New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Friday Photo: The Station Pub, Sutton Coldfield

Posted December 26th, 2014 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Today’s Boxing day Friday photo is The Station Pub in Sutton Coldfield, complete with a very festive giant Santa Claus waving to us from the beer garden. The pub, built from beautiful Victorian redbrick, is so named because it lies next to ...

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The Friday Photo – Fordhouse Lane

Posted January 24th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with 6 Comments

This week  the Friday Photo is taken at the top of Fordhouse Lane Stirchley and was inspired by an old photograph I found. The  photograph features an old newsagent which was based on the corner where Fordhouse Lane meets the Pershore Rd. ...

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The Friday Photo – Little Miss Barber

Posted October 25th, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 3 Comments

This weeks the Friday is another one of Birmingham’s fantastic old ghost advertising signs. This one was taken in Witton and features this little Miss Barber sign which was a popular character to advertise tea here in the West Midlands.

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The Friday Photo: Elizabeth Ghost Signs

Posted August 23rd, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 4 Comments

This weeks the Friday photo is of this ghost sign – Elizabeth which was taken in Sparkhill, Birmingham. Ghost signs are old advertising  signs that were usually painted on by hand. I found an online archive of ghost signs here although not ...

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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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‘Ghost signs’ – our fading past

Posted April 12th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 2 Comments

Ghost sign on the Stratford Road. Photographed by Caroline Bunford, image courtesy of The History of Advertsing Trust Something that has always fascinated me are the faded, years old painted adverts one can occasionally spot on the sides of buildings. Some are more obvious, ...

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