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It has been suggested that we start a thread on how quickly parts of Birmingham have gone from being rural villages to urban centres in less than a century. As I have an extensive collection of old photos I have been having a look through them and I have come up with these views of the Quinton area to start with. With each photo I am posting a photo of the same area today so you will be able to locate them.
1 & 2 Are of the Hawthornes or what we now know as Hagley Rd West about a hundred years apart
3 & 4 Are the junction of Quinton Lane and Hagley Rd West where the Holly Bush now stands 70 years apart
5 & 6 Are Stoney Lane a little further op Hagley Rd West between 70 and 100 years ago.
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Very nice Phil, I love "before and now" comparisons. I bought a book once that showed early shots alongside shots from the 70s, I have always intended to go and take the same shots myself but still haven't. Some would now be impossible.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote. - Benjamin Franklin
Thanks for the offer, but I can do more or less the same myself. The thing is it will make them look like the Then & Now photos that I do. In future I shall probably only do one location at a time so it will look tidier.