These wonderful pictures of a much-changed Birmingham were taken by David Rostance. These photos portray a time when the Birmingham Mail puts it: There was no Selfridges or Harvey Nichols, no Bullring as we know it today. Instead you had to take your life into your hands as you ventured through the city’s subway shops … Continue reading "‘Trendy OK?’ – Pictures of Birmingham 1976-1987"
The website MyHeritage.com are offering users the chance to colour and enhance their pictures for a limited period. We gave it a try on some of the old pictures from our archives. There are mixed results, but is is good fun to have a go.
My tour of Birmingham was affected by a bout of rain which had me searching for cover. I didn't feel that cheated though, as I was assured by multiple people, including the friend that brought me here, that despite being Britain's second largest city, there was nothing to really see there.
Churchman Thornhill Finch: The project, entitled the Green Heart, was commissioned by the University of Birmingham in 2015. Designed by Landscape Architects Churchman Thornhill Finch, it covers 5 hectares and provides a significant piece of public realm at the centre of the University’s Edgbaston Campus. It re-establishes the historic 1920’s axis focused on the Joseph […]