New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Oak House, West Bromwich

Posted October 30th, 2018 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

Oak House, West Bromwich Tucked into urban streets of terraced houses, this timber-framed building was once the home of farmers and merchants. It dates from the very late Tudor/early Stuart era but there seems to be no record of its earliest years. By ...

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Friday Photo – Engine Arm Aqueduct, Smethwick

Posted September 21st, 2018 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

This delightful structure looks like a bridge over a canal. You will never see a car making this crossing, though. It’s an aqueduct with narrow footpaths either side of a body of water, just deep enough and wide enough to take a ...

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Friday Photo – Ruskin Buildings, Corporation Street

Posted April 29th, 2018 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

From its junction with New Street to Old Square, Corporation Street is well-known for its shops. Beyond Old Square the street carries on down to the Childrens’ Hospital and it has entirely different character. Many of the buildings here are offices for ...

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Friday Photo – Victoria Law Courts

Posted March 9th, 2018 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

Not as busy as the newer Queen Elizabeth courts building nearby, but to me it’s a much more imposing building. The frontage is full of detail from the figure of justice with sword and scales above the clock to the statue of ...

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Friday Photo – The Windsor Theatre

Posted December 15th, 2017 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

The Windsor Theatre, Bearwood, Smethwick Once there were many theatres in small towns providing entertainment. As movies grew in popularity, some theatres were converted to cinemas, some closed forever. In turn the small local cinemas closed as multi-screen megaplexes appeared. The Windsor is a ...

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