New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Friday Photo – Birmingham Vaisakhi

Posted May 3rd, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

I have been planning this for a while last Sunday we broke free form the usual Victorian and Edwardian era often featured here in the Friday photo. This weeks Friday photo was taken from one of my favorite places in Birmingham – ...

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The Friday Photo – Vaughton Gothic Works

Posted April 26th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The Friday Photo- Vaughton Gothic Works by Clare Overton Lewis Found on Livery Street in the Jewellery Quarter, Vaughton Gothic Works is a red brick, Grade II listed building built in 1902. It was a gold and silversmiths that manufactured badges, medals, mayoral ...

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The Friday Photo – G M Smallwood

Posted April 19th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 4 Comments

This weeks the Friday Photo some old shop markings on the side of this building in Kings Heath. I love these old shop markings anyone know where there are anymore? GM Smallwood is on the corner of Fairfield Rd  and is advertising tea ...

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The Friday Photo -Green Man

Posted April 12th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

  The Friday Photo- Green Man by Clare Overton Lewis   How many of you have looked at our fine architecture: our churches, cathedrals, pubs, shops, hotels and have spotted a carved face, covered in leaves and other foliage staring back at you? You could ...

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The Friday Photo – The Birmingham Man

Posted April 5th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 4 Comments

This week’s The Friday Photo is of the statue of Thomas Attwood (born 1783)  Birmingham’s first MP. The statue is known as The Birmingham Man and is easily mistaken for someone sitting on the steps in the often busy Chamberlain Square. Many ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted March 29th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 4 Comments

Curzon Street Station by Clare Overton Lewis   I’ve decided that my first Friday Photo should be of Curzon Street Station, situated on the Eastside. Built in the early 19th Century, the entrance building that still exists is Roman-inspired and looks very classical with its ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted March 22nd, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 2 Comments

This week’s Friday photo is a bit different; not about buildings and more about our cultural heritage in Birmingham.  The photography is a view  of a family enjoying last Sunday’s St Patrick’s Day in Digbeth. The annual festival was started in 1996. ...

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The Friday Photo

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

The Friday Photo by Tracey Thorne Here is this week’s Friday Photo – Bloomsbury Library. Which is run by Birmingham City Council. It was closed the day I passed by and looked very forgotten given that it is such an amazing building. I ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted March 8th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

Photo by Tracey Thorne This week’s The Friday Photo features Platform 5 in Moor Street Station in Birmingham. Moor Street Station dates back to 1909 and is operated by Chiltern Railway. Platform Five is home to  the restored Great Western Train. Great atmosphere ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted March 1st, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

Guillotine Lock photograph by Tracey Thorne This was a surprise find Guillotine Stop Lock  in Kings Norton. It originally was used to control river levels on the Stratford Upon Avon Canal where it meets the  Worcester & Birmingham Canal.  The Canal & River ...

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