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Aston and Perry Barr

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These books are not available for purchase during the move from Birmingham Central Library to the Library of Birmingham.

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Aston and Perry Barr

Aston and Perry Barr
by Maria Twist
0752418084
£9.99

This book draws a contrast between an inner city area whose rural past disappeared before the advent of photography and a suburb which retained vestiges of a more rural way of life within living memory. Aston Villa football club, Birchfield Harriers athletics club and Aston Hall are all major landmarks in this area.

Newtown and Summer Lane
by Peter Drake and Jon Glasby
0752441973
£12.99


This fascinating collection of over 200 archive images provides a nostalgic insight into the changing history of the area of Newtown and Summer Lane over the last 100 years. This area, just to the north of Birmingham city centre, is currently undergoing major redevelopment but was a busy industrial and densely populated area throughout the twentieth century. Each image is accompanied by a detailed caption, bringing the past to life and describing many aspects of life in the area, including chapters on work, schools, transport, streets, industry and local events, providing a vital record of vanished vistas and past practices. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of the area, and also awaken memories of a bygone time for those who worked or lived among this vibrant community.

Presenting a collection of over 200 archive images, this work provides insights into the changing history of the area of Newtown and Summer Lane over the years. Each image is accompanied by a caption, describing many aspects of life in the town. It includes chapters on work, schools, transport, streets, industry and local events.


Publications from Birmingham Libraries
Aston Library
Birchfield Library
Barr And Aston Local History Society
History Of Aston