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As part of our participation in Birmingham Heritage Week, we were honoured to be given a walking tour of the Jewelley Quarter by Jez Collins. The tour had a musical theme and Jez has a wealth of knowledge. It really made us look at our neighbourhood differently. We take inspiration from this colourful past.

Below are some pictures that relate to the tour:

Alex’s Pie Stand – near Snow Hill station – where bands would congregate to talk about the gigs they had just played across the UK in the 1960s:

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The Cedar Club – formerly of Constitution Hill – and Patti of this club and New Order playing there on 10 April 1981:

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Scenes from the Holy City Zoo Club – under the train lines at Snow Hill:

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Ticket for Bonds nightclub, flyer for Miss Moneypenny’s, and the crowd at Wobble – all nationally famous dance clubs and nights in the 1990s:

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