New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

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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Urban Explorers

Posted October 29th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

During the summer months I started to look into historic hospital buildings and during this time I came across ‘Urban Explorers’. They are a community of people who are dedicated to historic buildings and decay. They like to look around and take ...

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You can help Bournville College launch their digital time capsule

Posted October 11th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Bournville College, which opened its new £66m development in Longbridge this September, is searching for memories from those who have studied, worked or lived in the local area during the college’s 112 year history. Students and residents are invited to submit photos, videos, ...

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Shabana Mahmood visits the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 19th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

On Heritage Open Days weekend, Shabana Mahmood the local MP, visited our project and had a great time. Here’s what she had to say about it   Shabana Mahmood at the Coffin Fittings Works

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‘Brilliant’ ‘fantastic’ ‘interesting’ praise for the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 14th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We aren’t blowing our trumpet (well, only a bit) – these comments are from visitors who had a wonderful time on Friday and Saturday – Heritage Open Days – on tours of Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Works. They delved into its rich ...

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Visit the Coffin Fittings Works on Heritage Open Days!

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

Book your tour of the Coffin Fittings Works on Friday 9th or Saturday 10th September by phoning 0121 303 2664 or sending an email to elizabeth.perkins@birmingham.gov.uk There are still some places left and only one day remaining to book. Come and join us ...

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Stop the Clocks returns to the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 5th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Stop the Clocks is returning to Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Factory from the 28th September- 1st October 2011 after a sell-out run in June 2011.The first performance piece to take place in the factory, which was closed in 1999, Stop the Clocks ...

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