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Birmingham's Industrial History Website
« on: November 16, 2006, 01:14:53 PM »
If you are interested in Birmingham Industrial History have a look at


Anyone can post a page on the industry they worked in or just on any industrial memories they have.

You can also sign up for the newsletter, Carl Chinn and most of the other Birmingham authors are on the list. The latest contribution in the December newsletter is from Ray Shill author of 'Birmingham's Industrial Heritage 1900-2000'

Also in 2007 the Birmingham Industrial History Society will form so if you are interested contact the webmaster.


We would be interested to hear from anyone who has memories of Birmingham Industry pre 1980. This can be just one line or several pages, all will be published. Dont keep these stories to yourself because when you go so does this valuable information and then it is lost for ever.

Second generation based research is never as accurate as first, we need this information now so please do contribute.

We particulary need information on the following below;

Automotive industries, all parts
Bicycle industry especialy Hercules
Motorcycle Industry, all parts
The Calculating Bureau
William Henry Johnson
Hill Farm Edgbaston
Rail Industry BR Western and Midland
Castle Towel Service
Davenports Beer
Co-op Manufacturing
Clifford Aero & Auto
William Poolton brass urn manufacturer
The Penguin Club Aston
The Rum Runner night club
Miller Electrical
Regent House 223 Bristol Road
Birmingham Aiport, Castle Bromwich, Hockley & RAF Lichfield

I thank you


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Re: Birmingham's Industrial History Website
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006, 05:04:45 PM »
Yes, Jon Price's website is an excellent resource covering the rapidly disappearing industrial heritage of Brum. It makes for a disturbing comparison between what a thriving industrial city Birmingham was up to some 30 years ago and how the 'regeneration' of the city has seen it become a rather yuppyfied town centre of luxury apartments way beyond the means of most Brummies and endless retail developments - I could go on, but won't . . . :-)


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Re: Birmingham's Industrial History Website
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2006, 01:33:44 PM »

i only wish it was as good as yours

Check out the links page at

Rail around Birmingham