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Birmingham Mail: King’s Heath Walk Of Fame

June 3rd, 2014

bmail14dLook: Toyah Willcox’s Kings Heath walk of fame star is dug up

Only plaque laid on tribute pavement put into storage as Ritz Ballroom site is redeveloped

The only star laid on Kings Heath’s walk of fame has been dug up and put into storage. The tribute, to singer Toyah Willcox, was removed from its spot outside the old Ritz Ballroom in York Road after the iconic venue was gutted in a fire.

And two other stars, commissioned in honour of musician Trevor Burton and the late Olympic cyclist Tommy Godwin, have never been laid at all. Bob Prew, from the Walk of Stars scheme, said: “We were advised to remove Toyah’s star for safekeeping after the fire.

• Continue reading at the Birmingham Mail. Toyah was included in their main page slideshow.