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Friday Photo- Wiggins Hill Bridge

Posted February 25th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Wiggins Hill Bridge sits over the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal in Sutton Coldifeld, located in Minworth between Curdworth and Wishaw. Wiggins Hill was actually mentioned in the 1086 Domesday survey as Winchicelle, the name of which in Old English, means ‘Wicga’s People’s ...

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Friday Photo: Church of The Holy Prince Lazar

Posted February 17th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is a follow-up to a Friday photo from a couple of years ago that featured an exterior shot of the same church – I finally managed to attend an open day at the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Price of Lazar ...

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Friday Photo: St. Margaret’s Church, Great Barr

Posted February 10th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo is the church of St Margaret in Chapel Lane, Great Barr. It is named after Saint Margaret of Antioch. The church was first built on this site in the 13th century and the church has evolved over time to ...

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Friday Photo- The Red Palace

Posted February 4th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This striking red-terracotta building is hard to miss and is certainly a Birmingham favourite among locals. The Grade II listed building stands proudly on Constitution Hill, and was designed in 1895. It was the former H.B. Sales Factory, a die-sinker firm, a ...

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Friday Photo: Birmingham Oratory

Posted January 29th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

The Birmingham Oratory on the Hagley Road has been the subject of a Friday photo before but I’d like to share this different view: the beautiful domed ceiling above the shrine of St Philip Neri. This small area, that leads off from ...

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Friday Photo: Tame Valley Canal, Perry Barr, Lock Cottage and Number 1 and 2 Locks

Posted January 20th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is taken on the Tame Valley Canal in Perry Barr.  It features a grade II listed lock keepers cottage sitting next to the number one lock (also listed).  The Tame Valley canal,  constructed in 1844,  runs for 8.5 miles ...

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Friday Photo- Summer Row (peek-a-boo BMAG)

Posted January 13th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Have you noticed how Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) is now visible from Summer Row? It was almost like it was trying to say hello through the snow and dark sky this morning, having been hidden away from view for so ...

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Friday Photo: The Royalty, Harborne

Posted January 6th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with 1 Comment

Today‘s Friday photo is of the neglected looking Royalty Cinema in Harborne. Opening in October 1930, the building was originally designed by architect Horace G. Bradley for Selly Oak Pictures Ltd. It is now Grade II listed and one of many cinemas ...

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Cock Pit and Garden Feature at Moor Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield.

Posted December 30th, 2016 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the sunken garden at Moor Hall Hotel in Sutton Coldfield.  You may think this was purpose designed as a pretty country house “secret garden” but it’s origins are actually much more interesting.  This was originally part of a ...

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Friday Photo- Birmingham School of Art

Posted December 24th, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

I couldn’t find a seasonal photo this year, so decided to share a good old favourite instead, Birmingham School of Art building on Margaret Street. Royal Birmingham Society of Artists founded the Birmingham Government School of Design in 1843, and in 1877 the ...

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