The Rock

B8 - Grid reference SP099880

The top of the Rock. Aftabs was formerly a Woolworths store. Just in sight, far left, is the former Rock public house.
The top of the Rock. Aftabs was formerly a Woolworths store. Just in sight, far left, is the former Rock public house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This name is popularly used for the busy linear shopping centre along Alum Rock Road, which is not in Alum Rock but in Saltley.

 

There is a wide variety of shops here many of them Asian businesses. Throughout the 20th century local people have spoken of going 'down (or up) the Rock' to do their shopping.

 

 

 

 

 

William Dargue 14.03.09

 

 

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For 19th-century Ordnance Survey maps of Birmingham go to British History Online.

See http://www.british-history.ac.uk/mapsheet.aspx?compid=55193&sheetid=10095&zm=2&x=334&y=294&ox=2569&oy=2262