Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

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Foyle Bridge, Derry, N.Ireland by Karen Strunks

 
This week’s Birmingham photo is brought to you from….Londonderry, N.Ireland!  That’s where I am staying this week, visiting relatives.
 
My dad mentioned that Birmingham and Derry had a history together. A company called Birmingham Sound Reproducers from Perry Park Road, Birmingham set up a factory in Derry many years ago. It produced turntables and decks used in record players and was one of the worlds leading suppliers of these. As well as a factory in Birmingham which employed about 14,000 at it’s peak, it was one of the biggest employers in Derry in the 50’s and 60’s.
 
Hope you like my not-Birmingham photo this week! See you next Friday.
 
 
 
 

10 comments for “Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

  1. christopher
    2 June 2009 at 6:36 pm

    The photo is of Craigavon Bridge which spans the river Foyle, it is a twin decked bridge the lower deck used to carry trains across the river before Beeching dismantled the line. There is another bridge called the Foyle Bridge which is the other end of Derry.

  2. Bernard
    3 June 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Shouldn’t this be on the Shit – It’s nor Birmingham site?

  3. Bernard
    3 June 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Shouldn’t this be on the Shit – It’s nor Birmingham site?

  4. Bernard
    3 June 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Shouldn’t this be on the ‘Shit – It’s not Birmingham’ site?

  5. Bernard
    3 June 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Shouldn’t this be on the ‘Shit – It’s not Birmingham’ site?

  6. Bernard
    3 June 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Shouldn't this be on the Shit – It's nor Birmingham site?

  7. Bernard
    3 June 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Shouldn't this be on the 'Shit – It's not Birmingham' site?

  8. Neighbour2008
    23 January 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Hello my name is sarah angela doherty. I am the daughter of elizabeth strunks and david doherty from creggan derry. I was brought up in derry but left when iwas 17 do u think we could be related? My granny lived in limewood terace
    I am face book. My married name is ageros , angela ageros

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