A milkman has to breathe in a little as two No.8 buses pass each other as they undertake the Inner Circle route along Icknield Street. This thoroughfare followed a section of the old Roman road which ran from the Fosse Way at Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire to Templeborough in South Yorkshire. The shops on the right-hand side of the photograph were located between the Royal Mint public house on the corner of Hingeston Street and the Royal Oak which stood on the corner of Great Western Terrace. The shops faced the historic Birmingham Mint, a business set up by Ralph Heaton II in 1850.
Catalogue Number : DPI 16481
Title : Icknield Street - Inner Circle Buses
Date : c.1956
Source : Glass Plate Negative
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Resolution : 1200dpi
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