New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo- The New Smethwick Pumping Station

Posted September 22nd, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday Photo is by Dave Evetts. “New” in this case means 1892, when this new pumping station took over from the Smethwick Engine of 1799 that made it possible to navigate the canal over Smethwick Summit without running out of ...

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Friday Photo: St Peter’s Church

Posted September 8th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is St Peter’s Church in Harborne. There has been a church on this site since Saxon times. The oldest part of the grade II listed church is the central tower, dating from around the 14th Century, the remainder of ...

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Friday Photo- Central Fire Station

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

Blog by Dave Evetts At the bottom of Corporation Street in the city centre, across the multiple lanes of traffic on the Queensway, stands an impressive white tower. This is the entrance to the former Central Fire Station built in 1935 to the ...

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First steps to secure future of Birmingham’s post-WWII living treasures

Posted August 17th, 2017 by Vicki Cox with No Comments

Birmingham Conservation Trust, in partnership with the Twentieth Century Society and the Prefab Museum will carry out work to consider how best to preserve the Wake Green Road prefabs in the Birmingham suburb of Moseley, thanks to a £4,000 grant from Historic ...

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Friday Photo: Steelhouse Lane Lock Up

Posted August 11th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the Steelhouse Lane Lock Up. It was taken during a fascinating open day organised by Hidden Spaces and the West Midlands Police; (for those of us who had never been there before!) we were shown how the police ...

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The Cadbury Barn: loved and lost

Posted August 7th, 2017 by Vicki Cox with No Comments

The ‘Cadbury Barn’, in Manor Farm Park. The Cadbury Barn, Manor Park   Almost three years to the day since George and Elizabeth Cadbury’s former home in Manor Park was burnt down, the iconic building that has become known as the ‘Cadbury Barn’ was also ...

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Friday Photo- Lightwoods House 

Posted July 28th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 1 Comment

Although, this post says it’s by Anne-Marie Hayes, I’m in fact an imposter, because this is Dave Evetts’ first ever Friday Photo post for Birmingham Conservation Trust, and it’s a good one! Lightwoods House in Bearwood faces Harborne across Hagley Road West. Originally built ...

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Friday Photo- The Grosvenor Room at the Grand Hotel

Posted July 23rd, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

  You may remember a couple of years ago, I did a Friday Photo on the Grand’s exterior. Well, this week I had the opportunity to go inside the Grand Hotel’s Grosvenor Room, which is a stunning and ornate ball room with the ...

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Friday Photo: Our Lady Help of Christians

Posted July 16th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

This weeks Friday photo is Our Lady Help of Christians in Tile Cross. Sadly the Architect Richard Gilbert Scott passed away earlier this month, so I thought it would be fitting to post this picture of one of the two Roman Catholic ...

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Friday Photo: The Moat House Sutton Coldfield

Posted July 7th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the Grade II* listed Moat House situated on the Lichfield Road in Sutton Coldfield. It designed and built circa 1680 by the architect Sir William Wilson (1641-1710), who had been a student of Sir Christopher Wren. Wilson actually ...

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