New Futures for Birmingham`s Historic Buildings

Dig the music Mister Deejay: Handsworth’s reggae heritage

Posted July 6th, 2014 by Joe Turner with 18 Comments

Alton Ellis In my post on the Lozells and East Handsworth Heritage Trail, I mentioned the area’s rich musical heritage. The diversity of Handsworth has helped to nurture an amazing variety of musical talent down the years: the jazz of Andy Hamilton and ...

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Walking the Lozells and Handsworth Heritage Trail

Posted May 24th, 2014 by Joe Turner with 3 Comments

On Saturday, along with a group of other BCT supporters and volunteers, I walked the Lozells and East Handsworth Heritage Trail. Organised by Legacy West Midlands with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the City Council, it aims to raise awareness ...

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The Friday Photo – St Mary’s Church Handsworth

Posted February 28th, 2014 by Tracey Thorne with No Comments

The Friday photo this week is of the splendid St Marys C of E Church which is on Hamstead Rd in Handsworth. The sun was shining on it so there was some interesting shadows giving it a spooky feel. Parts of ...

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The Friday Photo – Birmingham Vaisakhi

Posted May 3rd, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 1 Comment

I have been planning this for a while last Sunday we broke free form the usual Victorian and Edwardian era often featured here in the Friday photo. This weeks Friday photo was taken from one of my favorite places in Birmingham – ...

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Timber Framed Brum……….

Posted April 24th, 2013 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 3 Comments

I’ve had an interest in Timber Framed buildings ever since I set eyes on the Merchants House at Avoncroft Museum in my home town of Bromsgrove.  There is just something so organic about the feel of these old places; altogether historic and ...

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Birmingham’s Award Winning Parks

Posted July 20th, 2012 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

10 of Birmingham’s parks have been awarded the Green Flag Award. Aston Park , Cannon Hill Park , Castle Vale Centre Park , Cotteridge Park , Handsworth Park, Kings Heath Park , Lickey Hills Country Park, Newhall Valley Country Park, Sunset and Moonlit ...

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Handsworth Heritage Trail

Posted April 22nd, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

The Handsworth Heritage Trail was introduced last month and showcases the historic buildings across Handsworth and provides an ideal opportunity to promote Handsworth to local people as well as attracting new visitors to the area. The heritage trail emerged when Tracey Thorne (Handsworth ...

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Public Parks in Birmingham

Posted October 19th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Public parks emerged in the 1830’s to improve the health of the working classes living in the over-crowded conditions of the rapidly growing industrial towns.  It was hoped that parks would reduce disease, crime, and social unrest, as well as providing “green lungs” ...

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Some links for June 3rd through to June 9th

Posted June 9th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

These are our links for June 3rd through June 9th: Another landmark in the Staffordshire Hoard campaign | – The campaign to permanently display the Staffordshire Hoard in the Midlands has passed another major milestone.<br /> <br /> Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery ...

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Birmingham Council Boundaries from 1838 to 1931

Posted April 2nd, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with 1 Comment

Birmingham Council Boundary Changes 1838 to 1931 Sometimes you spot some things that are surprisingly mundane and interesting.  This map charting the growth of Birmingham’s local authority to 1938 fits into that category and comes from the website and the 1964 book ...

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