New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Stirchley Baths – do you have a tale to tell?

Posted February 22nd, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with 13 Comments

  Birmingham Conservation Trust are working with Birmingham City Council – Selly Oak District – on their stage 2 funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund to bring the former Stirchley Baths back into use as a Community Hub. More about this project ...

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All in a day’s work: confessions of a BCT Development Officer: Part III

Posted February 7th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

I’ve blogged before (Part I) and (Part II) about how much I enjoy my job with BCT; for its variety, access to heritage and the opportunity to meet so many interesting people! Well, this week has been no exception. I have spent three jam-packed days ...

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Well, I wasn’t expecting to see a CBE being made on Wednesday morning!

Posted February 1st, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

There are newspaper cuttings hanging on the wall of the ribbon making room in Toye, Kenning & Spencer‘s metal manufacturing factory in the Jewellery Quarter. They are of Gary Barlow, Kate Winslett and other  famous people holding up their OBE and CBE awards with ...

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New Year, New Director!

Posted January 11th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Happy New Year to our followers! In my first blog of 2013 we are delighted to welcome our new Director Simon Buteux to the Trust who joined us on the 2nd January.   Here’s a little bit about Simon…   An archaeologist by training, Simon has worked ...

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Bright young students from Joseph Chamberlain College film at Newman Brothers

Posted December 8th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

BCT invited media students, led by Richard Bourne, to get involved in the consultation on Moseley Road Baths that we ran over the summer. The students were really keen to get involved in a film project at the baths, recording the present, during construction ...

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All in a day’s work: confessions of a BCT Development Officer Part I

Posted December 3rd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

Like many people I spend a fair amount of time at a desk, behind a computer. Working for BCT I do, however, have many a day when I’m out and about, meeting new volunteers, developing new areas of work and getting back ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted November 30th, 2012 by Tracey Thorne with 3 Comments

For this week’s Friday Photo, we thought that, as Birmingham is looking so Christmassy, we should join in. The Friday Photo was taken in Birmingham Cathedral (1715c) and features the Nativity.  The glass is from one of four windows designed by Edward Burne ...

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Goodbye and thank you to Les Sparks for thirteen years of service to the Trust

Posted November 28th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Last week we said our ‘official’ farewell to Nick Booth who after ten years stepped down as a Trustee.  You might remember me mentioning that due to our new Constitution, Trustees now only serve for a maximum of 3 years. It is ...

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After 10 years Nick Booth steps down as Trustee

Posted November 20th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

A fond farewell again this month for another valued BCT team member.  Social Media guru Nick Booth has come to the end of his term as a Trustee Director and yesterday at our AGM we said goodbye (officially), but we have no ...

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The Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos)

Posted November 3rd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

As the proud owners of Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works we are exploring the changing attitudes towards death through history. For the Victorians, funerals were lavish affairs, and you saved up your pennies to ensure your coffin was decorated with the best ...

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