New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Friday Photo

Posted February 22nd, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

Photo by Tracey Thorne This week the Friday photo features a side view of the old Fox & Grapes pub which is a grade II listed building on Freeman Street in Birmingham city centre. The pub was closed a few years ago and is ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted February 15th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

The Mailbox is this week’s Friday Photo. It used to be the old Royal Mail sorting office. Below is an  old image from the Mailbox website which has a brief history of the development. Other Images – Birmingham Mail archives have a great ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted February 8th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

Henry Shaw & Sons Photo By Tracey Thorne This week’s the Friday Photo is back in Digbeth. It features one of the entrances to The Park Works building which was part of Henry Shaw & Sons  family run business. The business was founded ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted February 1st, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

This week’s Friday photo was taken last Saturday before the snow melted away in Ward End Park. Hard to imagine that it is right by the busy  Washwood Heath Rd. The park is owned by Birmingham City Council and opened as Ward ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted January 25th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 2 Comments

The (old)  Monyhull Hall which was part of Monyhull Colony (1909) photo by Tracey Thorne This week’s Friday photo features the old Monyhull Hall which open in 1909 for the treatment of care of “sane epileptics and feeble minded persons”. The growth of ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted January 18th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

Moseley Rd Baths This week’s Friday photography is inspired by the  Friends of Moseley Rd Baths and their campaign to save swimming at one of the finest Edwardian Baths in the Country. Read more about their campaign here. Fine out more about the Moseley ...

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The Friday Photo – the Lock Keepers Cottage

Posted January 11th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 6 Comments

I’ve got a bit behind with the Friday photo due to Christmas but we are back. Every Friday we will post a heritage photo taken in Birmingham. Suggestions welcome or send us your photos? Last year one of the Friday Photos featured Belmont ...

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Friday Photo

Posted December 14th, 2012 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

Something a little different this week for the heritage Friday photo. We are onto signs. I came across this old sign in the summer in Maypole on the council estate above some garages. I think I love that it says “by order ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted December 7th, 2012 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

This weeks Friday photo was taken in the East side of Birmingham city centre and features an old derelict factory – Belmont Row Works (1899). It makes a striking contrast to the landscape as much of the surrounding area  is being regenerated ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted November 30th, 2012 by Tracey Thorne with 3 Comments

For this week’s Friday Photo, we thought that, as Birmingham is looking so Christmassy, we should join in. The Friday Photo was taken in Birmingham Cathedral (1715c) and features the Nativity.  The glass is from one of four windows designed by Edward Burne ...

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