In 1945 The RAF flew over much of the Midlands area to survey war time damage. We’ve added some fascinating “then and now” aerial images of Balsall Common and Berkswell to our History section showing the villages as they were in March 1945..
An Aerial view of Berkswell from the declassified RAF post war survey December 1945 (click to enlarge): Compare to 2007 (again click to enlarge):
Balsall Common in March 1945. Image taken from RAF survey. Click to enlarge (image will open in another tab/window to enable comparisons) From the same view circa 2007: Village centre: 2007 Village Centre:
The Berkswell History Society has produced a 36 page extensive and high quality publication detailing the history of Balsall Common and Berkswell. We have teamed up with Amazon.co.uk, the UK’s number 1 online retailer, to offer you this book. Print runs are limited so when its gone ..its gone ! Order in confidence. Your transaction […]
Second Division Berkswell produced two outstanding performances against Premier Division opposition to become Birmingham League Twenty 20 Challenge Cup Champions for the first time on a superb finals day at Cannock. The Meeting House Lane club, enjoying easily the largest and most exuberant travelling support, produced excellent all-round displays in both matches, upstaging Walmley in […]