New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

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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Mystery, murder and suspense – ghosts from the past at the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted April 20th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Join the Birmingham Ghost Walk - dare to be scared! Uncover the ghosts of years gone by joining one of the Birmingham Ghost Walk s – now extended to include the Coffin Fittings Works on Fleet Street.We can’t promise you’ll see any ghosts, but you will ...

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Pub Heritage

Posted July 24th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

The ‘pub’ is one of Britain’s great institutions; it was largely a Victorian creation but since the 1960’s it has been subject to rapid and often insensitive change. Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) have estimated that 39 pubs are closing each week; ...

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England’s places of worship are at risk

Posted July 4th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Church in Cheshire, courtesy of the English Heritage website Two recent articles on the Guardian website highlighted a survey of our churches and other places of worship by English Heritage. The survey uncovered an urgent repairs backlog of an estimated £900m, with the current condition of ...

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Ceramics in Birmingham

Posted June 16th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Ceramic tiles cover walls and floors, roofs and pavements, furniture and stoves, and can be seen in churches, mosques, pubs, shops, hospitals and homes in Birmingham. They are often combined with other forms of ceramics such as terracotta, faience and mosaic. Some examples ...

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Some links for June 3rd through to June 9th

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

These are our links for June 3rd through June 9th: Another landmark in the Staffordshire Hoard campaign | birminghamnewsroom.com – The campaign to permanently display the Staffordshire Hoard in the Midlands has passed another major milestone.<br /> <br /> Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery ...

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Rice’s Architectural Primer by Matthew Rice – a review.

Posted June 5th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Click to view this title on Amazon Architecture for Beginners! For someone who is fascinated by historic buildings, I know very little of the many architectural eras and correct terminology! There are plenty of guides to historic architecture out there, such as the Pevsner ...

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West Bromwich’s Manor House open for Bank Holiday

Posted April 30th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 6 Comments

Manor House, West Bromwich. Image courtesy of Sandwell Council website The Manor House, a medieval building in West Bromwich, has been closed to the public for years and is only open for designated events and open days – including this Sunday and Monday ...

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Exciting news from Bells Farm, Druids Heath, Birmingham

Posted March 25th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 96 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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Lost Buildings of Birmingham by Roy Thornton

Posted March 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

Click above to view this title on Amazon I was able to go to The Victorian Society‘s Saving a Century exhibition at the Central Library just before it moved on to the next city. It was completely engrossing with some fantastic photography and stories both dispiriting ...

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