New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

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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Explore Birmingham’s heritage on Heritage Open Days

Posted August 31st, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

It’s that wonderful time of year again when hidden heritage comes to light and when you can get in free at places that normally charge. Heritage Open Days take place from 8th – 11th September. All over Birmingham places will be opening ...

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Historical Techno Treasure Hunt in Birmingham – Saturday July 9th

Posted July 5th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

  Find one of these in Birmingham on Saturday Can you find the four historical characters hidden within Birmingham City Centre? The historical treasure trail is based on the growing pastime of ‘geocaching’ – using sets of coordinates, you can use mobile internet or a ...

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Tin Box and the Coffin Fittings Works get a great review!

Posted June 20th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

 We had a fantastic review here http://thegoodreview.co.uk/2011/06/stop-the-clocks-tin-box/#comment-911 The directors and performers brought our disused factory to life when they performed Stop the Clocks at the Coffin Fittings Works 10 days ago The reviewer, Natasha Trevenna said “It is the first artistic piece to suggest using the ...

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