Birmingham, West Midlands
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Birmingham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

'Lozells', Such An Exotic Sounding Place.

We lived in Gerrard Street, Lozells, until I was about 6. My father had an allotment where we would go and play, I still have a photo taken when I was about 4 of my father, older brother, and myself at the allotment with my brother on a wooden 'horse' and me on a rocking 'duck'. Our house was opposite ...Read full memory

A memory of Birmingham by Paul Carney

Oak Tree Lane Selly Oak

We were the Hobbis family and we lived at 54 Oak tree Lane, Selly Oak with my parents and grandmother. The house was directly opposite the old Selly Oak Hospital. I can remember the re-building of the hospital and sadly now it lays derelict ready for redevelopement into housing. Selly Oak was always a busy village ...Read full memory

A memory of Birmingham by purple-cielo

Burcot Grange School Four Oaks Warwickshire

I went to Burcot Grange School until 1948. Miss Cozens was the Head Mistress. I remember Pam Madeley, Janet White, Betty Genders, Margaret Vale, Jill Trott, Joy Cavill, Ann Barnett who were all in my class. I wonder if anyone remembers? It was such a nice school. I'd love to get some feed back. ...Read full memory