EPW005845 ENGLAND (1921). The Town Hall and Council House on Victoria Square, Birmingham, 1921

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Pennawd [EPW005845] The Town Hall and Council House on Victoria Square, Birmingham, 1921
Cyfeirnod EPW005845
Dyddiad March-1921
Dolen
Enw lle BIRMINGHAM
Plwyf
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 406668, 286898
Hydred / Lledred -1.9018082529487, 52.479597528055
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol SP067869

Pinnau

CENTRAL LIBRARY..... AND MIDLAND INSTITUTE.

Griffin
Friday 16th of October 2015 06:31:15 PM
CHRISTCHURCH PASSAGE

Griffin
Friday 16th of October 2015 06:28:26 PM
CENTRAL POST OFFICE....OPENED IN THE SAME YEAR THAT BIRMINGHAM CHANGED FROM A TOWN TO A CITY.

Griffin
Friday 16th of October 2015 06:24:55 PM
SATURDAY BRIDGE

Griffin
Friday 16th of October 2015 06:20:07 PM
FRIDAY BRIDGE

Griffin
Friday 16th of October 2015 06:17:43 PM
CHRISTCHURCH BUILDINGS (COMMONLY KNOWN AS 'GALLOWAYS CORNER..because of the chemists there) REPLACED CHRISTCHURCH, A CHURCH DEMOLISHED IN 1899. THE TWO FLIGHTS OF STEPS FROM NEW STREET ASCENDING TO WATERLOO STREET, BEHIND THE CHURCH, WERE CALLED 'CHRISTCHURCH PASSAGE'....STEPS ARE STILL THERE ALTHOUGH NO LONGER CONSTITUTING A 'PASSAGE'.

Griffin
Friday 16th of October 2015 05:37:00 PM
Nosh & Quaff, Colmore Row/Victoria Square, Birmingham, 14/08/2015

Class31
Monday 17th of August 2015 01:55:52 PM
Baskerville Passage runs in front of these buildings

Toby Clempson
Thursday 11th of October 2012 10:31:56 AM
Broad Street

Toby Clempson
Thursday 11th of October 2012 10:26:46 AM
This is a covered canal loading arm leading off the Gibson's Arm canal basin.

Toby Clempson
Thursday 11th of October 2012 09:19:06 AM
This is a glimpse of the elusive Gibson's Arm canal basin, which accesses this area via a tunnel from the Crescent Wharf to the north. It was constructed in 1912 and was destroyed when the Hall of Memory was built sometime before the second world war, so a very rare image indeed.

Toby Clempson
Thursday 11th of October 2012 09:18:18 AM
Apologies, 1912 should read 1812.

Toby Clempson
Monday 15th of October 2012 01:11:13 PM
The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal passes underneath Summer Row at this point, as it drops down the "old thirteen" locks to Aston.

Toby Clempson
Thursday 11th of October 2012 09:13:15 AM
These two trams are on a bridge over the Newhall Branch canal.

Toby Clempson
Thursday 11th of October 2012 09:08:47 AM
Birmingham Canal Navigations Newhall Branch. This led from the top of the Farmers' Bridge flight of locks to the original terminus of the canal at Newhall Street.

Toby Clempson
Thursday 11th of October 2012 09:04:35 AM
Council House

Steve Cemm
Tuesday 10th of July 2012 09:49:34 PM
Hill street...hill invented the first uniform postage stamp

ypres
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 07:31:15 PM
Congrave passage.congrave inveted and fired rockets at the french at waterloo..his son won the VCin the first Afgan war.His Grandson won a VC on the Somme at Longuvalle

ypres
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 07:26:30 PM
Mason's College. Poor old Josiah Mason had all of his major buildings demolished. Even his mausoleum in the grounds of his Orpanage in Erdington was razed to the ground and he and his wife Annie's bodies were cremated. Except for his name the most prominent thing to mark his passing is a bust of him on the Chester Road.

Brasspot
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 10:22:25 PM
Mason also had the largest pen nib factory in the world. This is what gave him his wealth.



The Nibman

NIBMAN
Sunday 2nd of September 2012 03:47:51 PM
This block of buildings was demolished to open up Victoria Square.

Brasspot
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 10:19:58 PM
Chamberlain Memorial Fountain

Sparks68
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 12:40:11 AM

Cyfraniadau Grŵp

Council House Clock Tower, Birmingham, 14/08/2015

Class31
Monday 17th of August 2015 01:53:09 PM
Town Hall and Council House on Victoria Square, Birmingham 1921



Library services at Home (Birmingham’s Home Library Service) have got together with some of their visually impaired members to discuss their memories and recollections triggered by the photos from the Britain from Above project. We have also added a few facts and dates for the project.



Centre left of the photo is the Town Hall which is a large building with columns. This building was designed by Joseph Hansom, who later went on to design the Hansom Cab.



The statue of Queen Victoria on New Street is just to the lower right of the Town Hall. To the left of the statue is the postal sorting office on Hill Street built between 1889 -1891 in the French renaissance style and was designed by the architect Sir Henry Tanner.



Centre right of the photo is a large ornate building which is the Council House. Directly above you will find the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.



Comments



Charlie from Billesley recalls the bronze statue titled “Lucifer” by Epstein. This was purchased by Birmingham City Council and was visible upon entering the gallery itself.



Mavis from Bartley Green recalls working at John Plants shoe shop in Paradise Circus which on the photo is just behind the Town Hall.



Below is an audio description of the image. The narrator is Stan Hubbard.

Helen
Wednesday 27th of August 2014 12:57:17 PM
"Galloways corner" as it was locally known after the large

photographic shop junction of Colmore Row and New Street.

Paulie
Saturday 30th of June 2012 07:27:36 PM
8th Feb 1952 Victoria Square - Proclamation of Elizabeth II

as the new Queen.

Paulie
Thursday 28th of June 2012 11:57:06 PM
August 1914 Victoria Square - Off to war

Paulie
Friday 29th of June 2012 04:58:54 PM
1948- Galloways corner looking down New Street.

Paulie
Saturday 30th of June 2012 07:27:36 PM