Small Background


The cars that appeared in Birmingham before the First World War were built in factories scattered all over the city. Many have disappeared, but a surprising number still remain - though often barely recognisable in their current uses.

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The Anglo French Showrooms Lorraine Dietrich Chassis production line

Anglo French - Digbeth

Lorraine-Dietrich - Bournbrook

Brocklebank - Oozells Street

bw Sherwood Brothers Workshop bw Drews Lane Premises

Stellite/Wolseley - Drews Lane

Sherwood Brothers - Yardley

And about to disappear...

Map of the city centre car works.

Map of the Tyseley area car works.

Where they lived.

Early Birmingham Street Scenes.