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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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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Historical Techno Treasure Hunt in Birmingham – Saturday July 9th

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

  Find one of these in Birmingham on Saturday Can you find the four historical characters hidden within Birmingham City Centre? The historical treasure trail is based on the growing pastime of ‘geocaching’ – using sets of coordinates, you can use mobile internet or a ...

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Tin Box and the Coffin Fittings Works get a great review!

Posted June 20th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

 We had a fantastic review here http://thegoodreview.co.uk/2011/06/stop-the-clocks-tin-box/#comment-911 The directors and performers brought our disused factory to life when they performed Stop the Clocks at the Coffin Fittings Works 10 days ago The reviewer, Natasha Trevenna said “It is the first artistic piece to suggest using the ...

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Piccadilly Arcade, Birmingham, Part I

Posted May 10th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

I love old buildings and the way in which they make me feel as if I am connecting with the past. And I am fascinated with why old buildings look like they do and the questions they pose. Why was one style ...

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Unique drama at the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted April 28th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Stop The Clocks Putting the hearse into rehearsals – a team of Birmingham University drama students and their directors – are beginning an exciting venture at the Coffin Fittings Works. Birmingham Conservation Trust welcomes Tin Box theatre company who have been busily devising their ...

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Mystery, murder and suspense – ghosts from the past at the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted April 20th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Join the Birmingham Ghost Walk - dare to be scared! Uncover the ghosts of years gone by joining one of the Birmingham Ghost Walk s – now extended to include the Coffin Fittings Works on Fleet Street.We can’t promise you’ll see any ghosts, but you will ...

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Moseley School of Art is one of of the 10 most endangered Victorian Buildings in England and Wales

Posted October 11th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 10 Comments

The BBC reports today that the Former Moseley School of Art is on the Victorian Societies list of the 10 most endangered Victorian buildings in England and Wales. The BBC says: The list of 10 was drawn up using nominations from members of the ...

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