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Well worth a visit for more nostalgia, photos and memories, try “Northfield Past” on Facebook, which covers Northfield, Cotteridge, Kings Norton, West Heath and Longbridge:

https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/groups/northfieldpast/

Photo by DJ Norton
 
Thanks to DJ Norton for this.
There’s a fantastic website of more photos here.
HOV 928 at Cotteridge.  Numbered 45, the sign on the front says, "West Heath Alvechurch Road", although it is facing the into city direction - it was Birmingham City Transport practice to show the outer terminus destination all the time.  A chap downstairs in having a nap in the sunshine!

HOV 928 at Cotteridge, 1956. Numbered 45, the sign on the front says, "West Heath Alvechurch Road", although it is facing the into city direction - it was Birmingham City Transport practice to show the outer terminus destination all the time. A chap downstairs in having a nap in the sunshine!

 

There’s also some great 80s photos of buses on Flickr – see these links:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8050359@N07/3796144178/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8050359@N07/4118241500/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8050359@N07/3392859607/ 

 

 

Jan Lovesey has a great website which features lots of census data, including names and addresses for Cotteridge during the Victorian era.

Well worth a visit:

www.lovesey.org.uk

The fantastic Warwickshire Railways website has loads of photos, information and resources about the railways of south Birmingham over the past two centuries. Photos like the one below, which shows Kings Norton station in an Edwardian postcard, are just a taster…

Another great railway website is Rail Around Birmingham, which features information on every station in the city – even ones which have long gone, like Lifford.

Kings Norton Station in Edwardian postcard

Stirchley has its own forum, featuring lots of questions and discussions about its past, present and future.

See here for the site.