Birmingham, New Street 1896

Birmingham, New Street 1896

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By the end of the 19th century, New Street was both the principal business street in the town and the best for shopping and entertainment.This view is from Paradise Street. On the left just off camera is Christ Church, and over to the right is the Post Office. Known as New Street since the 15th century, the oldest building extant in 1896 was probably No 29, a silversmith and jewellers, that had a rainwater head dated 1687. No 29 was demolished in 1902-03.

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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

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