New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Guillotine Gem.

Posted December 2nd, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Wandering down the canal as you do I came across this interesting Stop Lock, I realised that it resembled the threatening French guillotine. After some research I found out that the guillotine styled stop lock is the only one of its kind on ...

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Hello there! New blogger Joanne also joins the team

Posted August 9th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

New blogger Jo Just like to say a quick hello and that I’m very excited about  joining my fellow bloggers in all Birmingham related heritage goodness. I’ve lived in Birmingham all my life and am very proud of my heritage and the rich architecture ...

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Young actors to play the character roles of Joyce Green and Dr Allen

Posted July 8th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Sunnah and Oliver at Crescent Theatre Wardrobe Department For anyone who has visited The Coffin Works, you’ll remember the names of Joyce Green and Dr Allen. Miss Green was of course the final managing director and owner of Newman Brothers, after starting work ...

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We are recruiting for a volunteer to lend admin support to our Volunteering Programme

Posted June 12th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

The office at J W Evans – ours is slightly tidier! Since we launched our volunteering programme almost 12 months ago we have recruited over 50 volunteers to work with us. It is without a doubt due to our wonderful volunteers that we can ...

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BCT seek more Education Volunteers to join the team as exciting learning programme develops!

Posted June 12th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Over the last six months we have been making real progress with developing our education programme at BCT. Our wonderful volunteers Kris and Rachel have been working with teachers from key stage 2 & 3 to devise and pilot classroom based sessions ...

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Challenge for Ernst & Young Volunteers

Posted May 24th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

A couple of months ago BCT staff and some of our inquisitive research volunteers went to the Erdington warehouse to look for the Newman Brothers business records.   We couldn’t find some of the storage crates we were looking for as they ...

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Seeking volunteer to create a 3D model of The Coffin Works

Posted April 22nd, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

Do you want to be part of an exciting 21st century heritage conservation project? Are you looking for an interesting and creative volunteer role?  bITjAM Ltd is working with Birmingham Conservation Trust on a project to develop interactive digital tours of The Coffin Works in Birmingham, ready ...

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J. W. Evans Silver Factory in Pictures

Posted April 21st, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 5 Comments

Last Saturday, Suzanne Carter from BCT arranged a visit for 10 of us to go along and have a tour of J. W. Evans Silver Factory in the Jewellery Quarter. English Heritage in 2008 took over the buildings and have helped preserve ...

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We are looking for new Trustees to join our Board of Directors

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

Do you have a passion for Birmingham’s heritage?   You could be just the person we need. We are looking for volunteer trustee directors who have a real enthusiasm for saving significant historic buildings and involving people in the process.   Who you are   You may be ...

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Moving Day with Ernst & Young Volunteers.

Posted April 9th, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Last Friday all the remaining contents of The Coffin Works were packed up and shipped out as we get ready for the start of restoration work. We were joined by eight employees from Ernst & Young in Birmingham who took advantage of their ...

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