New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Ceramics in Birmingham

Posted June 16th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Ceramic tiles cover walls and floors, roofs and pavements, furniture and stoves, and can be seen in churches, mosques, pubs, shops, hospitals and homes in Birmingham. They are often combined with other forms of ceramics such as terracotta, faience and mosaic. Some examples ...

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Birmingham Conservation Trust is making history!

Posted June 9th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The British Library has invited the BCT website to participate in their web archiving programme. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and give permanent access to key UK websites for future generations.  Selected websites are considered to be of long term research ...

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Victorian Society: Endangered Buildings Appeal

Posted May 21st, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Can you think of any Victorian or Edwardian buildings in the Birmingham area which may be at risk? The Victorian Society is about to launch its annual appeal to find the nation’s most endangered historic buildings. Endangered can mean there are plans to ...

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Birmingham Museum Collections Centre Open Day – May 2010

Posted May 6th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 4 Comments

Museum Collections Centre. Photo courtesy of Andy Doherty, birminghamroundabout.co.uk Birmingham Museum Services should be congratulating themselves after the Museum Collections Centre’s (MCC) latest Open Day this Bank Holiday Monday. I went along and had the most brilliant day, and it looked as though ...

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Project Brutal: Update

Posted May 4th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Following on from a previous post about Project Brutal: the project now has a discussion forum, where the people interested in documenting the Central Library can chat. The forum can be found here. Photo credit: Martin Hartland

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University of Birmingham Blue Plaque Trail

Posted April 28th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The University of Birmingham want to celebrate their influential achievements: scientific discoveries, artistic creations and significant inventions throughout the history of the university. To do this, they are implementing a Blue Plaque Trail throughout campus to highlight special achievements of notable individuals, along ...

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‘Ghost signs’ – our fading past

Posted April 12th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Ghost sign on the Stratford Road. Photographed by Caroline Bunford, image courtesy of The History of Advertsing Trust Something that has always fascinated me are the faded, years old painted adverts one can occasionally spot on the sides of buildings. Some are more obvious, ...

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Pevsner Architectural Guides, Birmingham by Andy Foster – a review.

Posted April 6th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Click the image to go to Amazon If you are interested in the Buildings of Birmingham then the Pevsner Architectural Guide to Birmingham by Andy Foster is THE book you need. I’ve already bought two – one to give to a friend.  I sometimes ...

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Birmingham Council Boundaries from 1838 to 1931

Posted April 2nd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Birmingham Council Boundary Changes 1838 to 1931 Sometimes you spot some things that are surprisingly mundane and interesting.  This map charting the growth of Birmingham’s local authority to 1938 fits into that category and comes from the website www.british-history.ac.uk and the 1964 book ...

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Project Brutal

Posted March 25th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Birmingham Central Library could be considered the Marmite of libraries: you either love it, or you hate it. Well, here is a project for those who wish to profess their love for that Brutalist structure: Project Brutal. (via Created in Birmingham) “Project Brutal: Initial ...

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