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Friday Photo: St Laurence & The Great Stone Inn

Posted January 26th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo is of St Laurence church and the Great Stone Inn. They are both located in the Northfield Old Village conservation area. The church of St Laurence is Grade I listed and dates back to the 12th Century. Across the ...

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Friday Photo: Victoria Law Courts

Posted January 19th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

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Friday Photo- Summer Row

Posted January 5th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Today’s Friday Photo is of Summer Row! If you transport yourself back to 15th-century Birmingham, you would be transported back to green fields and miles of woodland- a little different from 21st-century Birmingham, and this street was actually called New Road. This ...

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Friday Photo: Symphony Hall

Posted December 30th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today‘s Friday Photo is the festive looking interior of Symphony Hall. The hall is 26 years old this year, having had its opening night on the 15th April 1991. It is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, who had previously ...

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Friday Photo – The Windsor Theatre

Posted December 15th, 2017 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

The Windsor Theatre, Bearwood, Smethwick Once there were many theatres in small towns providing entertainment. As movies grew in popularity, some theatres were converted to cinemas, some closed forever. In turn the small local cinemas closed as multi-screen megaplexes appeared. The Windsor is a ...

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Friday Photo- The Round House

Posted December 8th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

I really don’t know how I hadn’t heard of this building until about 18 months ago. Maybe it’s because it’s slightly off the beaten track, away from the madding crowds, or maybe it’s because Birmingham is a city deeply modest about its ...

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Friday Photo: The Kingsway

Posted December 1st, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the sad looking Kingsway Picture House in Kings Heath. More recently in use as a bingo hall as of 1980, the building was erected in 1925 as a cinema designed by Horace G. Bradley. Bradley was also the ...

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Cock Pit and Garden Feature at Moor Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield.

Posted November 24th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the sunken garden at Moor Hall Hotel in Sutton Coldfield.¬† You may think this was purpose designed as a pretty country house “secret garden” but it’s origins are actually much more interesting. ¬†This was originally part of a ...

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Friday Photo- Supreme Works

Posted November 23rd, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

By David Evetts This distinctive building by the architect Holland Hobbiss sits on Soho Hill in Birmingham, not far from Soho House. It housed jewellery makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths when it opened in 1922. It has a very different look to many nearby properties ...

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Friday Photo- BCU Conservatoire

Posted November 10th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday Photo is of another new building- The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, as it’s now been renamed. It was founded as the Birmingham School of Music in 1886, but this building dates from 2017! I watched it being built for over ...

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