New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Accoutrement of Death – Newman Brothers, Birmingham

Posted December 21st, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Author Kate Mayfield visited Newman Brothers earlier in the year and she blogged about her visit  in her Blog  Kate tells us in her latest blog about Newman Brothers that;   “The Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works left such an impression upon me that I ...

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The Newman Brothers Coffin Works Factory at its 5th month of refurbishment

Posted December 17th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

  Photographs 1 & 2 – Part of a broader sequence of images showing the restoration of each room taking place over time. Photograph 3 – Windows being restored internally. Photographs credit: Jane Baker A lot has changed since I was last on site.  The Newman ...

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A warm welcome to our newest Trustee

Posted December 15th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We are delighted to welcome Helen Shute to our Board of Trustees. Helen started last month and brings with her a wealth of expertise in branding, marketing and membership (amongst other things, she is full of good advice!) so we are really ...

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How do you operate yours? Learning from local museum professionals

Posted December 13th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with 2 Comments

Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works will be the Trust’s debut heritage attraction. You may remember the National Trust took on the ownership of our last major rescue project; the Birmingham Back to Backs. It is a tremendously exciting time for the Trust, ...

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The ‘Restoration’ series is being revisited ten years on!

Posted November 21st, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Simon, Alistair and me! It’s fairly true to say that Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works first came to the public’s attention in 2003 when it was one of three buildings featured in the regional heats of the series ‘Restoration’, aired on BBC2 and ...

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They have arrived!! Historic Birmingham 2014 Calendars on SALE NOW!!

Posted November 14th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

The wait is over! We are delighted to announce that our  The Friday Photo wall calendar – Historic Birmingham 2014 – is now available. It is a limited print run, so please don’t delay and buy yours today!!! We are promoting it as ‘the ...

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The Friday Photo Historic Birmingham 2014 charity calendar in production

Posted October 31st, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

The Friday Photo has proved such a success that we decided to make a selection of Tracey and Clare’s images into a calendar which will be on sale in a couple of weeks.   So, hold fire on your calendar purchases, stocking fillers and ...

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Birmingham Conservation Trust seeks Collections & Exhibition Manager

Posted October 22nd, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Exciting times. We are recruiting!! In summer 2014 Birmingham Conservation Trust is opening an industrial heritage attraction located in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. The Newman Brothers factory, built in 1894 and Grade II* listed, made coffin fittings of every description for over 100 ...

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Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works – Refurbishment

Posted October 15th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Mid October and the FWA construction team has just received permission to carry on with the renovation of the pitched (felted) roof of the 19th century wing to make it permanently watertight and safe. In order to put on a new roof, the ...

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My work placement with BCT!

Posted October 14th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Many of you will remember us talking about our work placement Jahyun Jang and his work setting up our BCT Supporters Group. Well, he is off to pastures new (well Tibet to be precise!) and we want to say a HUGE thank ...

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