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Birmingham: Britain's Best Kept Secret

Today's guest blogger, Jill Martin Wrenn, lives in Atlanta (you may remember her last guest-blog post about The Georgia Aquarium). So when she tells people she went to Birmingham, they think she's talking about the city in Alabama and not the one England. But Jill, who lived in London for seven-and-a-half years, is most certainly [...]

Gallery: Birmingham buildings and landmarks that are no longer there - Birmingham Live Birmingham Market, Birmingham Shopping, Birmingham England, Old Images, Old Pictures, Old Photos, The Second City, Walsall, Local History

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“The Bull Ring in the early 1900s, with the old Fish Market and Market Hall on the left © @birminghampost”

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“Bristol Rd, Selly Oak,1952 #brumpic (University of Birmingham at the top of the photo)”

28 fascinating pictures show how Birmingham city centre used to look - Birmingham Live Old Pictures, Old Photos, Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham Market, Birmingham Shopping, Nostalgic Images, Walsall, Birmingham England, Hill Station

Bullring's 11th birthday: Amazing images from past of Birmingham shopping centre

We look back at history of Brum mall - including 1988 appearance by American pop star Tiffany and visits by Donny Osmond, Muhammad Ali and Duke of Edinburgh. Were you there?

28 fascinating pictures show how Birmingham city centre used to look - Birmingham Live Birmingham Market, Birmingham News, Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham England, Arcade, Nostalgic Images, Ferrat, Hill Station, West Midlands

17 things you might not know about Birmingham's New Street

It's had its bright moments and its darker days - how much do you know about New Street in Birmingham?

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22 retro pictures of Birmingham in the '80s

Andrew Miller took a Sunday morning stroll around Birmingham with his camera on August 13, 1983. Then 21, his photos remind us how the city's looked before all

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Tower blocks on Castle Vale Estate, 1970 (photograph: Birmingham City Council Public Works Department)

"To his left, a row of shops on a raised concrete gantry overlooked the market… Birmingham Bull Ring, Classic Building, Walsall, Birmingham England, England And Scotland, Old Buildings, Best Cities, Back In The Day, Old Photos

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"To his left, a row of shops on a raised concrete gantry overlooked the market stalls. There was a chippy there, and a donut seller... The row of shops spilled out at the end into a paved circle with benches, where shoppers munched on cheap food and pigeons pecked around their feet. The only thing he recognised was the statue of Nelson, roughly in the same position it would occupy in 2014, although everything around it was different."

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Bull Ring at night

Remember all those neon signs around the Bull Ring (1960s version)? I think this publicity shot was taken just a few years after it had all been built, Woolworths has a slightly more modern illuminated sign. top left is an advert for benson and hedges and Manns be still does you the power of good (or so it says). Even then, half the top of the 'Manns' advert has stopped working, along with the 'G' in 'RING'.