New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Recycling on a Grand Scale

Posted March 22nd, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Is it possible to recycle a building? I guess the answer is yes and in Birmingham we have many examples.  A visit to the Birmingham Back-to-Backs will prove that not only can buildings be saved for the future, they can also be turned ...

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Buildings At Risk – Coming to a Street Near You

Posted February 3rd, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

It’s amazing to discover how many people are passionate about their local history and built heritage.  Why is it that some of us are so bothered about old buildings when others would say that they are just bricks and mortar?  Is it ...

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Double your donation for the Coffin Works

Posted December 7th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

We have a fantastic opportunity to double any donations for the Coffin Works and we need your help!  The Pilgrim Trust will match pound for pound any donations given via The Big Give website between 5th and 22nd December up to a ...

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Birmingham’s Theatre Heritage

Posted December 7th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

With Panto season upon us it seemed fitting to look at Birmingham’s theatre heritage. The era of theatre building took place from the 1880s to World War I, where over 1000 professional theatres were operating in Britain at this time. One of the ...

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Visit the John Henry Newman Exhibition, Birmingham

Posted November 3rd, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

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Urban Explorers

Posted October 29th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

During the summer months I started to look into historic hospital buildings and during this time I came across ‘Urban Explorers’. They are a community of people who are dedicated to historic buildings and decay. They like to look around and take ...

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Free City Walk – Birmingham’s Voting History

Posted October 27th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Free Heritage Event - Right to Vote Walk

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Shabana Mahmood visits the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 19th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

On Heritage Open Days weekend, Shabana Mahmood the local MP, visited our project and had a great time. Here’s what she had to say about it   Shabana Mahmood at the Coffin Fittings Works

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Visit the Coffin Fittings Works on Heritage Open Days!

Posted September 7th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Book your tour of the Coffin Fittings Works on Friday 9th or Saturday 10th September by phoning 0121 303 2664 or sending an email to elizabeth.perkins@birmingham.gov.uk There are still some places left and only one day remaining to book. Come and join us ...

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Stop the Clocks returns to the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted September 5th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Stop the Clocks is returning to Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Factory from the 28th September- 1st October 2011 after a sell-out run in June 2011.The first performance piece to take place in the factory, which was closed in 1999, Stop the Clocks ...

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