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  • Birmingham Old tram lines in Edmund Street 16.4.05
    Birmingham Old tram lines in Edmund...
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  • Shakespeare Room, Central Library 26.2.05
    Shakespeare Room, Central Library...
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    Fire demonstration at IFSEC
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  • 1. Walking Tours

    Walk up New Street to Victoria Square. At the end of New Street facing you is the Town Hall. In 1830 there was a competition for a new town hall in Birmingham with less than two months allowed for...

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  • 2. Football (Soccer)

    Name Birmingham City Nickname The Blues Stadium St Andrews League Play In Premier League Honours Home Kit Blue shirt, white shorts and blue socks Away Kit ...

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  • 3. Museums & Galleries

    The Shakespeare Memorial Library is housed in a private room within the Central Library complex. It is squeezed into the concrete mass alongside the Adrian Boult Hall. The room itself is not generally...

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  • 4. Cadbury World

    For any chocoholic a trip to Cadbury World is a must. Included in the admission price, you will get to sample the delights that the company offers. We visited close to Easter and so I had the chance...

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  • 7. More new museums on the Horizon

    In it's quest to gain more of those elusive tourist dollars, Birmingham is casting around in it's history for new museums to draw in the tourists.There are...

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  • 8. Tourist Information Centres

    Tourist Information Centres aren't my favourite things and fondest memories of Birmingham but I couldn't think where to list this info for the best.... it's...

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  • 9. Balti Quarter

    situated in Sparkbrook (where I'm from) is the home of the Balti. Balti food was invented in Birmingham about 1991 and Sparkbrook is the main place to go in...

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  • 10. BT Tower

    BT Tower is still better known by many locals of my age as the Post Office Tower, even though the telephone side of the business has been separated off from the...

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  • 11. Why did I choose here ?

    Just outside the door to the main terminal at Birmingham International Airport is a fingerpost sign to a whole range of European cities (and Beyond) that you...

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  • 12. Birmingham airport - Sky rail

    Some years ago there was a little MAGLEV train that 'flew' the vast distance of 500 yards or so between the airport terminal and the train station. It no doubt...

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  • 13. Railways in Birmingham in 1838

    One of the very first railways in Britain ran from Euston in London to Curzon Street in Birmingham. The two ends of the line had very similar doric columned...

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  • 14. Calling outside UK

    Calling from puplic phone to outside UK is expensive so you can buy some prepaid calling card , they are cheap and can call anyone .there is too much kind so...

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  • 15. NEC

    NEC, as it is known, is the National Exhibition Centre. It is near to Birmingham International Airport and next door to the International Railway Station. It...

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  • 16. Internet Cafes

    For those VT member who want to keep in touch I have now come across 2 internet cafes. The first in the Pallisades Centre (0121 633 9803). The Pallisades Centre...

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  • 17. A City of Many Parks...

    Most people have the impression that Birmingham is very built up. It certainly is the case that there are large areas where you wonder where the city stops and...

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  • 18. Birmingham Nature Centre

    Birmingham Nature Centre is the best place to go. The centre has over 134 species of mainly British and European wildlife in a six and a half acre site. It can...

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  • 19. Visit the Symphony Hall.Also...

    Visit the Symphony Hall.Also i recommend both the Alexandra and Hippodrome theatres.Walk down Broad Street,the main cultural street in Birmingham.Around...

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  • 20. Go Shopping...the abundance of...

    Go Shopping...the abundance of shops is paradise for those with money to spend, there is nothing you cannot buy.Go Clubbing...the pubs and clubs are first rate...

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  • 21. 1) Park at the Indoor Market...

    1) Park at the Indoor Market Carpark (In the City Centre) It's got one of the cheapest rates around at 50p first hour.2) St Martin's Market opens on Tuesdays...

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  • 22. I would say go shopping there...

    I would say go shopping there especially now in the January sales. It has so many famous stores with Jewellers, markets, etc. It has practically every...

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  • 23. SORRY, BUT I WAS NOT STAYING...

    SORRY, BUT I WAS NOT STAYING IN BIRMINGHAM(TOO BIG), BUT IN ANGLESEY AND NORTH WALES.THE FONDEST THING WHILE I AM HERE IS WALKING, AND ESPECIALLY ALONG THE...

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  • 24. Many years ago Birmingham was...

    Many years ago Birmingham was the 'Workshop of the World' but now it is the CONFERENCE, EXHIBITION, and SPORTS centre of Europe. We even boast the largest road...

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  • 25. Go to watch Aston Villa...

    Go to watch Aston Villa playing! Seriously, sit on the steps in Victoria Square (when it's dry) and watch the world go by for a while. Go to the theatre, walk...

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