New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Heritage Funding Directory

Posted November 29th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

You might like to know that Heritage Link has updated and relaunched it’s funding directory.  The organisation had brought together dozens of different sources in one searchable form just here. Use it and good luck! —- You can donate to Birmingham Conservation Trust here or ...

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Gethin Thomas’s images of the Newmans Brothers

Posted October 30th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

More images of Newman Brothers – this time from Gethin Thomas.

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Saving the Highline : campaigning for historic buildings using design and photography.

Posted October 27th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

This video is an enjoyable and enlightening few minutes on how to campaign to save historic architecture. It’s well worth a few minutes of you time.  As the site which hosts it says: In 1999, when a historic elevated rail line was about ...

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Victorian Wolverhampton

Posted March 29th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Molinuex Hotel in Wolverhampton from olovecharlieo on flickr Created in Birmingham has pointed us to a wonderul new blog written by Joanae Penn about Victorian Birmingham.  Joanne Penn is writing about a range of subjects, from the Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies service ...

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Engaging Places

Posted January 15th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

English Heritage and CABE (The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) have launched a new website which helps teachers make the best use of outside space and historic buildings in their teaching. The site is called Engaging Places and explains what ...

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Matthew Boulton – 2009 the year of celebration

Posted November 30th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

An image from the new site celebrating Boulton Matthew Boulton was born in Birmingham in September 1728, the son of a buckle-, button- and ‘toy’-maker. ‘Birmingham toys’ were not children’s playthings, but small decorative objects such as snuff boxes, toothpick cases, nutmeg graters ...

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Moseley Road Preservation Society

Posted November 16th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Moseley School of Art, Moseley Road. Image Courtesy of Brett Wilde A new group has sprung up on the internet.  The Moseley Road Preservation Society is organising partly through the social networking website Facebook.  To see what they’re up to you will ...

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Ashton & Moore (Metal Colourers) Ltd.

Posted November 4th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 4 Comments

3 Legge Lane - Ashton & More. Photo by focalplane, who's father ran the business. There is a wonderful short history at the end of this link of Ashton & Moore, a Birmingham firm specialising in coatings for the aerospace industry.  It is ...

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A Ramble Round Old Birmingham

Posted October 28th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Follow this link and you will find a chapter from a fabulous book which looks at the coin making business in Birmingham in the 18th and 19th centuries. The blurb for George Selgin’s Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers the Royal Mint and ...

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Hidden Heritage in the West Midlands

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

Cover of one of the Hidden History leaflets A new Heritage Link website on diversity and heritage has shown me something I didn’t know existed – a series of Heritage Lottery Fund leaflets on Black and Asian Heritage in the West Midlands: Caring for ...

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