The Little Book of Birmingham

There are two professional clubs in Birmingham, Birmingham City and Aston Villa. A third club, West Bromwich Albion are just over the political boundary in Sandwell, although until boundary reorganisation in 1974 part of the ground was ...

The Little Book of Birmingham

The Little Book of Birmingham is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the city’s most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts. Norman Bartlam’s new book gathers together a myriad of data on Brum. There are lots of factual chapters but also plenty of frivolous details which will amuse and surprise. A reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something you never knew. This is a remarkably engaging little book, and is essential reading for visitors and locals alike.

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The Little Book of Birmingham
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Norman Bartlam
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-01 - Publisher: The History Press

The Little Book of Birmingham is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the city’s most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of
The Little Book of Cardiff
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: David Collins, Gareth Bennett
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-01 - Publisher: The History Press

Authors David and Gareth take a trip through the places, peculiarities and past practices of Cardiff, stopping off to sample the culinary (and alcoholic) delights of the city along the way. From Clark’s Pies and a heaped helping of ‘Half and Half’ to the oddities of the ‘Kaairdiff’ accent, this
The Little Book of Staffordshire
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Kate Gomez
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-06 - Publisher: The History Press

DID YOU KNOW? A gravestone in the churchyard of St Edwards at Leek suggests that the deceased died at the ripe old age of 438! The ashes of Hanley-born Sir Stanley Matthews are buried beneath the centre circle at Stoke’s Britannia Stadium. The sun sets twice in Leek each summer
The Just Culture Principles in Aviation Law
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Francesca Pellegrino
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-09 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book reviews and critically analyzes the current legal framework with regard to a more just culture for the aviation sector. This new culture is intended to protect front-line operators, in particular controllers and pilots, from legal action (except in the case of willful misconduct or gross negligence) by creating
The Official Birmingham City Quiz Book
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Chris Cowlin
Categories: Games
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-14 - Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

Are you a loyal Blues supporter? Never missed a match and think you know all there is to know about your favourite team? If so, have a go at tackling the 1,000 brain teasing questions in this quiz book, each one cleverly thought out to test your memory of the