Birmingham
Birmingham is a great city which I've visited regularly since I was a kid. My father was born here
- in Olton - and used to take local produce from the Claverdon area to the Bull Ring Market in
the 1920s - he would find things a bit different now. Later he was a bus driver for the Midland
Red.
Birmingham, Corporation Street
Birmingham, St Philips Church
This card was posted in 1907.    
Birmingham, Aston Hall
Colmore Row, Birmingham, Old Postcard
Birmingham Town Hall
A 1916 postcard of the Town Hall.   
Birmingham, Corporation Street
Birmingham, Corporation Street
Birmingham, St Philips
St Philips in 1908.
Corporation Street in a postcard mailed in 1904.
Aston Hall in 1906.   
Colmore Row in the early 1900s.     
Birmingham, Corporation Street
Birmingham, City Arcade
An unused postcard of the City Arcade.   
Corporation Street about 1910.
Birmingham, Corporation Street
Old Postcard, Birmingham University
Birmingham New Street
A nice but damaged old postcard of New Street and the junction with
Corporation Street in the 1920s.
Birmingham Town Hall
Birmingham Bull Ring
Old Postcard, Birmingham, New Street
A 1907 postcard of New Street.  
Council House, Birmingham
An early - and much touched-up - view of the Bull Ring.
Birmingham Town Hall
The Town Hall in the 1920s or 30s.  
An early 20th Century postcard of Corporation Street.
An undated postcard of the University.   
Another early view of the Town Hall.
Two early views of Corporation Street, neither with a date.
Midland Institute, Birmingham
The Midland Institute - a 1907 postcard.    
Birmingham, Stephenson Place
Stepehenson Place - a postcard from 1952.   
Council House, Birmingham
Corporation Street, Birmingham
        Two undated postcards, the Council House on the left and a good view of Corporation Street on the right.          
KES, New Street, Birmingham
As you can see this postcard was written, but it does not seem to
have ever been posted, so no date - but around 1905 ? For a brief
history of the school, follow
this link.    
Kings Norton
A 1909 postcard of King's Norton Village Green.
Birmingham, Bull Ring

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Did You Know.... that Felicity Kendall, the actress, was
born in Olton in 1946 ?
Did You Know.... that Birmingham is Britain's second most
populous city, with a population of 971,000 at the 2001 census ?
The city grew from 74,000 in 1800 to 630,000 by 1900.
The Council House.
Moseley Station
Moseley Station
Two old postcards of Moseley Station.
Did You Know.......that John Cadbury, the chocolate
maker, was born in Birmingham in 1801 ?
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Birmingham, Bull Ring
Another view of the Bull Ring.
Birmingham Art Gallery
The Industrial Mall in Birmingham Art Gallery.
Paradise Street, Birmingham
Paradise Street.
Solihull Grammar School
Solihull Grammar School - (my Dad went here.)
Birmingham, Bull Ring
The Bull Ring again.
Soho Road, Handsowrth, Birmingham
Soho Road, Handsworth.
Aston Cross, Birmingham
Aston Cross.
Birmingham, Big Brum Clock
The Big Brum Clock, on the Council House.
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The Bull Ring.
Acocks Green, Birmingham
Acock's Green.
Selly Oak, Old Oak Tree
Selly Oak, the Old Oak Tree.
Old Postcard, Birmingham, Snow Hill Station
Snow Hill Station.
Birmingham, New Street
A great view of New Street in Edwardian days.
New Street Station
New Street Station.
New Street Station
Colmore Row, Birmingham
Colmore Row - late 1920s or early 1930s ?
Victoria Law Courts, Birmingham
Victoria Law Courts.
Old Postcard, Birmingham, Corporation Street
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Old Postcard, Birmingham, City Arcade
Old Postcard, Birmingham, City Arcade by Postcards of the Past
High Street, Erdington
High Street, Erdington - a postcard from about 1905.
Birmingham - Bull Ring
The Bull Ring.  
Did You Know.......that on 24 October 1924, there was an earthquake in Birmingham ?
Some minor damage was done in the city centre and in Edgbaston; buildings affected
included the BBC studios in New St and the church of St Barnabas, Ladywood.
Cricket, Cannon Hill Park
Cricket in Cannon Hill Park in the early 20th Century.
Copt Heath Avenue, Solihull
Copt Heath Avenue in Solihull.
Birmingham GPO
The GPO.
General Hospital, Birmingham
The General Hospital around the time of WW1.
Old Square, Birmingham
Old Square.     
Acocks Green, The Avenue
This postcard of the Avenue, Acocks Green, was mailed in 1907.
Birmingham, BSA Factory
The BSA Factory at Small Heath.
Gravelly Hill
Gravelly Hill North in 1913.
Birmingham University
Birmingham University.
Churchill Road, Bordesley Green
A "car free" Churchill Road, Bordesley Green.
Birmingham, Chamberlain Square 1909
Chamberlain Square in a postcard mailed in 1909.
Birmingham, Colmore Row
Colmore Row in the 1930s.
Avenue Road, Dorridge
Avenue Road, Dorridge.
Birmingham, Corporation Street
Corporation Street.
Sutton Road, Erdington, Birmingham, Old Postcard
Sutton Road, Erdington.
Birmingham, Lower Temple Street
Lower Temple Street.
Poplar Road, Solihull.
Birmingham, New Street
Another postcard of New Street, probably in the 1930s.
Birmingham, Congreve Street and Art Gallery
Congreve Street and the Art Gallery.
Birmingham, Council House
The Council House.
Market Place, Stechford
Market Place, Stechford.
KES Birmingham
Another postcard of KES.
Old Postcard, Birmingham, Hagley Road
A bus on the Hagley Road about 1910.
Civic Centre, Birmingham
Hall of Memory and the Civic Centre.
Birmingham Souvenir Mug
Birmingham Souvenir Mug by Postcards of the Past
Bourneville
Selly Manor, Bourneville - a 1926 postcard.
New Street Station, Birmingham
A 1903 postcard of New Street Station.
Hall Green, Green Lane
A 1918 postcard of Green Lane, Hall Green.
Mitchells and Butlers Brewery
"Hops in transit from the cold store to the brewery". An undated
postcard produced for Mitchells and Butlers.
Botanical Gardens, Birmingham
A 1939 postcard of the Botanical Gardens.
Birmingham University
The University - no date for this one.
Birmingham New Street
An excellent image of New Street in a postcard mailed in 1904.
Black Horse, Northfield
The "Black Horse" on the Bristol Road South at Northfield. No date.
Birmingham, New Street Station
No date for this postcard of New Street Station.
Tram, Bristol Road, Birmingham, Old Postcard
A 1904 postcard of a tram on the Bristol Road.
Olton Mill
Olton Mill in the early 20th Century. My Dad was born in Olton in 1901
and would have known this place.
Birmingham, the Crown, Digbeth
Ye Olde Crowne, Digbeth - no date for this one.
Stone Bridge Hotel Coventry Road, Birmingham
The Stone Bridge Hotel on the Coventry Road - this postcard was
mailed in 1909.
Edgbaston, Plough and Harrow
The Plough and Harrow, Edgbaston - a postcard mailed in 1910.
Cannon Hill Park
Cannon Hill Park in the 1930s.
Birmingham, Lewis' Lorry
We used to go shopping in Lewis' during the war - it was the only
place you could get Brylcreem !
Birmingham New Street
Another early 20th Century view of New Street..........
Birmigham New Street
....and New Street again, this time in the 30s or 40s.
High Street and the Bull Ring, Birmingham
An undated view of the Bullring and High Street.
Birmingham, Snow Hill Station
Snow Hill Station - again undated.