Interesting article Brian. It seems like Birmingham was at the fore-front of the aviation age.
I have a write up in a FAA History book about early fliers taking of from Pitts Farm on Chester Rd and flying into Castle Bromich Aero Club. This was done because Pitts Farm was a high point and as the Aircraft could only get about 15 to 20 foot off the ground they had an unhindered flight path down to Castle Brom'.
Graham White went on to build his own aircraft. It was only a short lived venture for him but many of his aircraft were used as trainers for both the RFC and the RNAS. He also built a couple of Sea Planes which remained in service with the Royal Navy throughout WW1.
NOSTRIS IN MANIBUS TUTI.
This picture brings back lots of good memories, Wheelright road Erdington.
Only the types of shops have changed, the buildings are just the same today.
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Honi soit qui mal y pense
Pretty Impressive building wasn't it? Not like yer modern rubbish
Here's another of the same building. I think it may have been on before. Hope Not
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It's no secret that I am a big lover of modern buildings but I still love these older buildings. Snow hill should never have been demolished. Even if the façade had been kept and a modern interior built would have been good.
You can always tell a Brummie but you can't tell him much