Last man standing. During the late sixties and into the mid seventies, Birmingham city council had been compulsory purchasing and demolishing houses including all of their back to back housing stock. As an anomaly this didn’t cover retail, as a result you got these odd last man standing shops. Sitting in a complete brownfield site. They were still quite common in the mid seventies in the inner city. Even with flyovers built over them.

Posted by Timo at 2021-04-23 11:08:11 UTC