Not quite ammo related but a lot of ammo must have been made there. Birmingham City Authorities are to rename the old gun quarter as the St Francis District after a local church. They do not want the city to be associated with guns. Well, sorry but thats just re-writing history. All signs and references to the gun trade will be replaced. What ever happened to Heritage? Birmingham was the gun trade, it defined the city. Later the car manufacturers moved there partly because the skills already existed that they needed.
Why not build a museum and do tours of the old quarter? A rabbit warren of old workshops etc, it should be a tourist board’s dream. But political correctness suggests it must be airbrushed out instead
Interestingly the adjacent jewellery quarter is to keep its name. They don’t have a problem with jewellery it appears My Grandfather Harry Green was a wire drawer just off the old Jewellery quarter.