Saltley, Duddeston & Nechells
Saltley, Duddeston and Nechells
Compiled by Maria Twist
These areas were characterised in the past by their industrial landscape and the poverty of many of their inhabitants. Yet many people grew up or worked in this locality and still feel a great affection for it. Many of the photographs were taken by the eminent Victorian businessman and MP, Sir Benjamin Stone, who was born in Great Brook Street. The area has now become a vital part of Birmingham's recent regeneration encompassing Aston University and Science Park, Heartlands, Waterlinks and Millennium Point. The landmark Curzon Street Station links the past and the present.