EPW031299 ENGLAND (1930). The Adderley Park Motor Works, Cherrywood Road and the Post Office Stores, Birmingham, from the south-east, 1930

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Title [EPW031299] The Adderley Park Motor Works, Cherrywood Road and the Post Office Stores, Birmingham, from the south-east, 1930
Reference EPW031299
Date February-1930
Link
Place name BIRMINGHAM
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 410109, 287066
Longitude / Latitude -1.8511317730071, 52.481055109031
National Grid Reference SP101871

Pins

Post Office Stores Blocks A, B, and C

Brian T
Sunday 12th of April 2015 09:17:47 PM
Post Office Factory. This is the original Birmingham Factory, which was opened circa 1915. Expansion to 3 additional sites (Sherlock St, Garrison Lane, Anthony Rd.) occurred later. There were Factory sites elsewhere in the UK. The role of the Factory was principally refurbishment of telecommunications equipment for example, telephones, telex machines and manual switchboards.

Brian T
Sunday 12th of April 2015 08:56:18 PM
Telecommunications cable wound onto wooden drums. These would be lead sheathed, having cotton insulated conductors. Almost certainly these are short lengths kept for cable repairs and route deviation in the network. Complete drums of new cable were usually delivered direct from the manufacturer to the site where it would be put into the network. Almost certainly it is underground cable for installation in earthenware ducts.

Brian T
Sunday 12th of April 2015 08:43:49 PM
Cherrywood Road

Brian T
Sunday 12th of April 2015 08:36:34 PM
Fordrough Lane

Brian T
Sunday 12th of April 2015 08:35:36 PM
E Block. This building was destroyed by fire caused by Enemy Bombing on 22 November 1940. In the same month a high explosive bomb detonated on the boundary of the site and Fordrough Lane, demolishing a section of the boundary wall. The explosive blast penetrated the basement area of the Factory building where men were taking shelter from the Air Raid. There was one fatality.

Brian T
Sunday 12th of April 2015 08:33:47 PM
St.Peter's College Founded 1852

Mr Pastry
Thursday 28th of June 2012 11:58:00 AM
The Station Hotel Bordesley Green Road

Mr Pastry
Thursday 28th of June 2012 11:44:31 AM
St.Saviours church

Mr Pastry
Thursday 28th of June 2012 11:43:09 AM