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Which pubs were bombed in Birmingham?

Which pubs were bombed in Birmingham?

A man has been arrested in connection with the deaths of 21 people in the 1974 pub bombings in Birmingham. The blasts at the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs on the night of 21 November also injured 220 people.

Where in Birmingham did the bombs fall?

In the first of these, 235 bombers dropped 280 tonnes of explosives and 40,000 incendiaries, concentrated on the city-centre. The Bull Ring, New Street, High Street, and Dale End all suffered heavy damage, St Martin in the Bull Ring was damaged and the Prince of Wales Theatre and Midland Arcade were destroyed.

Is Small Heath a real place in Birmingham?

Small Heath is an area in South-East Birmingham, West Midlands, England. It is situated on and around the A45 (Coventry Road).

Where was the Mulberry Bush pub in Birmingham?

Mulberry Bush, Birmingham. The Mulberry Bush was situated on Queensway. This pub was one of two bombed on 21st November 1974. Reopened as Bar St Martins it is now in use as a tourist centre.

When was the Birmingham pub bombings?

November 21, 1974
Birmingham pub bombings/Start dates
Birmingham pub bombing, terrorist bomb attack on two pubs in Birmingham, England, on November 21, 1974. The explosions killed 21 people, making it the deadliest attack on English soil during the Troubles, the 30-year struggle over the fate of Northern Ireland.

What happened to the Maguire Seven?

The Guildford Four and the Maguire Seven were the collective names of two groups whose convictions in English courts in 1975 and 1976 for the Guildford pub bombings of 5 October 1974 were eventually quashed after long campaigns for justice.

How many V1 rockets hit England?

The people of Britain called the V1 missiles ‘Buzz Bombs’ or ‘Doodlebugs’. The first was dropped at Swanscombe in Kent on 13 June 1944 and the last one at Orpington in Kent on 27 March 1945. During that time, 6,725 were launched at Britain. Of these, 2,340 hit London, causing 5,475 deaths, with 16,000 injured.

Where was Tommy Shelby’s house?

Arley Hall
Arley Hall is a stunning country manor in the village of Arley, and Peaky Blinders is just one of several TV series and programmes filmed at the venue. The house is used as the backdrop and set of Tommy Shelby’s stunning house, though it is really the home of Viscount Ashbrook and his family and has been for 500 years.

What does Tommy Shelby smoke?

Thomas Shelby and Danny Whizz-Bang’s method for easing stress and symptoms involves the smoking of brown opium with a clay pipe. In the first episode, Thomas is seen lighting the opium and putting it to flame, then drawing from it.

What were the Birmingham Six convicted of?

The jury found the six men guilty of murder. On 15 August 1975, they were each sentenced to 21 life sentences.

How long did the Maguire Seven serve?

Maguire Seven

Defendant Relationship Sentence
Anne Maguire 14 years
Patrick Maguire Anne’s husband 14 years
Patrick Maguire Son of Anne and Patrick 4 years
Vincent Maguire Son of Anne and Patrick 5 years

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