New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Volunteers’ Week

Posted June 1st, 2014 by Sarah Hayes with 3 Comments

The research team have been getting to know the likes of ‘Mr Salt’ and other Newman Brothers’ employees through the many documents discovered in the company archive. Tomorrow marks the start of Volunteers’ Week, which gives us the opportunity at The Coffin Works ...

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Arts & crafts splendour: Winterbourne House & Botanical Gardens

Posted May 4th, 2014 by Katie Hughes with 2 Comments

Last Sunday volunteers and supporters of The Birmingham Conservation Trust were invited for a tour of Winterbourne House & Gardens which is situated in the University of Birmingham Campus. Winterbourne House is an Edwardian house built in 1903 for the Nettlefold family who were industrialists ...

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The Friday Photo: Selfridges Building

Posted April 25th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

This week we are paying homage to a much newer part of our Cities architectural heritage for the Friday photo and featuring the Selfridge building which opened in 2003 as part of a major development to the Bull Ring area of Birmingham. ...

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The Smith and Pepper Factory

Posted April 5th, 2014 by Katie Hughes with 15 Comments

In the heart of the Jewellery Quarter nestled in-between the rows of Jewellers shops is a factory frozen in time exhibiting traditional methods of Jewellery making and production. The building and its contents are a physical reminder of Birmingham’s industrial past and the ...

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Britain’s Victorian Pub Heritage

Posted March 18th, 2014 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Last week I attended an event hosted by the Victorian Society (Birmingham & West Midlands): an illustrated talk by Geoff Brandwood on Britain’s Victorian Pub Heritage: The Inside Story. It is without saying the British pub is going through hard times, during 2012 ...

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The Friday Photo – Birmingham Central Mosque

Posted March 14th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

One of the great things about Birmingham is that it offers some great skylines across the City with a mix of very different buildings. This weeks Friday photo was taken in Highgate looking towards Edgbaston and features the beautiful silhouette of Birmingham ...

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Birmingham heritage courtesy of BMAG- Sarehole Mill & Blakesley Hall

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Katie Hughes with 3 Comments

Hello everyone, I’m Katie and this is my first blog post for the Birmingham Conservation Trust as their new volunteer blogger. I thought for my first post I would share with you some photographs and memories of one of my favourite heritage ...

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The Friday Photo – St Mary’s Church Handsworth

Posted February 28th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

The Friday photo this week is of the splendid St Marys C of E Church which is on Hamstead Rd in Handsworth. The sun was shining on it so there was some interesting shadows giving it a spooky feel. Parts of ...

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The Friday Photo – The Floozie in the Jacuzzi

Posted February 14th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

This weeks the Friday photo is of The River more affectionately known as the Floozie in the Jacuzzi. She sits in all her splendor in the upper pool of the fountain in Victoria Square and she weighs a cracking 1.75 tonnes. The ...

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The Friday Photo – Fordhouse Lane

Posted January 24th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with 6 Comments

This week  the Friday Photo is taken at the top of Fordhouse Lane Stirchley and was inspired by an old photograph I found. The  photograph features an old newsagent which was based on the corner where Fordhouse Lane meets the Pershore Rd. ...

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