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Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk


by Pauline Caswell


The original medieval village of 'Nordfeld' was mentioned in the Doomsday Book. It's farms, corn mills and cottage industry of nail making were overwhelmed by the arrival of major factories such as Cadburys and the Austin works. It was finally absorbed into the city of Birmingham in 1911.


Northfield Volume II
by Martin Hampson

This unique collection of archive images reveals how the Birmingham suburb used to look and how the changes gradually affected it. A compilation of over 200 pictures, drawn from the archives of Birmingham Central Library. From street scenes and events, houses and institutions, to work and transport, leisure and sport. The pictures are sure to awaken many memories in older residents, whilst introducing a younger generation to the history of Northfield.