New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

We are looking for Volunteer Trustees. Interested? Deadline 18 July

Posted July 2nd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

Do you care about Birmingham’s heritage?  You could be just the person we need. We are looking for volunteer trustee directors who are really enthusiastic about saving significant historic buildings from decay and involving people in the process. Who you are You may be already ...

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Planning Heritage Open Days & on the scrounge!

Posted June 26th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

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 ...

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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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Flying the flag for the Birmingham Conservation Trust!

Posted June 22nd, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

          Last month BCT volunteers Jackie and Kris were invited as speakers to Rotary House in Droitwich Spa to speak to the Probus Club (retired professional and business persons club) about the work of the Trust. Many of this group have been involved ...

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What do coffin fittings, silverware and pen nibs have in common?

Posted June 19th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

                  Sorry, no punchline… but they do have in common a rich history of manufacturing in the Jewellery Quarter. They are also things that BCT, the Pen Room Museum and English Heritage are keen to share with school groups! I (Suzanne) spent a really interesting couple of hours at ...

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Support Birmingham Conservation Trust by taking part in the Big Give Quiz

Posted June 10th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Q. How can you spend a fun-filled night with friends, raise funds for Birmingham Conservation Trust, and be in with a chance of winning fantastic prizes? A. Take part in the Big Give Quiz! The Big Give Quiz is taking place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th June (in the comfort of ...

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It’s a tale about love. Just how we feel about the Birmingham Coffin Fitting Works!

Posted June 7th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with 1 Comment

  Shimmer-Man Productions have shot their new short film called ‘Circles’ at our wonderful Newman Brother’s Factory – inspired by the Tin Box theatre production there ‘Stop the Clocks’ in 2011. Producer Stephanie told us why she chose it as a film set; “It is ...

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New learning programme at Coffin Fitting Works in development. Dead exciting!

Posted May 28th, 2012 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments

  Last week Jackie and Kris, two of our wonderful volunteers, came into the office to present their ideas for a schools learning programme at Newman Brothers. Both experts in delivering heritage education programmes, we are more than a little delighted that they have ...

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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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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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