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The Friday Photo: Holy Trinity Parish Church, Sutton Coldfield

Posted March 24th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is Holy Trinity Parish Church Sutton Coldfield.  The church is of early-13th-century origin, and is grade I listed.  It stands in the middle of Sutton Coldfield town centre in a raised position at the junction of the High Street ...

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Friday Photo- Old Snow Hill

Posted March 17th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

I often pass this building located on Constitution Hill, but it wasn’t until my sister pointed it out to me that I decided to photograph it for this week’s Friday Photo. Today the building, known as Old Snow Hill, or The Snow ...

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Friday Photo: Rowheath Pavilion

Posted March 10th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with 1 Comment

Today’s Friday photo was taken within the grounds of Rowheath Pavilion in Bournville. George Cadburys plan for Bournville Village stipulated that one tenth of the total area was to be reserved for parks, recreation grounds and other open spaces. This was intended ...

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Friday Photo: Lucy Worsley

Posted March 3rd, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  This week’s Friday photo is a departure from our normal historic site, as it features the wonderful Lucy Worsley – historian, author, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, BBC presenter and all round history icon.  Last night I had the pleasure of ...

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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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