EPW057484 ENGLAND (1938). Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Edgbaston, 1938

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Title [EPW057484] Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Edgbaston, 1938
Reference EPW057484
Date 9-June-1938
Place name EDGBASTON
Easting / Northing 406688, 284274
Longitude / Latitude -1.9015663803756, 52.456004865312
National Grid Reference SP067843


Works in progress to deepen and widen the River Rea's channel as a flood defence. The river at this point begins to run in a blue brick lined steep sided cutting with a shallowly dished brick floor. Normally the river occupies about two thirds of the total width of the channel and is perhaps a foot deep in the middle, in flood it fills the whole width of the channel to a depth of several feet. The photo shows the view upstream from Edward Road bridge in 1979.

Toby Clempson
Friday 20th of January 2017 09:28:16 AM

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Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Edgbaston 1938

Library services at Home (Birmingham’s Home Library Service) 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.

Directly in the centre of the photo is the cricket ground which originally formed part of the Calthorpe Estate. Edgbaston Road is directly underneath the cricket ground with Cannon Hill Park just visible at the bottom right hand corner of the photo. St Mary and St Ambrose Church is visible above the cricket ground and is located on the Pershore Road by the corner of Raglan Road.

At the top of the photo moving left you will see some very distinctive buildings which were built in the 1930’s. These art deco style apartments are called Viceroy Close which are located on the Bristol Road. The top right corner just catches a glimpse of Calthorpe Park.


Betty from Hall Green recalls the art deco apartments at Viceroy Close as her friend worked as a nanny for a well to do family who lived there.

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

Wednesday 27th of August 2014 12:43:08 PM