Birmingham grew rapidly in the 1960s. Many new roads, streets, landmarks, and buildings were constructed during that time. The Bullring Shopping Centre was built by replacing a historic market with a modern design. The Fewtrell brothers opened large nightclub venues one in Lower Severn Street, just up from the Hippodrome, and the other just off Broad Street. Service sector employment in Birmingham grew faster from 35% of the city’s workforce in 1951 to 45% in 1966. However, the manufacturing sector shrank by 10% between 1951 and 1961.
Here below are some stunning color snapshots that show what Birmingham looked like in the 1960s. Also check, Birmingham in the 1980s.