New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo: Tin Tabernacle, Streetly

Posted February 22nd, 2019 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of a tin tabernacle on the Aldridge Road. It is not the most glamorous of buildings, but it is an interesting historical concept. Tin tabernacles were developed in the mid 19th century, as prefabricated buildings made out of ...

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Friday Photo – Bedstead Works, Western Road

Posted February 7th, 2019 by Dave Evetts with 2 Comments

Bedstead Works – Western Rd, Spring Hill, Birmingham This factory was built in about 1900 and appears on maps simply as “Bedstead Works” facing the workhouse that evolved into City Hospital. (more…)

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Friday Photo – Burne-Jones House

Posted February 1st, 2019 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday Photo is of the Art Deco inspired Burne-Jones House situated on Bennetts Hill and the site of the former birthplace and home of one of Birmingham’s favourite sons, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, 19th-century artist. Bennetts Hill was originally created as ...

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Friday Photo: The Obelisk at Lickey Hills Country Park

Posted January 25th, 2019 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of the Obelisk on Monument Hill in Lickey Hills Country Park. The Obelisk is a grade II listed monument made of Anglesey marble, it was erected in 1834 as a memorial to Other Archer the 6th Earl of ...

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Friday Photo – Kings Head Clock

Posted January 21st, 2019 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

This smart blue and gold clock stands near the Kings Head pub at Bearwood. One hundred years ago it stood on the opposite side of the Hagley Road. How did it manage to cross the road? I would like to say the ...

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Friday Photo: Broad Street Former Presbyterian Church

Posted January 18th, 2019 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s photo is the former Presbyterian Church on Broadstreet. This staffordshire blue brick church was built in 1848-49 by J R Botham and was original a presbyterian church and in 1929 was taken over by the Second Church of Christ Scientist. It ...

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Friday Photo – Unity Works

Posted January 6th, 2019 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Happy New Year to all our Friday Photo followers! 2019 will hopefully be a year of more interesting photo stories from in and around Birmingham. This week’s Friday Photo is of the Grade II-listed Unity Works, tucked away on Vittoria Street in the ...

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Friday Photo – Old Church, Smethwick

Posted December 16th, 2018 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

When is a Church not a Church? When it’s a Chapel. The Old Church in Smethwick was originally built as a chapel of ease. It saved weary parishioners from making to the long walk to the parish church of St Peter in Harborne ...

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St Paul’s Square in autumn

Posted December 11th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday Photo is of an autumnal-looking St Paul’s Square. I walk through here every day and love to see it changing with the seasons – autumn is my favourite though. Designed by Roger Eykyn of Wolverhampton, the building was constructed in ...

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Friday Photo: Selly Oak Institute

Posted November 30th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

    Today’s Friday photo is of the Selly Oak institute on the Bristol road. Now looking rather neglected, the grade II mock timber frame building was opened by George Cadbury in 1894, having been gifted to the working community by the Cadbury family ...

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