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Friday Photo- Summer Row

Posted January 5th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Today’s Friday Photo is of Summer Row! If you transport yourself back to 15th-century Birmingham, you would be transported back to green fields and miles of woodland- a little different from 21st-century Birmingham, and this street was actually called New Road. This area of Birmingham was part of the Colmore family estate, which extended from Birmingham Cathedral to the Jewellery Quarter, and adjacent Lionel Street, is in fact, named after a member of the Colmore family. Some 400 years later, this area of the city was populated by courtyard housing, factories and warehouses, synonymous with Birmingham at that time. Of course, this transformation would not have been possible without Birmingham’s famous canal system, which is just a stone’s throw from Summer Row.

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