New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Explore Birmingham’s heritage on Heritage Open Days

Posted August 31st, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

It’s that wonderful time of year again when hidden heritage comes to light and when you can get in free at places that normally charge. Heritage Open Days take place from 8th – 11th September. All over Birmingham places will be opening ...

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Winterbourne 100 years on

Posted July 19th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

July 2011 marks a 100 years since Winterbourne was featured in Country Life. “Winterbourne is another of the admirable houses which issue jointly from the taste of the Birmingham public and the skill of its architects.” Country Life July 1911.   Winterbourne in Country Life ...

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Working on the Staffordshire Hoard

Posted July 7th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We all know the story of the unearthing of the Staffordshire Hoard in 2009. A man with a metal detector makes an astounding discovery in a farmer’s field just outside of Lichfield in Staffordshire. With a collection of over 3,500 Anglo-Saxon items ...

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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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Pin a Piece of History

Posted November 14th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

History Pin is a website that acts as an archive of the world’s historical photographs and stories. The site uses Google Maps and Street View technology to allow you to layer old images onto modern Street View scenes, revealing a series of ...

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Played in Birmingham

Posted November 1st, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Played in Birmingham will lead readers along a trail of fascinating locations and little known buildings, landscapes and waterscapes, in all corners of the city and its surrounds detailing the diverse sporting heritage that can be found in Birmingham. Birmingham possesses several ...

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Old Yardley Village and Park

Posted July 7th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The Yardley Conservation Society note Yardley as a village of remarkable survival, which retains more of its rural atmosphere than any other village now incorporated within Birmingham. The area was designated a Conservation Area in July 1969 and was upgraded to Outstanding ...

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Ghost Art…

Posted June 10th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Ghost Art – click to see more …Sorry to disappoint those of you who were expecting a blog featuring supernatural art! This post is actually following on from my recent ‘ghost signs‘ post. ‘Ghost sign’ is the term given to the old, faded advertisements often found on ...

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Birmingham Conservation Trust is making history!

Posted June 9th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The British Library has invited the BCT website to participate in their web archiving programme. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and give permanent access to key UK websites for future generations.  Selected websites are considered to be of long term research ...

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Birmingham Museum Collections Centre Open Day – May 2010

Posted May 6th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 4 Comments

Museum Collections Centre. Photo courtesy of Andy Doherty, birminghamroundabout.co.uk Birmingham Museum Services should be congratulating themselves after the Museum Collections Centre’s (MCC) latest Open Day this Bank Holiday Monday. I went along and had the most brilliant day, and it looked as though ...

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