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Birmingham History Thread - then and now

Pride of Lions

Vital Football Legend
#1
I went back 3 pages to find a thread to put this, but couldn't find one, so I'm putting it here.

It's a short bit of footage showing Birmingham City Centre in and around Corporation Street in, I'd guess, the 1930s. Hope you find it interesting.

 

mike_field

Vital Football Legend
#15
Even as a youngster, it's surprising how many of those images I seem to remember from being a kid...yet the last time I was in Brum when I had a little wonder around, I probably knew where I was about twice lol
 

col8

Vital Football Legend
#16
Always got the bus into town and got off at "The Beehive"
Always got the bus home from Bull Street.

Loved the Science Museum back in the 70's it was an amazing place.
 

wittonite

I speak from a point of total ignorance
#17
Always got the bus into town and got off at "The Beehive"
Always got the bus home from Bull Street.

Loved the Science Museum back in the 70's it was an amazing place.
Is it still there, does it still have the City of Birmingham loco in the front window?
I went to the art gallery some years back, a place that I always enjoyed a visit to, and they had shrunk it.
Seen more art in grannies front room.
 

astonion2

Vital Squad Member
#18
Is it still there, does it still have the City of Birmingham loco in the front window?
I went to the art gallery some years back, a place that I always enjoyed a visit to, and they had shrunk it.
Seen more art in grannies front room.
Closed down some years ago mate. I spent may a happy hour in there as a kid.
 

mike_field

Vital Football Legend
#20
Moved to Gas Street was it - or was that where it was? lol

I know it at least originally moved as an ex's old man worked there, be tragic if they have shut it completely now.