Month: November 2008

Forward with pottery

The lovely Nicky Getgood of Digbeth is Good (the best source of Digbeth info around) found this tiny doll’s chamber pot and gave it to us. But how do we know how big it is? Well, according to Nicky, you…

Mike Whitby, Fool

Mike Whitby thinks Aston Villa should change their name to include the word Birmingham. Wouldn’t a disregarding of 134 years of tradition, and obvious love of “branding” make him unsuited to be in charge of things? Just a thought.

Who is Brummie of the Year 2008?

Voting has now closed for the 2008 Brummie of the Year Award. The nominees were: Adam Smith (aka Steve Zacharanda), for showing just how to deal with breaking history. Get in there and get pissed. TWMDriver – Brum’s best blogging…

Do you think he saw us?

Birmingham Writers’ Group has a short story competition for original stories of less than 2,500 words set in Birmingham’s past, present or future. There is a £50 cash prize for the winning entry. The winner and selected runners-up will have…

Westsiiide, Aii

If Eastside wasn’t an awful enough name, the latest Big City Plan stuff introduces us to Westside. And it’s associated Ali G connotations. What next? The area between the Turks Head and the Royal Mail Sorting Office becomes Northside, and…