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Birmingham: The Sixties Revisited.
I am probably best known as the author of several best-selling books and for the three years I was quizmaster and co-writer of the top-rated BBC Midlands TV series "KNOW YOUR PLACE."
However, I have also been a TV and radio character actor, professional comedian, showbiz/jazz book and record reviewer, TV & radio commercial voice-over artist, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards trombonist and the voice behind several cartoons and children's toys etc.
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Lover's walk, Gravelly Hill, Rawlins street, Summer lane, Pershore road, Wharf road, Fourth Avenue, Windsor arcade, Martineau street, Union passage, Balsall heath road, Warwell lane, Horse fair, Holloway road, Inner ring road, Icknield street, Knightlow road, Oozells street, Lifford lane, Somerset street, Wilton road, Nelson road, Brearley street, Victoria square, Kyotts lake road, Havelock road, hagley road west, Sutton park, Eliot street, Grestone avenue, Cranes park road, Warwick road, Clevedon road, New street, Rocky lane, Navigation street, Delhurst road, Robin hood lane, Lightwoods park, Gas street basin, Algernon road, Worcester street, Moor street, Northfield road, Ason cross, Redhill road, Ladypool road, Spencer street, Warwards lane, Brookvale road, Burlington passage, Alum rock road, Snow hill station, Lodge road, Spring hill, Keeley street, Kettlehouse road, Bristol road south, Old cross street, St Oswald's road, Hobmoor road,Chamberlain square, Blakesley road, Stoney lane, Oak tree lane, Belchers lane, (sorry) Berners street, The Bull Ring, Meriden way, Pershore road, Raddlebarn road, Great Russell street,Wheeler street, Bridge street west, AND MANY MORE !
Dent's garage, Alt-Kinsey Ltd, Danceland, Hickin signs,Bailons Gunmakers, Hardy's DIY, Thermostatics Ltd,Dessies Nurseries, Proffitt & Westwood, Eddystone Radio, Garden House Hotel, C G Burt, Pinnick, The March Hare, L E Grafton, Decorwall, Beacon Motors, R E Jones, GEC, Sign service, Faylite Ltd, Teakle, Fowlers Radio,Walker Bros, Hercules cycle, Alfred Hobday, Lee Longlands, Lisa Gardner, Robert barker, Payne and Griffiths Ltd, Hill's Tours Ltd, AND MANY MORE !
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Armstrong Whitworth Argosy, the last of the Coventry-built aircraft from their factory at Baginton. 1961.
The Green, from the tower of Kings Norton Church, 15th May 1957.
Birmingham: The Fifties Revisited
Alton & Jo Douglas.
The fifties was the decade that saw Birmingham getting back to its feet, shaking off the dust and demolition of the war years and slowly getting on with the business of “Life as normal”.
For that reason we’ve deliberately weighted the book in favour of the later years in order to show a brighter city.
Digging deep, we’ve discovered quite a few rare items and, bearing in mind your comments, once again included dozens and dozens of those much- loved street scenes. Lots of firms jostle for position with their advertisements and we do hope that many of our 300+ images ring bells with you. It seems a miracle to me that so much photographic evidence of Birmingham’s past still remains!
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