In an old warehouse just north of Birmingham city centre is a treasure trove of pale, unopened boxes. Hundreds and hundreds stacked up in rows like the tombstones of Manila Bay, filled with reminders of history. Each one contains the intriguing remains ...read more
Interested to know what the streets in Birmingham once looked like? British Pathé since the invention of the moving image in the 1890’s began to record every aspect of global culture and news for the cinema. The site contains over 3, 500 hours of ...read more
The British Library has invited the BCT website to participate in their web archiving programme. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and give permanent access to key UK websites for future generations. Selected websites are considered to be of long term research ...read more
Ghost sign on the Stratford Road. Photographed by Caroline Bunford, image courtesy of The History of Advertsing Trust
Something that has always fascinated me are the faded, years old painted adverts one can occasionally spot on the sides of buildings. Some are more obvious, ...
These are our history related links for March 22nd from 22:55 to 23:22: Some will be about Birmingham heritage others wont:
Flatpack Festival 2010 – Event – More films about buildings – You can't beat a bit of windswept decay and ...