New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

A fond farewell to our University of Birmingham work placements

Posted March 29th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Julian (left) and Sam (right) This week we said goodbye to our lovely work placements Sam and Julian who completed 120 hours each volunteering with us at the Coffin Works. As is customary, we asked them to write a blog about their experiences… You ...

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Friday Photo- Sutton Park

Posted March 13th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Birmingham is one of Europe’s greenest cities so it may come as no surprise to learn that Europe’s largest urban park, Sutton Park, is located in our wonderful city. It’s one of my favourite places to visit, especially while walking my dogs, ...

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We are recruiting! Want to be part of our Coffin Works team?

Posted March 12th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with 2 Comments

Birmingham Conservation Trust is looking for a Volunteer and Operations Manager at the Coffin Works in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. Have you got a strong track record in delivering excellent customer service? Can you build, train and motivate a team of volunteers? Are ...

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A New Future for Cadbury Barn, Manor Farm Park, Options Appraisal Public Meeting 16 March

Posted February 23rd, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

For the past year Bournville Architects and Birmingham Conservation Trust, in consultation with the Friends of Manor Farm Park, the City Council and others, have been working on an ‘options appraisal’ for the at present semi-derelict ‘Cadbury Barn’ and adjacent buildings.  They ...

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Friday Photo- Sarehole Mill’s Garden

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

Located in south Birmingham, Sarehole Mill is a hidden treasure, but its garden is something of a haven, nestled away, next to the Mill Pond. Its dedicated team of volunteers have transformed the space over the past two years into a wonderful ...

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Tolkien-Themed Walk – 1st March 2015

Posted February 19th, 2015 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

View of Sarehole Mill from the Millpond. ©Birmingham Museums The event below promises to be popular and a great way to take in some of Brum’s finest architecture and historic sites. Gino Bellavia tells us a little bit more about the upcoming event ...

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Textile exhibitions reveal the latest collaboration with artists at Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works

Posted February 3rd, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Launched today is a brand new exhibition at Birmingham’s newest heritage attraction. ‘Remnants & Traces’ is a series of 3 exhibitions created by members of the Midlands Textile Forum in collaboration with Newman Brothers.  It runs from 3 February to 24 April ...

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Friday Photo- ‘A’ and ‘B’ Boundary Stone

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

    Have you ever spotted this seemingly insignificant piece of stone when walking past Millennium Point on Jennens Road, just opposite Aston University’s campus? Well, you’d be forgiven for not noticing it, but did you know that in 1764, this stone marked the ...

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Friday Photo: Sutton Town Station

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

This week’s Friday Photo is of the not very well known old Sutton Town Station in Sutton Coldfield. Located in the town centre but nestled away in a quiet side street, the building is now used as offices and is literally a ...

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Friday Photo: Old Yardley Village

Posted December 20th, 2014 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

I chose St Edburgh’s Church last month, and this week I wanted to show the beautiful buildings that make up Old Yardley Village. On the left, you can just about make out the original site of the Ring Of Bells Pub, where ...

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