EPW062658 ENGLAND (1939). A cityscape over Gib Heath and Winson Green, Birmingham, 1939

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Title [EPW062658] A cityscape over Gib Heath and Winson Green, Birmingham, 1939
Reference EPW062658
Date 16-August-1939
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Place name BIRMINGHAM
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District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 405798, 288923
Longitude / Latitude -1.9145844339958, 52.497814210119
National Grid Reference SP058889

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South Road Avenue, Handsworth

Rekrap
Monday 7th of January 2019 08:07:05 AM
South Road, Handsworth

Rekrap
Monday 7th of January 2019 08:06:08 AM

Rekrap
Saturday 5th of January 2019 07:22:18 AM
C. W. CHENEY AND SON LTD - lock manufacturers founded 1920 but, after being taken over in 1990's, finally closed in 2001. Photo of notice on door - May 2011

Glassman
Saturday 3rd of January 2015 03:18:17 PM
St Silas' Church built 1852/54 but declared redundant in 1985 and joined with the parish of St Pauls in Lozells road. Building is now the "Triumphant Church of God Pentecostal" church.

Glassman
Monday 1st of December 2014 04:09:09 PM

Glassman
Monday 1st of December 2014 04:07:29 PM

Glassman
Monday 1st of December 2014 04:01:43 PM

Glassman
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 06:24:46 PM

Glassman
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 06:23:39 PM
Corporation Bus Depot/Garage - pre 1900 this was the "Tramway Depot". Now, in 2014, site of the New Bingley Hall exhibition and conference.

Glassman
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 06:22:02 PM
On the old map of 1884-1891 this is shown as the 'CABLE TRAMWAY DEPOT'. It is little known that Birmingham, prior to the trams, had 'CABLE' tramways, same as the ones in use in SAN FRANCISCO, USA. One line went along COLMORE ROW, down SNOW HILL (the road running down the other side of SNOW HILL railway station parallel to LIVERY STREET), along GT HAMPTON ST to the HOCKLEY BRIDGE Depot. The then city boundary was just north of Whitmore St...Handsworth not being amalgamated with Birmingham until 1911. 'CABLE TRAMS' do NOT have their own method of propulsion but grip a continuously running cable, in a below ground channel, driven from the Depot Winding House. So no electric gantry etc. but have a 'groove' between the rail tracks.

Griffin
Sunday 1st of November 2015 08:23:05 PM

Glassman
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 06:06:02 PM

Glassman
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 06:05:11 PM
This property was built circa 1865 as a "Grocers and Tea Merchants" shop. Until 1882, when the direction of numbering was reversed, it was recorded as No 377 Park Road but, post 1882, it became No 274 Park Road. A succession of some 10 No proprietors traded as grocers, tea and provisions merchants until 1912 when Ellen Rice took it over to run it as a "Pawnbrokers". This continued until 1940/41 when, for short time, a May Alexander operated from it as a "Wardrobe Director" (second hand clothes ?). Late in 1942 its commercial use stopped and it was taken as private domestic rented property which continued until 1966/67 when it was demolished in the major clearance work of that time.

Glassman
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 05:59:48 PM
Soho House - the home of Matthew Boulton from 1766 until is death in 1809. Boulton, an industrialist, was a member of The Lunar Society and meetings were sometimes held at Soho House. Other members include Erasmus Darwin, James Watt, Josiah Wedgwood and other industrialists, natural philosophers and intellectuals of the time

Glassman
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 05:57:26 PM
Last remaining stretch of typical railway "blue brick" wall at the entrance to "Soho Pool Wharf" (2011)

Glassman
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 05:53:20 PM
Soho Tavern Photo - May 2011 (closed) but now, in 2014, refurbished and reopened.

