New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Space: do you have any spare?

Posted May 29th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Our friends at the Heritage Alliance sent us this. Can you help? Young people crave somewhere to do the things they love – whether that’s sport or the arts, or both. But finding and accessing the space in which to do is not ...

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Not So Elementary…………

Posted March 31st, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

It is not only in Birmingham that the fight to save old and important buildings goes on. See here – UNDERSHAW and spare a minute to think of how important Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is to our literary past.  Would it then make ...

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Buildings At Risk – Coming to a Street Near You

Posted February 3rd, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

It’s amazing to discover how many people are passionate about their local history and built heritage.  Why is it that some of us are so bothered about old buildings when others would say that they are just bricks and mortar?  Is it ...

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Urban Explorers

Posted October 29th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

During the summer months I started to look into historic hospital buildings and during this time I came across ‘Urban Explorers’. They are a community of people who are dedicated to historic buildings and decay. They like to look around and take ...

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Stop the Clocks returns to the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 5th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Stop the Clocks is returning to Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Factory from the 28th September- 1st October 2011 after a sell-out run in June 2011.The first performance piece to take place in the factory, which was closed in 1999, Stop the Clocks ...

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Explore Birmingham’s heritage on Heritage Open Days

Posted August 31st, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

It’s that wonderful time of year again when hidden heritage comes to light and when you can get in free at places that normally charge. Heritage Open Days take place from 8th – 11th September. All over Birmingham places will be opening ...

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Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries

Posted July 9th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

The Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries was established in 2004 under the leadership of Pauline Roberts together with a small group of people who were concerned at the visible deterioration of the cemeteries and alarmed at the potential loss ...

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Unique drama at the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted April 28th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Stop The Clocks Putting the hearse into rehearsals – a team of Birmingham University drama students and their directors – are beginning an exciting venture at the Coffin Fittings Works. Birmingham Conservation Trust welcomes Tin Box theatre company who have been busily devising their ...

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Key Hill Cemetery granted £4000.00 to restore toppled graves.

Posted March 25th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Key Hill Cemetery by Nicobinus on flickr - click image for original We’ve received this from the Friends of Key Hill Cemetery: A cash windfall will help reverse the devastation caused to an historic Birmingham landmark by “health and safety madness”. The Friends of Key Hill ...

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UK Association of Building Preservation Trusts turns 21

Posted December 13th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The UK Association of preservation Trusts  was established in 1989 to promote and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its members, Building Preservation Trusts. To celebrate its 21st anniversary, the UK Association of Building Preservation Trusts uses its latest News (issue 29) not only ...

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