New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The curious came in their hundreds to our Heritage Open Days event!

Posted September 10th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 6 Comments

 What an amazing weekend we have just had at Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works.   We welcomed around 450 people into the factory and sunny courtyard over two days as part of the annual Heritage Open Days event. While waiting for tours and looking ...

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Have you found us on Facebook yet?

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

Have you found us on Facebook yet? Not only do we regularly paste interesting updates and features on there, but our Friends and Supporters do too! If you are interested in Birmingham history and heritage then this is the Facebook page to LIKE. We are ...

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Calling all residents, swimmers and families living near Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath

Posted August 20th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We have organised a special ‘behind the scenes’ event, especially for the communities living local to the magnificent Edwardian Grade II* listed Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath – it is a chance to help shape the plans for the history and heritage-related ...

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Making the Coffin Fitting Works more accessible – for Heritage Open Days 2012

Posted August 13th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

With just under three weeks to go, our Heritage Open Days preparation is well underway! Hannah Severn, one of our volunteers, spent the day with us today – making a start on a photographic display and ‘alternative’ interpretation for visitors who are not ...

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Potential Trustees are treated to the (Coffin) Works!

Posted July 30th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 3 Comments

  The works? Well, a tour around Newman Brothers, a presentation, tea and a selection of cakes! Last Friday the sun was shining as we showed applicants for our Volunteer Trustee Director positions around the factory. We made a decision not to clean up ...

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Rehearsal day at Newman Brothers!

Posted July 26th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 2 Comments

Tuesday this week was all about practising and getting things right at the Coffin Fitting Works. Glazier Nick Baylis, a specialist in the restoration of period timber and iron framework from Hockley, was there doing sample trials for repairing the cast iron windows so we can get cost certainty on the ...

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Tender for conservation works – Newman Brother Coffin Fitting Works

Posted July 17th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

NOTICE TO TENDER – deadline 30th July NEWMAN BROTHERS COFFIN FITTING WORKS Fleet Street, Hockley, Birmingham   Expressions of interest are invited from suitable qualified contractors for alteration and repair work to this at risk Grade II* Jewellery Quarter factory. Comprehensive repairs are required to all elements ...

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Shroud-sewer, researcher, heritage blogger! A huge variety of NEW volunteering roles at the Coffin Fitting Works and Birmingham Conservation Trust – get involved!!

Posted July 11th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

Last week we invited people to apply to be volunteer Trustees for us (oh, go on then… we’ll give it another plug; deadline 18th July!)   We know that being a Trustee is not for everyone so we are delighted to tell you about ...

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Funeral business or film set? Newman Brothers brought to life!

Posted July 9th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

You may remember my blog post last month called “It’s a tale about love”, reporting on the filming of ‘Circles’ at the Coffin Fitting Works? Well, as promised, Director Reece Lipman has sent us a trailer to tease us! The building looks amazing! Thanks Reece, we ...

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We are looking for Volunteer Trustees. Interested? Deadline 18 July

Posted July 2nd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

Do you care about Birmingham’s heritage?  You could be just the person we need. We are looking for volunteer trustee directors who are really enthusiastic about saving significant historic buildings from decay and involving people in the process. Who you are You may be already ...

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