New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

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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Resilience in challenging economic times

Posted April 4th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Birmingham Conservation Trust has been selected as one of twelve case studies nationally for a new English Heritage – Heritage Counts report on resilience in heritage organisations during challenging financial times!  The research, which is being carried out by BOP consulting, will particularly focus ...

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Not So Elementary…………

Posted March 31st, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

It is not only in Birmingham that the fight to save old and important buildings goes on. See here – UNDERSHAW and spare a minute to think of how important Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is to our literary past.  Would it then make ...

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Recycling on a Grand Scale

Posted March 22nd, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Is it possible to recycle a building? I guess the answer is yes and in Birmingham we have many examples.  A visit to the Birmingham Back-to-Backs will prove that not only can buildings be saved for the future, they can also be turned ...

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Buildings At Risk – Coming to a Street Near You

Posted February 3rd, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

It’s amazing to discover how many people are passionate about their local history and built heritage.  Why is it that some of us are so bothered about old buildings when others would say that they are just bricks and mortar?  Is it ...

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My Favourite Birmingham Heritage/History Websites

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

If like me you sometimes sit at work/home/on the train, etc, etc with nothing much to do then you may be interested in the websites below.  All of them have a link into either heritage, history and/or Birmingham and all are very ...

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Educating the Trustees

Posted December 7th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

This evenings podnosh session is a real eye opener. BCT has a website cross linked to all forms of social media. These posts link to Facebook and Twitter where they get retweeted or ‘liked’ by the followers. Reminding people to use the ...

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Coffin Works Big Give

Posted December 7th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Dear BCT Supporter, We have just had some great news about funding for the Coffin Fittings Works Project but we need you to help us to get the money! The Pilgrim Trust will double your money if you donate via the Big Give between ...

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