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Birmingham of Yesterday

Birmingham of Yesterday 1935

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Birmingham of Yesterday 1935

18 mins United Kingdom

This look at Birmingham was shot by members of the Cine Section of the Birmingham Photographic Society. It provides a valuable record of the city prior to the drastic redevelopment of the 1950s and 60s. This is the city before the Bull Ring became an American style shopping complex and before the ring road cut a great swathe through the city centre. Another future change was the loss of the old covered market hall which lost its roof in an air raid in August 1940.

The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.

Genres

Amateur film

Tags

Birmingham

Released

1935

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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