New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Exciting news from Bells Farm, Druids Heath, Birmingham

Posted March 25th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 99 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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The Archway of Tears at the City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham

Posted March 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 38 Comments

    The Archway of Tears The Archway of Tears at the City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham     Birmingham Conservation Trust have secured funding to carry out an Options Appraisal on the Archway of Tears at the City Hospital on Dudley Road. This is the initial stage ...

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Birmingham: A History in Maps by Paul Leslie Line

Posted March 14th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Westley’s 1731 plan of Birmingham. Photo courtesy of mapseeker.co.uk A friend and I were visiting Berrington Hall in Herefordshire a while ago and saw a framed old map of Birmingham from the mid 1700’s hanging on the wall of the study. We studied it ...

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Some links for March 4th through to March 9th

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

These are our links for March 4th through March 9th: People’s history vitally restored | Kevin Morgan | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk – The Guardian reports on the revival of the Manchester People’s Museum: “Even the National Trust, which sometimes appears ...

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Some links for February 14th through to February 16th

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

These are our links for February 14th through February 16th: National Trust | 2010 & beyond – “This strategy means nothing less than a cultural revolution for the Trust. It demands a new mindset and a new way of working.” The Cadbury legacy ...

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Heritage related things we have found on the web on February 13th.

Posted February 13th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 4 Comments

These are our links for February 13th: The Georgian Group: ‘Free February’ on Twitter – The Georgian Group is saying thank you to its followers on Twitter by offering a year’s free membership of the Group to all those who follow it in ...

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Conservation: heritage v environment

Posted December 16th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

St Mary's Church Moseley from Ell R Brown on flickr (click on the picture for the original) Two types of conservationists are powering up for a confrontation over a church roof in Moseley in Birmingham.   The very successful SusMo (Sustainable Moseley) is looking ...

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Birmingham’s Retort House to become a base for homeless people.

Posted September 28th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Gas Retort House, image from wikipedia. Earlier this month the homeless charity Crisis reported that they have secured a two million pound investment from the Department of Communities and Local Government to help turn the Grade II* former Retort House in Gas Street ...

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Birmingham Town Hall

Posted April 6th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

The £35m re-working of the town hall is attracted some attention, especially from photographers using the internet website flickr to display their pics. The shot above is from focalplane, who says: (more…)

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