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Friday Photo: Ss Peter and Paul Church, Aston-juxta-Birmingham

Posted May 26th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the church of Ss Peter and Paul, Aston-juxta-Birmingham. Originally Aston parish church, it was given this name after Aston was absorbed into Birmingham in 1911. There has been a church on this site for centuries, indeed, Aston church ...

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Friday Photo- Saturday Bridge

Posted May 19th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Today’s Friday Photo should probably be aptly called ‘Saturday’ photo. Located on the edge of the jewellery Quarter, just off Summer Row, I’ve never really noticed Saturday bridge before, but today I ventured down for a closer look. A plaque on the ...

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Friday Photo: Clent Hills

Posted May 12th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo was taken at the summit of the Clent Hills, just south west of Birmingham, with views over towards Dudley and the Black Country. The area is now the property of the National Trust, first given to them by Worcestershire ...

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Friday Photo- Minworth Greaves Farm

Posted April 28th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

You’ve probably heard of 14th-century Minworth Greaves which is now located next to Selly Manor in Bournville, originally situated in Minworth as its name suggests, but Minworth Greaves Farm may not be so familiar. The farm building is actually still in situ, ...

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Friday Photo: Lickey Hills

Posted April 21st, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo was taken at the Lickey Hills, which has been a designated Country Park since 1971. In Norman times, the Lickey Hills formed part of the royal Manor of Bromsgrove, the area was stocked full of deer and rabbits and was used ...

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Friday Photo: Lifford Hall

Posted March 31st, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is Lifford Hall in Kings Norton. Before the grade II listed hall was built in 1604, the site is believed to have contained an ecclesiastical building possibly dating from Saxon times.  It is known that as of 1781, Lifford Hall was ...

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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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