Vittoria Street - Encapsulating the Jewellery Quarter


Just a few yards away from the Chamberlain Clock, which stands at the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, is a street that encapsulates the social and economic history of this distinctive and important district. It is Vittoria Street. Seemingly a quiet backwater in the midst of this busy area, yet does Vittoria Street have an intriguing history that tells us much about the stages of development of the Jewellery Quarter, its historical buildings, its manufacturers and the lives of its residents, poor as well as wealthy.  

Keywords: Chamberlain Clock, Jewellery Quarter, Vittoria Street, Carl Chinn, Birmingham

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