Birmingham is the second-most populous city in the United Kingdom, after London, and the most populous city in the English Midlands. It is the cultural, social, financial and commercial centre of the Midlands, and also the main centre of the West Midlands conurbation, which is the third most populated urban area in the United Kingdom.
The wider Birmingham metropolitan area is the second largest in the United Kingdom. Birmingham is frequently referred to as the United Kingdom’s “second city”.
Here below is a set of color photos from Geoff Dowling that captured street scenes of Birmingham in the 1960s.
Five ways looking along the Hagley Road from the top of a bus