After recently finishing my project to create hypothetical flags for some of the towns of the Black Country I decided to mark the upcoming Commonwealth Games by setting myself the challenge of creating hypothetical flags for some of the neighbourhoods in Birmingham. When I began this project I didn’t quite appreciate how many areas of… Continue reading Brum With Flags
Flags of the Black Country
Over the Christmas break I decided to set myself the challenge of designing hypothetical flags for some of the main towns and villages of the Black Country. My initial research on the topic told me that five places in the Black Country already had existing official flags: Bloxwich, Finchfield, Kingswinford and Willenhall. This meant there… Continue reading Flags of the Black Country
A Year of Wildlife Recording at the Centre of the Earth
Over the past year we’ve been observing the wildlife of a small urban site in Winson Green, Birmingham.
Brandwood End, 1838
Before becoming part of the city of Birmingham in 1911 Brandwood End used to be part of Kings Norton Parish in the county of Worcestershire. Kings Norton Parish was divided into different Yields for tax reasons and Brandwood End was mostly in the Moseley Yield along with Moseley, Balsall Heath and Kings Heath. Defining the… Continue reading Brandwood End, 1838
Birmingham Heritage Open Weekend
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