New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo- Minworth Greaves Farm

Posted April 28th, 2017 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

You’ve probably heard of 14th-century Minworth Greaves which is now located next to Selly Manor in Bournville, originally situated in Minworth as its name suggests, but Minworth Greaves Farm may not be so familiar. The farm building is actually still in situ, ...

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Friday Photo- The Old Fire Station

Posted November 11th, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Built in 1908, this week’s Friday photo is a beautiful grade II listed red brick building that is sure to catch your eye. Located on Albion Street and literally over the road from the Pig and Tail (formerly the George and Dragon ...

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Friday Photo- Duddeston Viaduct

Posted October 21st, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 3 Comments

This week’s Friday Photo is of a structure you have probably seen before, if you’ve ever ventured into Digbeth, and you’d be mistaken for thinking that trains run along its tracks. But what is fascinating about this week’s photo is that the ...

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Birmingham Conservation Trust Needs You!

Posted June 29th, 2016 by Vicki Cox with 3 Comments

Are you passionate about Birmingham’s heritage?  You could be just the person we need. We are looking for four new trustees to join our board and lead the trust into the next 3-6 years of its strategic programme. Amongst the trustee roles we ...

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Friday Photo- City of Birmingham Locomotive

Posted May 27th, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s photo is not of a building, but of one of the most popular exhibits on display at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum- The City of Birmingham Locomotive. Many people who visit often have memories of the locomotive at the old science ...

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Friday Photo- The National Provincial Bank

Posted May 6th, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with 1 Comment

Today’s Friday Photo is of a building you have probably walked past and even possibly frequented. It may also look like a recent Friday Photo I shared back in February, which was of the Midland Bank. Well this building actually stands opposite, ...

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Moseley Road Baths Update

Posted April 12th, 2016 by Vicki Cox with 4 Comments

Moseley Road Baths Action Group, of which Birmingham Conservation Trust is a member, is another step closer to securing a future for the historic Birmingham baths. Last month, BCT director Simon Buteux chaired the interview panel which appointed the partnership of the National ...

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Friday Photo- The Midland Bank

Posted January 25th, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

This week’s Friday photo is of a building that most people certainly pass every day if they happen to work in the city centre. Formerly the Midland Bank, and located on Bennetts Hill, it is now a popular, bustling and busy bar, ...

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Friday Photo- Digbeth Police Station

Posted January 2nd, 2016 by Anne-Marie Hayes with No Comments

Happy New Year to everybody! For the first Friday Photo of the year, I chose a building in the city that is probably often overlooked. Also, my camera broke last week, so you’re going to have to settle for a good old ...

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Chris Upton: A West Midlands’ Treasure

Posted October 5th, 2015 by Sarah Hayes with 8 Comments

Our first Literary Bus meeting was at Blakesley Hall in 2010. This picture became synonymous with the project, with Gollum peering behind Chris in Blakesley’s beautiful gardens. © Anne-Marie Hayes I first met Chris 10 years ago while working at Museum of the ...

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