New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

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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Friday Photo – 21 Lugate Hill

Posted August 20th, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday Photo is of a large 19th century red-brick warehouse you’ve most likely walk past, but never looked up to notice just how beautiful it is. Well, it’s not actually a warehouse anymore, but it once was! Its date of construction ...

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Friday Photo: BT Tower

Posted August 10th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is the BT Tower standing tall in the Birmingham skyline, in a view taken from the top floor of another Birmingham landmark, the Rotunda. At 152m high and designed by the Ministry of Public Building and Works, the BT ...

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Friday Photo: Cotteridge Glacial Boulders

Posted July 13th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with 2 Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of one of the of glacial erratic boulders in Cotteridge park. Cotteridge park was one of the many parks created in the early 20th century for the health and wellbeing of the inhabitants of Birmingham. There are a ...

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Friday Photo: Red Telephone Boxes by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Posted July 6th, 2018 by Julie Webb with No Comments

The iconic K6 red telephone was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V in 1935. Around 60,000 examples were installed across Britain, which is why the K6 has come to represent ...

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Friday Photo – 48 Camden Street

Posted June 22nd, 2018 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 2 Comments

  I’m still focussing on the Jewellery Quarter – there’s just too many fantastic buildings to discover! This week’s Friday photo takes us to Camden Street, 48 Camden Street to be precise. I pass this building almost every day and it stands out ...

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Friday Photo: Rednal Tram Terminus Tracks

Posted June 15th, 2018 by Ellie Gill with No Comments

Today’s Friday photo is of the small section of tracks that remain at what was the Rednal Tram Terminus. The tracks were part of the Birmingham Corporation Tramways network, the other end of this line starting in Birmingham city centre. The Rednal ...

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Friday Photo: New Hall Valley Boardwalk

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

  Today’s friday photo was taken on a recent visit to the New Hall Valley Country Park.  Opened in 2005, the park was the first urban country park to be created in England for more than 10 years. The above photo is taken on the wetland ...

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