THE AIM OF THIS SITE IS TO COLLECT  INFORMATION IN THE FORM OF HISTORY- PERSONAL STORIES- PHOTOGRAPHS- MAPS  TO TELL THE NEXT GENERATION THE WAY WE WERE.

THE AIM OF THIS SITE IS TO COLLECT  INFORMATION IN THE FORM OF HISTORY- PERSONAL STORIES- PHOTOGRAPHS- MAPS  TO TELL THE NEXT GENERATION THE WAY WE WERE.

TED'S LOCAL HISTORY BOOKS

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NEW BOOK PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2015

£14-99 WITH FREE P&P      

email ted.rudge@virginmedia.com or ring 0121 744 5939 for postage details.

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NEW BOOK PUBLISHED AUGUST 2015

£14-99 WITH FREE P&P      

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                                                                ONE OF OUR BEST SELLERS 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 landscape. BIRMINGHAM : We Lived Back-to-back is a collection of 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-to-backs' were also a hub of life-long friendships, close-knit families, and community sprit.This examination will come as a revelation to modern generations: What it was like to live in a house with one bedroom and no running water?  how did eleven families share two lavatories?This examination will come as a revelation to modern generations: What it was like to live in a house with one bedroom and no running water?  how did eleven families share two lavatories?The rise and fall of the back-to-backs provides a sobering insight into an essential but often overlooked aspect of Birmingham's social and urban history.

                                                                ONE OF OUR BEST SELLERS

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 landscape.

BIRMINGHAM : We Lived Back-to-back is a collection of 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-to-backs' were also a hub of life-long friendships, close-knit families, and community sprit.This examination will come as a revelation to modern generations: What it was like to live in a house with one bedroom and no running water?  how did eleven families share two lavatories?This examination will come as a revelation to modern generations: What it was like to live in a house with one bedroom and no running water?  how did eleven families share two lavatories?The rise and fall of the back-to-backs provides a sobering insight into an essential but often overlooked aspect of Birmingham's social and urban history.

THIS NEW BOOK IS ONLY

£14-99 with free P&P      

email ted.rudge@virginmedia.com or ring 0121 744 5939 for postage details.

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PLEASE NOTE

This is a new updated version of the earlier 2009 publication that is now out of print                                                                             £14-99 free P&P

The fascinating history of Winson Green to Brookfields is perfectly illustrated through archive and contemporary pictures. With carefully selected photographs, the author has clearly portrayed the effect that industrialisation has had on the area, but it also provides a nostalgic look into the past for residents.

This fascinating selection of more than 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which the districts of Winson Green to Brookfields have changed and developed over the last century.

This is an exciting examination of  Winson Green to Brookfields, the famous streets and facts, and what they meant to the people of the Midlands through the past century. Readers can see the historical context in which the photographs are set, and through the aurthor's factual captions the reader can achieve a view of the city's intriguing history. Readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and watch the changing face of the city as Ted Rudge guides us through the local streets.

 

THIS NEW BOOK IS ONLY

£14-99 WITH FREE P&P      

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PLEASE NOTE

THIS IS A NEW UPDATED VERSION OF THE EARLIER 2009 PUBLICATION THAT IS NOW OUT OF PRINT

                                                       £14-99 WITH FREE P&P

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Modern Ladywood, with it's high and low-rise housing, duel carriageways,open spaces and trees on nearly every street corner, bears no resemblance to the old Ladywood many generations experienced. Working-class, back-to-back courtyards with terraced houses fronting them were erected alongside factories from the 1840's. They were built on either side of a canal and railway that cut through the middle of Ladywood
 This fasinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the district of ladywood has changed and developed over the last century through more than 180 photographs. 
Following Ladywood's redevelopment in the 1960's only the canal, railway and a handful of the original buildings remain.Over time the whole population of Ladywood was moved; some remained local, othes moved out. Now, through the medium of photography, the differences and similarities between Ladywood of past and present can be explored in this fully updated edition of :
"In and Around Ladywood Through Time"  

THIS NEW BOOK IS ONLY

£14-99 WITH FREE P&P      

email ted.rudge@virginmedia.com or ring 0121 744 5939 for postage details.

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PLEASE NOTE WE STILL HAVE A LIMITED STOCK OF THIS BOOK (now out of print) THERE ARE NONE LEFT IN THE SHOPS