Newly found images reveal Bournville’s past

A set of newly discovered photographs of 1950s and 60s Birmingham, including many taken in Bournville, are to be displayed at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

The images were taken by Phylis Nicklin, a tutor in Geography in the former Department of Extramural Studies, University of Birmingham. 446 of her images are already fully digitised but more have come to light and will be displayed by Brumpic.com at the Museum.

The new images were discovered in a filing cabinet at the University’s Selly Oak campus and there are believed to be over 600 unseen images. Brumpic.com is currently in the process of scanning them with a view to exhibiting them later in the year

Bournvillevillage.com has been given permission by the University to publish a selection of images taken in and around Bournville in 1960 and 1961.

The images can be viewed on the Brumpic interactive table within the Birmingham History Gallery at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery between the 2nd – 18th April 2015

Bournville Carillion School - 25th May 1960

Bournville Carillion School – 25th May 1960

Bournville Woodbrooke Road Park - 19th February 1961

Bournville Woodbrooke Road Park – 19th February 1961

Cadburys, Bournville Lane Works Entrance - 25th May 1960

Cadburys, Bournville Lane Works Entrance – 25th May 1960

Bournville Village Green Shops - 25th May 1960

Bournville Village Green Shops – 25th May 1960

Bournville Westholme Croft, off Oak Tree Lane (1959-60 Houses) 26th May 1960

Bournville Westholme Croft, off Oak Tree Lane (1959-60 Houses) 26th May 1960

All Images ©The University of Birmingham.

The University of Birmingham owns over 450 photographs of Birmingham taken by Phyllis Nicklin between 1952-1969. These may be viewed online here: http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/chrysalis.html

5 comments on “Newly found images reveal Bournville’s past

  1. I’ve looked through all the photographs and relived my childhood – happy memories – thank you

  2. The images can be viewed on the Brumpic interactive table within the Birmingham History Gallery at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery between the 2nd – 18th April 2015

  3. I’ve looked at all the photographs and they are an invaluable piece of history.

  4. Fantastic! Bournville seems to be pretty awesome place no matter what decade is it. I would love to visit there sometimes. Greetings from Finland!