Birmingham Walking Tours Give Positive Impression
Starting and ending at the Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square the Positively Birmingham Walking Tours give a great introduction to the city for local people and visitors alike. Guides stop at various points and consider the historical context of the city, the canals, our industrial pioneers and the Victorian heritage all around us. The tours view current redevelopments taking place right in front of our eyes.
Author and photographer Jonathan Berg, who is a member of Birmingham Civic Society, is one of the tour guides and has designed the tour. Not surprisingly there are several places on the route to stop and take some photos and participants will be able to send in their best images for exhibiting on the tour website.
Speaking of the initiative Jonathan says he is “excited about helping both local people and visitors understand and explore more of the Birmingham you can see today”. The tours take their name from the successful book Positively Birmingham which looks at the modern city. A copy of the 5th edition is included with every tour booking while stocks last.
The walking tours set off at 13.30 on Saturday, Sundays and Wednesday afternoon. To check dates and book onto a tour visit the website www.positivelybirmingham.co.uk.
The tours support the work of Digbeth-based charity SIFA Fireside which works with acute and longer term projects among Birmingham’s homeless.
Reproduced by Geoff Caine