New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Handsworth Healthy Histories.

Posted August 26th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Just a quick post about some interesting work going on in Handsworth. I’m going to quote at some length from a Be Birmingham news release: Local residents took part in a variety of free, family fun activities on Friday 20th August . There was ...

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The surprising Ms Getgood and Grade II listing.

Posted August 25th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

98 Moseley Road - Grade II Listed. Click picture for the original image by getgod on flickr. It’s interesting what draws someone’s attention to old buildings. For Nicky Getgood – the local blogger for Digbeth – it was a fire which killed ...

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Heritage Open Days 2010

Posted August 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Heritage Open Days (HODs) are an annual chance to celebrate the eclectic heritage of England. All around the country, properties that are usually closed to the public or charge admission open their doors to everyone – for free! Properties can range from factories to ...

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News of Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Works spreads far and wide!

Posted August 9th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

One of the items in the Dutch Open Air Museum collection An item from the collection in the Dutch Open Air Museum We were contacted by Hans Piena, a Conservator at the National Dutch Open Air Museum. He has a crate of large stamped ...

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Team from the University of Birmingham involved in important Stonehenge find

Posted July 26th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Archaeologists working in the area surrounding Stonehenge in Wiltshire have found a sister site half a mile from the famous prehistoric stone monument. A team from the University of Birmingham, as well as archaeologists from around the world, was involved in the discovery. ...

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English Heritage – Festival of History 2010

Posted July 17th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Festival of History 2010 Prepare for the ultimate historical adventure as the Festival of History thunders back for 2010. Experience over 2000 years of history and watch as over 1,000 re-enactors march out of history and into the heart of England. Hear the ...

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Jewellery Quarter to be World Heritage Site?

Posted July 15th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Argent Centre, courtesy of Keshvala The list of applications for the UK’s new Tentative List of sites for World Heritage status has been published, and includes Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter on the list. Click here for the full 38. John Penrose, Tourism and Heritage ...

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Lecture: Archaeology of New Library Site

Posted July 5th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

From The Stirrer: Members of the public have a chance to delve into Birmingham’s industrial past this month when a series of  archaeological lectures reveal the findings of last year’s excavation works at the site of the new  Library of ...

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England’s places of worship are at risk

Posted July 4th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Church in Cheshire, courtesy of the English Heritage website Two recent articles on the Guardian website highlighted a survey of our churches and other places of worship by English Heritage. The survey uncovered an urgent repairs backlog of an estimated £900m, with the current condition of ...

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Garden Day and Craft Fair at Selly Manor, Bournville – Sunday 27th June

Posted June 21st, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Selly Manor, photograph courtesy of the Bournville Village Trust website Historic Selly Manor in Bournville really is the most glorious place to spend a sunny afternoon. Or a rainy afternoon come to think of it. I think I’m probably a little biased, as I ...

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