The building we loved to hate, Digbeth Coach Station closed on the 12th November 2007. The coach station was famous for it's draughty barn-style interior and infamous for lurking clampers waiting for unsuspecting drivers to offload passengers with their luggage.
On Saturday the 17th November National Express hosted a party to say farewell to the building. Amongst the displays and activities were a variety of old coaches, side-stalls selling memorabilia, model buses and other goods, and traditional folk music filled the air to add to the atmosphere.
The BBC's Ashley Blake and Radio WM's Ed Doolan made guest appearances.
The party was brought to an end by some fireworks.
For more on the replacement coach station see bbc content at http://tinyurl.com/26zhdd
For more about the coach station see Wikipedia content at http://tinyurl.com/2wm6ep
Saturday, November 17, 2007
The song Dirty Old Town was written by Ewan MacColl and originaly referred to Salford, but this verse is fairly appropriate to the coach station.
(Make the most of this one, I have probably infringed numerous copyrights and will have to remove it! Care I?)