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Report - Maypole towerblock, Birmingham. 2016

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by jellyfish, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. jellyfish

    jellyfish 28DL Full Member
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    May 26, 2015
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    Hello all. Been a long time since i posted on here (lack of laptop lol) , so iv been sitting on these pics for a bit. Seeing as iv done these rooftops on a few occasions i thought it was about time i took my camera instead of the usual kit i take on these trips. Iv always loved the views from up here, and the contrast of the view on opposite sides of the blocks, urban landscape one side, open fields the other.

    A brief history of the area......
    Druids Heath is an area of southern Birmingham, United Kingdom covering the south-west quadrant of the B14 postcode (west of the Maypole). Primarily known for the large council estate in the Brandwood ward of south Birmingham. The estate is situated on former farmland on the southern edge of Bells Lane with Druids Lane forming the eastern, southern and western border. When first planned, it was known as Bells Lane Phases 1 and 2 and was part of wider postwar plans for the development of the area to accommodate the growing population of the city. Nearby settlements include Kings Heath and Kings Norton; it used to be part of them.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druids_Heath)
    The name Druids Heath was given by the City Council to the extensive housing developments of the mid-1960s and early 1970s. Although there is a variety of housing types here, it is the 14 tower blocks, each with 50 flats that dominate the skyline. (https://billdargue.jimdo.com/placenames-gazetteer-a-to-y/places-d/druids-heath/)

    The explore..........
    A couple of spur of the moment visits really these were as i was in the area. Access to these places isnt easy , the front doors are locked needing a fob to get in so its usually a case of waiting around to follow someone in, once on the top floor theres a locked metal gate. I wouldnt recomend planning your explore around just these rooftops as theres a good chance you wont get on . (i know at least one of these is easily doable if youre on the thin side tho)
    Enough rambaling on, heres some pics........

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    5/ Turners hill in Dudley in the distance 30856718631_3d8860fb74_k.jpg

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    Thanx for taking the time to look :-)
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  2. convictedvapour

    convictedvapour 28DL Full Member
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    Nice report mate....
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