New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

3 offices, 5 homes and a couple of nature reserves later! Birmingham: a great city to train in. Guest Blog by Katie Kershaw

Posted February 23rd, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

                  I am now just eight weeks out from the marathon, where has the time gone? As the weeks have passed and the mileage has gradually increased, the trepidation I felt at the challenge of covering the distance is slowly being replaced by ...

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Half term activities at Newman Brothers

Posted February 11th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

February Half Term Holiday Fun! Join us on Friday 21st and Saturday the 22nd February between 10.00 and 12.00 OR 15.00-17.00 for a session which has been specifically designed with families in mind.   Join our friendly guide to explore the Newman Brothers Factory, the ...

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Newman Brothers commemorates the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill

Posted January 12th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

The funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, the largest state funeral that had ever been mounted, took place on 30th January 1965.  The nation mourned the death of the man who had led Britain to victory in the Second World War and who ...

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Ladywood 1914-1918 Exhibition

Posted January 6th, 2015 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Ladywood History Group are holding a WWI exhibition this weekend – here are details from Norman Bartlam: Why not start your new year by visiting our World War I exhibition? It will be hell, er, held on Saturday 10 January and Sunday 11 January ...

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Tercentenary Events at Birmingham Cathedral

Posted December 18th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Wow! Next year will be an exciting one for Birmingham Cathedral – which reaches a ripe old milestone age!   Here is their events brochure, so much to do – including booking onto a talk on Medieval Birmingham by our very own Sarah Hayes in ...

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Join us as we decorate the tree for our first Christmas at Newman Brothers since the museum reopened!

Posted November 20th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

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Tales & Tequila – storytelling event by candle-light at Newman Brothers

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Join us to honour the lives of four famous Brummies who rest in Birmingham’s cemeteries. Ian Braisby, from Midlands Discovery Tours, will lead you round the workshops and storerooms at Newman Brothers, telling tales about notable historical figures, who may have passed on, ...

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Tales of Ritual and Remembrance – a ‘candle-literary’ event at The Coffin Works

Posted August 18th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

    Join an undertaker (Brian Parsons), an undertaker’s daughter (Kate Mayfield), and a Victorian gothic novelist (Essie Fox) for a fascinating candle-literary evening which is taking place on October 8th in the Shroud Room of the newly restored Coffin Works in Birmingham’s Jewellery ...

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We are recruiting again! Learning Manager Vacancy at Newman Brothers

Posted August 4th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

As you will know by now (but please keep on spreading the word!) at the end of October 2014, Birmingham Conservation Trust is opening an industrial heritage attraction located in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. The Newman Brothers factory, built in 1894 and ...

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Isobel’s Experience with the Birmingham Conservation Trust

Posted July 18th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with 3 Comments

My name is Isobel Greathead and I have done a year 10 work experience placement with the Birmingham Conservation Trust. With it only being a few months until the Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works opens to the public in the Jewellery ...

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