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Arts & Crafts Architecture in Birmingham IV: CE Bateman

Posted March 20th, 2014 by Joe Turner with No Comments

I didn’t have to look far for the inspiration for my next Arts and Crafts post. Firstly, Charles Edward Bateman was from Castle Bromwich – possibly its third most famous export after the Spitfire and the drummer out of Duran Duran – ...

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Britain’s Victorian Pub Heritage

Posted March 18th, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Last week I attended an event hosted by the Victorian Society (Birmingham & West Midlands): an illustrated talk by Geoff Brandwood on Britain’s Victorian Pub Heritage: The Inside Story. It is without saying the British pub is going through hard times, during 2012 ...

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‘The Staffordshire Hoard – Unveiling the story so far…’

Posted March 17th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We thought this new film from History West Midlands would be of interest to our followers! Here is the press release… In this new film from History West Midlands we find out about the first stage of conservation work on the Staffordshire Hoard. ...

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Birmingham heritage courtesy of BMAG- Sarehole Mill & Blakesley Hall

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Katie Hughes with 3 Comments

Hello everyone, I’m Katie and this is my first blog post for the Birmingham Conservation Trust as their new volunteer blogger. I thought for my first post I would share with you some photographs and memories of one of my favourite heritage ...

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Volunteer opportunity involving a bicycle and a canal boat!

Posted March 10th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with 2 Comments

Cycle Chain is a friendly and dynamic  not-for-profit company we know who aims to broaden opportunities for people with specific learning needs through using the bicycle as a learning tool. They are also doing loads to promote cycling as a cheap and sustainable ...

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Arts & Crafts Architecture in Birmingham III: An Arts & Crafts (former) library

Posted March 4th, 2014 by Joe Turner with 11 Comments

On my way out of town through Longbridge last week I took a short detour down Leach Green Lane to take a look at the old Rednal Library, which I’d heard was built in an Arts and Crafts style. What I found ...

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The Grammar School On The Green

Posted March 1st, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

I visited St Nicholas a month or so ago with my good friend Pat. She had invited me and my friends Tanya and Rob on a tour of the Grammar School and Tudor house on the Green, Kings Norton. Pat is a volunteer ...

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A wander through Highgate

Posted February 12th, 2014 by Joe Turner with No Comments

For reasons too dull to recount here, a couple of Saturdays ago, I took quite a long walk to St Andrews through Highgate. Although I know surrounding areas pretty well, and I often see the imposing tower of St Alban’s Church popping ...

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Arts & Crafts Architecture in Birmingham II: AS Dixon & the Birmingham Guild of Handicraft

Posted February 4th, 2014 by Joe Turner with 15 Comments

The Birmingham Guild of Handicraft was an Arts and Crafts organisation established in 1890 by local admirers of John Ruskin and William Morris. The Guild’s motto was ‘By Hammer and Hand’, and it produced high quality hand made pieces of metalware and ...

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Exploring Birmingham’s Medieval Streets

Posted January 30th, 2014 by Sarah Hayes with No Comments

Depiction of medieval Birmingham at the end of the 13th century with St Martin’s Church sitting at the centre of the town. I am the new Collections & Exhibitions Manager for the Coffin Works Project. I am also the newest member to the ...

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