New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

‘Brilliant’ ‘fantastic’ ‘interesting’ praise for the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 14th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We aren’t blowing our trumpet (well, only a bit) – these comments are from visitors who had a wonderful time on Friday and Saturday – Heritage Open Days – on tours of Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Works. They delved into its rich ...

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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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Love heritage? Come and join us!

Posted August 8th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Do you care about Birmingham’s heritage? You could be just the person we need. If you have skills and experience in industry or business, you can help us. We need volunteer trustee directors who are really enthusiastic about saving significant historic buildings from ...

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Friends of Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries

Posted July 9th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No 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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Tin Box and the Coffin Fittings Works get a great review!

Posted June 20th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

 We had a fantastic review here http://thegoodreview.co.uk/2011/06/stop-the-clocks-tin-box/#comment-911 The directors and performers brought our disused factory to life when they performed Stop the Clocks at the Coffin Fittings Works 10 days ago The reviewer, Natasha Trevenna said “It is the first artistic piece to suggest using the ...

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Are you an amateur archaologist? Then July 29th 2011 is your day.

Posted May 23rd, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Wet sieving for the Staffordshire Hoard - by professional archaologists image thanks to portableantiquities on flickr. This in from the Heritage Alliance’s wonderful information service: The Day of Archaeology 2011 is an online project that aims to document what archaeologists all over the world ...

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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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Clean up at the Coffin Fittings Works!

Posted September 8th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We owe a HUGE debt of gratitude to our wonderful volunteers who turned up this morning and gave us more than 100% effort. It was a mammoth task to clean up and prepare for our Open Day on Saturday, but Julian, Teresa, ...

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Our volunteers talk about learning to blog on this website

Posted May 12th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Two of our talented volunteers have made their second trip the Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery to brush up on their skills as bloggers. As the write up on last night’s event puts it Emma Neil and Hannah Severn from The Birmingham Conservation ...

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