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Friday Photo: Ss Peter and Paul Church, Aston-juxta-Birmingham

Posted May 26th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the church of Ss Peter and Paul, Aston-juxta-Birmingham. Originally Aston parish church, it was given this name after Aston was absorbed into Birmingham in 1911. There has been a church on this site for centuries, indeed, Aston church ...

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Friday Photo- Saturday Bridge

Posted May 19th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Today’s Friday Photo should probably be aptly called ‘Saturday’ photo. Located on the edge of the jewellery Quarter, just off Summer Row, I’ve never really noticed Saturday bridge before, but today I ventured down for a closer look. A plaque on the ...

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Friday Photo: Clent Hills

Posted May 12th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo was taken at the summit of the Clent Hills, just south west of Birmingham, with views over towards Dudley and the Black Country. The area is now the property of the National Trust, first given to them by Worcestershire ...

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Friday Photo: Aston Tavern

Posted May 5th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of the Aston Tavern pub on Aston Hall Road, opposite the St Peter and St Paul church and a short walk from Aston Hall and Villa Park. The pub as it stands now was built in 1904, but ...

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Friday Photo- Minworth Greaves Farm

Posted April 28th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

You’ve probably heard of 14th-century Minworth Greaves which is now located next to Selly Manor in Bournville, originally situated in Minworth as its name suggests, but Minworth Greaves Farm may not be so familiar. The farm building is actually still in situ, ...

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Friday Photo: Lickey Hills

Posted April 21st, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo was taken at the Lickey Hills, which has been a designated Country Park since 1971. In Norman times, the Lickey Hills formed part of the royal Manor of Bromsgrove, the area was stocked full of deer and rabbits and was used ...

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Friday Photo: former IMI gatehouse, Perry Barr.

Posted April 14th, 2017 by Julie Webb with 1 Comment

Today’s Friday photo is the newly grade II listed gatehouse to the former IMI factory on Wellhead Lane. The gatehouse was originally built in 1915 for Kynoch Company, who at that time was manufacturing munitions for the first world war. It is the ...

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Friday Photo: Lifford Hall

Posted March 31st, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is Lifford Hall in Kings Norton. Before the grade II listed hall was built in 1604, the site is believed to have contained an ecclesiastical building possibly dating from Saxon times.  It is known that as of 1781, Lifford Hall was ...

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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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