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December 29, 2018

26 Fascinating Color Photos That Capture Street Scenes of Birmingham in the 1960s

Birmingham is the second-most populous city in the United Kingdom, after London, and the most populous city in the English Midlands. It is the cultural, social, financial and commercial centre of the Midlands, and also the main centre of the West Midlands conurbation, which is the third most populated urban area in the United Kingdom.

The wider Birmingham metropolitan area is the second largest in the United Kingdom. Birmingham is frequently referred to as the United Kingdom's "second city".

Here below is a set of color photos from Geoff Dowling that captured street scenes of Birmingham in the 1960s.

Five ways looking along the Hagley Road from the top of a bus

Gents toilet, Alcester Rd., Kings Heath, Birmingham

The Corporation Street looking north towards the Central Fire station (white building with clock tower), Birmingham

Icknield Square corner shop was off Monument Rd., quite near Monument Lane station, this little shop and gas lamp was on one of the corners

Lamp situated on Birmingham Coventry Rd. (A45) by the Wheatsheaf Junction

Leyland PD2 Park Royal stands at Hall Green terminus

Moat Lane, Birmingham

Nechells Park Road, Birmingham

RCA 277, an early Bedford van conversion is serving customers on a hot day in Kings Norton Park, Birmingham

Re-development near Bristol Cinéma, Birmingham

Smallbrook Ringway, Birmingham

Stechford Station, Birmingham

The Bull Ring, Birmingham

The demolition of Rosebery Street bus garage, Birmingham

The Robin Hood Cinema on the corner of Stratford Rd. and Ingestre Rd., Hall Green, Birmingham

The Scammell Scarab 3 ton 39bhp tractor. In the left hand top can be seen the bridge over the middle of New St. station and the corner of Pinfold St. and Navigation St.

The signpost on the corner of Vicarage Rd. and Alcester Road in Kings Heath, Birmingham

View from Commercial Union House, the survey department overlooked Corporation Street opposite Rackhams shiny new shop

View of Soho Hill taken from Hockley Brook in Birmingham

A Birmingham Daimler at Bull Ring

A fabric body Austin Seven parked up in Fleet Street off Newhall street in Birmingham

Auchinleck House, Birmingham

Birmingham Salvage 222,  Somerville Rd. near it's junction with Muntz Street

Bull Ring Centre & Woolworths, Birmingham

Cannon Hill Park, Tulip Festival time, Birmingham

Chamberlain Square from the new library site



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