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EPW001119 ENGLAND (1920). University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, from the south-west, 1920

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Title [EPW001119] University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, from the south-west, 1920
Reference EPW001119
Date May-1920
Link
Place name EDGBASTON
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 404592, 283063
Longitude / Latitude -1.9324318299524, 52.445138356253
National Grid Reference SP046831

Pins

Ariel Motors factories in Dale Road and Grange Road, which closed in 1962 after BSA took over.

navaho56
Wednesday 4th of September 2019 07:00:06 PM
Selly Oak Fire Brigade at Christmas, 1905.

navaho56
Wednesday 4th of September 2019 06:53:24 PM
Dawlish Rd tram depot

paulr
Wednesday 4th of September 2019 05:32:44 PM
Tiverton Rd school.

john a
Wednesday 11th of March 2015 11:38:29 PM
Where I was born 40years later

john a
Wednesday 11th of March 2015 11:34:00 PM

HenryWRWhite
Thursday 20th of December 2012 09:26:11 PM
Bristol Road, following the course of the Roman built Icknield Street, It runs off the right of the photograph and through Birmingham City Centre (now almost impossible to follow its original route). The Bristol Road through Selly Oak had a by-pass built in 2010 which splits from the original road at the very right of the image and passes just to the left of this point where the Ariel Factory once stood and under a newly built aqueduct

HenryWRWhite
Thursday 20th of December 2012 09:25:16 PM

HenryWRWhite
Thursday 20th of December 2012 09:20:08 PM
Selly Oak Station

HenryWRWhite
Thursday 20th of December 2012 09:19:43 PM
canal to Birmingham city centre

birdseye?
Monday 22nd of October 2012 12:22:37 PM
Edgbaston Park Road

birdseye?
Monday 22nd of October 2012 12:20:10 PM

birdseye?
Monday 22nd of October 2012 12:15:18 PM

birdseye?
Monday 22nd of October 2012 12:10:58 PM
The eastern end of the Dudley Canal No 2 line, which linked the Worcester and Birmingham Canal to the Stourbridge and Netherton area in the Black Country via the long and narrow Lapal Tunnel.

Toby Clempson
Thursday 11th of October 2012 05:05:07 PM
i lived on the stourbridge and netherton canal selly oak on reservoir road my back garden backed on to it.its sad its gone it use to join up to laple tunnel my dad swam that tunel when he was on leave from the navy in war time he drank at the stonehouse pub and now thats gone so sad.

terry foster
Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 12:42:19 AM
The Worcester and Birmingham Canal.

Toby Clempson
Thursday 11th of October 2012 05:03:43 PM
The Birmingham Battery and Metal Company relocated here from their premises in Digbeth, now occupied by the Institute. The company didn't make batteries, they 'battered' metal into shape. This historic building has recently been demolished by the neighbouring supermarket.

Brasspot
Thursday 28th of June 2012 07:24:15 AM
This was Selly Oak fire station. The building, and all of those behind it are now wasteland and a used car lot but the ouline of the building, with its stables for the horses that pulled the steam fire engine are still there. Just off the bottom of the photo to the left stood the premises of the Carter car company that built cars there just before the First World War.

Brasspot
Thursday 28th of June 2012 07:21:46 AM
On this site Patrick Motors produced cars, initially in collaboration with the Jensen Brothers and later on their own. Both the coachbuilding shop and the last remnants of the Ariel works in Dale Road were demolished recently to make way for a by-pass.

Brasspot
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:11:17 PM
The Ariel Works. For a time this works was known as 'Componentsville' and was reckoned to be the biggest manufacturer of cycle component in the world. From these works the Ariel,Ariel-Simplex and Lorraine-Dietrich cars were produced between 1900 and 1911.

Brasspot
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:08:55 PM

User Comment Contributions

i no selly oak well i was born there in harborne lane.i use to play as a boy on the canal.and hang out over at the university.the new qe hospital was allso my play ground.as i got older i would use the old battery site to ride my scambeler motor bike wish it was now.i would like to here from others who grew up in selly oak

terry foster
Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 12:35:13 AM
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, 15/08/2015

Class31
Wednesday 19th of August 2015 01:59:39 PM
The Ariel car works and the site of the later Patrick Motors works both appear in this photograph.

Brasspot
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:12:14 PM
I hope place names added into comments enter the Gazetteer!



We have Selly Oak (B29) in the foreground, Bournbrook to the right, and, in the background, Harborne (B17) left and Edgbaston (B19) right. Detailed study of the Harborne sector would show the house where we have lived since 1969 (built in the 1880s).



Main transport links are the A38 (Bristol Road), the Lichfield-NewStreet-Redditch railway line (between the University and Selly Oak stations), and the Worcestershire and Birmingham Canal. The photo shows the canal, winter 2012, from the A38 bridge, looking northish (roughly towards the university).

EricDeeson
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 11:53:07 AM