New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo: BT Tower

Posted August 10th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the BT Tower standing tall in the Birmingham skyline, in a view taken from the top floor of another Birmingham landmark, the Rotunda. At 152m high and designed by the Ministry of Public Building and Works, the BT ...

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Friday Photo: Cotteridge Glacial Boulders

Posted July 13th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of one of the of glacial erratic boulders in Cotteridge park. Cotteridge park was one of the many parks created in the early 20th century for the health and wellbeing of the inhabitants of Birmingham. There are a ...

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Friday Photo: Red Telephone Boxes by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Posted July 6th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

The iconic K6 red telephone was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V in 1935. Around 60,000 examples were installed across Britain, which is why the K6 has come to represent ...

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Friday Photo – 48 Camden Street

Posted June 22nd, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

  I’m still focussing on the Jewellery Quarter – there’s just too many fantastic buildings to discover! This week’s Friday photo takes us to Camden Street, 48 Camden Street to be precise. I pass this building almost every day and it stands out ...

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Friday Photo: Rednal Tram Terminus Tracks

Posted June 15th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of the small section of tracks that remain at what was the Rednal Tram Terminus. The tracks were part of the Birmingham Corporation Tramways network, the other end of this line starting in Birmingham city centre. The Rednal ...

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Friday Photo: New Hall Valley Boardwalk

Posted June 8th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  Today’s friday photo was taken on a recent visit to the New Hall Valley Country Park.  Opened in 2005, the park was the first urban country park to be created in England for more than 10 years. The above photo is taken on the wetland ...

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Friday photo – The Gwenda Works

Posted May 25th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Okay, so I haven’t moved on from Legge Lane since my last Friday Photo…but there are just so many beautiful old buildings to discover on this stretch of road. A small stretch of road mind you! This week, we are transported to ...

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Friday Photo: The Selly Oak Stump

Posted May 18th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

In today’s Friday photo this overgrown flowerbed hides a secret. Concealed underneath is the stump of the oak tree that was removed from the junction of the Bristol Road and Oak Tree Lane in 1909. At the time they believed that it ...

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Friday Photo – Catacombs at Warstone Lane Cemetery

Posted May 11th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

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Friday Photo – Ruskin Buildings, Corporation Street

Posted April 29th, 2018 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

From its junction with New Street to Old Square, Corporation Street is well-known for its shops. Beyond Old Square the street carries on down to the Childrens’ Hospital and it has entirely different character. Many of the buildings here are offices for ...

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