Brutal blitz on Birmingham
An important industrial and manufacturing wartime hub and therefore strategic target, the Luftwaffe’s sights began to target Birmingham on August 9, 1940, and did not stop until April 23, 1943.
On the buses - a nostalgic photo feature from Frith
Birmingham, Horse Drawn Bus, New Street 1890. From The Francis Frith Collection, a privately-owned archive of over 130,000 photographs of Britain from 1860-1970 that you can browse online for free anytime. #francisfrith #photography #nostalgia
Snow Hill Station, Brimingham, Novemeber 1964
Snow Hill Station,with Ex GWR 4-6-0 6841 'Marlas Grange' on a goods turn with a 'Blue Pullman' set standing at platfrom 7.
'Atmosphere' Snow Hill (pjs,0710)
Steam and smoke combine with contré-jour lighting in this picture taken at Birmingham Snow Hill on March 22nd 1957. The two lads fit the period perfectly with their short back and sides hair cuts and long coats, the coat nearest the camera is a Foster Brothers belted gabardine mac (standard schoolwear) At the base of the signal what appears to be a new 'searchlight' colourlight signal is waiting to be installed Peter made no note of the loco number but according to the Ian Allan Western…
Bullring's 11th birthday: Amazing images from past of Birmingham shopping centre
We look back at history of Brum mall - including 1988 appearance by American pop star Tiffany and visits by Donny Osmond, Muhammad Ali and Duke of Edinburgh. Were you there?
Dr David Turner (@TurnipRail)
The latest Tweets from Dr David Turner (@TurnipRail). Lecturer in Railway Studies at the University of York. Researches transport, brewing and supply chain history, 1830-1939. Views my own. London, UK