Alan you could be right as the shops to the right beyond where I chopped off the picture are different. Possibly they were rebuilt.
That's a possibility I had not considered. Sparkbrook, not far away, was badly hit it is reported, as was Moseley and Kings Heath.In 1987 Britain suffered the Great Storm famously not predicted by Michael Fish. Some damage was done in Brum as in other parts of the country.
Perhaps the damage to the shops was caused by the storm and that is the reason for the photo.
I have checked and all it puts on maps and in Kelly's is "Church of Christ".Will check but it was definitely opposite English Martyrs School.
Up the road from Hall Green Parade and after Sparkhill Park and Baths.
My brain wants to say "Presbyterian" but that could be wrong.
Church of ChristThanks for all your help. First photo was definitely on the Stratford Road and it looks as if the second one was as well. I left Birmingham in 1967 but have been back fairly frequently. Found these photos when I was clearing out a cupboard. They were taken in 1987. I lived near the Stratford Road in Sarehole Road. Nearest points would have been Hall Green Parade or the College Arms. Do we know the original name of the church in photo 1? Dave
I took some new photos of the Stratford Road Bridge from the Greet Mill Meadow while on my daily walk on lockdown. This was before going into the Blackberry Way.