New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Remembering Iain Davies

Posted March 2nd, 2021 by Sarah Hayes with No Comments

We just wanted to reflect on one of our past trustees, Iain Davies, who died last month. Iain joined the board as a volunteer director in 2005 and worked with us for six years. He really enjoyed history and historical buildings and Birmingham. It ...

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First steps to secure future of Birmingham’s post-WWII living treasures

Posted August 17th, 2017 by BCT moderator with No Comments

Birmingham Conservation Trust, in partnership with the Twentieth Century Society and the Prefab Museum will carry out work to consider how best to preserve the Wake Green Road prefabs in the Birmingham suburb of Moseley, thanks to a £4,000 grant from Historic ...

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The Cadbury Barn: loved and lost

Posted August 7th, 2017 by BCT moderator with No Comments

The ‘Cadbury Barn’, in Manor Farm Park. The Cadbury Barn, Manor Park   Almost three years to the day since George and Elizabeth Cadbury’s former home in Manor Park was burnt down, the iconic building that has become known as the ‘Cadbury Barn’ was also ...

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Birmingham Conservation Trust Needs You!

Posted June 29th, 2016 by BCT moderator with 3 Comments

Are you passionate about Birmingham’s heritage?  You could be just the person we need. We are looking for four new trustees to join our board and lead the trust into the next 3-6 years of its strategic programme. Amongst the trustee roles we ...

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Posted June 6th, 2016 by BCT moderator with 2 Comments

Wake Green Road in Moseley will always be a little bit forever 1945. There, backing on to the Shire Country Park, can be found a time capsule row of 1940’s prefabricated houses.  Externally time pauses at the south end of the road ...

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Could you be our new Chair?

Posted May 9th, 2016 by BCT moderator with No Comments

An invitation to become Chair of Birmingham’s award-winning architectural preservation trust For nearly 40 years, Birmingham Conservation Trust has been a leading force in preserving Birmingham’s architectural heritage.  Past projects include rescuing the city’s last court of Back to Backs, and our most ...

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Friday Photo- The National Provincial Bank

Posted May 6th, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 1 Comment

Today’s Friday Photo is of a building you have probably walked past and even possibly frequented. It may also look like a recent Friday Photo I shared back in February, which was of the Midland Bank. Well this building actually stands opposite, ...

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Friday Photo- Thomas Fattorini Building

Posted March 25th, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

If you’ve ever visited the Jewellery Quarter, you almost have certainly passed the Fattorini building located on Regent Street. Impressively, after nearly two-hundred years in business, it’s still owned by the Fattorini family. Antonio Fattorini moved to England from Italy, and set ...

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Friday Photo- The George and Dragon Pub

Posted March 4th, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 3 Comments

Nestled away on Albion Street in the Jewellery Quarter,  you might miss this little, unassuming building. I visited The George and Dragon Pub just two weeks ago for the first time, and what intrigued me, other than the building itself, was its literary ...

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Highbury Update

Posted February 19th, 2016 by BCT moderator with 2 Comments

Birmingham Conservation Trust has been working with Birmingham City Council to form a new independent ‘Chamberlain Highbury Trust’, which will take over the role of managing the Highbury Estate. If you follow our blog, you will be aware that back in September we ...

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