New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Getting ready to trudge in the sludge for Buildings at Risk

Posted October 19th, 2012 by Julie Webb with 4 Comments

  Emma Neil, one of our wonderful volunteers, will be taking the plunge – literally – into cold October muddy water as part of her Major Series challenge to raise money for Birmingham Conservation Trust. It is all happening on 27 October, so ...

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Haunted Heritage – Birmingham Council House & Town Hall

Posted October 12th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 5 Comments

Following on from my visit to The Old Crown, my next stops for Birmingham’s haunted heritage are the dramatic Council House and Town Hall buildings. Birmingham Council House is a Grade II* listed building situated in Victoria Square, and was built in 1875. ...

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Introducing BCT’s three new Trustees

Posted October 10th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We’ve allowed Jenni Waugh, Rachel Cockett and William Lilley a few weeks to settle into their roles as Trustee Directors for Birmingham Conservation Trust, but the time has come to officially welcome them to the team and find out a little bit ...

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My day volunteering for BCT at Moseley Road Baths

Posted September 27th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

I spent a few hours on Sunday 16th September volunteering at the Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath, and thought I would share my experience. I arrived at the baths at 1:30, and was immediately struck with how magnificent the building looked. I ...

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Temples of Relief

Posted September 3rd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 4 Comments

We’d like to welcome another new volunteer – blogger to the BCT team – Sarah Ashley!       Sarah is originally from Herefordshire, but moved to Birmingham 4 years ago and lives in the Jewellery Quarter.  She currently works for a big clothing store in the ...

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Making the Coffin Fitting Works more accessible – for Heritage Open Days 2012

Posted August 13th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

With just under three weeks to go, our Heritage Open Days preparation is well underway! Hannah Severn, one of our volunteers, spent the day with us today – making a start on a photographic display and ‘alternative’ interpretation for visitors who are not ...

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Introducing some of our volunteers!

Posted July 30th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Volunteering is important to Birmingham Conservation Trust’s work and we have been working with a wonderful bunch of volunteers for years, albeit in a fairly ad-hoc way. In preparation for all the activity (events programme, interpretation, learning) being funded by the Heritage Lottery ...

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Shroud-sewer, researcher, heritage blogger! A huge variety of NEW volunteering roles at the Coffin Fitting Works and Birmingham Conservation Trust – get involved!!

Posted July 11th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

Last week we invited people to apply to be volunteer Trustees for us (oh, go on then… we’ll give it another plug; deadline 18th July!)   We know that being a Trustee is not for everyone so we are delighted to tell you about ...

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We are looking for Volunteer Trustees. Interested? Deadline 18 July

Posted July 2nd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

Do you care about Birmingham’s heritage?  You could be just the person we need. We are looking for volunteer trustee directors who are really enthusiastic about saving significant historic buildings from decay and involving people in the process. Who you are You may be already ...

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Elizabeth reunited with historic Wallpaper at the Birmingham Back to Backs!

Posted April 16th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Elizabeth Perkins, the Director here at the Conservation Trust,  has finally been reunited with the wallpaper that she stripped of the walls of the Back-to-Back houses in Birmingham  8 years ago!  The back to backs are run by the National trust, but ...

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