New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Exciting news from Bells Farm, Druids Heath, Birmingham

Posted March 25th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 95 Comments

Bells Farm in 1969 - photo by Phyllis Nicklin from the Birmingham University Archive Dave Thomas, one of our volunteers has sent us this update which I thought we would share with you: I’m really interested in old buildings and the work that Birmingham ...

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Simple ways to support this charity if you are involved in business.

Posted November 1st, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Last week Jon Bounds and I spent a night in London as part of some work we were doing.  Both of us booked our hotel through  the Birmingham Conservation Trust  web shop: As a result the Conservation Trust took a proportion of each ...

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Some of our fabulous volunteers – Rosie and Jennifer

Posted May 21st, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Like lots of other organisations, the Birmingham Conservation Trust wouldn’t exist or be able to function  without the time, enthusiasm and energy of our fabulous volunteers. So we thought we’d share a little bit  about who some of them are and what ...

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Growing numbers of you volunteer for heritage in the West Midlands

Posted October 30th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Volunteers, staff and contractors worked together on the huge and detailed job of cataloguing the contents of Newman Bros Every year Engish Heritage publishes a regional and national survey of the state of our heritage and today Heritage Counts 2008 (link to a ...

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Volunteer for the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail.

Posted January 25th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Stories, stories, stories. That’s what history is. But someone has to tell them. If you’re interested in the overlap between British and Sikh heritage then you can help. With its organisational motto and mission statement of “bringing history and cultures ...

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Are you in the BIG PICTURE?

Posted January 21st, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The BBC, Arts Council, Audiences Central and others has launched a hugely ambitious arts project for the West Midlands – one which you can join. I know from the Birmingham Flickr group how many people are passionate about taking pictures of ...

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Could you reach out from the Back to Backs?

Posted May 15th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The National Trust is looking for two new people to help them reach members of BME communities in the West Midlands. The four year “Whose Story” project will include work to involve a wider range of communities in contributing to ...

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Could you volunteer for Newman Brothers?

Posted April 23rd, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Work will soon begin on cataloguing and storing the contents of Newman Brothers, a critical part of recording the story of the building and the business and preparing for building work. Hundreds of you have already had a chance to visit the building ...

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