New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Coffin Works ‘Hard Hat’ tour

Posted March 23rd, 2014 by Joe Turner with 3 Comments

Along with a handful of other Birmingham Conservation Trust volunteers, trustees and members – including former BCT Director Elizabeth Perkins, who started the project over a decade ago – yesterday I had the privilege of a ‘hard hat’ tour of the work ...

read more

Their name liveth for evermore: Brandwood End Cemetery

Posted November 9th, 2013 by Joe Turner with 4 Comments

Brandwood End Cemetery (as featured in Tracey’s Friday Photo a couple of months ago) in Kings Heath is a fascinating and peaceful place to visit, especially at this time of year. It was opened in 1899 – by George Tallis, Chairman of ...

read more

Heritage at Risk in the West Midlands – a BBC Radio 4 programme

Posted January 10th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

I heard some of this whilst driving today – well worth a listen – especially the volunteers at Middleton: Link to this episode on BBC iPlayer. Blurb: “Thousands of historic buildings and monuments are at risk of being lost through damage or neglect. Jules Hudson ...

read more

Northfield Manor House

Posted August 19th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

For those interested in the wider ‘Brum” you may like to know that the area to the south of Birmingham called Northfield has its very own manor house.  Once the home of the Cadbury family this very odd looking building actually has ...

read more

War Horse Gallops In for Festival of History 2011

Posted June 27th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

WW1 trench will be re-created at The Festival of History English Heritage’s Festival of History returns to Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July for a blockbuster weekend of clashing swords, epic battles and have-a-go fun for all the family. ...

read more

Open day at Highbury Hall In Moseley: Sunday June 12th 2011

Posted June 11th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Highbury Hall - image courtesy of Samule George, ringsofsaturnrock on flickr We’ve been working on the future of Highbury Hall recently.  If you want to have a look around the home of the Chamberlain family then there’s an open day this Sunday ...

read more

Vote for an award for Weoley Castle

Posted May 24th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Birmingham City Council reports that: Birmingham residents are being urged to vote for Weoley Castle Ruins after the project reached the semi-final stage in the Best Heritage category of the National Lottery Awards. Birmingham City Council completed the £1.14 million facelift last year ...

read more

Handsworth Heritage Trail

Posted April 22nd, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The Handsworth Heritage Trail was introduced last month and showcases the historic buildings across Handsworth and provides an ideal opportunity to promote Handsworth to local people as well as attracting new visitors to the area. The heritage trail emerged when Tracey Thorne (Handsworth ...

read more

Mystery, murder and suspense – ghosts from the past at the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted April 20th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Join the Birmingham Ghost Walk - dare to be scared! Uncover the ghosts of years gone by joining one of the Birmingham Ghost Walk s – now extended to include the Coffin Fittings Works on Fleet Street.We can’t promise you’ll see any ghosts, but you will ...

read more

Hagley Road Villa’s and the Victorian Society

Posted January 30th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

The Victorian Society is urging the Secretary of State to call in a recent Birmingham City Council planning approval to demolish a series of Victorian Villas on the Hagley Road and replace them with retirement flats.  The Society reports on it’s website… Earlier ...

read more
1 2 3 »