New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Timber Framed Brum……….

Posted April 24th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

I’ve had an interest in Timber Framed buildings ever since I set eyes on the Merchants House at Avoncroft Museum in my home town of Bromsgrove.  There is just something so organic about the feel of these old places; altogether historic and ...

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All in a Day’s Work: Confessions of a BCT Development Officer Part V

Posted April 23rd, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

It has been a while since I wrote my last confessions piece. I tend to write these when I’ve either been camping out at The Coffin Works for a few days in succession or haven’t been near a desk in a while! This time ...

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Stirchley comes out to support Heritage Lottery Bid

Posted April 6th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

  Great day at Stirchley Library and outside the baths today; collecting hands, community support and ideas about how we present ‘the heritage of the baths’ to people. Amazing turnout! We estimate we engaged with over 200 people – and a huge thanks ...

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Pub at risk – campaigners use the Localism Act to get their boozer back!

Posted March 21st, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Not a Brum building at risk, but here is a really interesting piece in the London Standard, highlighted by Lucie from the Architectural Heritage Fund, on a community who uses the law to rescue their local pub from a change of use ...

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Discovering, Recording and Conserving: 20th Century Heritage in the West Midlands

Posted March 20th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust – annual seminar 2013 Discovering, Recording and Conserving: 20th Century Heritage in the West Midlands Dudley Zoo, 18th April 2013 Over the last 20 years there has been increased interest in conserving the heritage of the 20th century.  However the ...

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“Herbert Manzoni belongs to a different time and you have to judge him by that period”

Posted March 17th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Interesting article  in the Birmingham Post this week about the 50th anniversary of the retirement of Sir Herbert Manzoni, City Engineer and Surveyor of Birmingham, who has been described as bringing “more damage to the city than the Luftwaffe could only ever dream ...

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The Birmingham Architecture Festival 2013

Posted March 9th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Do you really know Birmingham? Discover something new about Birmingham at the Birmingham Architecture Festival taking place over the bank holiday weekend of May 24th – 27th. The theme for the festival is “Take a Second Look”. Over the weekend a range of events ...

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Volunteering at the Back to Back houses

Posted March 8th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

I have been volunteering at the Back to Back houses in Hurst Street for almost a year now and decided it would be nice to share a little about my experience so far. The Back to Back houses were originally restored by the ...

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Birmingham’s Past – Photography and Art

Posted March 3rd, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

I’ve always been fascinated by photographs that capture the ‘what was’ versus ‘what is now’. Birmingham is forever changing and evolving yet the past can still be seen through a number of historic buildings that remain.  However, many of Birmingham’s older buildings ...

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On the Buses; Birmingham’s Transport Heritage

Posted February 18th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with 2 Comments

                Birmingham Conservation Trust has been selected as one of the recipient charities for monies raised by OuterCircleBus this year- which we are obviously delighted about!  David Humphries who runs the historic bus tours around the city  has written something for our blog below. Get your ...

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