New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

First steps to secure future of Birmingham’s post-WWII living treasures

Posted August 17th, 2017 by Vicki Cox with No Comments

Birmingham Conservation Trust, in partnership with the Twentieth Century Society and the Prefab Museum will carry out work to consider how best to preserve the Wake Green Road prefabs in the Birmingham suburb of Moseley, thanks to a £4,000 grant from Historic ...

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Friday Photo: Lucy Worsley

Posted March 3rd, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  This week’s Friday photo is a departure from our normal historic site, as it features the wonderful Lucy Worsley – historian, author, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, BBC presenter and all round history icon.  Last night I had the pleasure of ...

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Book your Prefabulous prefabs tour now!

Posted July 21st, 2016 by Vicki Cox 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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Friday Photo: New Street Station and Grand Central Roof

Posted September 24th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

This week’s Friday photo could be none other than the newly unveiled New Street Station and Grand Central Shopping Centre. I took this picture of the spectacular roof yesterday at the opening of Grand Central. The roof allows natural light to flood ...

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Heritage Angel 2015 #bringingitbackforBrum

Posted September 11th, 2015 by jenniwaugh with No Comments

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters and friends, for voting for Birmingham Conservation Trust and our Newman Brothers Coffin Works Restoration to win the Heritage Angels 2015 People’s Favourite Award! It’s a long title, but a very worthwhile prize that means a ...

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Friday Photo: Bejewelled Owl (The Big Hoot), St Paul’s Square

Posted July 24th, 2015 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the Bejewelled Owl from this summer’s Big Hoot art trail, which stands in St Paul’s Churchyard in St Paul’s Square.  The Big Hoot has brought businesses, artists, schools and the local community together to create a public trail ...

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More than just a museum: Summer Food Feast-IVAL at the Coffin Works

Posted June 18th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

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‘Joyce…at Rest’ Site-Specific Performance at the Coffin Works

Posted April 5th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

  We are really excited to announce dates for our first drama performance at the Coffin Works since opening! Book your tickets now for what promises to be a fabulous show, devised and performed by students from the University of Birmingham. Small audiences ...

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Easter Holiday Family Activities at Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works

Posted March 29th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

  Join us for Family fun at the factory over Easter. Click here to go to the Coffin Works Whats On page.  

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From Eastside to Edgbaston; appreciating Brum’s design and landscape. Guest blog by Katie Kershaw

Posted March 2nd, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Natwest Tower Seven weeks and counting! Today was something of a milestone as I broke the 20 mile mark for the first time, completing 21 miles over three and a half hours of running! After the success of last week’s mini mission to ...

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