Fascinating video and from someone who was born in the mid 1970's it is definitely quaint.Not knowing Birmingham that well I've been interested to look at all the new deveopments that are taking place that seem to be transforming the city and its skyline.
Whilst looking for something else on YouTube I came across this short colour film of Birmingham's central areas as they were in 1964. I wonder what people who remember the Brum of 55 years ago think of the contrast that 2019 brings. 1964 probably looks rather quaint to some who weren't around then. The film fascinated me. I used to take 8 millimetre cine films as a hobby and I've got a collection of the UK and beyond as it was in those days and a bit later.
If this film has been linked previously in this thread please accept my apologies for the duplication.
It's incredible to see how clean the Rotunda and the old Bullring Markets were back then. My earliest memories of the area are from the late 1980's when you couldn't see the paving slabs for pigeon faeces and syringes and you took your life into your own hands when negotiating one of those awful subways.
I do miss the Coca cola lights on the Rotunda, the Fuji Film building and the huge neon pint glass that emptied and refilled (M&B?). Manzoni Gardens definitely had some 'characters' when I used to walk through on the way to Ritzy or Exile