New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo: Ebony the Black Lab Paw Print.

Posted April 13th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Victoria Square was renovated in the early 1990’s.  One of the workmen brought his Black Labrador, Ebony with him, and she used to help out by carrying tools etc. She even had her own high-visibility vest and became a favourite with many ...

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Friday Photo – 27-32 Mary Street

Posted March 30th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Today’s Good Friday, so I suppose this week it’s a ‘Good Friday Photo’! Unfortunately, it’s not an Easter-themed photo, but one of a building you may have spotted, but probably not, as it’s off the main Jewellery Quarter thoroughfare. If you take ...

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The Friday Photo: Coventry Cathedral

Posted March 23rd, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is from our West Midlands neighbour, Coventry. On a recent day trip I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the hugely interesting Coventry cathedral. The image is of the ruins of the ‘old’ cathedral, which was originally the Medieval ...

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Friday Photo – Victoria Law Courts

Posted March 9th, 2018 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

Not as busy as the newer Queen Elizabeth courts building nearby, but to me it’s a much more imposing building. The frontage is full of detail from the figure of justice with sword and scales above the clock to the statue of ...

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Friday Photo – Gravelly Hill Interchange (Spaghetti Junction)

Posted March 3rd, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Gravelly Hill Interchange, or more familiarly and affectionately known as Spaghetti Junction, forms part of the urban landscape of north and central Birmingham and consists of 559 concrete columns as high as 80 metres. Often considered the most complicated road system in ...

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Friday Photo: Former Brandauer Works

Posted February 16th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the former Brandauer Works in New John Street. This grade II listed factory was home to Brandauer & Co, a presswork and stampings company that specialised in pen nibs. The main building was built c. 1850’s , and ...

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Friday Photo: St Laurence & The Great Stone Inn

Posted January 26th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo is of St Laurence church and the Great Stone Inn. They are both located in the Northfield Old Village conservation area. The church of St Laurence is Grade I listed and dates back to the 12th Century. Across the ...

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Friday Photo: Victoria Law Courts

Posted January 19th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

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Friday Photo- Summer Row

Posted January 5th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Today’s Friday Photo is of Summer Row! If you transport yourself back to 15th-century Birmingham, you would be transported back to green fields and miles of woodland- a little different from 21st-century Birmingham, and this street was actually called New Road. This ...

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Friday Photo: Symphony Hall

Posted December 30th, 2017 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today‘s Friday Photo is the festive looking interior of Symphony Hall. The hall is 26 years old this year, having had its opening night on the 15th April 1991. It is home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, who had previously ...

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