New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Lecture: Archaeology of New Library Site

Posted July 5th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

From The Stirrer: Members of the public have a chance to delve into Birmingham’s industrial past this month when a series of  archaeological lectures reveal the findings of last year’s excavation works at the site of the new  Library of ...

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England’s places of worship are at risk

Posted July 4th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Church in Cheshire, courtesy of the English Heritage website Two recent articles on the Guardian website highlighted a survey of our churches and other places of worship by English Heritage. The survey uncovered an urgent repairs backlog of an estimated £900m, with the current condition of ...

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Garden Day and Craft Fair at Selly Manor, Bournville – Sunday 27th June

Posted June 21st, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Selly Manor, photograph courtesy of the Bournville Village Trust website Historic Selly Manor in Bournville really is the most glorious place to spend a sunny afternoon. Or a rainy afternoon come to think of it. I think I’m probably a little biased, as I ...

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The Heartlands Ring – Strengthening Birmingham’s Communities and Heritage

Posted May 28th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The canal network is a legacy of Britain’s past and provides a unique insight into our industrial and social history. The built environment of the waterways which have evolved over hundred of years represents a unique working heritage which is part of ...

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Birmingham Museum Collections Centre Open Day – May 2010

Posted May 6th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 4 Comments

Museum Collections Centre. Photo courtesy of Andy Doherty, Birmingham Museum Services should be congratulating themselves after the Museum Collections Centre’s (MCC) latest Open Day this Bank Holiday Monday. I went along and had the most brilliant day, and it looked as though ...

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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 long battle for the Staffordshire treasure hoard

Posted March 15th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

In the Sunday Times Magazine this weekend, Tony Robinson outlined the speculative history of the Staffordshire Hoard, from its Anglo Saxon origins through to why it was buried in the Midlands 1,400 years ago. Is this hoard evidence of a massacre? Where are ...

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News from Newman Brothers

Posted February 12th, 2009 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The plating room is one of the areas being cleaned of chemical contamination We are delighted to be able to tell you that this new year is off to a positive start at the former Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Works on Fleet Street ...

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A Ramble Round Old Birmingham

Posted October 28th, 2008 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Follow this link and you will find a chapter from a fabulous book which looks at the coin making business in Birmingham in the 18th and 19th centuries. The blurb for George Selgin’s Good Money: Birmingham Button Makers the Royal Mint and ...

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Heritage Open Days 2007 – Moseley Road Baths

Posted September 11th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

This image is one of a number taken by Brett Wilde. You can find more of his photos of Birmingham’s buildings here.

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