Outer Circle

Outer Circle : Birmingham's No 11 Bus Route

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The No. 11 bus route journeys around a twenty-six mile perimeter of Birmingham, following the Outer Circle through many of the city's suburbs including Harborne, King's Heath, Acocks Green, Yardley, Stechford, Bromford, Erdington, Stockland Green, Handsworth Wood and Bearwood. It came into operation in April 1926 and has changed en route during the eighty years in which the service has been running. The buses too have changed, from solic tyres and conductors to double-deckers and suspension. This superb new selection of over 200 old photographs, many published here for the first time, have been drawn from David Harvey's own collection and that of the Local Studies section of Birmingham Central Library. These rare images recall local street scenes, important buildings, shops and pubs, including The King's Head, The Swan and The Yew Tree, which served as destination points along this popular and busy route. This book is a fascinating accompaniment to the author's publication The Inner Circle: Birmingham's No. 8 Bus Route and is sure to appeal to transport enthusiasts, commutes and anyone else with an interest in the history of Birmingham.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 164 x 230 x 12mm | 381.02g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, frontispiece
  • 0752430815
  • 9780752430812