A “Virtual” Tour of The Back to Backs – part 56




A Virtual Tour of the Back to Backs – part 56

Thanks to everyone who came with me on this “Virtual” Tour.

I hope that those of you who have read it have enjoyed the journey.

Thanks as well to those who have helped me though the last nine weeks to compile the tour. It has been a labour of love and it helped me cope with change in our daily routines that we have all experienced.

These are some of the folk who have helped:

The late Professor Chris Upton for my Back to Backs bible “Living Back-to-Back”

Derek Clarke, the architect, who oversaw the restoration of the houses and provided invaluable background information.

Jeff Williams – for additional stories

John Ullah & Isobel Grove – for their encouragement

Pam Humphries – for proofreading, listening and bright ideas

Carol Lynn Williams – for a helpful photograph

To the best of my knowledge all images are my own work or belong to the National Trust Birmingham Back to Backs’ archive.

Thanks, then, to all the copyright holders whose pictures and photographs I have innocently misappropriated to bring my endeavours to life. If you are offended by the use of your work I apologise unreservedly and will either credit your work, or remove it.

“A Virtual Tour of the Back to Backs” was written by David Humphries. In retirement from the telecoms industry David has become a tour guide at the Back to Backs and a number of other heritage attractions in the Second City. Along with Pam, he was responsible for training as many as 150 new tour guides at The Coffin Works, Highbury Hall & the Back to Backs.

Together David & Pam deliver “Heritage Talks” on a number of local subjects across the West Midlands to Local History Societies, U3A & WI groups etc. https://outercirclebus.com/the-talks/


And a last look at those memorable stairs