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80sthrowback

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Photographs
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:39:47 PM »
Hi all


I’m assisting a friend who would like to see some photos of Birmingham under construction between 1960 through to 1985.


She is hoping to see her late father who was a builder in any random pictures taken during the aforementioned dates.


They lived in Aston “Slade Road”, any photos or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Photographs
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 01:50:55 PM »
Carl


I have over 4000 photos of the bullring and city during the years you want, quite a few show the new building works in progress, but surprisingly none show the builders at work at least none I have come across so far. I think you would stand more chance of finding the images you require on Youtube with video such as these.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjMPxkVrVYI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooov127VnY8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SSjZTFOh3Q
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Re: Photographs
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 02:09:38 PM »
Hi Phil


Thank you for the links, I will enjoy watching them later.


It’s great being a member of this forum, so many kind helpful people.


Regards


Carl
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Re: Photographs
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019, 01:19:19 PM »
I thought I'd add this to an existing thread rather than start a new one.

There is a new free to use photo archive that has been made available by the Express & Star.

https://photo-archive.expressandstar.co.uk/explore-the-collections/

I haven't had time to have a good look at it, but it looks like it could have some great content.

There is some background to it in this BBC article -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-47403412
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