Scroll through the years of Kingfishers history.
During the middle ages it became a centre for needle-making - and this grew in to specialist works in the fish-hook, fishing-tackle, motorcycle and spring industries.
The town has a number of historical sites including the National Needle Museum, the ruins of Bordesley Abbey and the remains of a moated development called Moons Moat.
The first recorded mention of the town was as Red-Dych in 1348 (thought to be a reference to the red clay of the nearby River Arrow).
The town was home to the Royal Enfield Motorcycle. Manufacturing ended in the town in 1970, but the name continues - now in its third century - and the bikes are manufactured in Madras, India.
In 1964, it was designated a 'new town' and the population more than doubled from 32,000 to 77,000.
Officially opened by the then Prime Minister, James Callaghan.