This website was created in April 2001      




21st August 2015





Monument Road and Cope Street, 1964


Welcome to Old Ladywood


The aim of this website is bring to you many old photographs,

and your stories of Ladywood and hopefully bring back

those memories of times gone by



Why not send in your Photographs and memories for the site, just send them in by email

or contact me for an address to post them to, all photographs will be returned


Monument Road and Cope Street, 2015





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Birmingham - We Lived Back to Back

The Real Story


Mac Joseph and Ted Rudge

BACK-TO-BACKS were once the most common form of housing in England, home to the majority of working people in Victorian cities, but they have now almost entirely vanished from our townscape.

Birmingham: We Lived Back to Back is a collection of the personal stories of people who grew up in these infamous houses. For some, it was a harsh life, cramped and conducive to sickness, yet ‘back-ofs’ were also a hub of life-long friendships, close-knit families, and community spirit. This examination will come as a revelation to modern generations:  What was it like to live in a house with one bedroom and no running water? How did eleven families share two toilets? The rise and fall of the back-to-back provides a sobering insight into an essential but often overlooked aspect of Britain’s social and urban history


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St. Marks Street

Osler Street School

Spring Hill

Old Adverts

Presbyterian Church

Broad Street

Memories 2015





Ladywood Map 1974 and 1952


Alston Street

Alexandra Street

Anderton Street

Barford Road

Barker Street

Bath Row

Beech Street

Bellis Street

Bishopsgate Street

Broad Street

Browning Street

Blythe Street

Cambridge Street

Camden Street

Chequers Walk

Clark Street

Clement Street

Commercial Street

Cope Street

Coplow Street

Coxwell Road

Dudley Road

Edward Street

Essington Street

Eyre Street

Five Ways

Freeth Street

Friston Street

Grosvenor Street

Garbett Street

Gilby Road

Glebe Street

Gt. Tindal Street

Granville Street

Hagley Road

Hyde Road

Ingleby Street

Icknield Port Road

Icknield Street

Icknield Square

Irving Street

Islington Row

Johnstone Street

King Alfred's Place

King Edward's Place

King Edward Road

Ladywood Road

Leach Street

Ledsam Street

Marroway Street

Monument Road

Morville Street

Nelson Street

New Spring Street

Northbrook Street

Oliver Road

Oozells Street

Osler Street

Parker Street

Rann Street

Rawlin Street

Reservoir Road

Ruston Street

Ryland Street


Shakespeare Road

Sheepcote Street

Sherborne Street

Springfield Street

Spring Hill

Spring Hill Passage

St. Mark's Street

St. Martin's Street

St. Mary's Street

St. Peter's Place

St. Vincent Street

Steward Street

Stoke Street

Stour Street

Summerhill Street

Summerhill Road

Tennant Street

The Parade

Waterworks Road

Wiggin Street

William Street

Wood Street




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Barford Road

Camden Street

Icknield Street School

Nelson Street

Osler Street

Piggott Street

Steward Street

St. Barnabas

St. George's

St. John's

St. Mark's

St. Patrick's

St. Peter's

Tennant Street School

The Oratory




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8th Boys Brigade

36th Boys Brigade

Ladywood Adverts

Belliss & Morcom

Bonfire Nights

Boy Scouts

Christmas in Ladywood

Crown Cinema


Edgbaston Reservoir

Girl Guides

Ladywood Factories

Ladywood Pubs and Stories

Ladywood Shops

Ladywood Now

Our Music


Salvation Army

Monument Lane Station

Ladywood at War

Memories - January 2013-14

Memories - January 2012-13

Memories - January 2010 - 2011

Memories - January 2008 - 2009

Memories - April 2001 - 2007

Presbyterian Church

St. Mark's Church


St. John's Church

Tower Ballroom

Miscellaneous Photographs








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