New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

A Capful O’Nails

Posted December 9th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Regarding the recommendations for books about Birmingham I thought I would share this with everybody.  My choice of book may seem to some like a very odd choice.  However, the book concerned is by an Author called David Christie Murray who was ...

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Lost Buildings of Birmingham – a review

Posted December 8th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Lost Buildings of Birmingham - link to Amazon For people like me, who have only known Birmingham for 20 years, this book by Roy Thornton is a revelation.  It is astonishing to see such a vast collection of  rich Victorian buildings, many of ...

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Double your donation for the Coffin Works

Posted December 7th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We have a fantastic opportunity to double any donations for the Coffin Works and we need your help!  The Pilgrim Trust will match pound for pound any donations given via The Big Give website between 5th and 22nd December up to a ...

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Birmingham’s Theatre Heritage

Posted December 7th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

With Panto season upon us it seemed fitting to look at Birmingham’s theatre heritage. The era of theatre building took place from the 1880s to World War I, where over 1000 professional theatres were operating in Britain at this time. One of the ...

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Free City Walk – Birmingham’s Voting History

Posted October 27th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Free Heritage Event - Right to Vote Walk

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Industrial Heritage at Risk

Posted October 23rd, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The largest ever research project into the condition of England’s industrial heritage has been published by English Heritage this month together with the annual Heritage at Risk Register. The research into England’s industrial heritage has revealed that listed buildings are more at risk ...

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You can help Bournville College launch their digital time capsule

Posted October 11th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Bournville College, which opened its new £66m development in Longbridge this September, is searching for memories from those who have studied, worked or lived in the local area during the college’s 112 year history. Students and residents are invited to submit photos, videos, ...

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Shabana Mahmood visits the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 19th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

On Heritage Open Days weekend, Shabana Mahmood the local MP, visited our project and had a great time. Here’s what she had to say about it   Shabana Mahmood at the Coffin Fittings Works

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‘Brilliant’ ‘fantastic’ ‘interesting’ praise for the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 14th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We aren’t blowing our trumpet (well, only a bit) – these comments are from visitors who had a wonderful time on Friday and Saturday – Heritage Open Days – on tours of Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Works. They delved into its rich ...

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Visit the Coffin Fittings Works on Heritage Open Days!

Posted September 7th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Book your tour of the Coffin Fittings Works on Friday 9th or Saturday 10th September by phoning 0121 303 2664 or sending an email to elizabeth.perkins@birmingham.gov.uk There are still some places left and only one day remaining to book. Come and join us ...

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