New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Sandwell wants to get shut of historic gates.

Posted November 4th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 17 Comments

Soho Foundry – home of the Henry Pooley Gates (image from Wikipedia) Apparently Sandwell council will be pleased to see the famous Grade II Henry Pooley Gates held at the Avery Museum at Soho Foundry (part of the “Silicon Valley of the 18th ...

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The Practicalities of Pulhamite.

Posted January 11th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

English Heritage will be be featuring Highbury Park in a new publication on Pulhamite. I tell you this because we all need to enrich our lives with a better understanding of Pulhamite – so please have a look at the excellent ...

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Vote £50 million to help West Midlands’ Heritage

Posted December 6th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

This weekend voting comes to an end on the rather low key campaign to hand £50 million from the Big Lottery Fund to one of four projects. Amongst the finalist is the Black Country Urban Park which plans to turn the Black ...

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Heritage Open Days 2007 – Book early!

Posted July 26th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We’ve already had a number of people contacting us to book their places on the two tours the trust is running. We’re opening Newman Brothers, which is emptying fast as volunteers and a team of professionals catalogue and store the contents, and ...

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Is Stonehenge one of the new 7 Wonders?

Posted June 17th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

English Heritage is urging us all to vote for Stonehenge in a global competition to define the new 7 Wonders of the World. The pyramids have been put through automatically, leaving 21 contenders including the Stature of Liberty and Sydney Opera ...

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Keith Berry’s Photo’s of Old Birmingham

Posted June 1st, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

One of Keith Berry This picture of the Jewellery Quarter in 1976 (yes just 30 years ago) is one of hundreds of extraordinary images you can browse online from Keith Berry. He describes the stash of images as: A selection of my ...

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Could you reach out from the Back to Backs?

Posted May 15th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The National Trust is looking for two new people to help them reach members of BME communities in the West Midlands. The four year “Whose Story” project will include work to involve a wider range of communities in contributing to ...

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Olympics “bad news for uk heritage” – Heritage Lottery Fund

Posted March 16th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We can now share with you a response from the Heritage Lottery Fund to the news that the bill for the Olympics has risen to 9.35 billion. Their statements says: ‘This is bad news for the UK’s heritage’, comments Dame Liz Forgan, ...

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£9.35bn for the Olympics – how much for the Heritage Lottery Fund?

Posted March 15th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

So tell us, what effects will the doubling (or trebling if you include the new £2.7bn contingency fund) of the cost of the Olympics have on the ability of building preservation trusts and other community groups to keep on finding innovative new ...

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