Today’s Friday photo is the flagstaff of Victoria Works. Victoria Works, in the Jewellery Quarter, is a grade II former pen nib factory that was purpose built for Joseph Gillot in 1839-40. Along the outer wall of the building is a beautiful medallion terracotta relief of Queen Victoria flanked by palm fronds and set within an attic storey. The attic storey conceals a small building that stands at right angles behind the wall and through whose roof the flagstaff rises. As you walk along Graham Street its actually easy to miss this medallion, its only when you cross the road that it is easier to see this beautiful feature of Queen Victoria. Today this impressive building, originally the first purpose built factory in the Jewellery Quarter, is still alive with activity as it is now split into offices and apartments.