Selly Oak, West Midlands

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Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Selly Oak, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.

Old Maps of Selly Oak

Historic Maps of Selly Oak and the local area.

It was the 28th of June 1940 I was born at Selly Oak, during an air raid. For some reason, I was named GORDON. Since this given name didn't appear in our PACE family before, I asked my mother, many years ago how I became to be named GORDON and she said the night I was born, it was during an air (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1960 in Great Barr but moved to Dawlish Rd in 1964 until 1968 with my elder brother Brian. My mother, Irene, ran the shop and my father Dennis worked at GEC Witton. I went to Tiverton Rd School and we lived in the 'Mace' grocery shop next to the school entrance. I went to Tiverton Rd swimming baths nearly (...Read full memory)