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What is Erdington famous for?
Culture and sport. It was formerly home to the famous rock music venue, Mothers (previously the Carlton Ballroom), which from 1968 until it closed in 1971 played host to bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Who. The resident band were Erdington locals The Moody Blues and the DJ was John Peel.
Is Erdington a safe place to live?
Erdington has been named as one of the ‘best places to live’ in Birmingham by several of the UK’s national estate agents and property agencies. And in a more modern context, Erdington was voted No5 on Zoopla’s ‘Top 10 Hipster Hotspots across Britain’ – in a table of 10 locations, ranked by property value growth.
When did Erdington become part of Birmingham?
At the same its gardens were opened as Erdington’s first public park, Rookery Park. The house was so used until 1911 when Erdington amalgamated with Birmingham.
What is the population of Erdington?
approximately 103,200 people
It is estimated that there are approximately 103,200 people living in Erdington constituency (ONS 2017 mid-year estimates) which is just over 9.1% of the total population of Birmingham. Of these 48.7% are male and 51.3% are female.
Is Edgbaston in Birmingham?
Edgbaston (/ˈɛdʒbəstən/) is an affluent suburban area of central Birmingham, England, historically in Warwickshire, and curved around the southwest of the city centre.
When was Brookvale Village built?
Situated at the heart of Brookvale on Lower Brook Street, the Brookvale Village Hall was built in 1983 (and later extended in 1987). There was a major rebuilding project from 2012, and the space was doubled.
What is the roughest town in England?
Peterborough has been listed number Worst Town in England for the third year running in the tongue-in-cheek survey, with Huddersfield falling a close second.
Is erdington a poor area?
Hodge Hill is the most deprived constituency in Birmingham followed by Ladywood and Erdington. All three areas have IMD scores that would rank them in the top 10% most deprived neighbourhoods nationally.
Where did I go to school in Erdington?
I attended Erdington Parish Church from the late l940’s through to the late l950’s and shopped initially with my Mother in “The Village” from 1945 on. I remember some of the buildings before they disappeared along the High Street. I spent a fair amount of time in the High Street this time last year.
What was Erdington used to be called in 1837?
In his First Impressions of Birmingham in 1837, the Birmingham Post journalist Eliezer Edwards wrote that Erdington, was then universally called ‘Yarnton’, implying that at the time of publication in 1877, this was no longer the case. Arable land was cultivated here on the Birmingham sandstone ridge.
What was the name of the parish church in Erdington?
I have never seen so many postcards and photos of Erdington from that era. I attended Erdington Parish Church from the late l940’s through to the late l950’s and shopped initially with my Mother in “The Village” from 1945 on. I remember some of the buildings before they disappeared along the High Street.
Where is the Erdington area of Birmingham located?
Erdington is located to the north of Birmingham’s city centre and is characterised by many outer city housing estates, with an area history that is well worth a read. Erdington district covers the wards of Castle Vale, Erdington, Graveley Hill, Kingstanding, Perry Common, Pype Hayes, and Stockland Green.