The fascinating history of Winson Green to Brookfields is perfectly illustrated through archive and contemporary pictures. With carefully selected photographs, the author has clearly portrayed the effect that industrialisation has had on the area. Not only is this an informative book for those interested in the area, but it also provides a nostalgic look into the past for residents.
This is an exciting examination of Winson Green to Brookfields, the famous streets and faces, and what they meant to the people of the Midlands through the past century. Readers can see the historical context in which the photographs are set, and through the author's factual captions the reader can achieve a view of the city's intriguing history. Readers are invited to follow a timeline of events and watch the changing face of the city as Ted Rudge guides us through the local streets.
Ted Rudge is a well-known local figure in the area. He has recently completed a dissertation at Birmingham University under another well-known man - Carl Chinn. He has a deep interest in the area, and devotes much of his time to studying and writing about local history. He lives in Shirley with his wife, and runs a Winson Green website.