Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk



Saltley, Duddeston & Nechells


These books are not available for purchase during the move from Birmingham Central Library to the Library of Birmingham.

You can still reserve copies for loan through the online catalogue.

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.