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Rural Birmingham

#1 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:21 pm

It has been suggested that we start a thread on how quickly parts of Birmingham have gone from being rural villages to urban centres in less than a century. As I have an extensive collection of old photos I have been having a look through them and I have come up with these views of the Quinton area to start with. With each photo I am posting a photo of the same area today so you will be able to locate them.

1 & 2 Are of the Hawthornes or what we now know as Hagley Rd West about a hundred years apart

3 & 4 Are the junction of Quinton Lane and Hagley Rd West where the Holly Bush now stands 70 years apart

5 & 6 Are Stoney Lane a little further op Hagley Rd West between 70 and 100 years ago.

Phil


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RE: Rural Birmingham

#2 by Voltman , Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:39 pm

Very nice Phil, I love "before and now" comparisons.
I bought a book once that showed early shots alongside shots from the 70s, I have always intended to go and take the same shots myself but still haven't. Some would now be impossible.


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RE: Rural Birmingham

#3 by signman ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:25 pm

Nice one Phil, if you wish I can put them together for you like this, makes it easier to compare instead of

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RE: Rural Birmingham

#4 by phil ( deleted ) , Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:52 pm

John

Thanks for the offer, but I can do more or less the same myself. The thing is it will make them look like the Then & Now photos that I do. In future I shall probably only do one location at a time so it will look tidier.

Phil


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