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Digbeth, Gargoyles, Brylcreem, and riots.Evening walk

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Outside The Old Crown

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Birmingham

B12 0LD

United Kingdom

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On the gargoyles, brylcream, and riots tour, we explore the historic Deritend area of Digbeth, Birmingham. Starting at The oldest pub in Bi

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On the gargoyles, brylcream, and riots tour, we explore the historic Deritend area of Digbeth, Birmingham.

Starting at The oldest pub in Birmingham, The Old Crown in Digbeth. We make our way around Deritend. Deritend was first mentioned in 1276 and is brimming with fascinating history and architecture.

We explore:

The Paragon Hotel

The Police Barracks

Stratford House

The Old Crown Pub

The Murphy riots of 1867

The home of Brylcream

The tour is about 1/2 miles and takes approximately 1 1/2 hours, starting and finishing at the Old Crown pub in Digbeth. The terrain is mainly flat, but good mobility is required as we will be in an urban landscape. If you're interested in Birmingham, its history and architecture, this is for you.

The tour is over some uneven ground, and stout shoes are recommended. The tour will go ahead unless the weather conditions are deemed unsafe by the met office. Suitable clothing is recommended.

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Outside The Old Crown

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Birmingham

B12 0LD

United Kingdom

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Organiser Kevin Thomas.

Organiser of Digbeth, Gargoyles, Brylcreem, and riots.Evening walk

Kevin Thomas is a photographer based in Kings Heath, Birmingham. His work has been published in The Independent on Sunday magazine and has exhibited at the Avoncroft museum and the Midland Arts Centre. His work is researched-based celebrating the art, architecture and history of Birmingham. The Letterboxes of the Jewellery Quarter exhibition was held at 1000 Trades as part of Birmingham Heritage Week. History from the 50 Exhibition was shown at the Kitchen Garden Cafe. Birmingham Art Deco and William Bloye was exhibited as part of Birmingham heritage week at the Gunmakers Arms. Kevin published a limited edition Photozine FLUX celebrating the architecture of the Jewellery Quarter.
Button & Badges of Birmingham is an Exhibition at The Gunmakers Arms a walking tour and a 29-page Photozine launching on the 6th January 2020

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