New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo – Edgbaston Waterworks Tower

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

Birmingham took some big steps in the later Victorian era to provide amenities to its growing industrial population. One such step was the creation of the Edgbaston Waterworks Company in 1826 to supply clean water to residents from local rivers such as ...

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Friday Photo – Newhall Street

Posted November 9th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Today’s Friday Photo is of Newhall Street which many people will remember was home to Birmingham’s Museum of Science and Industry before it moved to Eastside in the early 2000s. This stretch of road is the main route into the Jewellery Quarter ...

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Friday Photo: Selly Oak Library

Posted November 2nd, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the Selly Oak Library building. It is a grade II listed building that was designed by architect John P. Osborne and constructed in 1905. The site was a gift from local businessman Thomas Gibbins, owner of the Birmingham ...

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Oak House, West Bromwich

Posted October 30th, 2018 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

Oak House, West Bromwich Tucked into urban streets of terraced houses, this timber-framed building was once the home of farmers and merchants. It dates from the very late Tudor/early Stuart era but there seems to be no record of its earliest years. By ...

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Friday Photo – Queensway Tunnel

Posted October 12th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

I took this photo on an autumn night in September. What’s surprising is how much this bridge ‘moves’ which I’d never noticed before, but then again, I suppose I’d never tried taking a long-exposure photo from here before. The Queensway tunnel was officially ...

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Friday Photo: Former Moseley School of Art

Posted October 6th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is inside the former Moseley school of Art. I was lucky enough to get a look inside during the heritage open day last month. The building, which was built in 1899, is grade II* listed and was designed by ...

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Friday Photo: New Standard Works Facade Restoration

Posted September 28th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

The scaffolding has now been taken off¬† the New Standard Works to unveil the newly restored original redbrick facade of this magnificent four storey, grade II listed building in the Jewellery Quarter. I thought it fitting to feature this as today’s Friday ...

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Friday Photo – Engine Arm Aqueduct, Smethwick

Posted September 21st, 2018 by Dave Evetts with No Comments

This delightful structure looks like a bridge over a canal. You will never see a car making this crossing, though. It’s an aqueduct with narrow footpaths either side of a body of water, just deep enough and wide enough to take a ...

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Friday Photo: Baddesley Clinton

Posted September 8th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

  Today’s Friday photo takes us over the border into beautiful Warwickshire and the magnificent Baddesley Clinton. I took this on a lovely summers day at this wonderful National Trust Property.¬†Baddesley Clinton was the home of the Ferrers family for 500 years. Much ...

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Friday Photo: Stirchley Library

Posted September 7th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

In honour of yesterday being National Read A Book Day, today’s Friday photo is of Stirchley library. The building is grade II listed and was designed by architect John P. Osbourne. The land on which it was built in 1905 was gifted by ...

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