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1. NEW STREET TO TEMPLE ROW


Explore the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

 

THE EXTRA

This page reproduces in printable format the information contained in the right hand column of the walk page.

BIRMINGHAM, BRUMMAGEM, BRUM and BRUMMIES

Birmingham, Brummagem and Brum all mean the same, being alternative forms of the city's name. The 'official' form, Birmingham, is closer to the Anglo-Saxon original, which was rendered in the Domesday Book as Bermingeham, meaning 'the village of Beorma's people'. But Brummagem and its short form Brum have been around for a very long time and are popular with the city's people, who are known as Brummies.

FACADING

This is a convenient term, used to describe the eminently sensible practice of  rebuilding to meet modern requirements, whilst retaining the character of a street, by demolishing all but the facade of a building and erecting a new building behind it.

GETTING TO THE START FROM NEW ST STATION

Leave the station by the exits in the centre of the platform, go up to the next level and out through the defunct ticket barrier. Take the escalator opposite and turn left at the top. Keep on the same bearing, as far as you can, out of the building and down a ramp. The walk starts at the bottom of the ramp.

 

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