Birmingham Memories



Take the ultimate walk down Memory Lane as we visit the Birmingham of yesteryear. Included in this nostalgic feast are rare early colour recordings held by the Central Library. The recordings date from between 1930-1970s and are a vivid reminder of those long lost days. Many of these films are seen here for the first time.

Films included on this DVD:

A unique record of everyday life in Birmingham in the 1930s

Celebrations in the city to mark the proclamation of King Edward VIII in 1936

Spectacular centenary celebrations of 1938

Recently discovered unique colour film of the VE Day celebrations in Birmingham

Colour films of Birmingham’s Trams including the Victory Tram from 1945

Rare film depicting the many industries which help give Birmingham the title ‘The City of a Thousand Trades’

The great changes which took place during the 1960s

Packed with evocative images, narration and reminiscences of local people; this video offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the history and changing face of England’s Second City.