Found this on teh interwebs:
- Erdington- a shopping hotspot? – Birmingham Post – Lifestyle Blog – Favourites are Barnardo's (the all 99p sale that lasted forever was a dream) and The Salvation Army that has some classic 80's stock. ? also head to Bearwood, Kingstanding and a few near the New Oscott Tesco.
- B43 – Great Barr Past and Present – "In 1851 ? was described – "Great Barr, three miles SE of Walsall, is a pleasant village, seated on the declivity of the lofty Barr Beacon, which stretches itself out to a considerable extent, and seems like a vast barrier to the country beyond it. ""