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thanks carol i was looking for that one but couldnt find it....great stuff
i have asked mike to help with the extact location of this great photo...no idea where it was on hockley hill dated 1961..by the time i was walking up and down hockley hill to work most of the old buildings had been demolished for the flyover
The real interest for me in the section of the A41 between the junction of Vyse Street and Hockley Hill and the top of Soho Hill/Soho Road is that you can just imagine it like one of the villages in this country sunken under a reservoir which maybe will come to light in extreme drought conditions, or just once a year like the village of Brigadoon.
Unfortunately the reality is that this and many other parts of Birmingham were hacked away in the endeavour of what we call progress (the opportunity of city workers to get quickly in and out of town without observing inhabitants in the process).
Maybe one of the experts on BHF during the longer daytime hours sometime would like to arrange a guided educational tour of the area using the photos we've collected here. I'm booking up immediately!