Thank you to my dad Geoffrey Millington who has placed into my keeping his old slides, which I am attempting to covert into digital format. Many are of the Millington family of Monument Road, Ladywood in the 1950s and some of my mom and dad's honeymoon and various trips and holidays from around 1958 to 1960.
The one above is a shot taken from the balcony of 1A Monument Road (above the bank) looking across Spring Hill to the old library on the right and the Vine Public House on the left. Would you believe that the green van is from Birmingham City Corporation! Amazingly, the old library is the only building in this photograph still standing and the road is considerably wider too - in fact it's now the traffic island at the foot of Ladywood Middleway.
Here's another one, this was taken by my dad when he was doing national service in the late 50s.
This is at Donnington, not Castle Donnington, this one is near Wellington in Shropshire