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and here we are
history starts here
Handsworth and Handsworth Wood
Handsworth Park
Edith Holden 1871-1920
J.R.R. Tolkien. 1892-1973
Edward Burne-Jones 1833-1898
Time Line Of Victorian Birmingham
Kent Street Baths and Wash Houses (c 1855)
Birmingham or Brummagem?
Brum Rocked
Boulton, Murdoch and Watt
Albert Ketèlbey 1875-1955

Sutton Park National Nature Reserve

The Wild Side Of Birmingham

snowdrops by Edith Holden (1871-1920)

Countrylife within a city, you bet, and lots of it. Some years ago,
Ashley Hutchings , that esteemed musician, released a wonderful album called
The Wild Side of Town, well that's what this page is all about, the wild side of Brum...we know, we know, you thought it was going to be about parties and carryings-on, (we might get to that yet!) Nature definitely has its place in this city, there are parks in abundance, and other wildlife areas that have been set aside, an example is Moseley Bog, which was part of the inspiration for The Old Forest in
J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

I'm at The Birmingham Nature Centre

in the centre of Handsworth and
is a welcome oasis for the many
people who visit. The park reflects
the many different and varied
cultures in staff and users of the park.

there are more than 8000 acres
of parks and open spaces within

it's not just another park.
It is a nature reserve which
consists of woodland,
heathland and wetlands

John Craven, Charlotte Smith, Adam Henson

Presented by John Craven, Countryfile
reports on the latest rural and
environmental stories.
Join the team at 11am on
Sunday on BBC One
from BBC Birmingham

You can e-mail the team at

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