A recent spate of scanning old film images produced most of the pics in this small mixed collection from my student days in ‘Brum’.
http://www.philipchudy.com/galleries/Birmingham70s/#1 (26 pictures)
Balsall Heath was being being demolished as part of slum clearance which is why it was cheap for students to live there.
I cannot pretend it was a happy period of my life. After the bright light of Africa to the slums of Birmingham – I may as well have been sent to a gulag. Wikepedia says: ‘By the 1970s the area was notorious for street robberies and drug dealing’.
I was never robbed or troubled but it was certainly the weirdest of places. Although I did not identify with it, nor felt it was my brief to document the period, at least I went out with a camera on a few occasions and made these few pics.