Every corner of Birmingham seems to be undergoing some sort of facelift right now.

And with the increasing craze for nostalgia these days the Post decided to see how certain parts of the city have - or haven't changed - courtesy of Google Street View.

Last month, the Post ran two special supplements featuring remarkable images taken in the 1950s and 60s by Phyllis Nicklin.

More than 1,000 35mm colour slides, taken by the enigmatic former University of Birmingham lecturer, were discovered by David Oram – the man who created the popular Brumpic website and Twitter account with Melanie Reid.

The photos show ordinary scenes from everyday life in the city and demonstrate how some parts have barely altered while others have become unrecognisable in the course of just five decades.

Google Street View, the mapping device which allows you to visit almost any street in the world from the comfort of your home, has provided us with the chance to compare and contrast Nicklin's images with how Birmingham looks today.

We have strived to capture faithfully a few of those scenes and compiled a fascinating 'then and now' gallery which brings home how the city has changed over the last half century.

Mr Oram told the Post he wanted to run a year-long campaign to give Nicklin's work the recognition it rightly deserves and had been overwhelmed by the response to the two supplements.

All images © The University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham owns over 450 photographs of Birmingham taken by Phyllis Nicklin between 1952 - 1969. These may be viewed online at epapers.bham.ac.uk.