Back in May 2013, Dr Chris Upton gave a free tour of Digbeth documenting its dark history of gangs.
Chris, who consulted on the hugely popular Peaky Blinders TV series, a Digbeth favourite, is an expert local historian.
There are ten markers on the below map, each with an accompanying video clip from Chris’ tour. Follow the markers on the line, starting on the red marker and finishing on the green. You can view a larger version of the map here, or watch all the film clips together in this Youtube playlist.
The videos were taken on a wet day and are not professional quality by any means. Of course, there is no substitute for the real thing, so we will continue to keep you updated of any upcoming Peaky Blinders tours by Rosie Pocklington.
However, if you are interested in learning more now, The Gangs of Birmingham, a book by Philip Gooderson, was recommended to us as a good read.