New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

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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A warm welcome to our Interim Director Kate Dickson

Posted October 22nd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We are delighted to introduce you to Kate Dickson, our new Interim Director here at BCT. Kate describes herself as ‘holding the fort’, until  we make a new permanent Director appointment (deadline for applications 29 October), but we have no doubt that ...

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Getting into the spirit of the twilight tours: Birmingham Mail photo shoot

Posted October 19th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

We had a visit from a photographer with the Birmingham Mail on Monday who took pictures of two of our tour guides Michael (of Ghost Walk fame) and Barbara to accompany a feature on our Twilight Tours. Also there was Kate Dickson, ...

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Getting ready to trudge in the sludge for Buildings at Risk

Posted October 19th, 2012 by Julie Webb with 4 Comments

  Emma Neil, one of our wonderful volunteers, will be taking the plunge – literally – into cold October muddy water as part of her Major Series challenge to raise money for Birmingham Conservation Trust. It is all happening on 27 October, so ...

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Introducing BCT’s three new Trustees

Posted October 10th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We’ve allowed Jenni Waugh, Rachel Cockett and William Lilley a few weeks to settle into their roles as Trustee Directors for Birmingham Conservation Trust, but the time has come to officially welcome them to the team and find out a little bit ...

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Award winning building preservation trust seeks dynamic new leader

Posted October 5th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Birmingham Conservation Trust, which delivered the award winning Birmingham Back to Backs project, is seeking a dynamic new leader.   The Trust is at an exciting period of development with Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Works project due to commence on site next year, a ...

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Birmingham’s Haunted Heritage

Posted October 5th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 5 Comments

In the run up to my favourite time of year, Halloween, I have decided to do a few posts about haunted places in and around Birmingham! My first choice is the oldest pub in Birmingham, The Old Crown in Deritend. It is Grade ...

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After Thirteen Years BCT bids a fond farewell to Director Elizabeth Perkins

Posted October 3rd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 3 Comments

 For many, Elizabeth’s name is almost synonymous with the name Birmingham Conservation Trust and it’s strange that the time has arrived to say goodbye – but say goodbye we must as Elizabeth takes up an exciting new post as Project Manager at ...

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My day volunteering for BCT at Moseley Road Baths

Posted September 27th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

I spent a few hours on Sunday 16th September volunteering at the Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath, and thought I would share my experience. I arrived at the baths at 1:30, and was immediately struck with how magnificent the building looked. I ...

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A Mosey Down to Moseley Road Baths open afternoon

Posted September 18th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

Last Sunday we welcomed over 130 people through the doors of historic Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath not to swim, but to enjoy and learn about the history of these Edwardian Grade II* public baths. Birmingham Conservation Trust worked with the Friends of Moseley Road ...

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