Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
River Rea. The original place of Birmingham is about a five minute walk from the city centre and is in Digbeth. The River Rea (pronounced Ray) flows into the River Tame, which flows into the River Trent, which in turn flows into the Humber Estuary around 110 miles North of Birmingham. The River Cole flows in nearby Solihull while the Trent flows North through Derby and Stoke. The Severn flows to the East but is linked by the Birmingham Worcester Canal.
|Before moving to the Mailbox BBC Birmingham were based at the now demolished Pebble Mill studios, which area of Birmingham was Pebble Mill studios in?||The Quiz about Brum
Selly Park. Pebble Mill is in between the A38 and A441 just inside Selly Park next to Edgbaston.
|Which former car manufacturer was based in the city and ceased production in 2005?||The Quiz about Brum
Rover. Rover was based at the Longbridge factory in the south west of the city. Currently the Chinese company Nanjing Automotives have plans to restart production at the factory, although its rival Shanghai Automotive owns the rights to the Rover designs and BMW in 2006 bought the rights to the Rover name for £6 million. Jaguar is based at Coventry not Birmingham although does have a factory just outside of Birmingham in Castle Bromwich, part of the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull.
A38 and M6. The M6 and A38 join just north of the city centre. At this time it is the A38(M) or Aston Expressway. The M5 and M6 join a M6 J8 as the Spaghetti Junction is J6. The A38 and M5 come into contact south of the city at Junction 4 and again at Junction 5.
|Is Birmingham, Alabama bigger in terms of population than Birmingham in the UK?||The Quiz about Brum
No. With a population of just over 1 million Birmingham, UK is larger than its namesake across the pond which in a 2005 estimate the city proper had 231,483 residents, although both cities are the centre of a much larger conurbation. Birmingham, Alabama is directly named after Birmingham, UK as the founders of the Alabama city wanted to create a great centre of industry. That was in 1871 when Birmingham was seen as England's principal industrial city of the day.
Bournville. The Cadbury's chocolate factory is the world's largest chocolate factory and the home of Dairy Milk and other such delights.
The Eagle Centre. The Centre has been undergoing refurbishment and a new centre is due to be built in the next 10 years.
Derby Grammar and Derby High. These schools have now formed a solid relationship and organise many joint events together.
Rolls Royce. The R-R factory was the only building to be bombed during the war.
Forte Posthouse. This hotel burnt down recently in a suspicious fire.
Repton. Repton is one of the best known schools in Derbyshire.
Ram Fm and Radio Derby. Ram FM and Radio Derby are situated just a couple of miles away from each other.
Ram. The nickname of Derby's soccer team is 'the Rams'.