Last weekend I was acting as a steward for some of the last public tours of the Coffin Works before work commences in July. During a tour, one of our visitors described to the group the concept of the life preserving coffin. ...read more
In an old warehouse just north of Birmingham city centre is a treasure trove of pale, unopened boxes. Hundreds and hundreds stacked up in rows like the tombstones of Manila Bay, filled with reminders of history. Each one contains the intriguing remains ...read more
Men’s workwear for sale in the Kay & Co Ltd mail-order catalogue, Autumn 1920. Catalogue images © Kays Heritage Group, © of digital images University of Worcester
Our wonderful volunteers at the Newman Brothers Coffin Works have spent a lot of time researching the clothes ...
For the first time, Birmingham Conservation Trust is offering special twilight tours of the Grade II* listed Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works in the Jewellery Quarter between 26 October and 3 November to raise money for its restoration project which starts early ...read more
With just under three weeks to go, our Heritage Open Days preparation is well underway! Hannah Severn, one of our volunteers, spent the day with us today – making a start on a photographic display and ‘alternative’ interpretation for visitors who are not ...read more
Tuesday this week was all about practising and getting things right at the Coffin Fitting Works.
Glazier Nick Baylis, a specialist in the restoration of period timber and iron framework from Hockley, was there doing sample trials for repairing the cast iron windows so we can get cost certainty on the ...
NOTICE TO TENDER - deadline 30th July
NEWMAN BROTHERS COFFIN FITTING WORKS
Fleet Street, Hockley, Birmingham
Expressions of interest are invited from suitable qualified contractors for alteration and repair work to this at risk Grade II* Jewellery Quarter factory. Comprehensive repairs are required to all elements ...
You may remember my blog post last month called ”It’s a tale about love”, reporting on the filming of ‘Circles’ at the Coffin Fitting Works?
Well, as promised, Director Reece Lipman has sent us a trailer to tease us! The building looks amazing!
Thanks Reece, we ...
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We are busy planning this year’s Heritage Open Days event at the Coffin Fitting Works. Not only are we offering people the opportunity for guided tours around the site, but this year there will be family activities, live music and performance! We ...read more