Seventies Birmingham: 38 nostalgic photos of life in Birmingham during the 1970s

Here are 38 incredible pictures taking you back to Birmingham in the 1970s

The 1970s was another defining area for the world, with huge economical changes and political controversies, such as the Watergate scandal, aplenty.

In the UK, it was the decade of the Ford Cortina, the record player and cassette recorder. It was also a decade of strikes, with postal workers, miners and dustmen all taking part in industrial action in the seventies.

After years of Labour in government, the end of the deacade also marked the start of Margaret Thatcher’s reign as Prime Minister.

Birmingham also remained by far Britain’s most prosperous provincial city as late as the 1970s, with household incomes exceeding even those of London and the South East.

Although the city became increasingly dependent on the motor industry before the recession of the early 1980s saw Birmingham’s economy collapse.

The following pictures show snapshots of life in Birmingham in the 70s:

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