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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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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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