New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

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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Stop the Clocks returns to the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 5th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Stop the Clocks is returning to Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Factory from the 28th September- 1st October 2011 after a sell-out run in June 2011.The first performance piece to take place in the factory, which was closed in 1999, Stop the Clocks ...

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Explore Birmingham’s heritage on Heritage Open Days

Posted August 31st, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

It’s that wonderful time of year again when hidden heritage comes to light and when you can get in free at places that normally charge. Heritage Open Days take place from 8th – 11th September. All over Birmingham places will be opening ...

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1950’s film of Birmingham

Posted August 13th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

This is a fascinating piece of film shared on Youtube by idowish12.  Anyone any idea of who took the film? Is it something you’ve seen before?  Recognise any of the places?  

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Love heritage? Come and join us!

Posted August 8th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Do you care about Birmingham’s heritage? You could be just the person we need. If you have skills and experience in industry or business, you can help us. We need volunteer trustee directors who are really enthusiastic about saving significant historic buildings from ...

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Shakespeare Memorial Room

Posted August 5th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Whether you love or hate Birmingham’s most talked about 20th Century building –the Central Library, is home to the Shakespeare Memorial Room. The room, created in 1882 to house the Shakespeare Library, was designed by John Henry Chamberlain who was responsible for ...

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Bell’s Farm – result!

Posted August 3rd, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Restored in the 1980s, the double gabled frontage of Bell's Farm requires some repair The restoration of the fire damaged rear wing at Bell's Farm will revitalise the whole place   Fantastic news today that the restoration work will start at the wonderful 17th century ...

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Piccadilly Arcade – Part III

Posted July 28th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

In case anyone reading this blog is wondering why I am writing about the Piccadilly Arcade for the third time (see Part I and Part II )  I should perhaps explain that my office window looks out over the Arcade’s entrance on to ...

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£1million grant from Heritage Lottery Fund confirmed for Coffin Works and Birmingham Conservation Trust

Posted July 21st, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 4 Comments

Photo: Tin Box Theatre Company taken by Birmingham Conservation Trust Fantastic news! Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £999,400 has been confirmed for Birmingham Conservation Trust to restore the Newman Brothers Coffin Works factory in the Jewellery Quarter. This is a massive step forward for ...

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Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries

Posted July 9th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

The Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries was established in 2004 under the leadership of Pauline Roberts together with a small group of people who were concerned at the visible deterioration of the cemeteries and alarmed at the potential loss ...

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