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Favorite thing: In it's quest to gain more of those elusive tourist dollars, Birmingham is casting around in it's history for new museums to draw in the tourists.

There are tentative plans for a museum of tennis - as it is claimed the world's first game was played in Edgbaston, a couple of miles from the city centre.

Tolkein could obviously be the basis for another 'visitor experience', although I feel they may have missed the bandwagon somewhat on that one.

More promisingly some suggest a 'Spitfire museum'. About 60% of the Spitfires built for WW2 came out of Birmingham, so it can rightfully claim to the home of the plane. It is rare that a piece of machinery performs so well, but also is a thing of beauty as well. I certainly support the push for such a museum, although I suspect they will have great difficulty in obtaining a full working example. The very few spitfires that remain, from the thousands produced, are often are the 'main draw' exhibit in whatever air museum they currently reside in.

Still, chocs away chappies, bandits a 3 O'clock, Ginger's bought it but we are still up for an innings. Tally- ho.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 31, 2007
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