Saturday, 19 March 2011

Victoria Square, Birmingham

This is a great image of Victoria Square which is from a post card I found in my dad's archive. My guess is that it was taken in the 1960s. Am I correct in saying that all those fine buildings on the right were demolished in the late 60s or early 70s?

In the distance we can see Colmore Row with the front of the Council House on the left hand side and a crane peeping out in the top left hand corner of the image, where presumably work was taking place on the tall office buildings which now occupy that site.

The photo was perhaps taken from the Town Hall and the square has been through at least 2 total make-overs since then, the latest one being the pedestrianised public square with fountain and sculptures officially opened by Princess Diana in the late 1990s.

Can anyone tell us more about the development of Victoria Square?

Or maybe you have other images from around the West Midlands you can share with Spaghetti Gazetti website readers?

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