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20th Century Commemorative Medal, Birmingham Inner Ring Road

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1971N714
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1971 c - 1971 c

Maker Information

Maker:S A Cohen & Son Ltd - View history


The Birmingham Inner Ring Road was opened by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on 7th April 1971. Part of the overall ring road scheme, it had taken only 13 years to build instead of the predicted 20 years and was the first scheme of its kind to be completed in Britain. City Engineer Herbert John Manzoni was responsible for the project, which included a network of subways and improved the road system, while providing the framework for further development. A silver commemorative medal was commissioned for the opening, as well as two hundred bronze copper medals to be distributed to Councillors, Chief Officers and others associated with the road.

Presented by Birmingham Corporation - Public Works Department.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England

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Diameter:51 mm