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Birmingham Collection

Background imageBirmingham Collection: The Village, Hampton in Arden, Warwickshire

The Village, Hampton in Arden, Warwickshire
The Village, Hampton in Arden, Solihull, near Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Date: 1911

Background imageBirmingham Collection: The Great Train Robbery: aftermath & reportage, 1963

The Great Train Robbery: aftermath & reportage, 1963
" The most daring and fruitful mail robbery in English History" : a page from The Illustrated London News, detailing the aftermath of the Great Train Robbery of 8th August 1963

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Spaghetti Junction

Spaghetti Junction
SPAGHETTI JUNCTION Aerial view of the famous tangle of roads known collectively as " Spaghetti Junction", Birmingham, England. Date: 1970s

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Advert for the Palais de Danse, Hammersmith, London, 1921

Advert for the Palais de Danse, Hammersmith, London, 1921 also featuring the other Palais de Danse venues in Paris, Birmingham and Liverpool Date: 1921

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Poster advertising Bernard Weatherill Ltd

Poster advertising Bernard Weatherill Ltd, civil and sporting tailors of Conduit Street and Cannon Street, London. A foxhunting scene on the village green is depicted

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Entrance to Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Entrance to Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands. Date: circa 1908

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Cardinal Newman Lying in State

Cardinal Newman Lying in State
The late Cardinal Newman, lying in state in the chapel of the Oratory, Birmingham. John Henry Newman (1801-1890) converted to Catholicism in October 1845 and became a cardinal in May 1879

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Birmingham New Street

Birmingham New Street
View of New Street

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Advert for the Palais de Danse, Birmingham, 1921

Advert for the Palais de Danse, Birmingham, 1921 Date: 1921

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Advert, Gaskell & Chambers Ltd, Bar Fitters

Advert, Gaskell & Chambers Ltd, Bar Fitters
Advert for Gaskell & Chambers Ltd (incorporated with Yates & Greenways), Bar Fitters, Manufacturers of Beer Engines and Hotel Bar Requisites, Counters, Back Fittings, Seating

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Norton Motorbike, winner of 28 TT Races

Norton Motorbike, winner of 28 TT Races
Norton Motorbike - winner of 28 TT Races, September 1952. 1952

Background imageBirmingham Collection: The Gullet, Stafford Street, Birmingham

The Gullet, Stafford Street, Birmingham
Under the Artisans and Labourers dwellings Improvement Act, 1875, slum areas like the gullet were cleared and improved. Date: 16 December 1876

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Birmingham Bull Ring

Birmingham Bull Ring
The old Bull Ring Centre, a notorious symbol of post World War Two modernism, now demolished. Completed in 1964; Britains first multi-storey fully enclosed shopping centre

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Silver spangled Hamburgh cock and hen

Silver spangled Hamburgh cock and hen, Henry Beldons pair, Cup at Allerton 1871, Hen first at Birmingham 1871, and cup at Bristol 1872

Background imageBirmingham Collection: New University, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands

New University, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBirmingham Collection: High Street, Coleshill, Warwickshire

High Street, Coleshill, Warwickshire
High Street, Coleshill, Birmingham, near Chelmsley Wood, Warwickshire, England. Date: 1909

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Railway Air Services Poster

Railway Air Services Poster
Railway Air Services (RAS) Poster, serving Plymouth, Teignmouth, Cardiff, Birmingham and Liverpool, Cowes (Isle of Wight), Southampton, Bristol and Birmingham, London (Croydon) and Isle of Wight

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Lunar Society

Lunar Society
The Lunar Society of Birmingham sought to improve society using science; its members included Priestley, Wedgwood, Erasmus Darwin, Herschel, and Watt

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Gathering of Unions / 1832

Gathering of Unions / 1832
THE GATHERING OF THE UNIONS Three meetings organised by the Birmingham Political Union, held at New Hall Hill during May, maintain the pressure for electoral reform

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Toulouse geese with dewlap, cock and hen

Toulouse geese with dewlap, cock and hen. Oie de Toulouse a bavette, Anser anser domesticus. Bred by James Watts, winners of five first prizes

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Mens Pavilion & Recreation Grounds, Bournville, Birmingham

Mens Pavilion & Recreation Grounds, Bournville, Birmingham, England - part of the model community set up around the Cadburys Cocoa Factory. Cricket being played at the Cadbury Sports Club. Date: 1910

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Cover design, Western Airways timetable

Cover design, Western Airways timetable
Cover design, Western Airways summer timetable, showing a map with destinations: Manchester, Birmingham, Swansea, Cardiff, Bristol, Weston, Barnstaple, Newquay and Penzance. 1939

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Western Airways Ltd Poster

Western Airways Ltd Poster
Poster, Norman Edgar Western Airways Ltd, Bristol to Cardiff Air Express, 15 minutes, 9 shillings and sixpence single fare

