New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Last stop this year for the Birmingham History Bus

Posted September 30th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

The last outing this year for Birmingham’s enchanting history bus:  From the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Website.. 3rd October 2010 – 3rd October 2010 Travel through time on our free History Bus around some of Birmingham’s finest heritage sites. Please note that this is ...

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Invisible architecture tour

Posted September 22nd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We’ve just received this… Join Historian Ben Waddington on a tour of sights and buildings inspired by his article ‘Invisible Architecture’ from Issue One of Dirty Bristow. Register here http://invisiblearchitecture.eventbrite.com/ and pay your £5 when you get there. . He says: ...

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Clean up at the Coffin Fittings Works!

Posted September 8th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We owe a HUGE debt of gratitude to our wonderful volunteers who turned up this morning and gave us more than 100% effort. It was a mammoth task to clean up and prepare for our Open Day on Saturday, but Julian, Teresa, ...

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Visit the Coffin Fittings Works!

Posted September 6th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Come and visit us on Saturday September 11th and see inside the Coffin Fittings Works. We will be delighted to show you round,  explain the processes of manufacture and tell you some of the stories of Newman Brothers. When we last opened, we had some ...

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News of Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Works spreads far and wide!

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

One of the items in the Dutch Open Air Museum collection An item from the collection in the Dutch Open Air Museum We were contacted by Hans Piena, a Conservator at the National Dutch Open Air Museum. He has a crate of large stamped ...

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Lecture: Archaeology of New Library Site

Posted July 5th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

From The Stirrer: Members of the public have a chance to delve into Birmingham’s industrial past this month when a series of  archaeological lectures reveal the findings of last year’s excavation works at the site of the new  Library of ...

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Birmingham’s influence on the writings of J.R.R Tolkien

Posted June 30th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

J.R.R Tolkien is best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. It is believed that areas in Birmingham may have provided the inspiration for some of the settings in these works. Tolkien’s parents were both ...

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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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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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Eclipsed: The dark side of the Lunar Society

Posted April 29th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

A musical production - Eclipsed The Lunar Society which became the main intellectual powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution in England gathered together for lively dinner conversations at Soho House. They were led by Erasmus Darwin, a man who pioneered theories of evolution. Other ...

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