New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Friday Photo – Edward VII Statue

Posted July 26th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 3 Comments

This weeks the Friday photo is of the statue of the popular King Edward VII that was restored in 2010 and placed in Centenary Square after 60 years. It was originally unveiled in 1913 in Victoria Square after the Birmingham Mail  raised ...

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The Friday Photo: St Philip’s Cathedral, weathervane

Posted July 19th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Has anyone else spent time looking at St Philip’s cathedral and wondered why it has a pig on its weathervane? St Philip’s was built by commission in the early 1700s. The church was consecrated in 1715 but the tower remained unfinished due ...

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The Friday Photo: Sarehole Mill

Posted July 12th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 3 Comments

I am back after two weeks off with this weeks the Friday photo which is of the very lovely and popular Sarehole Mill, on Cole Bank Road, Hall Green. Sarehole Mill was built in 1750 and probably best known for its links ...

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The Friday Photo: Custard Factory Street Art

Posted July 5th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

I love going to the Custard Factory. The lovely old industrial building is a hub for artists and creativity of all kinds and is constantly reinventing itself. I love this piece of street art found on one of the walls of the ...

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The Friday Photo: The Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital

Posted June 28th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

A beautiful example of our Victorian architecture, the eye hospital, situated on The corner of Edmund St and Church St was built in 1883. It was built when the hospital, founded in 1823 and first located on Cannon Street, was no longer ...

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The Friday Photo – Digbeth Branch Canal

Posted June 21st, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

This weeks the Friday photo is taken down on the Digbeth Branch Canal just off Bordesley Street. Great walk all round this area to look at some of the old buildings from a once busy industrial area.

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The Friday Photo- Angel Drinking Fountain

Posted June 14th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

  I have walked passed this water fountain, mounted into one of the walls on the perimeter of the grounds of St Phillip’s cathedral, and thought it beautiful. I always wish that it was working and wonder what it would look like with ...

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The Friday Photo – Bordesley Railway Station

Posted June 7th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

This weeks the Friday Photo is taken at Moor Street End of Bordesley Station which was built on a viaduct and opened in 1855. I found this just by chance whilst walking under the viaduct and then noticed the stairs leading up ...

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The Friday Photo – Sellotape

Posted May 31st, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 2 Comments

This weeks the Friday photo is a bit different – when we think heritage probably don’t think Sellotape?¬† I saw this great old sellotape tin when visiting J W Evans a few weeks ago and really loved it. Interesting little timeline about the ...

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The Friday Photo -St Barnabas Church Erdington

Posted May 24th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

  St Barnabas has sat proudly on Erdington High Street, as its focal point, since 1823. Designed by Thomas Rickman, an English architect who was a well-known figure in Gothic Revival architecture. St Barnabas was one of the first Commissioners’ churches built in ...

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