Happy St Patrick’s Day

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A few pictures from the Sunday parade in Digbeth which enliven an otherwise drab Digbeth High Street. Apparently Birmingham has the 3rd largest St Pat’s parade in the world after Dublin and New York!

Birmingham Coach Station

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This august institution re-opened today after several years refurbishment and a temporary location in Coventry Street. Notice the change of name from Digbeth Coach Station. I did a survey this morning: check it out here. There are 16 bays tagged … Continued

Picturesque view of the Black Country

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To encourage us and new members that mapping the black country is not just about grim housing estates, brownfield and derelict areas and industrial sites that are barred by security gates, here is a view to stimulate us that beauty … Continued

Pelsall pleasure

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As time ticks by more and more villages within the West Midlands conurbation get completed. This time its Pelsall, a 1000 year old settlement that is now part of Walsall Metropolitan Borough. It’s another old mining village though there is … Continued

Where the bus shelters get made

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Passed by this small engineering works near Cradley Heath station and couldn’t resist taking a snap of a stock of bus shelters (didn’t tag them all though!) A pint of beer to anyone who discovers where the bus stops are … Continued

Brownhills Jigger

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Brownhills is the most northerly town of the West Midlands; a former coal mining centre that used to be in Staffordshire. Its recent claim to fame is the creation of a 30 foot statue of a coal miner know as … Continued

Tyseley Locomotive Works

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I was kindly invited in to map this area in East Birmingham following a request I made to the speakers at a presentation about the Shakespeare Express which runs from here. The Shakespeare Express is a scheduled steam service from … Continued

Turners Hill

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After months of mapping in the Black Country and avoiding this hill I finally managed to map this (location). It is the highest point in the West Midlands at 265m and the views from there are very extensive. It is … Continued

Warwick Social and Mapping

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Thanks to everyone who braved a gloomy drizzly August evening and the vagaries of Warwick’s scant provision for parking. We have certainly made Warwick look a little more cared for. Here are the results. Before:After:And here’s us in the Roebuck … Continued