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Digbeth History

If you’re interested in the history of Digbeth, you may well have come across the Midlands Pubs website, which documents the heritage of our area’s plethora of public houses. Kieron from Midlands Pubs was in touch recently to share some … Continue reading

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Digbeth vs JQ?

On Tuesday 21st June, a debate was held at Fazeley Studios to discuss the relative merits of the Jewellery Quarter versus Digbeth. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend, but over 100 others were present. Birmingham Post editor, Stacey Barnfield, has … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the Detail.

Hello!  I live in Digbeth so I am spoilt- where to start? It is a place of contrast And mood   Of possibilities   All mixed up!  All Digbeth.  Please submit your photographs that show how varied and wonderful we … Continue reading

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All change at The Custard Factory

Some of you may have noticed the following article in the Birmingham Mail recently, essentially saying that the Custard Factory is going down the pan: “Independent shops pull out of Custard Factory blaming lack of shoppers Rents have become unaffordable … Continue reading

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The Streets where I Live

I love Digbeth     It is nearly five years since I left a Black Country town to live in Digbeth. The atmosphere, the old and new, the core of Birmingham.  What’s not too love? However, I have not explored … Continue reading

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Inside Curzon Street Station

The Birmingham Post recently run a series called Hidden Spaces, looking at buildings and structures around the city that are no longer in use but have a colourful past. Naturally, the editors could not overlook Digbeth’s Curzon Street Station, the … Continue reading

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Birmingham Enterprise Zone

Huge swathes of Digbeth are covered by the Birmingham City Centre Enterprise zone, but the question always asked is: what has the zone achieved? If you too are confused by the Enterprise Zone and its proposed benefits, Birmingham City Council … Continue reading

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Medieval ‘Footprints’ in Digbeth

Local historian, Sarah Hayes, shares some interesting history about Digbeth’s layout in her latest blog: We have a stretch of original medieval land plots in Digbeth, which would have cost you eight pence (or four pence for half a plot) … Continue reading

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Digbeth in 1964

A bit of Tuesday nostalgia, courtesy of Digbeth resident Lisa Zdravkovic: Digbeth High Street features at the beginning and end of this home movie from 1964. It also shows the Bull Ring, New Street and Corporation Street as they were … Continue reading

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Kickstart Birmingham Architecture Festival

It’s not long now until the inaugural Birmingham Architecture Festival (BAF). With the theme “take a second look”, it’s no wonder BAF 2013 has events exploring Digbeth, and images of our part of this fair city feature on its website. … Continue reading

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