 1963.






It's demise

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DERITEND, FIVEWAYS, BISHOPGATE STREET, BROAD STREET etc


Looking down towards Digbeth




I remember reading in the History of Birmingham book last year, Prince Rupert and his troops stormed Birmingham in the Civil War in 1643 causing untold casualties and countless buildings were desecrated. Fast forward to the blitz...



Then the planners had a blitz of their own







Isolated, vulnerable and ultimately destroyed



DERITEND AND BORDESLEY HIGH STREET



































The flyover grand ceremony and it's demise















SHOOTING OFF TOWARDS FIVE WAYS


Auchinleck House


















Marriott Hotel








BROAD STREET










Turning left down Ruston Street which sits behind Broadway today











Back onto Broad St



and onto Bishopgate Street







..then onto the street that once had some character. Tennant Street



William Street back to backs





Ryland Street



Back onto Broad Street









Zaras on the right








Site of Bank 1 and 2 towers

Travelodge still looking resplendent




The Granville is now O'Neils



Quick glance down Sheepcote and Essington Street








Granville Street

Osler Building




Oozells, Cumberland and Berkeley St - in that order



Crescent Theatre




BRASSHOUSE



St Peters Place/ Brasshouse Passage 1969

St. Peter's Church, built in 1786, extended in 1802 and 1825, and demolished in 1969. Taken in 1953










Back onto Broad St






Church of the Messiah, Broad Street. Think I'll finish there
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Colmore Row Google Maps


Bluecoat School at 5 St. Phillips Place, with the railed graveyards of St. Phillips, circa 1845. They moved to Edgbaston in 1930.





Before & After from within the grounds of Birmingham Cathedral





Early Pic



1869


Kardomah Coffee Bar 1953 - "It's more upmarket now than it was in the 50's, but not as much fun."




1905


1957




1970






Colmore Row - Livery St 1949












[

1950




Colmore Row & Newhall St




1968










1938

1938


1926


1971


Bennett's Hill Google Maps

1973


1941








Newhall Street Google Maps



Science Museum 1963










Bull Street Junction Google Maps






Corporation St - Bull St 1950


Bull St toward High St


Bull St / Corporation St


1950


Burlington Passage and Cannon Street Google Maps

1959


1960




Cannon St 1892


Cherry St Google Maps- Union St Google Maps

Union Passage 1911


Cherry St Cobden Hotel 1940


Cherry St c1886


1972




Church Street Google Maps

1888




Buckler &Webb


Church St - Bread St (Cornwall St) 1897 Red Lion
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TWO MORE STREETS
Colderidge Passage/ Weaman Street feat St. Chads & Corporation St

CORPORATION STREET

Decorations to mark the royal visit to open the Birmingham General Hospital
Well discovered in March 1933

Procession of firemen for the funeral of Superintendent Tozer of the Birmingham Fire Brigade
Triumphal arch in honour of the royal visit to open the General Hospital



1970






64





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Before & after

We lost some



and we gained some



Corp/ Bull Street

1954


Corporation St - Martinaeu St - Union St






Cobden Coffee Palace

Pattisons Restaurant


Corporation St postcard


James Watt St
Lower Priory - Dalton St 1955

New St



1956



1800's



1930!!!

1850s




Lichfield Street 1882



Weaman STREET

The Weaman Estate



and it's slums









47 weaman street ft. St. Chads



1959



1957


...and to finish. A snowy Corporation Street

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