The Talks

We are now giving talks to local history groups and other interested folk. The talk is entitled “A Virtual Tour of The Outer Circle” and lasts about an hour and a 15 minutes. It accompanied by over a hundred slides. If you are involved with such a group, or know some one who is, then you can contact us by emailing info@outercirclebus.com or clicking on the “Comments” tab below this message.

Just think – a two and a half hour journey in 75 minutes! Great, isn’t it?

If you’re not from Birmingham, we also have a version of our Outer Circle talk for foreigners!  In this case we will tell you a little more about the Second City and what how this centre of the Industrial Revolution came to prominence. The lifeblood of this growth was it’s canals and we highlight each of Birmingham’s canals as they cross the Outer Circle bus route!

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We have more talks that may appeal to you. They all last about one hour and are accompanied by slides:

“How We Got Here” – the story of back to back housing in Birmingham. Find out what was happening in the Town of Birmingham in the 18th & 19th centuries that led to half the population living in these tiny houses – and about their disappearance.


“A Brief History of the Birmingham Hippodrome” – find out about the ups and downs of this Birmingham icon that led to it becoming the most visited theatre in Britain.


“Second City Executions and The Coffin Works” – Hear about a few of the people who ended their days in Birmingham at the end of a hangman’s noose. Then to round off these unfortunate tales we will tell you
the story of Newman Brothers, the Coffin Works in Fleet Street, which is now run as a well respected heritage attraction.


Those Damn Tin Cans” – The story of the “temporary” prefabricated bungalows that became home to many after the Second World War. The “prefabs” became home to over 5,000 families in Birmingham and are still fondly remembered by many. Just 16 remain standing in the city and plans are afoot to save them.

“Second City Executions” – Hear about the crimes that led to the miscreants facing the hangman’s noose in Birmingham during the last couple of centuries.

Get in touch by sending an email to info@outercirclebus.com

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