Celebrating the early history of Small Heath Alliance and Birmingham City F.C.
This website celebrates Norman Edwards, a cartoonist, who spent many years working in the Midlands for the Sports Argus, the Evening Mail and Despatch and the Birmingham Post. He became a local legend when he depicted charming images of sporting characters not only in professional football In the Midlands but in the amateur game too. No one was immune from being immortalised as he always seemed to have his sketch-pad and pencils with him.
Born in Sparkhill, his drawing talent was noticed at an early age and in the early 1920s he won a place at Birmingham Art School.
In 1956 he celebrated Birmingham City reaching the F.A. Cup Final when his artwork was published which included the early history of Small Heath Alliance.
He died in 2002 aged 96 years old.
This is a story is worth telling. No one was more qualified to have sketched the history of the club than Norman.
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