King’s Heath 1960

Spotted by Craig FoTS, this cine-film is great. It was :

“filmed by the son of the owner of W.H. Rhodes, Glass & China shop, at 160 High Street. The film was made available to the Kings Heath Local History Society in response to the Kings Heath Goes Digital archive appeal. The film includes scenes of King Edward Camp Hill School; the Red Lion Vicarage Road; old men meeting at the bench alongside All Saints church; shops on the High Street; greengrocers in Silver Street; flower seller in Institute Road in front of Woolworths; The Parade and Kingsway cinema; the Library; Police Station and finally the vicar and All Saints church. “

Cracking stuff, more please.

2 comments for “King’s Heath 1960

  1. 19 March 2009 at 10:38 am

    Fantastic! I didn’t get there until 73 but it all looks so familiar.

  2. 19 March 2009 at 10:46 am

    I spotted this the other month through a search for cine/super 8 on youtube. This was just about the only decent result on there. Given how much old cine film there must be of the city it’s a shame there isn’t more out there.

    I was gutted to miss the Alpha Films show at Flatpack this year which had plenty of cine nostalgia from around Northfield and Kings Norton. Anyone go?

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