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EPW001106 ENGLAND (1920). Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Works, Handsworth and Smethwick Station area, Sandwell, 1920

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Title [EPW001106] Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Works, Handsworth and Smethwick Station area, Sandwell, 1920
Reference EPW001106
Date May-1920
Link
Place name SANDWELL
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 402607, 289668
Longitude / Latitude -1.9615880762163, 52.504537079413
National Grid Reference SP026897

Pins

Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Co new North Works.

BSA Alan
Sunday 23rd of December 2018 12:54:00 AM
Alfred Street, Handswoth

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Saturday 20th of February 2016 04:53:23 PM
Bridge Street North, Smethwick, 12/08/2015

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Thursday 27th of August 2015 08:09:39 PM
Birmingham Canal at Bridge Street North, Smethwick, 12/08/2015

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Thursday 27th of August 2015 08:08:48 PM
The New Navigation PH, Bridge Street North, Smethwick, 12/08/2015

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Thursday 27th of August 2015 08:08:04 PM
Birmingham Canal from Bridge Street North, Smethwick, 12/08/2015

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Thursday 27th of August 2015 08:07:13 PM
new main line BCN

Martin
Wednesday 19th of November 2014 10:27:32 PM
Handsworth Junction signal box

Allan
Saturday 15th of December 2012 03:36:17 PM

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Tuesday 11th of December 2012 11:00:10 AM

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Tuesday 11th of December 2012 10:58:10 AM

artscotak2
Tuesday 11th of December 2012 10:56:26 AM
Evereds factory

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Tuesday 11th of December 2012 10:55:26 AM
Moulds farmhouse

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Tuesday 11th of December 2012 10:43:58 AM
St Stephens Church Cambridge Rd

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Tuesday 11th of December 2012 10:42:36 AM
"The Barracks" housing at one time for workers at the Carriage works.

artscotak2
Tuesday 11th of December 2012 10:40:36 AM
The Cornwall Works of Tangye Brothers, named after their home county. They founded the Birmingham School of Art and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and at their earlier 'Cornwall' works in Clement Street, Birmingham built a steam carriage called the 'Cornubia' in 1862.

Brasspot
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:01:00 PM
Boulton and Watt's Soho Foundry occupied at the time of this photo by W & T Avery, the weighing machine manufacturers. They are still based there.

Brasspot
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 08:55:24 PM
The Foundry Lane works of EG Wrigley and Co. a major supplier of components to the motor industry in the early years of the 20th century. In 1913 the company briefly produced a cyclecar but they were taken over by Morris who built Morris Commercial cars on this site from 1924.

Brasspot
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 08:52:46 PM
The Rolfe Street works of the Crescent Motors Ltd where they produced their 'Crescent' car from 1911 to 1915.

Brasspot
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 08:48:13 PM
The Credenda Works of JA Phillips and Company who were, for a time, the biggest cycle manufacturers in the country. Briefly, in 1913, they produced the Rolfe cyclecar at these works.

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Wednesday 27th of June 2012 08:44:21 PM

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Wednesday 27th of June 2012 08:41:11 PM
Middlemore Road

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Wednesday 27th of June 2012 08:40:22 PM

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Wednesday 27th of June 2012 08:39:44 PM
Wattville Primary School

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Wednesday 27th of June 2012 08:38:34 PM

User Comment Contributions

The Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Works was established in 1854. Output was quite diverse. Besides carriages and wagons, I understand that in World War I Handley Page bombers were built here. In World War II the company built tanks such as the Cromwell and Hamilcar gliders for the military. Rolling stock for London Underground featured as did two clases of diesel locomotive - some of which have been preserved - for British Railways. Rolling stock was also exported overseas - for example to Iraq, Egypt, India, Malaya and South Africa. The works closed in 1963

MB
Saturday 22nd of September 2012 11:11:25 PM
In this photo the works of JA Phillips who built the 'Rolfe' cyclecar, Crescent Motors, who built the 'Crescent' cyclecar and EG Wrigley who built the'Wrigley' cyclecar all appear.

Brasspot
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 09:03:02 PM