Photo By D J Norton

The New Birmingham c. 1964

Project 30

High Street/Union Street
1964 Status Complete
2014 Status

The new Littlewood's store, bounded by Union Street and High Street, had opened in 1962.  It included what was described as a, "civic restaurant", and I clearly remember going there as a child in the 1970's.

Fifty years on, the store had been subdivided with a large part occupied by Boots.

Project 30, c. late 1964

Project 30 from the air, c. late 1962.  Photo from the Steve Gosling Archive.

Union St, 28/11/1972

Union Street being pedestrianised, November 1972.  Littlewoods sign visible in the centre.
  Photo from the Geoff Thompson Archive.

Project 30 from Union St, June 2014

Project 30 from Union Street, June 2014

Project 30, Union St/High St, June 2014

Project 30 at the junction of Union Street and High Street, June 2014

Project 28 from High St, June 2014

Project 30 as viewed from High Street, June 2014