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Birmingham City Council

Winson Green and Brookfields


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Winson Green and Brookfields
by Peter Drake

A fascinating look at the recent history of Winson Green and Brookfields. The area became established as a residential community following the opening of Matthew Boulton's great Soho Manufactory nearby in 1765. This photographic record pays tribute to the people who grew up and lived in this tough but close community, and most photographs have been selected from the archives of the Birmingham Library Service