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.

Trams, Baths, Cinemas...

My parents had a shop in Balsall Heath Road not far from Cannon Hill Park - there was a murder committed there around that time. I used to catch the tram to town and in Lewis's basement you could get crabs' legs loaded with meat! Also caught the tram to the Lickey Hills along the Bristol Road (South?). Always a great ...Read full memory

Eileen Handley

Eileen Handley My father was born in 1937 in Birmingham, UK. He had an older brother Gordon (known as Tom) and a baby sister Eileen. When my dad was 4 years old, his mother (Amy) died from Bronchial Pneumonia. His father (Earnest), unable to cope with a young family at wartime placed my father and his brother into an ...Read full memory

A memory of Birmingham by Pam Jacobs

Watch Clock Repair Shop Harborne

Hi, Does anyone remember the watch and clock repair shop on the corner of Victoria and Vicarage Road in Harborne, Birmingham? It was run by my grandfather Leslie Charles Henry Jones (born 1902?) who was married to Ellen (nee Norton), d.1960(?), neither of which I ever met. Lesley possibly had an original ...Read full memory

A memory of Birmingham by Marsha Jones