New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Timber Framed Brum……….

Posted April 24th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

I’ve had an interest in Timber Framed buildings ever since I set eyes on the Merchants House at Avoncroft Museum in my home town of Bromsgrove.  There is just something so organic about the feel of these old places; altogether historic and ...

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The Birmingham Architecture Festival 2013

Posted March 9th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Do you really know Birmingham? Discover something new about Birmingham at the Birmingham Architecture Festival taking place over the bank holiday weekend of May 24th – 27th. The theme for the festival is “Take a Second Look”. Over the weekend a range of events ...

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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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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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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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Oldbury, Langley and Warley Through Time

Posted August 6th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

A new book by Dr Terry Daniels ‘Oldbury, Langley and Warley Through Time’ reveals through photographs the changes in the area over the last century. It links old photographs of the town with the same scenes taken today. Oldbury, Langley and Warley Through ...

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English Heritage launches Britain From Above website

Posted June 25th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

The Britain From Above project started in 2011 and is a four year project aimed at conserving 95,000 of the oldest and most valuable photographs in the Aerofilms collection, dating from 1919 to 1953. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund ...

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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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Birmingham Conservation Trust assist in the bid for £5m to restore Moseley Road Baths

Posted June 12th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 3 Comments

The spectacular Moseley Road Baths, in Balsall Heath, is a building of national importance. It is the oldest of only three Grade II* Listed swimming pools currently operating in Britain (there are only seven national examples!). Built in 1907 it contains rare and unique ...

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Will it be the next project?

Posted May 28th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

For some time we have been considering a tiny, semi-derelict but lovely building in Yardley Cemetery as a future project. Currently owned by the Birmingham’s Bereavement Services, and no longer suitable for current purposes, this fantastic building is in poor condition and ...

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