New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Birmingham’s Past – Photography and Art

Posted March 3rd, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

I’ve always been fascinated by photographs that capture the ‘what was’ versus ‘what is now’. Birmingham is forever changing and evolving yet the past can still be seen through a number of historic buildings that remain.  However, many of Birmingham’s older buildings ...

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The marvellous macabre; Coffin Fitting Works by candlelight

Posted October 8th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

For the first time, Birmingham Conservation Trust is offering special twilight tours of the Grade II* listed Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works in the Jewellery Quarter between 26 October and 3 November to raise money for its restoration project which starts early ...

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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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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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Birmingham’s Award Winning Parks

Posted July 20th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

10 of Birmingham’s parks have been awarded the Green Flag Award. Aston Park , Cannon Hill Park , Castle Vale Centre Park , Cotteridge Park , Handsworth Park, Kings Heath Park , Lickey Hills Country Park, Newhall Valley Country Park, Sunset and Moonlit ...

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Launch of the Canal & River Trust

Posted July 12th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

From the 2nd July British Waterways ceased to exist and in its place the Canal & River Trust has been set up to care for the 2,000 miles of historic waterways in England and Wales. Today marks the launch of the new ...

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We are looking for Volunteer Trustees. Interested? Deadline 18 July

Posted July 2nd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

Do you care about Birmingham’s heritage?  You could be just the person we need. We are looking for volunteer trustee directors who are really enthusiastic about saving significant historic buildings from decay and involving people in the process. Who you are You may be already ...

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The Witches’ Promise at Weoley Castle

Posted June 28th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre has joined forces with Birmingham City Council’s Library and Archive Services to bring a range of theatre projects to six local libraries across the city (Springhill, Ward End, Weoley Castle, Harborne, Hall Green and Quinton). The Neighbourhood REP projects, ...

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Planning Heritage Open Days & on the scrounge!

Posted June 26th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

We are busy planning this year’s Heritage Open Days event at the Coffin Fitting Works. Not only are we offering people the opportunity for guided tours around the site, but this year there will be family activities, live music and performance! We ...

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Permission granted! After 15 years we can start the restoration at Newman Brothers.

Posted June 23rd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 2 Comments

Last week we received the exciting news that we have been granted planning permission and listed building consent for the restoration scheme at Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works. What that means is that we can start drawing down Heritage Lottery and English Heritage funding ...

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