New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo- Old Snow Hill

Posted March 17th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

I often pass this building located on Constitution Hill, but it wasn’t until my sister pointed it out to me that I decided to photograph it for this week’s Friday Photo. Today the building, known as Old Snow Hill, or The Snow ...

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Friday Photo: Rowheath Pavilion

Posted March 10th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with 1 Comment

Today’s Friday photo was taken within the grounds of Rowheath Pavilion in Bournville. George Cadburys plan for Bournville Village stipulated that one tenth of the total area was to be reserved for parks, recreation grounds and other open spaces. This was intended ...

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Friday Photo- Wiggins Hill Bridge

Posted February 25th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Wiggins Hill Bridge sits over the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal in Sutton Coldifeld, located in Minworth between Curdworth and Wishaw. Wiggins Hill was actually mentioned in the 1086 Domesday survey as Winchicelle, the name of which in Old English, means ‘Wicga’s People’s ...

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Friday Photo: Church of The Holy Prince Lazar

Posted February 17th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is a follow-up to a Friday photo from a couple of years ago that featured an exterior shot of the same church – I finally managed to attend an open day at the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Price of Lazar ...

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Friday Photo: St. Margaret’s Church, Great Barr

Posted February 10th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo is the church of St Margaret in Chapel Lane, Great Barr. It is named after Saint Margaret of Antioch. The church was first built on this site in the 13th century and the church has evolved over time to ...

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Friday Photo- The Red Palace

Posted February 4th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This striking red-terracotta building is hard to miss and is certainly a Birmingham favourite among locals. The Grade II listed building stands proudly on Constitution Hill, and was designed in 1895. It was the former H.B. Sales Factory, a die-sinker firm, a ...

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Friday Photo: Birmingham Oratory

Posted January 29th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

The Birmingham Oratory on the Hagley Road has been the subject of a Friday photo before but I’d like to share this different view: the beautiful domed ceiling above the shrine of St Philip Neri. This small area, that leads off from ...

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Friday Photo- Summer Row (peek-a-boo BMAG)

Posted January 13th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Have you noticed how Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) is now visible from Summer Row? It was almost like it was trying to say hello through the snow and dark sky this morning, having been hidden away from view for so ...

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“By the Gains of Industry” Birmingham Museums and Heritage at Risk

Posted January 13th, 2017 by Vicki Cox with No Comments

DONNA TAYLOR IS A DOCTORAL RESEARCHER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM. SHE IS CURRENTLY WRITING A THESIS ON THE ORIGINS OF BIRMINGHAM TOWN COUNCIL AND IS OWNER OF THE BLOG ‘NOTES FROM NINETEENTH-CENTURY BIRMINGHAM’.     On July 19th 1881 Mayor Richard Chamberlain laid the ...

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Friday Photo: The Royalty, Harborne

Posted January 6th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with 1 Comment

Today‘s Friday photo is of the neglected looking Royalty Cinema in Harborne. Opening in October 1930, the building was originally designed by architect Horace G. Bradley for Selly Oak Pictures Ltd. It is now Grade II listed and one of many cinemas ...

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