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Nostalgic photos of life in Solihull during the 1960s & 70s

Here are some incredible pictures taking you back to Solihull in the 1960s and 70s

The counterculture movement of the 1960s and ‘70s was one of the most influential time periods in modern Britain.

There were also huge economical changes and political controversies during these decades.

The 60s was also a time in which The Beatles shot to fame, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon and Martin Luther King Jr made his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. With the 70s being 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.

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

This week, we’ve decided to go back in time by looking at how life was for people in Solihull in the 60s and 70s. Here are 10 photos from the decades.

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Let’s take a look

The 60s was also a time in which The Beatles shot to fame, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon and Martin Luther King Jr made his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. With the 70s being 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.

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