The Streets of Brum - Part Five
- Price: £13.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858584317
- 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. Was there an oak in Selly Oak? How is Smallbrook Street
connected to a vicious family feud? Where is Spiceal Street and why is it
important? Who was Tinker Fox and what connection is there between the
Adderleys and Saltley? How are the city’s Civil War connections reflected in
its street names? Which battles of the First World War are recalled in streets
in Billesley? And how are both Tyseley Hill Road and Weoley Castle Square tied
in to the Anglo-Saxon mythology?
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 columnist with the Birmingham Evening Mail and the Express and Star, and broadcaster with BBC WM. The Streets of Brum: Part Five is his 28th book.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||67 black & white|