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Images of Birmingham Online Bookstore

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Images of England Series by Tempus Publishing
Tempus Publishing?s most successful and extensive series now runs to over 1,000 titles on cities, towns and villages from around the whole of Britain, represented by the sub-series titles of Images of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Each book contains 200 black and white photographs covering periods from the pioneering days of photography right up to the present day, each accompanied by a descriptive, historical caption. Click on the cover to enlarge and the title to buy online with most of these costing less than a Tenner you will get great value.

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New books published  2003

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Seeing Birmingham by Tram
Eric Armstrong

Amazon Price: ?11.99

Seeing Birmingham by Tram

It's fifty years since the last tram ran in Birmingham, but with this fascinating new book from Tempus it is possible to travel back in time to when tram wires festooned the streets and tracks covered every major route in the city. 

Trams ran in Birmingham for eighty years, carrying all walks of life to and from the suburbs and city centre. In 1937 there were twenty-eight trams routes in Birmingham, and this book takes us on a joumey along each of them. 

Cradley Heath Speedway
Peter Foster
Amazon Price: ?14.99


1977-1996 Peter Foster 

This fascinating new history of 

Cradley Heath Speedway follows Peter Foster's successful first volume on the club's early years. 

Following the history of the club from the 
arrival of promoters Dan McCormickck and Derek Pugh in 1977 to the end of the club's golden age in the mid-1990s, this book provides a comprehensive account of the Heathens over two decades. With successes, failures, tragedies and triumphs, the story of Cradley Heath speedway is a true roller coaster ride. 


New books published  2002

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Buildings of Birmingham

Buildings of Birmingham
Amazon Price: ?11.99

This book describes and illustrates some of the most historically important architecture to be seen in Birmingham today, and will serve as a useful guide for those wishing to explore and learn more about the city's history through its buildings. The book started life as the teaching notes for a class called 'Building History', an adult education class at the University of Birmingham. Over the years those notes have been refined, added to and corrected, with the help students, to become the fine work of architectural history that it is today. 
Readable, educational and above all, interesting, 

Peter Leather's Buildings of Birmingham will be of great interest to residents of Birmingham, but also to all those who are interested in architecture, its development, and its role in the history of our cities. Local history buffs are also in for another treat with this latest series from Tempus.

Small Heath and Sparkbrook

Margaret D. Green

This new collection of old photographs and postcards takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the Small Heath and Sparkbrook areas of Birmingham. Both mainly working class suburbs, during the twentieth centaury they formed an important industrial centre with companies like B.S.A. and Allday & Onions making a vital contribution to the war effort in the 1940's. However this also made Small Heath a target for Luftwaffe bombers which led to much tragedy and devastation. Images of people at work are complemented by scenes depicting the leisure activities of Small Heath folk, from shopping on the Coventry Road to watching Birmingham City play at St Andrew's. Click here to Buy now online from Amazon only ?10.99

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The Inner Circle Birmingham's No.8 Bus Route
Margaret Hanson, David Harvey and Peter Drake

This superb collection of over 200 archive images, while guaranteed to fascinate bus enthusiasts, will also have huge appeal to the many thousands who have traveled the inner circle route or who simply have an interest in the history of Birmingham. Introduced in 1928, operating continuously ever since, the No.8 was known as the 'Workmen's Special', as it served the workers for some of Birmingham best-known employers. Businesses such as Lucas, Ansells Brewery, HP Sauce and B.S.A. all stood along the route, and the No.8 provided the transport to and from work each day. Today busses on the route have been reduced from double deckers such as the Daimler CVG6's and Leyland Titans to modern single deckers with low floors and quieter engines.
Click here to Buy now online from Amazon only ?10.99



Images of England. Central Birmingham
Central Birmingham 1870-1920

Keith Turner
Images of England. Central Birmingham
Central Birmingham, 1920-1970

Keith Turner
Images of England. Work in Birmingham
Made in Birmingham

Keith Turner


Images of England. Birmingham Hall Green by Micheal Byrne
Hall Green
Michael Byrne
Images of England. Yardley Birmingham

Michael Byrne

Images of England. Acocks Green Birmingham
Acocks Green

Michael Byrne
Images of England. Edgbaston Birmingham
Martin Hampson
Images of England. Kings Heath Birmingham
King's Heath
Margaret D. Green
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Old Harborne
Roy Clarke


Images of England. Castle Bromwich Birmingham
Castle Bromwich, Castle Vale and Shard End

Peter Drake, Marian Baxter
Images of England. Saltley Birmingham
Saltley, Duddeston and Nechells
Maria Twist
Images of England. Erdington Birmingham
Mauran Baxter, Peter Drake
Images of England. Northfield Birmingham

Pauline Caswell
Images of England. Kings Norton Birmingham
Kings Norton

Pauline Caswell
Images of England. Aston and Perry Barr Birmingham
Aston and Perry Barr

Maria Twist


Images of England. Handsworth Birmingham
Handsworth Hockley and Handsworth Wood
Peter Drake
Images of England. Moseley, Balsall Heath and Highgate Birmingham
Moseley, Balsall Heath and Highgate

Marian Baxter, Peter Drake
Images of England. Bournville and Weoley castle Birmingham
Bournville and Weoley Castle

Martin Hampson
N.B. The wrong title may be shown on Amazon


Images of England. Oscott, Great Barr and Kingstanding Birmingham
Oscott Great Barr and Kingstanding

Peter Drake, Maggie Hanson
Images of England. Rubery and Lickey Hills Birmingham
Around Rubery and Lickey Hills

Martin Hampson
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Sutton Coldfield

Marian Baxter


Images of England. Birmingham Pubs
Birmingham Pubs

Keith Turner

Images of England. King Edwards School Birmingham
King Edward's School
Tony Trott

Birmingham Voices
Birmingham Voices
Lucy Harland


Wolverhampton: a Century of Change
Alec Brew
Mary Mills, Tracey Williams
Greater Solihull
Sue Bates

Birmingham Transport
Keith Turner


Philip Coventry


Around Coleshill
J. Bland


Images of Sport by Tempus Publishing
Birmingham City Football Club
Tony Matthews
West Bromwich Albion Football Club
Tony Matthews


Warwickshire County Cricket Club
Robert Brooke
Walsall Football Club
Geoff Allman







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