June 29th - I went somewhere I’d not explored before today. I was in Tyseley again, and needed to go to the bank, so just after lunch I headed to Acocks Green. I’ve passed through before, but never studied the place. I rather like it. Busy, varied, with lots of greenery and nice architecture, I found the church, that of St. Mary the Virgin, fascinating. A J.G. Bland design of 1864, it lacks a tower or spire, although it was designed to have both. Opposite is a school, one entrance to which has an ornate lintel with the legend ‘Cookery’ carved upon it. I found busy shops, and a place with identity and heart. I’ll certainly be back.
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- vwcampervan-aldridge said: Acocks green is one of the nicer ends of Birmingham indeed. That road junction in the end picture is a nightmare though
- princessinaglasscoffin said: I really liked Acocks Green it always took ages to shop as the people were so chatty, a pleasant place to be :)
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