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Friday Photo- The New Smethwick Pumping Station

Posted September 22nd, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday Photo is by Dave Evetts. “New” in this case means 1892, when this new pumping station took over from the Smethwick Engine of 1799 that made it possible to navigate the canal over Smethwick Summit without running out of ...

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Friday Photo: St Peter’s Church

Posted September 8th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is St Peter’s Church in Harborne. There has been a church on this site since Saxon times. The oldest part of the grade II listed church is the central tower, dating from around the 14th Century, the remainder of ...

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Friday Photo: Sovereign Hall, Frederick Street, JQ.

Posted September 1st, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is Sovereign Hall on Frederick Street in the Jewellery Quarter. With its white stucco frontage adjorned with Italianate decoratation, this building has always stood out to me as I pass by on my daily commute. My favourite feature is ...

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Friday Photo- Central Fire Station

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

Blog by Dave Evetts At the bottom of Corporation Street in the city centre, across the multiple lanes of traffic on the Queensway, stands an impressive white tower. This is the entrance to the former Central Fire Station built in 1935 to the ...

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Friday Photo: Steelhouse Lane Lock Up

Posted August 11th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the Steelhouse Lane Lock Up. It was taken during a fascinating open day organised by Hidden Spaces and the West Midlands Police; (for those of us who had never been there before!) we were shown how the police ...

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Friday Photo: Victorian Public Convenience, Livery Street/Lionel Street.

Posted August 4th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday Photo is a cast iron Victorian Urinal built in an Arch of Snowhill Railway Bridge, positioned on the corner of Livery Street and Lionel Street. The structure is grade II listed, but as seen in the photo, it has been ...

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Friday Photo- Lightwoods House 

Posted July 28th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 1 Comment

Although, this post says it’s by Anne-Marie Hayes, I’m in fact an imposter, because this is Dave Evetts’ first ever Friday Photo post for Birmingham Conservation Trust, and it’s a good one! Lightwoods House in Bearwood faces Harborne across Hagley Road West. Originally built ...

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Friday Photo- The Grosvenor Room at the Grand Hotel

Posted July 23rd, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

  You may remember a couple of years ago, I did a Friday Photo on the Grand’s exterior. Well, this week I had the opportunity to go inside the Grand Hotel’s Grosvenor Room, which is a stunning and ornate ball room with the ...

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Friday Photo: Our Lady Help of Christians

Posted July 16th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

This weeks Friday photo is Our Lady Help of Christians in Tile Cross. Sadly the Architect Richard Gilbert Scott passed away earlier this month, so I thought it would be fitting to post this picture of one of the two Roman Catholic ...

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Friday Photo: The Moat House Sutton Coldfield

Posted July 7th, 2017 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the Grade II* listed Moat House situated on the Lichfield Road in Sutton Coldfield. It designed and built circa 1680 by the architect Sir William Wilson (1641-1710), who had been a student of Sir Christopher Wren. Wilson actually ...

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