A Closer Look 'Round #2
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A Look at the Roundhouse That Was...

The Roundhouse didn’t always look as neat and tidy as today, but it did stay in use for almost all of the 20th century in a range of guises.

The photos below show the building in its capacity as a depot for Birmingham City Council after it ceased to be used as a stables, and situated alongside a very different canal network to the one we find today.

ITV Central News Footage (1993)

In 1993 Central News visited the Roundhouse with master puppeteer John Blundell and dicussed an idea of the use of the derelict Roundhouse building…

Thank you to Norman Bartlam at Ladywood History Group for the find.

(Copyright ITV Central News)