Birmingham City Council

From Cathay to Pershore Street: Photographs by Terry Lo

These images of Chinese life in Birmingham were taken by Terry Lo in 1993. They formed part of his final year assignment at Wolverhampton University. The complete set of 32 prints was exhibited as "From Cathay to Pershore Street" in the Central Library in 1994, and at the Midlands Art Centre in 1995. The photographs can be viewed by enquiring at Archives and Heritage Floor 6, Birmingham Central Library.

Terry Lo currently lives and works in Hong Kong.

You can see more photographs of From Cathay to Pershore Street by Terry Lo on the Connecting Histories web site.


Across the generations




Across the generations.








Dragon Inn Chinese Takeaway. Photo: Terry Lo



Dragon Inn Takeaway










Chinese New Year show, Birmingham Town Hall



Chinese New Year show, Birmingham Town Hall









Connaught Gardens Chinese elders home, Birmingham



Connaught Gardens Chinese elders home, Birmingham







Chinese New Year 2000: Photographs by Nichola Gotts
Chinese History in Birmingham
Early Links between Birmingham and China
Early Chinese presence in Birmingham
Post-war Chinese settlement
Resources on Chinese history in Birmingham