Bromwicham is an old - possibly Saxon - name for Birmingham. The name, Bromwich, still survives to this day in different respects:-

  • Brummie: the nickname for people from Birmingham is probably derived from Bromwich
  • To the West of Birmingham (or Bromwicham as it was then) is an area known as West Bromwich - this area, still retains the old name and has not altered over time. (Had it done so, the football club would today be called West Birming Albion!)
  • To the East of Birmingham is an area still called Castle Bromwich. The remains of a pre-Roman earthworks at Castle Bromwich suggests that Castle Bromwich was indeed founded long before Bromwicham. The birthplace of Birmingham, therefore, is really the old sand hill at Castle Bromwich.

Sadly, the old sand hill has been cut in half and more or less neglected. It's true importance not yet officially recognised.

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