Balsall Heath, Birmingham. 1968<br />
A Tinkers  encampment and temporary scrap car dump on waste ground in Balsall Heath, an inner city slum and red light area.   <br />
The street on the right is Wenman Street looking up to the old Mount Pleasant school (on the right) situated between Balsall Heath Road and Belgrave Road,  built across the middle of Sherbourne Road. This tinkers camp and scrap metal/car dump is where Gosforth and Knutsford street are now. <br />
Additional caption info thanks to John Crosbie.
BRITISH SOCIETY 1970S AND 1980S UK THE WAY WE WERE.
Balsall Heath, Birmingham. 1968
A Tinkers encampment and temporary scrap car dump on waste ground in Balsall Heath, an inner city slum and red light area.
The street on the right is Wenman Street looking up to the old Mount Pleasant school (on the right) situated between Balsall Heath Road and Belgrave Road, built across the middle of Sherbourne Road. This tinkers camp and scrap metal/car dump is where Gosforth and Knutsford street are now.
Additional caption info thanks to John Crosbie.

Filename: Irish Tinker Gypsy child childhood travellers camp site inner city Birmingham 1960s UK 01.jpg
Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 27 Aug 2010
Location: Birmingham Greater Birmingham UK
Credit: HOMER SYKES
Copyright:
Model Release: No
Property Release: No
Restrictions:
Direct Link:
Keywords:
  • Birmingham
  • Balsall Heath
  • Inner City
  • gypsy
  • girl
  • gypsies
  • encampment
  • camp site
  • Irish
  • tinkers
  • poverty
  • poor
  • child
  • children
  • kids
  • 1960s
  • 60s
  • 1968
  • England
  • English
  • Britain
  • British
  • UK
  • in
  • a
  • on
  • Archival
  • Archive Stock
  • Social History