New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Voices of the Old Print Works

Posted September 16th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

  Yesterday a new exciting exhibition launched called Voices of The Old Print Works in Balsall Heath, opposite the magnificent Moseley Road Baths. It is the result of a small Heritage Lottery Fund grant which collected oral histories from people who worked at the Old Print Works. ...

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Architects Accredited in Building Conservation Autumn Conference

Posted September 12th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Birmingham Town Hall is the case study at this year’s AABC conference and AGM – so architects from across the UK will be heading to our brilliant city to see conservation in action. if you are interested; here are some details: Following two ...

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It’s Heritage Open Days ‘Time to Explore’ Time! Hard Hat Conservation Tours of The Coffin Works

Posted August 6th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

View from Apres Bar on Summer Row Especially for Heritage Open Days on Sunday 15th September, our contractors Fairhurst Ward Abbotts Ltd will be leading visitors around Birmingham Conservation Trust’s Grade II* listed factory in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The Newman Bros. Coffin Works was purpose ...

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Friction Arts’ exhibition ‘Echoes’ recalls the spirit of lost buildings

Posted August 1st, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Here is a guest blog by Tim Franklin from Friction Arts: Much of Birmingham’s architectural heritage has already been lost. If it wasn’t cleared by the Luftwaffe, the council finished it off in the ‘60s and ‘70s. There may be photographs or architectural drawings, ...

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Roman Birmingham Talk by Mike Hodder at Blakesley Hall

Posted July 31st, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

This looks an interesting way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

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Join Birmingham Conservation Trust at Big Give Party

Posted July 17th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

The Big Give have organised a super garden party at The Manor, Little Compton in Warwickshire and the Birmingham Conservation Trust is going in force!  Please come along and join us for the fun.  We certainly have something to celebrate: the party ...

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The Big Give Raffle – Support Birmingham Conservation Trust!

Posted June 30th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Birmingham Conservation Trust are taking part in the first Big Give Charities Raffle. You can buy tickets on behalf of Birmingham Conservation Trust and be in with a chance of winning one of the many fantastic prizes on offer. Each ticket costs just £1 ...

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It’s sink or swim time for Stirchley Baths!

Posted May 14th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Birmingham Conservation Trust are currently preparing the Activity Plan for the Heritage Lottery Bid for £1.3m to restore the former Stirchley Baths and bring the building back into use as a community building. Place Prospectors are also part of the development team ...

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They were a museum piece even then in the 60s!

Posted April 15th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

  News of the recent Coffin Works tours reached Graham Webb who now lives in Belgium, but is still a member of Birmingham History Forum. He got in touch to say he worked next door! I dug a little deeper and he has ...

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TNT News Team are back!

Posted April 9th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

After some fantastic news reports in the past, we have asked the TNT News Team from Ladywood, led by Norman Bartlett, to report on the restoration project for us and keep us updated on the on-site progress when the contractors have taken ...

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