one. bullring market
January 1939 street vendors display their outdoor products air market. Heart of Birmingham Shopping Center has been called the Green Bullring since the Middle Ages in middle of in market where the bulls were tied for bullying before slaughter. Archaeological excavations in 2000 with of its reconstruction revealed a large ditch where Selfridges and Park Street car park now stand. Trash thrown fragments fell into the ditch of pottery indicating that there were kilns here in 13th century.
2. Edgbaston cricket Earth
July 1963 West Indian supporters outside Edgbaston cricket ground before third test match against England. The sports facility was built in early 19th century after Calthorpe Manor gifted land to the Warwickshire County Cricket Club. first test match was played in 1886 with in first Ash test match played in 1902. He became first English land outside accept the Lord one of world cricket major tournaments in 2013 – ICC Champions Trophy final.
3. Muhammad Ali, Bull Street
June 1979 Muhammad Ali, arguably the world’s greatest boxer, had close ties with in city and visited a number of times. The 1979 visit was to be his last The appearance of the ring in the UK when he put it on on a boxing Exhibition with American Jimmy Ellis. According to reports in The Birmingham Mail fan match got Ali’s shorts with message: “Leslie Ward from Muhammad Ali, three times champion of in world. Enjoy life, it’s later than you think.”
4. Legal Courts of Victoria, Birmingham
November 1974 crowds outside Courts of Victoria during the trial of Birmingham Six where six Irish immigrants tried for bombings in Birmingham pubs. Explosions on November 21, 1974, 21 people died. people which makes it the deadliest attack on English soil in times of turmoil. men were convicted in August 1975 and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, after a long campaign, the Court of Appeal overturned all six beliefs in 1991.
5. Primark in bullring, Birmingham
August 1969 About 3000 men, women as well as children took part in march for civil rights in Northern Ireland, including 13-year-old Robert Daly, his 10-year- older sister of Rita and Bernadette Barnett, 11 years old. All three children were cousins. of fifteen-year-old Gerald Macauley, who was shot dead in Belfast a week earlier. The marchers sat down in Colmore Row observes a two-minute silence in memory of teenager.
6. House of the Baskervilles, Centenary Square
1953 Dagenham Piper Girls perform on green in front of outstanding city reference point. Baskerville House, now somewhat eclipsed by Birmingham new the library once occupied by businessman John Baskerville, who buried nearby. it remains en office building Today.
7. Rookery Road, Handsworth
June 1977 Cyclists lead African Liberation Day rally. The photo was taken by Wanley Burke, now 71. who spent most of of his life documents life of black people in in city. Burke who moved to the West Midlands from a farm in foothills of Blue Mountains of Jamaica in 1965, received his first camera – a box Brownie – when he was 10. Speaking of photography black experience Burke once told The Guardian that such events were not covered in press. “The only one way black people got into news”, he said, “it was, if they committed crime”.
8. Alexander Stadium
2002 and 2021 Two athletes compete in international athletics stadium in Perry Barr as triple jumper Ashia Hansen in 2001 and heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson in 2021. Arena one of Commonwealth Games 2022″. main places.
9. New street
May 1931 The new street is in the heart of one of in cityx main shopping and entertainment areas and connects Victoria Square to the Bullring Shopping Centre. It is believed to have existed since the Middle Ages. times as well as one of this is first mentions how Novus Vikusmay be found in county lease records of 1296.
ten. town hall
October 1940 Crowds gather to listen military Group playing in front of town hall in Chamberlain Square as part of Combat Weapons Week during second world war. war bonds campaign It was already raised £8 million. Today the hall is draped in Commonwealth Games banners.
eleven. Bomb Damage, Sparkbrook
1940 Birmingham was second bombed the most city in country during second world war. This photo shows Stratford Road area. In the background is the Piccadilly banquet hall, where weddings now take place. in Balti Triangle.
12. Hall of Memory, Centenary Square
1957 Smaller but proud next to the Baskervilles House is a Grade I listed hall. of Memory. He is dedicated men as well as women of Birmingham who gave their lives in conflicts, including two world war. peeping just above it is a restored library, and inside the hall first world combat list of words carry honor: “No one cursed them with a bad word, for they were very afraid of God… So they went over and blew all the trumpets for them on another side”.
13. Chamberlain clock, Jewelry Quarter
1946 A Birmingham Corporation tram rides down Warstone Lane, with Chamberlain clock in background. disclosed in The 1903 clock commemorates Joseph Chamberlain’s visit to South Africa after the Boer War. Chamberlain was responsible for modernization of in city when he was mayor, between 1873 and 1876. new project looks into it role in colonial legacy of the British Empire.
14. Gas Street Canal, Birmingham
July 1953 Colorful boats swing along the Gas Street pool, in the heart of of Birmingham Canal network. Waterways were an integral part of Victorian Birmingham and during the industrial revolution they played a decisive role role in in development of in city and the Black Country, carrying coal, iron, and other heavy goods.