New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Exciting news from Bells Farm, Druids Heath, Birmingham

Posted March 25th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 102 Comments

Bells Farm in 1969 - photo by Phyllis Nicklin from the Birmingham University Archive Dave Thomas, one of our volunteers has sent us this update which I thought we would share with you: I’m really interested in old buildings and the work that Birmingham ...

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Lost Buildings of Birmingham by Roy Thornton

Posted March 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

Click above to view this title on Amazon I was able to go to The Victorian Society‘s Saving a Century exhibition at the Central Library just before it moved on to the next city. It was completely engrossing with some fantastic photography and stories both dispiriting ...

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Staffordshire Hoard to remain in West Midlands

Posted March 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Excellent news! Staffordshire Hoard: BBC News According to the BBC Website: The Staffordshire Hoard is to remain in the West Midlands after the £3.3m purchase price was met. This news follows on from previous fears that the hoard could be sold on the open market ...

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The Archway of Tears at the City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham

Posted March 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 39 Comments

    The Archway of Tears The Archway of Tears at the City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham     Birmingham Conservation Trust have secured funding to carry out an Options Appraisal on the Archway of Tears at the City Hospital on Dudley Road. This is the initial stage ...

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The long battle for the Staffordshire treasure hoard

Posted March 15th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

In the Sunday Times Magazine this weekend, Tony Robinson outlined the speculative history of the Staffordshire Hoard, from its Anglo Saxon origins through to why it was buried in the Midlands 1,400 years ago. Is this hoard evidence of a massacre? Where are ...

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Birmingham: A History in Maps by Paul Leslie Line

Posted March 14th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Westley’s 1731 plan of Birmingham. Photo courtesy of mapseeker.co.uk A friend and I were visiting Berrington Hall in Herefordshire a while ago and saw a framed old map of Birmingham from the mid 1700’s hanging on the wall of the study. We studied it ...

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Birmingham: Then and Now

Posted March 11th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Photo by D.J. Norton Looking through his late father’s photograph collection in early 2005, Mark Norton had a brainwave: With more careful study of the pictures I was able to work out exactly where many of them had been taken.  Subtle clues from one ...

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Government to announce decision on Listing for Birmingham Central Library

Posted November 22nd, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Birmingham Central Library. Photo: Matthew Black Tomorrow we are all expecting to find out the fate of Birmingham’s famous  Central  library.  Will it be listed, and so protected from demolition, or not?  Culture minister Margaret Hodge has the final say and  it is ...

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Some of our fabulous volunteers – Rosie and Jennifer

Posted May 21st, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Like lots of other organisations, the Birmingham Conservation Trust wouldn’t exist or be able to function  without the time, enthusiasm and energy of our fabulous volunteers. So we thought we’d share a little bit  about who some of them are and what ...

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Highbury Hall – a new future?

Posted February 26th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Highbury Hall, Moseley, by Kate&Drew on www.flickr.com You will find a  fairly detailed piece from Cllr Martin Mulaney about the future of Highbury Hall and Chamberlain House in Moseley on the The Stirrer website, click here. He makes some interesting points about how we ...

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