New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

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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Coffin Works Research Group Underway

Posted March 4th, 2013 by Simon Buteux with 2 Comments

On Saturday morning, 2nd March, a group of volunteers got together in the back room of the Shakespeare Inn, just round the corner from the Coffin Works, to start work on researching the Newman Brothers’ archive.  Julie and Rachel begin work on the Newman ...

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Introducing our first Feature Writer

Posted January 31st, 2013 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We are delighted to introduce one of our new volunteers Sairah Rehman who has written the first feature in our new website Features pages.   Sairah has recently graduated with an MA in Eighteenth Century Studies from the University of York. She tells us,   “My ...

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Gearing up for our Christmas tours: tour guide training

Posted December 8th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Our candle-lit tours of Newman Brothers start this week. We are delighted we have sold over 75% of available tickets – but we still have some spaces on Wednesday and Thursday, so don’t delay; buy today! In readiness for the start of the ...

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Goodbye and thank you to Les Sparks for thirteen years of service to the Trust

Posted November 28th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Last week we said our ‘official’ farewell to Nick Booth who after ten years stepped down as a Trustee.  You might remember me mentioning that due to our new Constitution, Trustees now only serve for a maximum of 3 years. It is ...

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Who are the people behind the Blogs?

Posted November 24th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

We have just added a new Blogger Profiles page on the BCT website where you can find out about our wonderful team of BCT bloggers! If you are keen to share your thoughts, interests, pictures and passion for Birmingham’s rich historic environment and heritage and ...

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Fabulous new pictures of the Coffin Fitting Works

Posted November 22nd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Paul from Midlands Heritage has take some wonderful images inside Newman Brothers which we thought we’d share with you! See his flickr page…     Paul has also put them all on a moving gallery on Youtube. It is just under 10 minutes long, but ...

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After 10 years Nick Booth steps down as Trustee

Posted November 20th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

A fond farewell again this month for another valued BCT team member.  Social Media guru Nick Booth has come to the end of his term as a Trustee Director and yesterday at our AGM we said goodbye (officially), but we have no ...

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I survived the mud, freezing water and obstacles to raise money for BCT

Posted November 5th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

  Last Saturday I took part in an army style assault course ‘Major Series’ organised by British Military Fitness at Weston Park to raise some money for Birmingham Conservation Trust. It involved mud, smoke, water, obstacles, dirt, hills and more mud. It was a ...

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Doors Open for the first Twilight Tour at the Coffin Fitting Works…..

Posted October 26th, 2012 by Julie Webb with 3 Comments

I am Julie a new blogger for the BCT and I thought as one of my first posts I would write about my experiences helping out on the first Twilight Tour of Newman Brothers…..  The Coffin Fitting Works was transformed tonight into an ...

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