The Streets of Brum - Part Three
- Price: £13.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858582993
- Availability: In Stock
Birmingham’s streets, roads and lanes are
an absorbing aspect of our history. They call out to us about long dead
landowners, notable figures from the history of England, Brummies long
forgotten, farms that have been swept away by the outpouring of our city,
remarkable physical features, distant battles, intriguing foreign places and
The street names of Birmingham raise many
immediate questions. Why did Phillips Street become Inge Street? Was James
Turner Street in Winson Green named after the gun barrel manufacturer of that
name or was the street name derived from James Turner, the 18th century Baptist
minister from Cannon Street Church? Which famous 19th century explorer prompted
the naming of no less than two roads in Birmingham, one in Birchfield the other
in Kings Heath? Which is the most baffling street name in Birmingham? What is
the legend of Ladypool Road?
In this deeply researched book, Carl Chinn
looks at scores of street names, bringing to life their meaning and those people
who belonged to them.
Carl Chinn MBE is Professor of Community History at The University of Birmingham, a broadcaster with BBC WM and a columnist with the Birmingham Evening Mail and the Express and Star. The Streets of Brum: Part Three is his 24th book.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||43 black & white|