New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Cadbury Barn: loved and lost

Posted August 7th, 2017 by BCT moderator with No Comments

The ‘Cadbury Barn’, in Manor Farm Park. The Cadbury Barn, Manor Park   Almost three years to the day since George and Elizabeth Cadbury’s former home in Manor Park was burnt down, the iconic building that has become known as the ‘Cadbury Barn’ was also ...

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Friday Photo- Lightwoods House 

Posted July 28th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 1 Comment

Although, this post says it’s by Anne-Marie Hayes, I’m in fact an imposter, because this is Dave Evetts’ first ever Friday Photo post for Birmingham Conservation Trust, and it’s a good one! Lightwoods House in Bearwood faces Harborne across Hagley Road West. Originally built ...

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Friday Photo- Old Snow Hill

Posted March 17th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

I often pass this building located on Constitution Hill, but it wasn’t until my sister pointed it out to me that I decided to photograph it for this week’s Friday Photo. Today the building, known as Old Snow Hill, or The Snow ...

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Friday Photo- Vesey House Sutton Coldfield

Posted August 19th, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

I posted about Vesey Manor last year, and this week I’m focusing on Vesey House, also in Sutton Coldfield, and also built by Bishop Vesey. Now a private residence, it dates from the 1500s and was once known as Ford Keepers Cottage. ...

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Book your Prefabulous prefabs tour now!

Posted July 21st, 2016 by BCT moderator with 2 Comments

Followers of the Trust’s activities will know that we have recently been out to view the row of listed 1940’s prefabs on the Wake Green Road and we are now able to offer you that same opportunity. As part of Birmingham Heritage week, ...

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Prefabulous!

Posted June 6th, 2016 by BCT moderator with 2 Comments

Wake Green Road in Moseley will always be a little bit forever 1945. There, backing on to the Shire Country Park, can be found a time capsule row of 1940’s prefabricated houses.  Externally time pauses at the south end of the road ...

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Moseley Road Baths Receive American Express Funding

Posted April 28th, 2016 by BCT moderator with No Comments

The continuing campaign to keep Moseley Road Baths open has received a cash boost.  A grant of $15,000 has been provided by American Express through the World Monuments Fund. The money will be used to promote the baths through various activities leading ...

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Friday Photo: Farewell Birmingham Central Library

Posted December 18th, 2015 by Julie Webb with 4 Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of the demolition of Birmingham Central Library.  Opened in 1974 the Library was designed by local architect John Madin in the brutalist style. Since it open it created a marmite effect, some loved it some hated it. The ...

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Friday Photo: Victoria Works Flagstaff

Posted November 27th, 2015 by Julie Webb with 1 Comment

Today’s Friday photo is the flagstaff of Victoria Works. Victoria Works, in the Jewellery Quarter,  is a grade II former pen nib factory that was purpose built for Joseph Gillot in 1839-40. Along the outer wall of the building is a beautiful ...

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Friday Photo: Snob Screens in The Bartons Arms

Posted October 16th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

This week’s Friday photo is the snob screens in the beautiful Bartons Arms pub. Last month I had the pleasure of attending “A Taste & Tour of The Bartons Arms”, which is hosted by local author and Laurel & Hardy enthusiast John ...

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