20th century

The Urban District Council was a very forward thinking organisation with a reputation for getting things done without raising the rates. In 1911 Erdington was absorbed into Birmingham and continued its growth as a prosperous suburb.

More recently, Erdington was the first suburb in Birmingham to be bombed in World War II when on 9 August 1940 a German plane dropped eight bombs in the area resulting in the City's first fatality, Jimmy Fry of Montague Road. 

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