New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Heritage Open Day 2009 – how to book a place to see Newman Brother’s

Posted September 7th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

If you want to look around the Newman Brothers Coffin works this coming Friday 11th or Saturday 12th September please contact us to book a place.  We’re doing some timed tours: Here are the details including how to book. Directions 10 mins walk from New ...

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Key Hill Cemetery Entrance gate restoration complete.

Posted July 2nd, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Key Hill by Nicobobinus on flickr Next Monday will see the Friends of Key Hill cemetery celebrating the end of a £120,000 restoration of the Grade II listed entrance gates. It’s Birmingham’s oldest cemetery the work was to return the badly eroded sandstone piers ...

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English Heritage saves Heritage Open Days

Posted May 18th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Heritage Open Days from Leo Reynolds on flickr English Heritage have announced that they will be running the annual Heritage Open Days event. The future of Heritage Open Days had been under threat since the Civic Trust in England had been placed in ...

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Conservation Areas at Risk – an English Heritage Survey

Posted April 17th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Do you live in a conservation which you think is at risk?  Have you had experience of regulations protecting conservation areas being eroded? English Heritage is approaching every local authority in the country for a first national survey of Conservation Areas as a ...

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Campaign for Real Heritage

Posted March 4th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Is the heritage we celebrate sometimes too wrapped up in what we think of as ‘important’ history? Jon Bounds thinks so and has launched the Campaign for Real Heritage.  This is what he says: Are you fed up with “officials” deciding what’s important? ...

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Highbury Hall – a new future?

Posted February 26th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Highbury Hall, Moseley, by Kate&Drew on www.flickr.com You will find a  fairly detailed piece from Cllr Martin Mulaney about the future of Highbury Hall and Chamberlain House in Moseley on the The Stirrer website, click here. He makes some interesting points about how we ...

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Engaging Places

Posted January 15th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

English Heritage and CABE (The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) have launched a new website which helps teachers make the best use of outside space and historic buildings in their teaching. The site is called Engaging Places and explains what ...

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Stonehenge home to the neolithic rave?

Posted January 5th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Stonehenge at the chill of the winter solstice courtesy of Whimsical Chris I know our job here is to report sensible news about heritage in Bimringham, but some stories can’t be resisted. The Telegraph tells us that it was really designed as a ...

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The Museums Advent Calendar

Posted December 1st, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Lovely job from Liverpool Museums with this electronic advent calendar which also allows you to send stylish historic e-christmas-cards.  If you see any similar work from a heritage organisation please let us know. Found here. See also here and here.

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Matthew Boulton – 2009 the year of celebration

Posted November 30th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

An image from the new site celebrating Boulton Matthew Boulton was born in Birmingham in September 1728, the son of a buckle-, button- and ‘toy’-maker. ‘Birmingham toys’ were not children’s playthings, but small decorative objects such as snuff boxes, toothpick cases, nutmeg graters ...

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