The Alhambra has found a new life as a Chinese restaurant which we have not eaten in yet. The building is in need of some TLC but at least it is still standing
Next to the Tesco Express and opposite the Bull Ring where bull and bear baiting took place until 1834 this balti house occupies what must have been a butcher's shop.
The Bull Ring used to be called King's Mexon . The term Mexon I believe may have refereed to a muck heap but if so would be at least 500 years old. (the term, not the dung)
Built a little later, in 1897, and sited more prominently in the main street, this magnificent structure housed technical schools and a free library.
The breadth of the skills taught are apparent in the sculpted panels on the front of the building.