New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Arts & crafts splendour: Winterbourne House & Botanical Gardens

Posted May 4th, 2014 by Katie Hughes with 2 Comments

Last Sunday volunteers and supporters of The Birmingham Conservation Trust were invited for a tour of Winterbourne House & Gardens which is situated in the University of Birmingham Campus. Winterbourne House is an Edwardian house built in 1903 for the Nettlefold family who were industrialists ...

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The Friday Photo – Birmingham Central Mosque

Posted March 14th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

One of the great things about Birmingham is that it offers some great skylines across the City with a mix of very different buildings. This weeks Friday photo was taken in Highgate looking towards Edgbaston and features the beautiful silhouette of Birmingham ...

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Open Day for the Cannon Hill House, the Grade 2 Listed Home of Louisa Ryland – this weekend.

Posted June 13th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

I’ve just received this from Tony Fox at Friends of Cannon Hill Park This weekend is the EDWARDIAN OPEN HOUSE & GARDEN DAY Sat 16 June,11am-5pm, at Cannon Hill House, the Grade 2 Listed Home of Louisa Ryland who gifted Cannon Hill and ...

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Birmingham’s influence on the writings of J.R.R Tolkien

Posted June 30th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

J.R.R Tolkien is best known as the author of The Hobbit and its sequel The Lord of the Rings. It is believed that areas in Birmingham may have provided the inspiration for some of the settings in these works. Tolkien’s parents were both ...

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