New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

New learning programme at Coffin Fitting Works in development. Dead exciting!

Posted May 28th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

  Last week Jackie and Kris, two of our wonderful volunteers, came into the office to present their ideas for a schools learning programme at Newman Brothers. Both experts in delivering heritage education programmes, we are more than a little delighted that they have ...

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Will it be the next project?

Posted May 28th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

For some time we have been considering a tiny, semi-derelict but lovely building in Yardley Cemetery as a future project. Currently owned by the Birmingham’s Bereavement Services, and no longer suitable for current purposes, this fantastic building is in poor condition and ...

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6 month Bursary Placement with Oxford Lime – Apply now!

Posted May 28th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

An exciting opportunity for those seeking training in heritage skills is being promoted by Cathy Clarke at HeritageSkillsHUB. Oxford Lime Mortar Limited is offering a 6 month fixed term bursary placement for a Lime Mortars and Renders Trainee. The company takes on a ...

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A history of children’s lives in Birmingham – exhibition and two blogs.

Posted April 30th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

You might know that there’s an exhibition on children’s lives in Birmingham since the 18th century at the Gas Hall at the moment (go here for opening hours and prices). You might have missed a couple of blogs worth checking, one from the ...

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National Trust launch `50 things to do before you turn 11 and three quarters’

Posted April 24th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust

Have you ever caught a crab, gone wild swimming or rolled down a really big hill? (more…)

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Insight into Photography of the Staffordshire Hoard

Posted April 18th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Early photos of the Staffordshire hoard (not David's - but from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) I know a pile of gold isn’t a threatened building – but we love local heritage here at the trust.  I just wanted to share some really ...

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Elizabeth reunited with historic Wallpaper at the Birmingham Back to Backs!

Posted April 16th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Elizabeth Perkins, the Director here at the Conservation Trust,  has finally been reunited with the wallpaper that she stripped of the walls of the Back-to-Back houses in Birmingham  8 years ago!  The back to backs are run by the National trust, but ...

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Why contribute to the spread of ugliness? – an exhibition on John Madin at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham

Posted April 14th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

One of the boxes from the John Madin Design Group. Image copyright Stuart Whipps. Click to visit his website. Last month I decided to take a look around the Ikon Gallery where I was just in time to see the exhibition ‘Why Contribute ...

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Titanic and Birmingham – Soho Foundry Exhibition

Posted April 10th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. Titanic was one of three ‘Olympic Class’ liners commissioned by the White Star Line to be built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Construction on Titanic ...

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Trustee wins major award!

Posted April 4th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

One of our fantastic Trustees, Nick Booth, who sadly will be leaving the Trust later in the year, has just won a major Big Society award for his work with social media surgeries.  Run through his company Podnosh these free surgeries teach ...

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