New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Birmingham Heritage Leaflet – available for download

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Just looking through this latest Birmingham Heritage Forum marketing leaflet reminds me of the richness and exciting heritage we have to offer in the city. Download a leaflet at will, or pick up a copy from any of the featured venues in the leaflet, ...

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Today’s Coffin Works tours cancelled due to snow

Posted March 23rd, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Unfortunately we have had to cancel all the tours of the Coffin Works today, Saturday 23rd March due to the snow.  Too many people, including volunteers giving the tours, couldn’t make it and the advice on the radio said roads could be ...

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William Morris: the Arts and Crafts of Books – free event at Cadbury Research Library 8 May

Posted March 3rd, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

There is a free talk by Martin Killeen as part of the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library’s event programme. This may be of interest to some of you. In his later years William Morris devoted much of his energy to the Kelmscott Press, which he founded ...

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I made clothes you wouldn’t be seen dead in!

Posted February 15th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

A former worker told us she used to tell people she met for the first time she ‘made clothes that you wouldn’t be seen dead in!’ That was unless it was an unwanted admirer, in which case she’d say she ‘sewed shrouds ...

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Introducing our first Feature Writer

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

We are delighted to introduce one of our new volunteers Sairah Rehman who has written the first feature in our new website Features pages.   Sairah has recently graduated with an MA in Eighteenth Century Studies from the University of York. She tells us,   “My ...

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Tickets are on sale for Christmasy Candle-lit Tours of Coffin Fitting Works!

Posted December 3rd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

Tickets for our Candle-lit tours of the wonderful Newman Brothers (with a Victorian Christmas theme, cup of hot choc and mince pie!) are ON SALE NOW! Over 50 gone in last two days, but we have lots of tours between Wed 12 ...

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I survived the mud, freezing water and obstacles to raise money for BCT

Posted November 5th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

  Last Saturday I took part in an army style assault course ‘Major Series’ organised by British Military Fitness at Weston Park to raise some money for Birmingham Conservation Trust. It involved mud, smoke, water, obstacles, dirt, hills and more mud. It was a ...

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Doors Open for the first Twilight Tour at the Coffin Fitting Works…..

Posted October 26th, 2012 by Julie Webb with 3 Comments

I am Julie a new blogger for the BCT and I thought as one of my first posts I would write about my experiences helping out on the first Twilight Tour of Newman Brothers…..  The Coffin Fitting Works was transformed tonight into an ...

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The marvellous macabre; Coffin Fitting Works by candlelight

Posted October 8th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

For the first time, Birmingham Conservation Trust is offering special twilight tours of the Grade II* listed Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works in the Jewellery Quarter between 26 October and 3 November to raise money for its restoration project which starts early ...

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Tin Box opened their ‘box of treats’ at Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works

Posted September 10th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

On Saturday and Sunday Tin Box Theatre Company collaborated with us to entertain our visitors during Heritage Open Days.   Visitors were treated to the acoustic melodies of Ellie Chambers and David Gray, the guitar improvisations of Vidyaruci, read stories by poet and storyteller Matt ...

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