New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

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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Friday Photo- St Anne’s Catholic Church, Digbeth

Posted August 7th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Walking around Digbeth you may not have noticed St Anne’s Church, hidden amongst the industrial buildings of the area, its steeple peeping above roofs of the surrounding buildings- you might say that it’s almost incongruous with its surroundings. And it kind of ...

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Historic England’s FAVOURITE Angel Award; help us bring it back for Brum!

Posted July 16th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Birmingham Conservation Trust have been invited to London on the 7th September to Historic England’s Angel Awards. We are hoping to bring back to Birmingham the national prize for the Best Rescue of an Industrial Building Award for 2015 for Newman Brothers ...

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A jaunt to the Country: Chedham’s Yard Visit by Owen Edmunds

Posted July 13th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

On Friday the 4th of July, a group of Birmingham Conservation Trust supporters and volunteers from The Coffin Works ventured over to Wellesbourne for a guided tour of Chedham’s Yard, a Blacksmiths and Wheelwrights yard that had been owned by the ...

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Friday Photo- Gild Hall of the Holy Cross, New Street

Posted June 26th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 2 Comments

It’s incredibly small and discreet, so you may not have noticed the blue plaque dedicated to the Gild Hall of the Holy Cross, the former location of King Edward’s VI school. Having worked at Blakesley Hall for seven years, I learned of ...

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A flavour of Italy on Constitution Hill

Posted June 14th, 2015 by Katie Hughes with 2 Comments

Ceramic tiles, terracotta detailing, floral motifs and carved cornices all contribute to the architectural vocabulary of two unique buildings on Constitution Hill which have a distinctively Italian feel against the backdrop of the historic Jewellery Quarter. Over the past couple of months I have ...

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A warm welcome to our newest member of the team!

Posted June 4th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We are delighted to welcome Tonia Collett to the Birmingham Conservation Trust team. Tonia joins us as our Volunteer and Operations Manager for the Coffin Works. Tonia comes with a strong background in museums and tourism, having spent the last 10 years ...

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Friday Photo- New Hall Valley

Posted May 15th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 1 Comment

This week’s Friday photo is of New Hall Valley, located in Sutton Coldfield, and if you look closely, you may even be able to spot New Hall Mill in the background (one of my up-coming Friday Photos). I remember on many occasion ...

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Friday Photo- The Great Hall, University of Birmingham

Posted April 24th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday Photo is of another one of my favourite spots in the city, The University of Birmingham. It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost ten years since I graduated from Birmingham back in 2006. I really don’t know where ...

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Friday Photo: Cherry Blossom in Oozells Square

Posted April 3rd, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

  It’s officially spring in Birmingham so what better reason to share the blooming cherry blossom in Oozells Square, just outside the Ikon Gallery, which is landscaped as a Japanese Zen Garden. I look forward to photographing this beautiful sea of pink each year ...

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