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Soho is an area in north west Birmingham, approximately 2 miles from the City Centre on the A41, which until 1911 formed part of Handsworth District. Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um The A41 is a formerly-major Trunk road in England that links London and Birkenhead, although as stated below it has now largely been Handsworth ( is an inner city suburb of Birmingham in the West Midlands, England. Soho is also a ward within the council constituency of Ladywood. In Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, a ward is an Electoral district Birmingham shown within Ladywood is an inner-city area in Birmingham, England. It is also a council constituency, managed by its own District committee. The name is an abbreviation of South House, denoting that it was located to the South of Handsworth proper.
The 2001 Population Census found that 25,634 people were living in Soho with a population density of 5,369 people per km² compared with 3,649 people per km² for Birmingham. Soho covers an area of 4. 8 km². The ward is a very ethnically diverse area with ethnic minorities consisting of 76. 2% (19,522) of the ward's population, compared with 29. 6% for Birmingham.
Soho Ward is represented by three Labour councillors on Birmingham City Council; Sybil Spence, Chaman Lal and Dorothy Hargreaves. The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the Birmingham shown within
Soho Ward has adopted a Ward Support Officer with the current holder of the title being Tariq M. Khan.
Industrialist Matthew Boulton opened his "Soho Manufactory" (an early factory) there in 1761. Matthew Boulton ( September 3, 1728 &ndash 18 August 1809) was an English Manufacturer and Engineer. The Soho Manufactory ( not to be confused with the Soho Foundry, was an early Factory which pioneered Mass production on the Assembly line A factory (previously manufactory) or manufacturing plant is an industrial Building where workers manufacture goods Boulton himself resided at Soho House, now a community museum of the Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery run by Birmingham City Council. Soho House, Matthew Boulton 's home (from 1766 until he died in 1809 in Handsworth, Birmingham, England, is now a Museum (opened A museum is a "permanent institution in the service of society and of its development open to the public which acquires conserves researches communicates and exhibits the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BM&AG ( is an art gallery in Birmingham, England. Birmingham shown within
Winson Green Prison and City Hospital are located within the Winson Green area of the ward. HM Prison Birmingham, known locally as Winson Green Prison is a Victorian local Prison in the Winson Green area of Birmingham, City Hospital (formerly Dudley Road Hospital, and still commonly referred to as such is a major Hospital in the city of Birmingham, England. Winson Green is a loosely-defined area in the west of the city of Birmingham, England.
Soho expanded dramatically during the 19th century with the construction of numerous houses and factories, and immigration from the Commonwealth was centred in these homes during the 1950s and 1960s. The English noun commonwealth dates from the fifteenth century. Most of the immigrants who settled in Soho were of Asian origin. This article is about an area of Manhattan, New York City. For the area in London UK see Soho.
Further housebuilding took place by the local council during the 1960s and 1970s.
Soho is now one of the most troubled parts of Birmingham, plagued by drugs, gun crime, gang culture and robberies.
Soho had stations on the LNWR's Stour Valley Line between Smethwick Rolfe Street and the also closed Winson Green railway station, and on the GWR between Handsworth and Smethwick (now Handsworth Booth Street) and Hockley (replaced by Jewellery Quarter). The London and North Western Railway (LNWR L&NWR was a Railway company of the United Kingdom which existed between 1846 and 1922 Smethwick Rolfe Street railway station serves the town of Smethwick, West Midlands, England. Winson Green railway station was a Railway station in England, built by the London and North Western Railway on their Stour Valley Line in 1876 The Great Western Railway ( GWR) was a British railway company and a notable example of Civil engineering, linking London with the West Handsworth & Smethwick was an intermediate station on the GWR line from Birmingham Snow Hill station to Wolverhampton Low Level. Handsworth Booth Street tram stop is a Tram stop in Handsworth, Birmingham England. Jewellery Quarter station is a railway station and Tram stop, situated in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, England. It is currently served by the Midland Metro on the former GWR line with a stop at Soho Benson Road tram stop. Jewellry Quarter railway station train and tram - Birmingham - 2005-10-14 Soho Benson Road tram stop is a Tram stop in Soho, Birmingham England.