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In 1886… This image shows the extent of the building and industry that developed throughout the 19 th  century In the earl...

In This image shows the extent of the building and industry that developed throughout the 19 th century In the earl.

Children in bombed building ~ Bermondsey ~ London ~ 1954 ~ Photograph by Roger Mayne

Children in bombed building ~ Bermondsey ~ London ~ 1954 ~ Photograph by Roger Mayne. Love his photos of post-war Britain. Loads more to take a gander at.

In 1876, John Thompson used the new medium of photography to document the difficulties of urban life in Victorian London, showing a wide range of issues people of the time faced Read more at http://www.iheartchaos.com/post/20468033795/photographs-of-street-life-in-1870s-victorian-london#wUfWyEHw2zDzamKe.99

'Cast-Iron Billy' (a driver, holding whip), Victorian street life in London

"The surviving entrance building of Curzon Street Station, which is a Grade 1 listed buiding.  It opened in 1838 and was closed in 1966."

Curzon Street, the original Birmingham main station, closed to passenger 1893 and goods 1966

Austin Motors factory, Longbridge where my Grandad worked for 50 years.  The railway station was built for the workers to get to work, and a pre-fab housing estate for workers on call 24/7 during wars. Building-from-ROSIE-FOR-WEBSITE_c0513

Austin Motors factory, Longbridge where my Grandad worked for 50 years. The railway station was built for the workers to get to work, and a pre-fab housing estate for workers on call during wars.

Selly Manor, Bournville, England, built in the 13th century now a museum housing the Laurence Cadbury furniture collection. Also a beautiful wedding venue

Going to do a swirl this year in back yard (: Selly Manor, Bournville, England, built in the century now a museum housing the Laurence Cadbury furniture collection. Also a beautiful wedding venue

Lost photographs charting life in Salford and Eccles in the 1970s have gone on display for the first time. The pictures were taken by former Manchester Evening News freelance photographer Martin O’Neill.

Lost photos of Salford and Eccles in the 70s on display

Lost photographs charting life in Salford and Eccles in the have gone on display for the first time. The pictures were taken by former Manchester Evening News freelance photographer Martin O’Neill.

Error | Birmingham History Forum

Error | Birmingham History Forum

The Grand Hotel, Colmore Row in 1896

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The Jam House Birmingham « Loot | Local items for sa, ID-1706689

Fab nights out at The Jam House Birmingham, UK: Owned by the fabulous Jooles Holland

John Madin’s Birmingham Central Library - Blueprint Magazine / Architecture & Design

New Birmingham Library Atrium, At sqm it is the largest public library in Europe. The ten-level library will share with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre a spacious entrance and foyer as well as a flexible studio theatre seating 300 people.

Camp Hill Flyover

Camp Hill Flyover

Industrial River

Text Reflection 1- Hard Times – Charles Dickens

Making the Modern World - Manchester was at the heart of the industrial revolution. Its thriving industry created great wealth which shaped the city we now see today.