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This fascinating collection of 200 archive photographs takes the reader on a nostalgic bus and tram ride through the north-west of Birmingham, from the city centre along the A41 to Hockley, taking in the famous Jewellery Quarter and the many Victorian housing developments around Handsworth. Travelling through numerous shopping centres and the important town centre of West Bromwich with its `golden mile', the route splits at Carter's green. Taking in the well-known steel and tube manufacturing centre Wednesbury, as well as Black Country capital Dudley, this entertaining book is full of detail sure to delight local residents and transport enthusiasts alike.
|Publication date:||2nd November 2009|
|Publisher:||The History Press Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Buses, trams & commercial vehicles: general interest, Local history,|
David Harvey lives in Birmingham and has been a lifelong enthusiast of the city's history. He has written The Inner Circle, The Outer Circle and City to the Lickeys: A Nostalgic Journey by Tram and Bus for The History Press. A retired schoolteacher, he is also the proud owner of a preserved former City of Birmingham double-decker bus!More About David Harvey