New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

The Friday Photo

Posted January 18th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

Moseley Rd Baths This week’s Friday photography is inspired by the  Friends of Moseley Rd Baths and their campaign to save swimming at one of the finest Edwardian Baths in the Country. Read more about their campaign here. Fine out more about the Moseley ...

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The Friday Photo – the Lock Keepers Cottage

Posted January 11th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 6 Comments

I’ve got a bit behind with the Friday photo due to Christmas but we are back. Every Friday we will post a heritage photo taken in Birmingham. Suggestions welcome or send us your photos? Last year one of the Friday Photos featured Belmont ...

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Friday Photo

Posted December 14th, 2012 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

Something a little different this week for the heritage Friday photo. We are onto signs. I came across this old sign in the summer in Maypole on the council estate above some garages. I think I love that it says “by order ...

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The Friday Photo

Posted December 7th, 2012 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

This weeks Friday photo was taken in the East side of Birmingham city centre and features an old derelict factory – Belmont Row Works (1899). It makes a striking contrast to the landscape as much of the surrounding area  is being regenerated ...

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After Thirteen Years BCT bids a fond farewell to Director Elizabeth Perkins

Posted October 3rd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 3 Comments

 For many, Elizabeth’s name is almost synonymous with the name Birmingham Conservation Trust and it’s strange that the time has arrived to say goodbye – but say goodbye we must as Elizabeth takes up an exciting new post as Project Manager at ...

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Exploring changes in Brum’s built environment over 100 years

Posted September 29th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

Fantastic post from Birmingham’s Georgian and Regency Streets blog as featured in The birmingham Daily Jenni Coles-Harris is the author. In 1750 a large town was surveyed, and a map drawn up. The map recorded 4,170 houses filled with about 23,688 people. This town ...

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Video Film Archive of Birmingham – British Pathé

Posted September 24th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Interested to know what the streets in Birmingham once looked like? British Pathé since the invention of the moving image in the 1890’s began to record every aspect of global culture and news for the cinema. The site contains over 3, 500 hours of ...

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Posted September 15th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We have been mentioning  our friends at Tin Box in the last few blog posts, here are some details of their next production which will première at the MAC on 3rd October. Presenting….  NOT KNOWN AT THIS ADDRESS This is the second production from Tin Box, ...

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The curious came in their hundreds to our Heritage Open Days event!

Posted September 10th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 6 Comments

 What an amazing weekend we have just had at Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works.   We welcomed around 450 people into the factory and sunny courtyard over two days as part of the annual Heritage Open Days event. While waiting for tours and looking ...

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Northfield Manor House

Posted August 19th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

For those interested in the wider ‘Brum” you may like to know that the area to the south of Birmingham called Northfield has its very own manor house.  Once the home of the Cadbury family this very odd looking building actually has ...

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