Saturday, March 25, 2023

Hockley by David Harvey

This fascinating collection of photographs, including many rare and old images (some from as early as 1865) explores Hockley over the past century and a half, and details the social, architectural and functional changes in the area.

With sections on industry, transport, leisure and religion, all aspects of everyday life are covered. This volume provides a unique insight into life in the town as it used to be.

This book will be a nostalgic journey for older residents and a revelation to newcomers to the area.

Marie Haddleton who had a copy as an early Christmas present said “As part of the series ‘Britain in Old Photographs’ The History Press has recently published a great book which contains many wonderful old photographs of Hockley.

The author of the book, David Harvey, acknowledges the help of Peter Drake (formerly of Birmingham Central Library and Barry Ware.

As well as lovely photographs of old buildings (including lots of pubs!) and the pictures of old buses and trams are particularly fascinating!

The cost is £12.99 (plus postage) The book will make an ideal present for anyone interested in the history of the Jewellery Quarter. Most fascinating!”

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