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Wholesale Memory

Birmingham’s markets were established by Royal Charter in 1166; the Wholesale Market opened in 1883, with the current market buildings opening in February 1974. As they will soon disappear to make way for the Smithfield development, Friction Arts have secured … Continue reading

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Gap in the Market

When: until Sunday 19th July 2015 Where: Unit 23, The Bull Ring Indoor Market, Edbaston Street, Digbeth The GAP in the Market is a tightly-packed programme of workshops, exhibitions, screenings, performances, talks and tours, including all manner of content – … Continue reading

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Birmingham Smithfield

Birmingham Smithfield is the name of the new development planned for the Wholesale Markets site once it is relocated to Witton. Covering 14 hectares, this is a huge part of the city centre; Birmingham City Council hopes to retain the … Continue reading

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Update: Birmingham Wholesale Market

We recently shared the news that Birmingham City Council has decided to move the Wholesale Market out of Digbeth. Please see below for commentary on this decision on behalf of the Birmingham Wholesale Fresh Produce Association (BWFPA): I have attached … Continue reading

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Loss of Digbeth Wholesale Markets

Last week, the Birmingham Mail announced that the city’s wholesale market will be shut down. This is a blow for the traders, as well as Digbeth Residents Association, who have supported the two-year campaign against closure. The Birmingham Wholesale Markets … Continue reading

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Digbeth from the past and above

West Midlands Police have a plethora of historical and aerial photographs in their archives. These have been collected over the years from ground and helicopter patrols and are now available through the WMP Flickr account. We’ve selected a few of … Continue reading

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Presentation at December DRA meeting

Keith Simpson, Director at Technolink (UK) Limited, gave a presentation on behalf of the Birmingham Wholesale Fresh Produce Association at DRA’s December meeting. A film of his presentation will be made available soon. In the meantime, please find below a … Continue reading

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DRA December meeting

On Monday 10th December, Digbeth Residents Association held their final meeting of 2012 at the Old Crown in Digbeth. The meeting featured presentations on the History of the Bullring Markets from Jo-Ann Curtis, Curator of the Birmingham Museum, and on … Continue reading

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DRA December 2012 Meeting

When: Monday 10th December 2012, 18:00 Where: The Old Crown Restaurant (access from Digbeth High Street – look out for the DRA banner stand on the day) The December meeting of Digbeth Residents Association will take place on Monday 10th … Continue reading

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Historic Digbeth markets ‘at risk of going out of business’

From The Chamberlain Files: Birmingham’s historic Digbeth markets are at risk of going out of business if the city council insists on pushing forward with a controversial relocation plan, traders have warned. Wholesale Markets stallholders claim they would be unable … Continue reading

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