New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Explore Birmingham’s heritage on Heritage Open Days

Posted August 31st, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

It’s that wonderful time of year again when hidden heritage comes to light and when you can get in free at places that normally charge. Heritage Open Days take place from 8th – 11th September. All over Birmingham places will be opening ...

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Love heritage? Come and join us!

Posted August 8th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Do you care about Birmingham’s heritage? You could be just the person we need. If you have skills and experience in industry or business, you can help us. We need volunteer trustee directors who are really enthusiastic about saving significant historic buildings from ...

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Shakespeare Memorial Room

Posted August 5th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Whether you love or hate Birmingham’s most talked about 20th Century building –the Central Library, is home to the Shakespeare Memorial Room. The room, created in 1882 to house the Shakespeare Library, was designed by John Henry Chamberlain who was responsible for ...

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Bell’s Farm – result!

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

Restored in the 1980s, the double gabled frontage of Bell's Farm requires some repair The restoration of the fire damaged rear wing at Bell's Farm will revitalise the whole place   Fantastic news today that the restoration work will start at the wonderful 17th century ...

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Tin Box and the Coffin Fittings Works get a great review!

Posted June 20th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

 We had a fantastic review here http://thegoodreview.co.uk/2011/06/stop-the-clocks-tin-box/#comment-911 The directors and performers brought our disused factory to life when they performed Stop the Clocks at the Coffin Fittings Works 10 days ago The reviewer, Natasha Trevenna said “It is the first artistic piece to suggest using the ...

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Coffin Fittings Works Celebrate Life

Posted June 9th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Time moves on at the Coffin Fittings Works - Stop the Clocks! As the products from the Coffin Fittings Works have been used in the celebration of lives for over 100 years, so the cast of Tin Box Company celebrate a particular life ...

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Unique drama at the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted April 28th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Stop The Clocks Putting the hearse into rehearsals – a team of Birmingham University drama students and their directors – are beginning an exciting venture at the Coffin Fittings Works. Birmingham Conservation Trust welcomes Tin Box theatre company who have been busily devising their ...

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Handsworth Heritage Trail

Posted April 22nd, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The Handsworth Heritage Trail was introduced last month and showcases the historic buildings across Handsworth and provides an ideal opportunity to promote Handsworth to local people as well as attracting new visitors to the area. The heritage trail emerged when Tracey Thorne (Handsworth ...

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Mystery, murder and suspense – ghosts from the past at the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted April 20th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Join the Birmingham Ghost Walk - dare to be scared! Uncover the ghosts of years gone by joining one of the Birmingham Ghost Walk s – now extended to include the Coffin Fittings Works on Fleet Street.We can’t promise you’ll see any ghosts, but you will ...

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Industrial Heritage at Risk

Posted April 15th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

English Heritage has launched a project to find out how much of the country’s industrial heritage is at risk of neglect, decay or even demolition, and to raise the debate about what needs saving and how. In October this year it will ...

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