32 Colour Snapshots of Birmingham In the 1960s

Soho Road near Boulton Road, Handsworth - March 9 1968

Soho Road near Boulton Road, Handsworth, Birmingham – March 9 1968

 

These colour photographs of Birmingham, England, in the 1960s were taken by Phyllis Nicklin (1913-1969), a University of Birmingham geography teacher. The photos were used in her lectures on the geography of Birmingham.

 

Edgbaston St, Edmund Bros Fruit and Veg Ltd, English and Imported Fruit, unloading Irish apples from Co Arnargh and Co Derry) A conveyor belt takes the fruit in to the store - Nov 28 1968

Edgbaston St, Edmund Bros Fruit and Veg Ltd, English and Imported Fruit, unloading Irish apples from Co Arnargh and Co Derry) A conveyor belt takes the fruit in to the store – Nov 28 1968

Bull Ring Market - 15 March 1968

Bull Ring Market – 15 March 1968

Photograph of the demolition of terrace houses, Anderton Street, off Shakespeare Road, Ladywood and children playing

Photograph of the demolition of terrace houses, Anderton Street, off Shakespeare Road, Ladywood and children playing – 1968

King's Norton Mop Fair - October 7 1963

Handsworth - Thornhill Road / Holly Road Corner (Opposite Handsworth Park)

Handsworth – Thornhill Road / Holly Road Corner (Opposite Handsworth Park) – March 1968

Bull Ring Market - 15 March 1968

Bull Ring Market – 15 March 1968

Upper Dean St - Jamaica Row - Market Area, Randall Bros and Parsons Ltd Wholesale fruit and veg merchants - November 1968

Upper Dean St – Jamaica Row – Market Area, Randall Bros and Parsons Ltd Wholesale fruit and veg merchants – November 1968

Sherlock St nr Jamaica Row (near meat market) Stokes and Dalton Ltd, Butchers and Sundries Supply Company - November 1968

Sherlock St nr Jamaica Row (near meat market) Stokes and Dalton Ltd, Butchers and Sundries Supply Company – November 1968

Jamaica Row, Wholesale Fish Market (built as Smithfield) - Jamaica Row/Moat Row Corner - Nov 28 1968

Jamaica Row, Wholesale Fish Market (built as Smithfield) – Jamaica Row/Moat Row Corner – Nov 28 1968

Tyseley, Kings Road ""Fred's Cabin"" - November 1968

Tyseley, Kings Road “”Fred’s Cabin”” – November 1968

Newtown/Aston 'adventure playground' behind Gower Street and Guildford Street - November 1968

Newtown/Aston ‘adventure playground’ behind Gower Street and Guildford Street – November 1968

Balsall Heath Longmore Street (Children outside Eastside Vegetable Shop near Balsall Heath Road) - 25 September 1968

Balsall Heath Longmore Street (Children outside Eastside Vegetable Shop near Balsall Heath Road) – 25 September 1968

 

Children outside Corner Shop. Thornhill Road / Holly Road Corner (Opposite Handsworth Park) - March 8 1968

Children outside Corner Shop. Thornhill Road / Holly Road Corner (Opposite Handsworth Park) – March 8 1968

Soho Road near Boulton Road, Handsworth - March 9 1968

Soho Road near Boulton Road, Handsworth – March 9 1968

Soho Road near Boulton Road, Handsworth - March 9 1968

Soho Road near Boulton Road, Handsworth – March 9 1968

Handsworth Market - March 9 1968

Handsworth Market – March 9 1968

 

Handsworth - March 9 1968

Handsworth – March 9 1968

 

Anderton Street, Alexandra Street and King Edward's road corner, Ladywood - Feb 10 1968

Anderton Street, Alexandra Street and King Edward’s road corner, Ladywood – Feb 10 1968

Soho Road, in the Holliday Road area. The yams are priced at 10 pence per pound. March 2 1968

Soho Road, in the Holliday Road area. The yams are priced at 10 pence per pound. March 2 1968

Handsworth - Thornhill Road / Holly Road Corner (Opposite Handsworth Park) - Feb 10 1968

Handsworth – Thornhill Road / Holly Road Corner (Opposite Handsworth Park) – Feb 10 1968

Harborne High Street -12 August 1961

Harborne High Street -12 August 1961

Harborne - Corner of Vivian Road. Greenfield Road to the right - August 17 1961

Harborne – Corner of Vivian Road. Greenfield Road to the right – August 17 1961

Great Russell Street, Newtown - March 26 1967 Birmingham

Great Russell Street, Newtown – March 26 1967

Great Russell Street, Newtown - March 26 1967

Great Russell Street, Newtown – March 26 1967

Gaumont cinema in Colmore Circus, Birmingham. 1965

Gaumont cinema in Colmore Circus, Birmingham. 1965

Birmingham Opening ceremony at the King's Norton Mop Fair - October 1964

Opening ceremony at the King’s Norton Mop Fair – October 1964

Birmingham King's Norton Mop Fair - October 7 1963

King’s Norton Mop Fair – October 7 1963

King's Norton Mop Fair - October 7 1963

King’s Norton Mop Fair – October 7 1963

 

Via: University of Birmingham