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A Heritage Map of Stirchley and the rest of Birmingham

a black and white image of a double decker tram pasing a pub on the Pershore Road in Birmingham
A Tram passes the British oak (now Grade II Listed) on the Pershore Rd. Image courtesy of http://www.photobydjnorton.com/ – please click through to see many more fine images of Brum

We first picked this up over on a new Brandwood blog, but it’s interesting for Stirchley.

Heritage Map of Stirchley
Heritage Map of Stirchley

It lists

  • Stirchley Baths
  • 15 and 17 Hazelwell Street (Grade II)
  • The British Oak – including it’s Garden Loggia
  • Stirchley Library

Click through to here to have a closer look and and explore.  The heritage map of the city was created last year by  Mappa Mercia:

Finally, after a couple of years surveying listed buildings, parks and gardens an public artworks, amassing along the way a vast collection of photos; we’ve managed to get a prototype map showing everything of “heritage”  or “cultural” status in the West Midlands.

Mappa Mercia is a mapping project run by volunteers – who’ve created a free to use map of all of Birmingham and much of the world.

Stirchley Baths memories at Splash Back In Time

Pictures by Jane Baker

People came along to share their memories of Stirchley Baths at the first Splash Back In Time event on Monday at the library. And to find out more about the Heritage Lottery Fund second-round bid and the plans to transform the building into a community hub.

We’ve already posted an interview with Ron Coley from the first Splash Back In Time event HERE where Ron shares his memories of using the public bathing facilities with his dad every Saturday in the 1960s.

We’ll post more interviews soon.

The second and final Splash Back In Time event is at Stirchley Community Centre on Tuesday 19th March between 12.30pm and 4pm. We’d love to see you there!

Please share the event with friends and family, especially those who aren’t online but who have memories and stories of Stirchley Baths they’d like to share. If they can’t make the event they can jot their memories down and drop them in to the district office, library or community centre.