This was Birmingham...

WMPTE 2556 (JOJ556) an ex Brimingham City Transport Guy Arab IV motorbus pictured at St Martin's Circus, Digbeth, Birmingham on the rainy day in 1970. This view shows what a bland and grey concrete jungle the centre of Birmingham had become due to the redevelopment of the City Centre in the 1960s. The whole area has since been rebuilt, but I can't say that it looks any better. All that remains of this view is the Rotunda office block in the background.

  • Geodaley 7y

    I'd say thats St Martins Circus, not Digbeth, but I really like the photo's washed out feel - quite evocative of wet wednesdays at the old Bull Ring. I think the new 'Bullring' (note branding dictates one word not two) is a lot better, but is rather antiseptic by comparison - like the buses really.
  • Old Sawley Youth 7y

    So very "70's Brum".

    r
  • Swift Boy 4y

    Home !
  • fishkettlebanana 3y

    ditto
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