Pebble Mill before the BBC

Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission. This photograph shows the Pebble Mill site before the broadcast was built.









I found this short history of the BBC Pebble Mill site on a Facebook Page, ‘Birmingham Back in The Day’. Here is the link to it:

“Pebble Mill was a fulling mill in the 16th century. Standing on the Bournbrook, it was also known as Kings Mill or Kynges Mill after John Kynge. On his death in 1557 this mill together with Over Mill at Edgbaston passed to his son, Roger Kynge. The mill was used for blade grinding in the mid-17th century and was a corn mill by the mid-19th century.

The millpool, which was drained in 1883 allegedly after a high incidence of suicides, became the site of the BBC Pebble Mill studios from c1960. The building was demolished in 2005 when services transferred to the Mailbox in the City Centre.”


5 comments on “Pebble Mill before the BBC
  1. Pebble mill used to be Greenmore college football pitch where the Birmingham city and England goal keeper passed on his skills in the 1950s.

  2. Hi Peter, thanks for your comment. I posted up this message about the history of the Pebble Mill site. I found the information on the Facebook site that I have included the link to. Best wishes, Vanessa (site administrator)

  3. Does anyone remember the teacher KG Butler ? , he was at Greenmore college in the late 50s , he introduced himself to the new boys with the mantra of always having 2 of everything with him in case of emergency’s, a little obsessive perhaps but has turned out to be very useful over the last 60 years.

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