Traditional Erdington

25. Lad in the Lane Pub (2006)

Since pre-Saxon times, there has been a village at Erdington. By the mid 18th century, it had a population of less than 700 and consisted of 40 farms, 96 cottages, 2 smithies and a shop. Industrial development followed the arrival of the canal network and the introduction of the railways. The resulting drift of town dwellers from Birmingham all began to shape Erdington as the thriving suburb we know today.

There are some great photos taken by Martin O’Connell (like the one above) to be found over on FlickR featuring Traditional Erdington.

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