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Stirrer editor Adrian Goldberg is heading off down Memory Lane once more at the Midlands Arts Centre, showcasing another fascinating collection of archive films about life in the West Midlands.

The latest in the hugely popular successful Midlands Journey series, happening at The MAC on Friday 20th April, includes the following treasures:

1. Redevelopment - (c1956) Documentary about the slum clearance and then redevelopment of the Bath Row area of Birmingham - later renamed Lee Bank and currently undergoing another transformation into Attwood Green.

2. Birmingham in the 1930s A short silent that combines a film shot by the Birmingham Cine Society with some shots of trolleybuses in Birmingham.

3. Ringway (1963) Film about the design and construction of Birmingham's notorious concrete collar - the inner ring road.

4. Look Around: Edgbaston (1963) ATV made television film examining Edgbaston.

5. ATV News compilation. A compilation of news items with a local flavour. Includes footage of the last gas-lamp lighter in Birmingham as well interviews about the arrival of the 'permissive society' in Brum.

These shows usually sell out so don't delay - book now at or call 0121 440 3838

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