New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

First steps to secure future of Birmingham’s post-WWII living treasures

Posted August 17th, 2017 by Vicki Cox with No Comments

Birmingham Conservation Trust, in partnership with the Twentieth Century Society and the Prefab Museum will carry out work to consider how best to preserve the Wake Green Road prefabs in the Birmingham suburb of Moseley, thanks to a £4,000 grant from Historic ...

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The Cadbury Barn: loved and lost

Posted August 7th, 2017 by Vicki Cox with No Comments

The ‘Cadbury Barn’, in Manor Farm Park. The Cadbury Barn, Manor Park   Almost three years to the day since George and Elizabeth Cadbury’s former home in Manor Park was burnt down, the iconic building that has become known as the ‘Cadbury Barn’ was also ...

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Could you be our new Chair?

Posted May 9th, 2016 by Vicki Cox with No Comments

An invitation to become Chair of Birmingham’s award-winning architectural preservation trust For nearly 40 years, Birmingham Conservation Trust has been a leading force in preserving Birmingham’s architectural heritage.  Past projects include rescuing the city’s last court of Back to Backs, and our most ...

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Moseley Road Baths Receive American Express Funding

Posted April 28th, 2016 by Vicki Cox with No Comments

The continuing campaign to keep Moseley Road Baths open has received a cash boost.  A grant of $15,000 has been provided by American Express through the World Monuments Fund. The money will be used to promote the baths through various activities leading ...

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Friday Photo: Farewell Birmingham Central Library

Posted December 18th, 2015 by Julie Webb with 4 Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of the demolition of Birmingham Central Library.  Opened in 1974 the Library was designed by local architect John Madin in the brutalist style. Since it open it created a marmite effect, some loved it some hated it. The ...

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Friday Photo: New Street Station and Grand Central Roof

Posted September 24th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

This week’s Friday photo could be none other than the newly unveiled New Street Station and Grand Central Shopping Centre. I took this picture of the spectacular roof yesterday at the opening of Grand Central. The roof allows natural light to flood ...

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Friday Photo: Bejewelled Owl (The Big Hoot), St Paul’s Square

Posted July 24th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the Bejewelled Owl from this summer’s Big Hoot art trail, which stands in St Paul’s Churchyard in St Paul’s Square.  The Big Hoot has brought businesses, artists, schools and the local community together to create a public trail ...

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Friday Photo: Zombie Apocalypse Barwick Street

Posted June 12th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  This week’s Friday photo is a little different from the usual, as it shows a Birmingham street set up for the Hollywood Zombie Apocalypse Movie She Who Brings Gifts. As I strolled through Birmingham earlier this week I saw the hive of ...

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Their name liveth for evermore: Brandwood End Cemetery

Posted November 9th, 2013 by Joe Turner with 4 Comments

Brandwood End Cemetery (as featured in Tracey’s Friday Photo a couple of months ago) in Kings Heath is a fascinating and peaceful place to visit, especially at this time of year. It was opened in 1899 – by George Tallis, Chairman of ...

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Temples of Relief Victorian Toilets

Posted November 17th, 2012 by Tracey Thorne with 6 Comments

Following the popular post on BCT facebook of the Victorian urinals in Digbeth we have been on the hunt for more! Here are are some photos of the Victorian Urinals that are still in use in Balsall Heath. Lets hope they stay ...

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