This Page Was Updated On Thursday, August 5, 2021

Then and Now

Birmingham has an ever-changing skyline, so on this page I have attempted to recreate scenes from older images from the same viewpoint - or as close as I could get to it. In some photos, things like trees, recently built walls, new road layouts, and road signs have obstructed the 'shot', in others it may have meant that to obtain a more precise comparison I would have had to stand in the middle of a busy road - sorry, but I have no intention of doing that. In some photos the view has changed very little, in others, it has changed so much that it is almost unrecognisable.

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Colmore Row At Victoria Square
Looking at Waterloo Street from Colmore Row
Waterloo Street, viewed from its junction with Temple Row
Bennetts Hill As Viewed From Colmore Row
Bennett's Hill, viewed from its junction with Waterloo Street
Bennetts Hill
Navigation Street
Pinfold Street
Hill Street
Rowans the Outfitters
New Street Station
New Street And Corporation Street Junction
New Street And Corporation Street Junction
Warwick Passage, as viewed from Corporation Street
Yates's Wine Lodge on Corporation Street
Temple Passage
Needless Alley, viewed from Temple Row West
Temple Street, viewed from Temple Row
Cherry Street as view from Temple Row
Cherry Street looking towards Union Street
Corporation Street and Bull Street Junction
The Old Square at the junction of Priory Queensway and Corporation Street
Corporation Street with the law courts in view
Coleridge Passage connects Corporation Street to Steelhouse Lane
Accident Hospital, Children's Hospital on Steelhouse Lane
Steelhouse Lane Police Station
Central Fire Station with Aston University in the background
Bullock Street
Aston University, Gosta Green
The Gunmakers Arms
Price Street in Birmingham's Gun Quarter
Price Street in Birmingham's Gun Quarter
Price Street in Birmingham's Gun Quarter
Hylton Street, off Vyse Street (west side)
Hylton Street, off Vyse Street (east side)
Caroline Street and Regent Parade
Saint Paul's Church with the BT Tower in the background, as viewed from Caroline Street
Ludgate Hill
Ludgate Hill
Saint Paul's Square
Sheffield Smelting Company
Sheffield Smelting Company
Newhall Street
Birmingham Assay Office
Elkington's Electroplating Works
High Street, looking towards its junction with Bull Street, Dale End, and Albert Street
Castle Street
High Street looking towards Dale End and Bull Street
Carr's Lane from Moor Street towards High Street
Moor Street Station with Selfridges in the background
Moor Street Station and Warehouse
Smallbrook Queensway looking towards the Rotunda
Smallbrook Queensway, shows the walkway that joins the Bull Ring with New Street Station
Severn Street
Hurst Street, Hill Street, and Smallbrook Queensway
Holloway Circus
Holloway Head
Looking down Bordesley Street from its junction with Park Street, Digbeth
Saint Martin's Church in the Bull Ring
Saint Martin's Lane
Moat Lane, off St Martins Lane
Digbeth High Street
Dudley Street
Edgbaston Street
Edgbaston Street, looking towards St Martin's
Looking towards The Bull Ring from Digbeth
Moat Lane
Moat Lane
Moat Row
Butcher's Hide, Skin, Fat and Wool Co. Ltd.
Digbeth High Street - Looking towards the city centre.
Digbeth High Street with the Rotunda in the distance
Digbeth High Street near the Custard Factory
The Irish Centre now, but it was a restaurant
The Irish Centre with the Custard Factory on the left
The Old Crown, the oldest pub in Birmingham
A workshop and now a college on Floodgate Street
Looking along Milk Street towards High Street Digbeth
River Street as viewed from Floodgate Street
The rail bridge over Fazeley Street at the junction with New Canal Street.
E.Steiner Ltd on Bradford Street
Kirby Beard & Co Ltd replaced by on Kingfield Heath on Bradford Street
The Shepherds Rest on Bradford Street
Holy Trinity Church in Camp Hill
Holy Trinity Church at Camp Hill
The junction of Green Lane (on the left) and Coventry Road, Small Heath, Birmingham.
Coventry Road and Green Lane Junction
Green Lane Library and Baths
Green Lane Library and Baths
Grange Road - Butlers Factory
Coventry Road, Small Heath, between Chapman Road and Regents Park Road
The Grange Super Cinema on Coventry Road, Small Heath
Whitmore Road and Coventry Road Corner showing Maturi's and the grange saloons hairdressers
Coventry Road Viewed from Watts Road
Malt Shovel Public House
Junction of Coventry Road, Wordsworth Road, and Charles Road, Small Heath, Birmingham
Tilton Road
Victoria Street Chapel
Green Lane Picture House
After The Tornado
Doris's Cafe, on the corner of Green Lane and Redvers Road, Small Heath (Bordesley Green), Birmingham
Bordesley Green Police And Fire Station
Bordesley Green Fire Station
Bowyer Road
Alum Rock Road
Six Ways, Golden Hillock Road
Byron Road looking from Golden Hillock Road
The BSA at Armoury Road
Warwick and Birmingham Canal
Outdoor/Off License
The Lodge on Golden Hillock Road
BSA in the Distance
Saint Johns Road
Westwood's Fruit and Vegetables
A Section of Stratford Road, Sparkhill
A Section of Stratford Road, Sparkhill
A Section of Stoney Lane, Sparkbrook
Beach Road and Fulham Road Junction
The Brasshouse bar and restaurant on Broad Street
Five Ways House
Calthorpe Road and Harborne Road Junction

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