New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Job Vacancy: Weekend Operations Assistant at the Coffin Works

Posted January 21st, 2016 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We have a vacancy for a new team member at our award-winning Coffin Works, home to the highly rated Newman Brothers museum. Please forward to anyone you think may be interested. Do you have excellent customer service skills? Are you a practical problem-solver? ...

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Friday Photo- Digbeth Police Station

Posted January 2nd, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Happy New Year to everybody! For the first Friday Photo of the year, I chose a building in the city that is probably often overlooked. Also, my camera broke last week, so you’re going to have to settle for a good old ...

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Friday Photo- Whitmore Warehouse

Posted December 11th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 1 Comment

This week’s Friday Photo is of a old building you may indeed recognise….Whitmore Warehouse, the site of the old Elkington and Mason Co electro-gilding and plating works. Hidden away in Newhall Square, just off Newhall Street, you can even catch a quick ...

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Friday Photo- Vesey Manor

Posted November 20th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Surprise, surprise, for this week’s Friday Photo I chose a building in Sutton Coldfield, which has been the location of many of my photos. Located on the Birmingham Road, this pretty sixteenth-century building is now used as a antiques house, and was originally ...

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Friday Photo- Walmley Almshouses

Posted October 30th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday Photo is of the Walmley Almshouses, located in Sutton Coldfield. I pass these buildings quite often and have always been intrigiued by them. The first almshouse on this site was built in 1828, but the one in today’s photo was ...

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Multi-million pound boost to transform Jewellery Quarter

Posted October 22nd, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We are delighted and proud that we have been involved with the three projects in the Jewellery Quarter that have received more than £3.25 million between them in grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The official announcement was made today. In the ...

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Friday Photo- Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Posted October 9th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week, I chose the brilliant Museum of the Jewellery Quarter located on Vyse Street. This is a great little museum nestled away in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. The building is in fact Grade II listed, with Richard Howard-Vyse, constructing Vyse Street in ...

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Friday Photo- The Woodman Pub

Posted September 18th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 4 Comments

The Woodman Pub is one of my favourite pubs in Birmingham because its history is so palpable, and it’s not too far from where I work! Walking into the red-brick building, you are immediately greeted with a sense of past, a sense ...

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Heritage Angel 2015 #bringingitbackforBrum

Posted September 11th, 2015 by jenniwaugh with No Comments

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters and friends, for voting for Birmingham Conservation Trust and our Newman Brothers Coffin Works Restoration to win the Heritage Angels 2015 People’s Favourite Award! It’s a long title, but a very worthwhile prize that means a ...

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Friday Photo- The Grand Hotel on Colmore Row

Posted August 28th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Walking along Colmore Row last week, I looked up and saw a wonderful sight- The Grand Hotel, undressed of all its scaffolding. The Hotel almost adorns Colmore Row, and the facade with its delicate brick and terracotta stonework, could easily be a building ...

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