New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

We are looking for Volunteer Trustees. Interested? Deadline 18 July

Posted July 2nd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

Do you care about Birmingham’s heritage?  You could be just the person we need. We are looking for volunteer trustee directors who are really enthusiastic about saving significant historic buildings from decay and involving people in the process. Who you are You may be already ...

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The Witches’ Promise at Weoley Castle

Posted June 28th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre has joined forces with Birmingham City Council’s Library and Archive Services to bring a range of theatre projects to six local libraries across the city (Springhill, Ward End, Weoley Castle, Harborne, Hall Green and Quinton). The Neighbourhood REP projects, ...

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Planning Heritage Open Days & on the scrounge!

Posted June 26th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We are busy planning this year’s Heritage Open Days event at the Coffin Fitting Works. Not only are we offering people the opportunity for guided tours around the site, but this year there will be family activities, live music and performance! We ...

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English Heritage launches Britain From Above website

Posted June 25th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

The Britain From Above project started in 2011 and is a four year project aimed at conserving 95,000 of the oldest and most valuable photographs in the Aerofilms collection, dating from 1919 to 1953. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund ...

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Permission granted! After 15 years we can start the restoration at Newman Brothers.

Posted June 23rd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 2 Comments

Last week we received the exciting news that we have been granted planning permission and listed building consent for the restoration scheme at Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works. What that means is that we can start drawing down Heritage Lottery and English Heritage funding ...

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Flying the flag for the Birmingham Conservation Trust!

Posted June 22nd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

          Last month BCT volunteers Jackie and Kris were invited as speakers to Rotary House in Droitwich Spa to speak to the Probus Club (retired professional and business persons club) about the work of the Trust. Many of this group have been involved ...

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Come on Heritage Sector – Let’s recognise our amazing volunteers! Heritage Alliance Heroes Award

Posted June 20th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

  A couple of weeks ago we told you about the English Heritage Heritage Angels award. This week there is another opportunity for recognition of the excellent work done by volunteers in the heritage sector… the  Heritage Alliance Heroes Award.  Deadline 30 June Here’s how to enter – it’s really ...

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What do coffin fittings, silverware and pen nibs have in common?

Posted June 19th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

                  Sorry, no punchline… but they do have in common a rich history of manufacturing in the Jewellery Quarter. They are also things that BCT, the Pen Room Museum and English Heritage are keen to share with school groups! I (Suzanne) spent a really interesting couple of hours at ...

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Places still available for Saturday’s lectures on the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, past, present and future.

Posted June 19th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

        A joint day school is being run by the Birmingham Assay Office and Centre for West Midlands History on Saturday 23rd June 10-4pm at the University of Birmingham. Four speakers will explore the Quarter’s history, heritage, contemporary crafts and jewellery and silver manufacturing. Cost ...

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Open Day for the Cannon Hill House, the Grade 2 Listed Home of Louisa Ryland – this weekend.

Posted June 13th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

I’ve just received this from Tony Fox at Friends of Cannon Hill Park This weekend is the EDWARDIAN OPEN HOUSE & GARDEN DAY Sat 16 June,11am-5pm, at Cannon Hill House, the Grade 2 Listed Home of Louisa Ryland who gifted Cannon Hill and ...

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