This model is part of a collection called the Darby Road project. These houses were built in the late 1930’s and show a duplex terrace and semi-detached town house design. A classic example of 1930 UK suburban development in the West Midlands. Over the years these town houses have changed their appearance as families come an go, adding unique features to the original duplex design.
When new these houses would have been identical in their exterior look with only slight variations to the interior layout as builders often changed the position of interior doors. Wednesbury was once at the heart of the industrial midlands with local steel works offering many locals employment. Over the years steel has moved out of the area on the whole with close links to the M6 (Motorway 6) making this location within the Birmingham commuter belt. Surprisingly this area is laced with greenery as street design at the turn of the century was based on grass verges and avenues of trees lining main roads.
From the motorway in it’s elevated position to the east you can hardly see any buildings as your eye follows the tree line up towards the heart of Wednesbury and two church spires. #birmingham #darby_road #duplex #m6 #midlands #semidetached #terrace #town_houses #UK #wednesbury