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BirminghamLives logo Welcome to BirminghamLives...  
An exciting and ground-breaking collection based on the Carl Chinn Birmingham People’s History Archive. Bringing together a growing collection of thousands of letters, poems, photographs and oral histories as well as a range of memorabilia and ephemera, BirminghamLives evokes the day-to-day lives of working-class Brummies. These memories bring to life the city's neighbourhoods, schools, shops, work, personalities, housing, street life, experiences of war, games, dialect and family life through encompassing people of all cultures.

BirminghamLives is an ongoing project and aims to continue expanding through multi-media and to be a highly accessible and innovative key feature of the history of the peoples of Birmingham.

  Click on the examples below to get a flavour...  
  George Mason football team (late 1950s)   Balsall Heath in the Thirties   The Firs and Bromford Estates  
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Project Part-Financed by the European Union European Regional Development Fund. South Birmingham College Birmingham Grid for Learning Netmedia Education
Project part-financed by the European Union European Regional Development Fund.
The BirminghamLives archive was created on behalf of Professor Carl Chinn
by the Birmingham Grid for Learning (BGfL) and Netmedia Education.

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Please note that we have a new address, the details can be found in the contacts page.

Celebrating 150 years of Highgate Baptist Church

In June 2004, Highgate Baptist Church celebrated it's 150th Anniversary.

From its humble beginnings as the Hope Street...

New look and features for BirminghamLives

Welcome to the new look BirminghamLives site. You might notice a few changes, especially in the way that the material is...