of Birmingham's residents used to live in back to back houses. After
the 'slum clearance' in the 1960s, these properties are the only ones
which escaped the demolition.
Inge Street, three houses are available as holiday cottages. Candies
1950s sweet shop is located on the corner of Inge Street and Hurst
Street. It sells a wide range of loose sweets and it's open to the
via the National Trust centre on Hurst Street, the back to backs
that open onto Court 15 are decorated in different styles to reflect
the real families who lived in them.
Information for visitors
back to backs are next to the Hippodrome Theatre, ten minutes walk
from New Street station and very close to many bus stops.
to the properties is by guided tour only. Currently (July 2004)
the admission prices are £3.80 for adults, £1.90 for
children. A family ticket costs £9.50 (two adults and three
is no parking on-site but there are plenty of car parks nearby.
floor rooms are mostly accessible to all. There is no disabled access
to upper floors but there are virtual tours so visitors can experience
the other rooms. All the furniture can be touched.
the National Trust's website for opening times and more information:
information will appear here - come back to BBC Birmingham soon.
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