Glassman
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 05:49:22 PM
The Black Eagle Public House Photo - May 2011

Glassman
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 05:42:25 PM
Railway bridge over Musgrave Road with walls in white glazed bricks Photo - May 2011

Glassman
Wednesday 10th of September 2014 05:36:01 PM

Rekrap
Wednesday 6th of August 2014 06:34:57 AM

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Wednesday 6th of August 2014 06:34:03 AM

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Wednesday 6th of August 2014 06:33:11 AM

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Wednesday 6th of August 2014 06:32:26 AM

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Wednesday 6th of August 2014 06:21:36 AM

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Wednesday 6th of August 2014 06:21:01 AM

Rekrap
Wednesday 6th of August 2014 06:20:57 AM
John Rabone and Sons - Hockley Abbey Works (later became Rabone Chesterman) making rulers, tapes and tools

Glassman
Saturday 14th of June 2014 06:31:38 PM
Allens Road Just at the junction with Benson Road, there were a few steps down to an open, bricked yard, which looked onto the railway line - many an hour spent there, train spotting.

Rekrap
Saturday 31st of May 2014 09:38:26 AM
Soho & Winson Green Railway Station (Great Western Railway)

Rekrap
Saturday 31st of May 2014 07:04:02 AM
Benson Road Junior & Infant Schools

Rekrap
Saturday 31st of May 2014 07:00:01 AM

max
Tuesday 28th of January 2014 12:16:44 PM

max
Tuesday 28th of January 2014 12:15:42 PM
"Soho Wharf" canal basin

Glassman
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 09:35:01 AM
Soho loop on "Old Main Line Canal" by James Brindley (circa 1770) with a branch to Soho Wharf to serve Matthew Boulton's factory (The Manufactory).

Glassman
Tuesday 27th of August 2013 09:29:27 AM
Icknield St School

Glassman
Monday 26th of August 2013 09:13:09 AM

Glassman
Monday 26th of August 2013 09:08:18 AM
Major road junction known as "Hockley Brook" controlled by policeman on "point duty".

Glassman
Monday 26th of August 2013 08:55:48 AM

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Monday 26th of August 2013 08:23:39 AM

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Monday 26th of August 2013 08:22:48 AM
The part of Lodge Road, between Park Road and Icknield St, known as "The Flat" - with a concentration of shops.

Glassman
Monday 26th of August 2013 08:21:00 AM
Abbey Vaults public house

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Monday 26th of August 2013 08:13:11 AM

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Monday 26th of August 2013 08:11:34 AM

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Monday 26th of August 2013 08:09:32 AM
Scribbans Bakery

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Monday 26th of August 2013 08:07:26 AM
Villa Cross Cinema

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Monday 26th of August 2013 07:59:11 AM
St Michaels Hill

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Monday 26th of August 2013 07:55:35 AM

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Monday 26th of August 2013 07:30:29 AM
Mcdougalls Flour

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Monday 26th of August 2013 07:25:14 AM

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Monday 26th of August 2013 07:15:52 AM
All Saints Church and adjacent school - built 1833 but church demolished 1966.

Glassman
Friday 23rd of August 2013 08:14:50 AM
St Chrysostoms (CofE) Church on corner of Park Road/Musgrave Road. Built in 1890 within the Parish of All Saints due to the massive increase in population and demolished in 1974.

Glassman
Friday 23rd of August 2013 07:57:36 AM
Power Petroleum Building and Depot.

Glassman
Thursday 22nd of August 2013 07:52:58 PM
Soho Pool Wharf was originally the parkland around Matthew Boultons factory (the "Manufactory" built circa 1766 and demolished circa 1859). Pools in park were fed by Hockley Brook which was also used for powering the factory until its conversion to steam power with the involvement of James Watt. With the growth of the railways the pools were filled in and it became a railway wharf/sidings

Glassman
Thursday 22nd of August 2013 04:55:05 PM
St Michaels (C of E) Church completed in 1855

Glassman
Thursday 22nd of August 2013 04:36:37 PM
The Railway Tavern (corner of Park Road and Norton Street)

Glassman
Thursday 22nd of August 2013 04:33:39 PM

User Comment Contributions

Gib Heath is a very old and little used location name. The image is centred on Hockley with Soho on middle right, Winson Green at the top from a position above Lozells

Glassman
Monday 26th of August 2013 07:52:28 AM