New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Heritage Open Days 2010

Posted August 23rd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Heritage Open Days (HODs) are an annual chance to celebrate the eclectic heritage of England. All around the country, properties that are usually closed to the public or charge admission open their doors to everyone – for free! Properties can range from factories to ...

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Pub Heritage

Posted July 24th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

The ‘pub’ is one of Britain’s great institutions; it was largely a Victorian creation but since the 1960’s it has been subject to rapid and often insensitive change. Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) have estimated that 39 pubs are closing each week; ...

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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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Ghost Art…

Posted June 10th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Ghost Art – click to see more …Sorry to disappoint those of you who were expecting a blog featuring supernatural art! This post is actually following on from my recent ‘ghost signs‘ post. ‘Ghost sign’ is the term given to the old, faded advertisements often found on ...

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Rice’s Architectural Primer by Matthew Rice – a review.

Posted June 5th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Click to view this title on Amazon Architecture for Beginners! For someone who is fascinated by historic buildings, I know very little of the many architectural eras and correct terminology! There are plenty of guides to historic architecture out there, such as the Pevsner ...

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£9.35bn for the Olympics – how much for the Heritage Lottery Fund?

Posted March 15th, 2007 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

So tell us, what effects will the doubling (or trebling if you include the new £2.7bn contingency fund) of the cost of the Olympics have on the ability of building preservation trusts and other community groups to keep on finding innovative new ...

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