The Significance of Hazelwell Lane

In 2012 Place Prospectors delivered a project ‘Hazelwell Lane In Memoriam’, at a time when the Working Mens Club, Community Centre and houses still stood.

Hazelwell Lane circa 1940 by Jenni Coles Harris

The project recognised the significance of Hazelwell Lane as:

A major East/West thoroughfare in the area linking routes to Kings Heath across to the Station, Canal and Bournville.

A green space link, connecting parks, allotments, river to parks and canal on the other side of the valley.

A mixed use street combining residential, light industry and education. This is illustrated by Jenni Coles Harris’ image above showing Hazelwell Lane in the 1940’s.


Place Prospectors held a candle lit vigil using candles made in the form of caravans, houses, books, workers and pigs, all significant in the success that was Hazelwell Lane and a memorial walk with trombone accompaniment and floral tribute made by Stirchley Residents. hazelwelllane

On Sunday 25 June 2017 we want to revisit Hazelwell Lane together in its current situation and record why it’s important now.  Join us.



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