New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Clean up at the Coffin Fittings Works!

Posted September 8th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We owe a HUGE debt of gratitude to our wonderful volunteers who turned up this morning and gave us more than 100% effort. It was a mammoth task to clean up and prepare for our Open Day on Saturday, but Julian, Teresa, ...

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Heritage Open Days 2010

Posted August 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Heritage Open Days (HODs) are an annual chance to celebrate the eclectic heritage of England. All around the country, properties that are usually closed to the public or charge admission open their doors to everyone – for free! Properties can range from factories to ...

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English Heritage – Festival of History 2010

Posted July 17th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Festival of History 2010 Prepare for the ultimate historical adventure as the Festival of History thunders back for 2010. Experience over 2000 years of history and watch as over 1,000 re-enactors march out of history and into the heart of England. Hear the ...

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Lecture: Archaeology of New Library Site

Posted July 5th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

From The Stirrer: Members of the public have a chance to delve into Birmingham’s industrial past this month when a series of  archaeological lectures reveal the findings of last year’s excavation works at the site of the new  Library of ...

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Garden Day and Craft Fair at Selly Manor, Bournville – Sunday 27th June

Posted June 21st, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Selly Manor, photograph courtesy of the Bournville Village Trust website Historic Selly Manor in Bournville really is the most glorious place to spend a sunny afternoon. Or a rainy afternoon come to think of it. I think I’m probably a little biased, as I ...

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Whitsun weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Posted May 27th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Photograph of Queen Victoria courtesy of the Ironbridge website Blists Hill Victorian Town in Ironbridge, Shrophire will be celebrating the 81st birthday of Queen Victoria over Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend (29/05 – 31/05) with an ‘extravaganza of colour, music and street entertainment’. A ...

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Discovering Places: Open Weekend

Posted May 24th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Over the weekend of 23-25th July, The Heritage Alliance is running a project aiming to encourage people to discover their local environment: “hidden places, extraordinary spaces and the stories they have to tell.” Building on the tradition of Open House in London, and ...

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Winterbourne House Edwardian Fete – on today.

Posted May 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Morris dancing at Winterbourne House in Birmingham - picture thanks to Katchooo on flickr Click here to see a wonderful set of photographs taken by Katchooo of her visit to the Edwardian Fete at the newly reopened Winterbourne House. She described it as ...

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Birmingham Museum Collections Centre Open Day – May 2010

Posted May 6th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 4 Comments

Museum Collections Centre. Photo courtesy of Andy Doherty, Birmingham Museum Services should be congratulating themselves after the Museum Collections Centre’s (MCC) latest Open Day this Bank Holiday Monday. I went along and had the most brilliant day, and it looked as though ...

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West Bromwich’s Manor House open for Bank Holiday

Posted April 30th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 6 Comments

Manor House, West Bromwich. Image courtesy of Sandwell Council website The Manor House, a medieval building in West Bromwich, has been closed to the public for years and is only open for designated events and open days – including this Sunday and Monday ...

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