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Aerial photograph of area east of Perry Barr Reservoir

A 1955 aerial photograph covering the area; road names, prominent buildings and place names have been overlaid in white to aid recognition.

Aldridge Road, Perry Barr

The new bridge carrying the Aldridge Road over the River Tame, Perry Barr. Postcard view of the bridge that superseded the Zig-Zag Bridge.

Blondin on the Middleway

BLONDIN (1824-1897)was a French tight-rope walker and acrobat, born at St. Omar, France, on the 28th of February 1824. His real name was Jean François Gravelet. When five years old he was sent to the ...

Boulton, Watt and Murdock Statues

Sculpted by William Bloye and unveiled on September 14th 1956. The statues were paid for by Richard Wheatley, a leather goods manufacturer along with a contribution by the City Council. The statues are ...

Chamberlain Square

Photograph taken duing the great freeze of 1946/1947. The scene looks familiar due to the presence of the Chamberlain Fountain and the two statues,still in the area today albeit in different positions....

Clock by Shakar, Mosha, Christopher, Tammy and Emma T.

The story of the Five Ways Clock by pupils from Woodview Primary School. Use the zoom" button to look more closely.

College Road Canal Bridge, Perry Barr

The sign to the left displays the weight restrictions for the bridge.

Five Ways, Edgbaston

A quiet scene at Five Ways, Edgbaston, where the only traffic appears to be a solitary cyclist carefully riding between the tramlines. The view is looking westwards up Hagley Road with the statue of Joseph ...

Handsworth Cemetery Gates - Sites and Monuments Record

Iron gates and four sets of gate piers to Handsworth Cemetery immediately to SE of the Lodge. Circa 1909 and presumably designed by WH Bidlake. The style is approximately early Eighteenth Century. Swept-up ...

Handsworth Park Bandstand - Sites and Monuments Record

Late nineteenth century. Octagonal in plan. Brick base with iron Corinthian columns carrying elaborate ironwork with stars in the spandrels. The bandstand has a domed roof with cupola and weathervane....

Icknield Street railway bridge

The bridge was at the junction of Icknield Street and Pitsford Street. The bridge has since been replaced and now carries the Metro en route between Snow Hill and Wolverhampton. To the right is an advert ...

James Watt Statue

Sculpted by Alexander Munro and unveiled in 1868. The original design for the statue was by J H Chamberlain. It originally stood in Ratcliff Place (by Paradise Street) but now stands in Chamberlain Square ...

James Watt's Statue, St. Mary's Church

James Watt's impressive statue in St. Mary's Church is a fine memorial to the great inventor. Watt died in 1819 and is buried in St. Mary's Church.

Memorial tablet from Saint James Church

Memorial tablet of the baptistry dated 1914 to 1919 and listing those killed in the Great War. Image taken from a page of the St James Fancy Fair programme. Fancy Fair held at New Inn's Assembly Rooms ...

Opening of the Hall Of Memory

From the programme for the opening of the Hall Of Memory. The top photograph is of Edward, Prince Of Wales (later Edward V111) who laid the foundation stone in 1923. The lower photograph is of Prince ...

Perrott's Folly

The Folly in Waterworks Road which was built by John Perrott in 1758.

Perrott's Folly with the Weather Observatory

In 1884 Abraham Follett Osler, the renowned inventor of the self-regulating anemometer, decided it would be the ideal place to do accurate meteorological readings. So for the next 95 years, under the ...

Perry Barr Zigzag Bridge

Beauifully hand coloured image of the famous Zigzag bridge. A nice fairly rare view of it from the water looking at the span of the bridge.