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Western Airways Poster

Western Airways Poster
Poster, Norman Edgar (Western Airways) Ltd, showing prices and times from Bristol to various destinations by Air Express Daily, including special day returns. 20th century

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Highcroft Hall Hospital, Erdington, Birmingham

Highcroft Hall Hospital, Erdington, Birmingham
An aerial view of Highcroft Hall Hospital on Slade Road, Erdington, Birmingham. The hospital was originally opened in around 1870 as the Aston Union workhouse

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Incorporation Workhouse, Birmingham, West Midlands

Incorporation Workhouse, Birmingham, West Midlands
Aerial view of the Birmingham Incorporation (later Union) Workhouse, opened in 1852 on Western Road, Birmingham. The workhouse, designed by J.J

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Poster advertising Union Castle Mail Steamship Company

Poster advertising Union Castle Mail Steamship Company
Poster advertising the Union Castle Mail Steamship Company Limited, South African Royal Mail Service. Donald Currie & Co, Managers

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Cadburys advertisement, 1954

Cadburys advertisement, 1954
Advert for the Birmingham confectionary firm, Cadburys showing a young couple taking a tour of the companys Factory in a Garden at Bournville

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Poster advertising Palmer tyres

Poster advertising Palmer tyres of London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Coventry and Nottingham. A lady on a bicycle and a group of people in a car travel side by side

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Aston Villa F. C in 1894

Aston Villa F. C in 1894
Team photograph of Aston Villa in First Division champions in 1894. Formed in 1874 by members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Aston, Birmingham

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Bournville / Village 1905

Bournville / Village 1905
Bournville Village, Birmingham: homes for Cadburys workers

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Birmingham Bull Ring

Birmingham Bull Ring
A busy scene in the shopping area of the Bull Ring complex, Birmingham, England

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Bardelys The Magnificent, by Hamilton and Sabatini

Bardelys The Magnificent, by Hamilton and Sabatini
Bardelys The Magnificent, by Henry Hamilton and Rafael Sabatini, from Sabatinis novel (1906). First produced at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham, August 1910, then the Globe Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Advert, Southern Railway Excursions

Advert, Southern Railway Excursions
Advertisement for Southern Railway Excursions to Birmingham, Cambridge, Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Rugby, Wolverhampton, etc, every Sunday from December to March

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Warwickshire Cricket Club - 1888

Warwickshire Cricket Club - 1888
Sketches at the County Ground, Edgbaston, Birmingham - the home of Warwickshire CC. The main pavilion is shown in the centre

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Advertising card for Job Wraggs Super Quality Soda Water

Advertising card for Job Wraggs Super Quality Soda Water
Advertising card for Job Wraggs (of Shirley, Birmingham) Super Quality Soda Water - being vigorously dispensed from a syphon. Date: early 1930s

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Market at the Bull Ring

Market at the Bull Ring
A street market at the Bull Ring, Birmingham

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Birmingham Theatre 1805

Birmingham Theatre 1805
Theatre at Birmingham

Background imageBirmingham Collection: City Hall, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

City Hall, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Kings Norton Workhouse / Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham

Kings Norton Workhouse / Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham
An aerial view of Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham - the former Kings Norton Union workhouse and workhouse infirmary. The original workhouse building is at the left, just below centre

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Advert, The Atco Motor Lawn Mower

Advert, The Atco Motor Lawn Mower, Chas H Pugh Ltd, Birmingham Date: 1927

Background imageBirmingham Collection: B. S. A. Military Pattern Air Rifles

B. S. A. Military Pattern Air Rifles
B.S.A. Military Pattern Air Rifles, The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited Date: circa 1910

Background imageBirmingham Collection: B. S. A. Air Rifles, Birmingham Small Arms Company

B. S. A. Air Rifles, Birmingham Small Arms Company
B.S.A. Air Rifles, The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited Date: circa 1910

Background imageBirmingham Collection: The Immortal Hour, by Rutland Boughton, Birmingham

The Immortal Hour, by Rutland Boughton, Birmingham
The Immortal Hour, music drama by Rutland Boughton from the play by Fiona MacLeod, produced by Barry V Jackson, at the Repertory Theatre, Station Street, Birmingham. circa 1921

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Court Oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands

Court Oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands, with a shop and Post Office on the corner of Earls Court Road. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Richard Cadbury of Cadburys chocolate company

Richard Cadbury of Cadburys chocolate company
Richard Barrow Cadbury (1835-1899), second son of John Cadbury, founder of Cadburys chocolate company. circa 1890s

Background imageBirmingham Collection: Dunkleys Rocking Horse

Dunkleys Rocking Horse
ROCKING HORSE by Dunkleys of Birmingham Date: 1889

Background imageBirmingham Collection: View of Bull Ring Market, Birmingham, West Midlands

View of Bull Ring Market, Birmingham, West Midlands
View of the Bull Ring Market, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. Date: circa 1905



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